Prayers for Bobby
Film Distorts God's Love
(Gay rights has nothing to do with God's love)
By David J. Stewart
Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a 2009 made for TV movie about a right-wing religious mother who causes her son to commit suicide as an adult because of her lack of love and acceptance for what her son has become... a homosexual. So she turns to the gay community for comfort after her son's suicide, now supportive of gay rights.
It's a blatant attack against Biblical Christianity, clearly intended to recruit America's churches to support the wicked sodomite movement. Homosexuality must be publicly exposed!
Here's a synopsis from the movie's official website...
Anguished over Bobby's death, Mary finds little solace in her son's poignant diaries, revelations of a troubled boy fighting for the love of his mother and God. Finding it difficult to reconcile her feelings of guilt, her conflicted emotions over religious teachings, and her struggles with understanding her son's orientation, Mary finally, and unexpectedly, reaches out to the gay community as a source of inspiration and consolation. For Mary Griffith, it's the beginning of a long and emotional journey that extended beyond acceptance to her viable role a vocal advocate for gay and lesbian youth. In 1996, twelve years after Bobby's death, she was invited to address the Congress of the United States, establishing her as a major force in the fight for human rights.
I sympathize with the Griffith family in the loss of their loved one, for that is truly tragic. The intent of my article is not to condemn the Griffith family, nor Sigourney Weaver who starred as Mary Griffith in the movie, nor anyone else. We are all guilty sinners in God's eyes (James 2:10). I would never condemn anyone for being a sinner, for the Bible condemns all of us as deserving of Hell for our sins (Romans 3:19-23; 6:23; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15).
Albeit, there is an evil agenda behind the movie, much more than the simple message that we should never abandon a loved one (which is certainly true). A family's love for each other should be unconditional, just as God's love. But that doesn't mean allowing sinful compromise, nor being supportive of one's homosexuality. A Christian parent of a gay son or daughter needs to make clear that their love for that child is unconditional; but at the same time it must be firmly stated that homosexuality will not be tolerated in your presence, nor in your home, nor are you in any way supportive of such wickedness. It is sinful for any parent to support gay rights.
Homosexuality is immoral. It is sin in God's eyes. The Bible makes clear that we are to LOVE GOD more than our mother, father, son, daughter, wife, husband, or other loved ones. That means obeying God above all else. Luke 14:26, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” God is not telling us to hate anyone. It simply means that our love for God should be so much greater, that everything else in comparison is as hatred.
Sigourney Weaver openly praises her role in the movie as Mary, showing her total agreement with the sinful message of the film. The message of the Hollywood film is very clear... Christians should be quiet about the evils of homosexuality! Preaching the Bible to a loved one may lead to their suicide! This is just more brainwashing propaganda and a blatant attack against Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, God-fearing Christians. Sigourney Weaver evidences this fact plainly by condemning “organized religion” that “comes down on these issues.” No, God is the One Who has come down on these issues! And God has commanded us as believers to refute (Greek: elencho, to expose) all works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11).
In an interview with TV SQUAD, Sigourney Weaver stated the following concerning her role in the pro-homosexual movie, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY...
I think Mary would be the first person to say that she now believes in a God who is the epitome of unconditional love. So I think that she's still a spiritual person, but organized religion, depending on where it comes down on these issues, I think she feels it's not their place to make these distinctions. To make a child feel unworthy and unloved when every child is God's creature, she feels is immoral. I think that, if nothing else, (the film) is a very important starting point for a discussion in the church. As she says in the town meeting (at the end of the film), there are Bobbys everywhere, and people need to be aware that children are listening.
SOURCE: Hollywood actor Sigourney Weaver; Sigourney Weaver: The TV Squad Interview; June 24, 2009; by Mike Moody of TV SQUAD
Sigourney Weaver is saying that homosexuals are God's creatures, and no one should make God's creatures feel unworthy or unloved because they are homosexual. According to Miss Weaver's heathen philosophy, Bible-believing Christians who push the issue that homosexuality is a sin are attacking homosexuals (making them feel unworthy and unloved). That is her wicked attitude, and I mean wicked in the worst sense of the term.
