The most disturbing news to emerge recently is the SA Human Rights Commission ruling finding a Christian ministry guilty of discrimination because of its Biblical view of homosexuality.
The SAHRC found the Creare Training Centre in Bloemfontein guilty of unfair discrimination based primarily on liberal media misrepresentations, distortions and outright fabrications. (See latest development: Creare to appeal against ruling)
Pastor Cornelis Van Heyningen was falsely accused by the media of “advertising a cure for homosexuality” something he never said. Creare Training Centre is a ministry of Our Fathers House Church. They offer assistance to homosexuals who want to change their lifestyles.
Alarmingly, no complaints were lodged against Creare Training Centre. The liberal media launched a campaign of misinformation against the ministry accusing them of excluding homosexuals.
Andries Nel, the Deputy Minister of Justice responded to the media distortions and instructed the Human Rights Commission to investigate Creare, alleging that the belief that homosexuals can change (even though there is ample evidence they do) promotes violence against homosexuals.
In other words, Andries Nel is blaming the Christian Church for violent attacks against homosexual citizens. Homosexual activists have repeatedly accused the Church of preaching hate.
In case you have not realised it yet, there is an all-out attack against the authority and integrity of the Word of God by homosexual activists, their cheerleaders in the liberal media and government.
In fact, the SAHRC ruling appears to invalidate the Scriptural condemnation of homosexual practise.
It says, “The issue in the present complaint is that the Respondent expresses a religious view that the practise of homosexuality is deemed to be contrary to the divine will.”
The SAHRC ruling against Creare Training Centre has far reaching implications for the Christian Church in SA. If Creare cannot hold a Biblical view of homosexuality – then nobody can!
Tragically, in attempting to protect the rights of homosexuals against perceived discrimination, the SA Government is trampling upon the religious convictions, rights and freedoms of Christians.
Government is not only defending the alleged “rights” of homosexuals but are also utilising state power to bully, coerce, and intimidate Christians into complying with their view of homosexuality.
Christian ministries and businesses are coming under increased attack from homosexual activists. The objective is to eliminate all opposition to homosexuality thereby gaining full acceptance.
The Christian Church is slowing losing ground against this well-orchestrated onslaught. We are losing the battle primarily because of silence and apathy in the face of these relentless attacks.
The Church in SA is also doing very little to defend the integrity and authority of the Scriptures.
If government can invalidate God’s Word on homosexual practise – then it logically follows it can invalidate any Scripture or Biblical principle it may find contrary to its particular worldview.
The Church is foundationed on the authority and integrity of God’s Word. If that foundation is tampered with – it begins to disintegrate. Psalm11:3 poses the thought provoking question the Church must seriously consider, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”