The homosexual movement cannot be satisfied. A short few years ago, they just wanted the right to be “married”. So, overhauling millennia of tradition, the government tried to reinvent marriage for them. Just for them. They overthrew a cornerstone of civilization. And that wasn’t enough. It was once “GLB.” Then “LGB.” Then “LGBT.” “LGBTQ.” I think we’re now at “2SLGBTQIA+.” The “+” makes room for more letters, and one day I’m sure they’ll add a “P,” or at least “MAP,” for the pedophiles, who are called “minor attracted persons.” “2SLGBTQIAMAP+” it will be. The flag was once a six-coloured rainbow. Then they added a triangle on the side, and now a circle in the triangle for something else. What started as an annual parade and then gay weddings is now a few mouth-fulls of letters and an ever-changing flag, with drag shows for kids to boot. Why are they never satisfied?
The nature of sexual sin is that it cannot be satisfied. It’s impossible. For example, in Ephesians 5 Paul says “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you” (Ephesians 5:3). Sexual immorality is a catch-all phrase that translates the Greek word πορνεία. Its definition is broad enough to include all the letters of the sodomite-acronym, even all the rubric that falls under the “+”. So vile is such behaviour that Paul says it ought not even be named, never mind acted out or even celebrated. It’s forbidden. But he doesn’t leave it there. He tells us to replace πορνεία with something else: “instead let there be thanksgiving” (Ephesians 5:4). Thanksgiving and πορνεία cannot coexist. Thankfulness is the cure for sexual immorality.
At its heart, sexual immorality is thanklessness. It is to be dissatisfied with God. God says that sex is reserved for a man and his wife. So, the sexually immoral crosses his arms, stomps his foot, and says “I want more than that!” Discontent with God’s plan, he steps outside God’s Law. He views porn, or commits adultery, or fornicates, or identifies with one of the many letters in the sodomite acronym. One of the letters is never enough. Five letters are not enough. You need more and more and more, and eventually you need to add a “+” because there are more sexual identities yet to be discovered. Why? Because sexual sin cannot be satisfied. It is a bottomless pit of thanklessness.
Our cultural moment serves as an example of one of God’s most dreadful judgements – the judgment of getting what you want. In Numbers 11, the Hebrews complained, discontent as they were, about their food after God freed them from Egyptian slavery. “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic” (Numbers 11:4-5). God’s gift of deliverance was not enough for them, so they began to complain. They were discontent, and they complained about the food, even saying they longed for God to reverse His deliverance from slavery and send them back to Egypt. In an act of judgment, God promised to fill their faces with food in excess. “You shall not eat just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, ‘Why did we come out of Egypt?’” (Numbers 11:19-20). The judgment of getting what you want is often a terrible judgment. Thanklessness is discontentment, and discontentment invites the judgment of getting what you want.
That’s where we are in this cultural moment. About two or three generations back, we abandoned God in exchange for free love, easy divorce, abortion, and sodomy. We were discontent with God. Back then they thought the sin could be contained, while still maintaining a semblance of external prosperity and wholesomeness. It morphed into porn, into Internet porn, into GLB, in LGBT, into 2SLGBTQIA+, into drag queens offering toddlers lap dances while their parents congratulate themselves, into a year-round celebration of perversion, climaxing with rainbow flags over every government institution in June – police stations, city halls, firehalls, schools, etc. – and the sodomites still wanting more, because, well, they’re still oppressed after all. One expression of discontentment led to another, which led to another, and another and another. “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done” (Romans 1:28). The sodomitic alphabet is coming out of our nostrils now, and it all started with discontentment with God’s design for sex and marriage. The sin of discontentment will never be satisfied. Sexual sin in abyss of thanklessness.
The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; Four never say, ‘Enough’: Sheol, the barren womb, The land never satisfied with water, And the fire that never says, “Enough” (Proverbs 30:15-16).
That proverb is a compilation of illustrations of discontentment – the sin of not being satisfied, or of being thankless. It closes with the discontentment of a fire, which is relevant for this month of June. Innumerable forest fires burn across Canada so that blankets of smoke cover much of the country. The fire, like sexual sin, will never be satisfied until it burns itself out, marching forward into lush greenery and leaving behind a lifeless smoldering blackness. It cannot be contained, it produces nothing, it destroys everything, and it just keeps getting worse. Just like the sodomite movement. It is not satisfied. It devours life, and it offers death.
Speaking of June and fires, June is Pride month, and fires devoured Sodom, which was an official 2SLGBTQIA+ city. Sodom “was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD” (Genesis 13:10), and Abraham eventually watched as “the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace” (Genesis 19:28). As our lush Canadian forests burn this June, threatening homes and communities, the experts say it’s all climate change. I’m starting to wonder if the experts are wrong. If God were to burn our sexually immoral nation in judgment, it wouldn’t be the first time. So, as you observe the pride flags waving in a smoky haze this June, remember Sodom and Gomorrah, and cry out to Christ Almighty for mercy. He offers full pardon for thankless malcontents.