They might as well just call Mary Griffith a murderer (which she is not). I read a comment in an internet forum about the movie, where one of the posters said Mary Griffith should burn in Hell forever for her son's suicide. Hatred of people is wrong, whether it be from homosexuals or the religious crowd. Hatred of people is unbiblical. Psalm 97:10 teaches, “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.” We are to hate evil, but never the sinner. God hates no one, and neither should we. God hates the way of the wicked—a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, feet that are quick to mischief, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, a false witness and they who cause discord amongst brethren (Proverb 6:16-19). It is the wickedness that God hates, and not the person.
But don't mistake God's patience for compromise, passiveness or indifference, because God is angry with the wicked every day (Psalm 7:11; John 3:36). God doesn't want anyone to go to Hell; but rather, for all men to repent toward him through faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be forgiven of their sins (2nd Peter 3:9; John 20:31). There is hope for homosexuals, but it is not in the gay rights movement; it is in salvation through Jesus Christ, so that they can come out of homosexuality through the power of Christ. It is a sin to accept homosexuality as a normal and proper lifestyle, because the Word of God condemns homosexuality as a disgusting sin in God's eyes.
The same God who said thou shalt not kill, steal, nor commit adultery said it is an abomination for 2 men to have sex. Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Romans 1:21-32 teaches that it is a sinful heart of ingratitude and rebellion against God that lead men and women into the homosexual lifestyle. Yet Hollywood celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver boast of having homosexual friends, condemning the Word of God under the label of “organized religion.” It is the Word of God, and not organized religion, that condemns homosexuality!
Homosexuality is a sin according to the Word of God. God will not be mocked. Men may pervert the Scriptures to say what they want to hear (Romans 1:25); but that doesn't change THE TRUTH (John 10:35). There's not a more evil, perverted and homosexual group today than Hollywood.
Why should God bless America? No one has a “right” to do wrong. God decides what is right or evil. When men decide to do right in their own eyes, wickedness always ensues. The Supreme Court has decided that a child in it's mother's womb is not a human being; but God said He knew Jeremiah before GOD FORMED him in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). God makes babies; but men destroy them!!!
The Apostle Paul rebuked the church at Corinth for not speaking out against fornication in the church (1st Corinthians 5:1-5). Certainly, homosexuality should also be preached against. The notion that it may cause a person to commit suicide if you preach against homosexuality is evil to the core. Why preach against anything then? Why open the Bible? The smallest Bible in the world is the one people choose to live.
The wicked don't have a problem with a whoremongering, Playboy magazine supporting, Communist, so-called “reverend” like Martin Luther King Jr.; who was used by the criminal elite to launch the immoral rights battle in America, and then they killed him (making him an instant historical legend). Wicked people don't have a problem with so-called “reverends” like Martin Luther King Jr., who denied Jesus' virgin birth, bodily resurrection and deity. In fact, that's the kind of evil influences they want to destroy our nation.
The Civil Rights Movement has been exploited to turn America into a Devil's playground! Civil rights has absolutely nothing to do with IMMORAL rights! Our liberty gives us the right to BE WRONG, not to DO WRONG. Liberty is the freedom to make our own choices. Freedom is the reward for making the right choices. Homosexuality is the wrong choice, and it is costing Americans their freedoms. A Police State is upon us because of our wickedness as a nation. God's hand of blessing has departed, as it did from the house of king Saul. It's just a matter of time. Already, TSA are sticking their hands into passenger's pants. The oppression is just getting started. Our economy is going bankrupt. We have cursed ourselves because of our love for sin which has rendered us weak, indifferent, complacent and dumbed down as a nation.
Americans HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. People just don't care anymore about God...
Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”
Any child knows that God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. The wicked have to INDOCTRINATE children with the homosexual agenda, even allowing GLSEN to teach public school kids how to fist-sex their partner. I am not off-base in my preaching against homosexuals; I am right on cue. I am playing a harmonious C chord; it is the homosexuals who are out of harmony with their Maker. Get right with God!
