Washington Post headline reads, “The gun in his hand, not the gay in his heart.” The title of the article was addressing the recent murder of two journalists gunned down by a disgruntled, gay, black man. The assailant’s name was Vester Lee Flanagan, who reported on-air under the name of Bryce Williams.

Apparently, this man was deeply troubled and caused trouble every where he worked. When investigating his home by authorities, they found abject squalor, gay porn, and other deviant “toys.”

His life represented to America the new celebrity status afforded by our corrupt government and deceived culture. He was black, a minority and he was homosexual. He was everything our nation has grown to love, worship and adore. What went wrong in his case?

It certainly was not based upon race. Only whites that kills blacks are worthy to be considered racism by our politically correct media. When blacks kill whites it must never be considered racism. No, in those cases, it should be considered a gun problem. This way liberal politicians can beat the drum calling for more gun control.

His crimes, according to the headline, should not be connected to his homosexuality either. This could lead our nation to question the virtue of our new morality that has enlightened our dark nation of homophobes.

Mark Twain, however, stated, “Facts are stubborn things.” And then, there is of course, something called truth, which is even far more stubborn and firm than facts. You can have facts, but your interpretation of them does not necessarily lead you to the truth.

First, the promiscuity amongst homosexuals is legendary. Monogamy is a foreign practice to most homosexuals. Despite their push for the acceptance of “homosexual marriage,” which is an oxymoron, the majority of those who practice homosexuality crave numerous partners. Why do they pursue this compulsive avarice? Lust is never content. Proverbs warns, “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied (Proverbs 27:20).”

Whereas the average heterosexual man has six sexual partners, according to a study by Paul Van de Ven, et al., in the Journal of Sex Research, “The modal range for number of male sexual partners [for homosexuals] was 101-500.” Another 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1,000 partners.

Secondly, homosexuals engage in risky behavior-behavior that has unleashed a torrent of sexually transmitted diseases. Homosexual and bisexual acts are still chiefly responsible for the transmission of HIV/AIDS. According to the CDC, homosexuals represent approximately 2 percent of the population, “yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s.”

In 2006, homosexual men “accounted for more than half (53 percent) of all new HIV infections in the United States.” Homosexuals and bisexuals “with a history of injection drug use…accounted for an additional 4 percent of new infections.” That means 57 percent of new infections originate from 2 percent of the population! Statistics prove “since the beginning of the US epidemic,” homosexuals and bisexuals “have consistently represented the largest percentage of persons diagnosed with AIDS and persons with an AIDS diagnosis who have died.” In addition, “The rate of new HIV diagnoses” for homosexuals “is more than 44 times that of other men.” These sobering statistics foreshadow a tragic end to those who seek to normalize this abominable sexual practice.

Thirdly, the homosexual lifestyle breeds violence. Homosexuals sow and reap violence far beyond the national average. Their lifestyle is a magnet for aggression. Dr. Paul Cameron, of the Family Research Institute, writes, “The top six U.S. male serial killers were all gay.” He cites a study that shows “of 518 sexually-tinged mass murders in the U.S. from 1966 to 1983 determined that 350 (68%) of the victims were killed by those who practiced homosexuality and that 19 (44%) of the 43 murderers were bisexuals or homosexuals.”

According to another survey conducted by the Public Health Agency of Canada, “The rate of spousal violence reported between same-sex couples was twice the rate of violence between heterosexual couples.”

Cameron commenting on the scourge of child molestation determined, “Between 15% to 40% of statutory rape (child molestation) involves homosexuality.” As you read these alarming statistics, keep in mind once again that homosexuals only make up 2 percent of the population.

The author of over ninety scientific articles and the books The Gay Nineties and Exposing the AIDS Scandal, Cameron maintains:

In line with traditional psychiatric opinion, violence goes hand-in-hand with the “gay” lifestyle. Almost all the exposure by homosexuals to violence and disease is encountered in the gay subculture. Most of the murderers in the lifespan study whose sexual orientation could be determined were also homosexual. While violence toward homosexuals is deplorable, most violence involving gays is self-induced (and the gay subculture may export more violence than it absorbs from without).

If one visited an emergency room in any major city with a high population of homosexuals, one would be aghast at their absolute disregard for the limits of the human body. To obtain sexual gratification, it is not permissible to mention the abuse they commit to disfigure, mutilate, and mar their bodies. Interestingly enough, the term the King James Version of the Bible ascribes to the sin and crime of homosexuality is “abusers of themselves with mankind.” What the Scriptures teach, the emergency rooms verify.

Lastly, the average homosexual life span is about half the life span of the average heterosexual. Indeed, the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). The evidence that homosexual sin is an abomination to God is not only revealed by national statistics, but more importantly, by God’s Word itself. Psalm 55:23 warns, “But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in You. ” The Left seeks to sanitize and normalize this lifestyle, which leads to devastation. First it will come upon those who practice it and subsequently upon a nation that condones it.

It is the Apple Stupid

The headline from the Washington Post reveals an incredible misunderstanding of the reality associated with the world God created. Humanists, atheists, and secularists believe the source of man’s woe originates in the environment. The Marxist, Lincoln Steffens, seeking to justify this premise theologically declared, “It was, it is, the apple.” Thus, according to communism, socialism and every other statist, totalitarian system of men, the blame lies not with the disobedience of man to God’s revealed law. It was not the treacherous act committed by our first parents against their Creator. No, man’s wretched condition stems from the environment, “the apple.”

It is this underlying worldview, which inspires liberals, communists, socialists, humanists, and secularist’s attraction to seats of governmental authority. Since these “true believers” reject the existence of God, His merciful offer of salvation, and future rewards and punishment, they honestly think that man’s perfection can be realized on earth by statist manipulation of “law” and socialistic public policy. The Obama administration follows this ideology with unerring accuracy. The Christian faith rejects this erroneous notion. Law was never intended to be the source of man’s salvation. Primarily, the law was given to reveal our need for salvation.

Man is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8, 9). The law was not meant to save, but to convict men of their sin and thus drive them to the mercy seat of Christ. The Apostle Paul taught, “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith (Galatians 3:24).” No manipulation of laws and public policy can perfect men from without. Why, because the true source of man’s problems originates from within.

In Matthew 15:19, 20, Jesus zeroed in on the source of man’s dilemma. He stated, ” For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.” According to King David, man is conceived in sin and goes astray from the womb (Psalm 51:5; 58:3).

The Apostle Paul affirms this theme, which reveals the true state of mankind. Romans 3:10-18 states:

As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; “The poison of asps is under their lips”; “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

In light of this recent tragedy in Virginia, this article was written to answer two profound questions. First, what is the true source of mankind’s problems? Is it guns, racism, homophobia or is it something else entirely? Man, apart from God, has their opinions. Second, based upon differing evaluations, what is the correct solution? All good doctors know that the key to their success in healing people is through correctly diagnosing their illnesses. Through a series of tests, doctors rule out possibilities in the hopes they can trace the true source of what ails their patients. Commonsense tells us without the correct diagnosis, it does not make a difference what cure a doctor may prescribe. It will never bring the desired results. In fact, in some cases, the cure can be worse than the disease.

This is an apt picture of our nation. Our government and culture is becoming more polluted with violence and perversion, while we vainly treat symptoms and ignore the roots of our woe. God’s solution does not change with the times and will not bow to the defiant rulings of fallen men clothed with black robes seated in positions of judicial authority. The source of our woe in within man and it is called sin. The only solution is God’s merciful salvation through the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 declares, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”