The wicked are trying to silence the Christians by demonizing them, turning Bible-teaching parents into villains who are filled with hate, portraying sodomites as victims. It's the other way around... Christians are being victimized by homosexuals and a controlled newsmedia owned by pedophiles, adulterers, homosexuals and God-haters. Television executives are a bunch of greedy sex-perverted sickos!
No one has God's permission to commit homosexuality. Our freedom gives us the right to BE wrong; not to DO wrong. Liberty gives us the freedom to make our own decisions; but freedom is a result of making the right decisions. God doesn't make mistakes. No one is born “gay.” If people are created homosexual by God, then why can't they sexually mate as do male and female? Why can't they conceive children? It is evil to blame God for the mentally-ill, spiritually demonic, vile sin of homosexuality. Get right with God America!
Trying to legitimize homosexuality is no different than trying to justify murder, theft or adultery. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a slick attempt by homosexuals to make a connection between God's unconditional love and gay rights. It is evil. God's unconditional love sent Jesus Christ to the cross to pay for our sins; but God's love doesn't mean that he looks the other way, or approves of rights for evil doers. Homosexuality is evil. This type of wickedness is nothing new, it happened in Jeremiah 7:8-10, “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?” Homosexuality is one of the lowest depths of sin to which a human being can sink (Romans 1:21-32). Albeit, God will forgive anybody who comes for forgiveness through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Prayers for Bobby Film Propagates a False Gospel Message
Upon finding out that her teenage son Bobby is a homosexual, the mother (Sigourney Weaver) states, “I will not risk my family not being together in the next life.” The film clearly implies that homosexuals go to Hell, and if Bobby doesn't get cured he'll go straight to Hell when he dies. This is a false gospel of self-righteousness.
Unsaved people don't understand the Bible, nor can they (1st Corinthians 2:14) because they have not the Holy Spirit of God to guide them into all truth (John 16:13). Unsaved people misinterpret a common passage of Scripture in 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Clearly, homosexuality is a sin that leads to Hell, as with all sins. It needs to be stressed here that the Bible is teaching that ALL SINS lead to Hell, not just the sin of homosexuality.
The Bible teaches that drunkards and thieves won't be allowed into Heaven either. Please read James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Even ONE SIN is enough to keep you out of Heaven and send you to Hell forever. Romans 3:19 teaches that God's Law was given that every mouth may be stopped and all the world become guilty before God. All men are sinners (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23).
At one point in the film, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, Bobby is reflecting over his problematic life and says, “It's an awful feeling believing that you could be headed straight for the fires of Hell.” Again, the implication is that being a homosexual means that you're going to Hell. The film's message is that to be saved, you cannot be a homosexual. This is not accurate nor Biblical. Please let me explain...
Few people ever read the next Verse in 1st Corinthians 6:11, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” What a blessed Scripture. AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU! Notice that YE ARE JUSTIFIED (just-if-I'd never sinned) IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD. When you get saved, the precious blood of Jesus washes all your sins away (1st John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 7:14).
When you believe on the name of Jesus, God IMPUTES (attributes) the righteousness of Jesus to your record. Jesus took your sins upon Him on the cross, and God the Father places Christ's righteousness upon you. Literally, we are saved by HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is exactly what we read in 2nd Corinthians 5:21, “For he [God the Father] hath made him [God the Son] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” If you receive Christ's payment for your sins, then you are saved. It's that simple.
So the question remains, can a person choose to remain a homosexual and be saved? May I say, God will save anybody who admits that they are a dirty, rotten, guilty sinner... even a homosexual. If you think you were born gay, and contend that homosexuality is not a sin, then you cannot be saved. To be saved a person MUST acknowledge their guilt of sin for violating God's Commandments. If you deny your sin, then you cannot be saved. 1st John 1:8,10 says that you are calling God a liar if you say that homosexuality is not a sin. You must come as a guilty sinner to be forgiven.
If you acknowledge that you are a guilty sinner, including your sin of homosexuality, then God will save you by faith in Christ Jesus. Whatever changes God wants to happen in your life, that is His department and He will tend to that. It's not my place, nor anybody else's to police sinners and decide how, where and when those changes occur in other's lives. God will save you JUST AS YOU ARE if you'll admit that you are a guilty sinner. If you believe that Jesus is the Christ Who died, was buried and rose again FOR YOUR SINS, then you are saved if you receive what Christ did as payment for your sins.
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
Prayers for Bobby Film Distorts God's Love
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY ought to be renamed to CHRISTIANS SHUT UP! What a bunch of heathendom from Sigourney Weaver and Hollywood! The writer of the film perverts the meaning of the unconditional love of God. Yes, God's love for all humanity is unconditional, which sent Jesus Christ to the cross to die for all sinners; but unconditional love doesn't mean remaining silent concerning the awfulness of sin.
I am really curious how badly Zondervan is going to butcher the NIV 2011. They are out of money, greedy, and need another version. The fact that the homosexual community is excited about the NIV 2011 being more “gender inclusive” is great cause for concern. God is a masculine God and wrote the Bible in a masculine tense for a reason, because God gave authority to the man in the home, the church, and society.
Yes, God's love is unconditional toward all sinners. God's love sent His only begotten Son into the world to SAVE SINNERS. Jesus never condemned anyone, because the Bible already condemns everyone. That's why God gave the Law (Romans 3:19); to point us to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation (Galatians 3:24-25). Albeit, Psalm 7:11 warns that God is angry with the wicked every day. John 3:36 warns that all Christ-rejecters are already condemned and under God's wrath. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 is nothing less than terrifying for all Christ-rejecters. We are NOT all God's children!
The Bible foretold in Romans 1:25 that homosexuals would change the truth of God into a lie, and they have done so with modern perversions of the Bible, and with such films as PRAYERS FOR BOBBY. The message that Christians who really love God will embrace gay rights and remain silent about the evils of homosexuality is of the Devil. The film's producers are so subtle. They begin by appealing to Christians to unconditionally love their gay loved ones, and then it suddenly changes into an appeal to support GAY RIGHTS. Satan is a beautiful liar!
Having an unconditional love for loved ones has absolutely NOTHING to do with supporting homosexual rights. It is a malicious attempt by homosexuals to exploit and distort the true meaning of God's love. It was God's unconditional love that sent Jesus to the cross for OUR sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1st John 3:16); but don't think for one moment that God supports homosexuality in any way, fashion or form. God hates homosexuality, which is why Leviticus 20:13 calls it an ABOMINATION in the sight of God! Gay rights has nothing to do with God's love, and only lying homosexuals are saying otherwise (as Romans 1:25 warned they would).
“Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” —Philippines 3:19
Sinful Gay Rights Verses the Holy Word of God
We must stand up as good soldiers of Jesus Christ (2nd Timothy 2:3-4), and contend for the Christian faith (which is contending for what the Bible teaches). What about God's rights? There's a video clip on the PRAYERS FOR BOBBY website of Sigourney Weaver giving an award acceptance speech at a GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) meeting. In the short speech she says: “I love you. You are on the front lines fighting for our common humanity, which is the glory of all of us being who we are.”
In sharp contrast the Bible warns us in James 4:4, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Sigourney Weaver is God's enemy. I am not condemning her, for we were all God's enemies at one time. Ever since the fall of man, humanity has been alienated from God. Colossians 1:21, “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.” Homosexuals are alienated from God by wicked works. To sin is human; but to boast, brag and attempt to legitimize one's sins is demonic! GLAAD is demonic!
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a film that only addresses one extreme. There are 2 extremes that are both wrong. One extreme is to become hateful toward people because of their sins; the other extreme is to remain silent about public wickedness and say nothing. Both are unbiblical.
2nd Timothy 2:24, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” As Christians we should be gentle, kind, forgiving and loving toward all people.
Yet we read in 1st Timothy 5:20, “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” It is important to understand that 1st Timothy 5:20 is speaking about public sin; it is not talking about turning over rocks and searching for people's faults and sins so you can publicly assassinate their good character and destroy their reputation. God forbid! That is a sin. The Bible is talking about rebuking such heathens as Katy Perry, who went from Gospel singer to being a lesbian-promoting, lewd, raunchy, blaspheming spoiled brat. She parades her wickedness for all to see, claiming to love God while posing in skimpy lingerie on Rolling Stone magazine. Perry targets teenagers with her antics and music. She's not even trying to live for God. Proverb 24:16, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
Sigourney Weaver says her character in the movie, Mary, learns the hard way after her homosexual son kills himself... that it is “immoral” to “make a child feel unworthy and unloved.” What do you think it does to a child mentally and spiritually when you teach them that apes were their ancestors? When you tell them they came from stardust? When you teach the unproven, unverifiable, unscientific bogus theories of Evolution? If there is no God, then there is no higher moral authority, and so humanity becomes god, deciding for himself what is right. God gave us the Bible, humanity's owner's manual. When all else fails (and our society falling apart evidences that it certainly has) read the instructions!
The same wicked homosexuals who don't want children to be taught about a divine Creator, claim that children need to feel worthy and loved by having their parents accept gay rights. Satan is working relentlessly to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). Jesus came so that we might have life; but gay rights is of the Devil.
All the prayers in the world won't change God's position against the vile sin of homosexuality. Homosexuals are trying to indoctrinate America's churches to stand down, sinfully compromise, and pray for homosexuals instead of preaching against sin; while homosexuals have absolutely no fear of God, nor desire to obey God. This is all to be done of course in the name of love. PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is a perverted message of sinful compromise, attempting to connect God's unconditional love with the evil gay rights agenda. There is no fellowship between light and darkness (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). There is no fellowship between God and Satan. And there is no fellowship between God-fearing Christians and the demonic homosexuality community.
Do you see any movies about all the persecuted Christians in America's heathen workplace? Or all the Christian kids bullied by heathen punks at school? Or soul-winners harassed by the thug police? No one cares about that. It's just those poor little homosexuals who the big bad Christians are bullying. It's a bunch of malicious lying propaganda. They did the same bogus fraud with abortion, claiming some woman gave herself a back-alley abortion with a coat-hanger. Yet, not one such incident has EVER been recorded in American history. Ever since the O.J. Simpson murders, thug cops have been kicking U.S. citizen's front doors down over the slightest matters. It's deliberate, all part of the forming oppressive Police State. That's why TSA workers are now sticking their hands down your pants and touching your genitals. All this homosexual garbage is going to be used to prosecute Christians for preaching against homosexuality!
America's faithful churches are the last line of defense against the evils of homosexuality. And sodomites know it! There is a psychological war that has been going on in the U.S. since the 1990's, cleverly devised by the homosexual community to use television programming to indoctrinate American's to accept the homosexual lifestyle as normal and their “right.” No one has a right to do evil. Homosexuals want to be able to kiss, hold hands and commit abomination in public without any protest from God-fearing Christians. And if Christians do stand up, homosexuals want them arrested and prosecuted... And it's coming! The issue is about right and wrong. God says that homosexuality is a vile sin, something very wrong and against nature (Romans 1:24-32).
The great thing is that no matter how wicked this world may become, it all ends at death (Hebrews 9:27). Born-again Christians won't have to endure this sin-cursed world anymore (John 16:33). The wicked will be cast into the Lake of Fire (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15); but the righteous will inherit everlasting life in Heaven with the Lord (John 3:16). I want to be with the Lord Jesus Christ...
Heaven is a a wonderful place,
filled with glory and grace,
I want to see my Savior's face,
Heaven is a wonderful place.
As each generation passes since the Bible was removed and banned from our nation's schools in 1963, America becomes more sexually degenerate, perverted and wicked. The girls on TV are getting lewder, younger, more raunchy, more homosexual, and the determining factor is what the Christians in America will tolerate. I'm not tolerating any of it... It's all from HELL!!! I'm on the Lord's side (Joshua 24:15)!
Ephesians 4:19, “Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
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