The LGBT Agenda: A Religious, Humanist Movement
Updated: Jun 27, 2020
Have you ever heard the claim that the LGBT movement is a modern day “civil rights” movement? After all, are not homosexuality and transgenderism comparable to other physical characteristics such as ethnicity and skin color? The testimonies of individuals such as columnist Matt Moore prove that wrong. In a Christian Post article, he writes,
“…for the past four-going-on-five years, I've been writing and speaking about the tension between my faith in Jesus and my ongoing struggle with homosexuality. Why? Because somebody who doesn't fit into the boxes of ‘God-will-make-you-straight Christianity’ or ‘stay-gay-it's-okay Christianity’ has to give a voice to this struggle.”
How is that possible? How can somebody have same-sex attractions and choose not to act out on them?
Because there is a big difference between desire and morality.
Individuals with same-sex desires do not necessarily exercise those desires, whether in the physical sense or mental sense, such as lusting. As Jesus says in Matthew 5:28, “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
The LGBT movement inherently believes that exercising homosexual and transgender desires is morally right. Is it more accurate to classify the LGBT movement as a civil rights movement, or as a religious and moral movement? A light analysis reveals that it is the latter. The topic of sexual morality is akin to other religious topics such as origins, worship, purpose of life, and so-forth. An individual’s views on these topics are determined by the moral authority or “god” that they adhere to. However, it is important to note that individuals may inconsistently submit to different moral authorities on different topics. For example, an individual may borrow biblical ideas and believe in the general existence of God, but may simultaneously obey a non-biblical god (such as the god of self) in regards to morality.
Therefore, the question that needs to be answered is not “which religious demographics support the LGBT movement?” but rather, “which moral authority or ‘god’ does the LGBT movement submit to?”
As articulated by an anonymous author on the Family Research Council Blog, the philosophy of the LGBT movement completely contradicts the moral authorities of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Moreover, the philosophical stance of Buddhism and Hinduism on LGBT issues is questionable at best. However, the god of the LGBT movement is consistent with the god of Secular Humanism: the god of self, adhering to one's own opinions.
In fact, Humanist organizations admittedly use the LGBT movement to advance the philosophy of Humanism. Consider for example, the LGBTQ Humanist Council, a project of the American Humanist Association. In the “About Us” section of their webpage, they state that one of the purposes of the organization is to “promote humanist values.”
Is it fair and constitutional then, that government entities can enforce the Humanism religion against non-Humanist wedding caterers, bakers, and photographers by fining them tens of thousands of dollars for not participating in gay weddings? Is it fair then, that non-Humanists can be fired from corporations and government positions for their non-Humanist beliefs on sexual morality? Is it intellectually honest then, when corporations promote the LGBT agenda and call it “civil rights”? Not at all.
I can understand the “civil rights” label for issues of genuine human rights. For example, many homosexuals are stoned to death in various Middle Eastern countries, simply for being homosexual. We should certainly speak out against that. Like all humans, LGBT individuals are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27)...this is the ultimate reason why we should treat one another with love and respect. While the "civil rights" label may make sense in some cases, that label needs to be unmasked when the LGBT movement is forcing its moral agenda on society. I expect that many individuals with homosexual or transgender desires would agree with me on this. Not all LGBT individuals are necessarily on board with the LGBT movement.
Last but most important, when considering Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:28, regardless of whether we are heterosexual or homosexual, I’m sure we have all committed the sin of lust/adultery in one form or another. Consequently, we are deserving of God's wrath...but there is Good News: Jesus, God the Son, took the wrath of God in our place on the cross, so that through His death and resurrection we can be forgiven and have eternal life.
. Matt Moore, “Ten Empowering Truths for Gay Christians,” The Christian Post, 31 October 2015,
. “Unmasking the DOD’s Endorsement of the Humanism Religion,” Family Research Council, 16 December 2016, http://www.frcblog.com/2016/12/unmasking-dods-endorsement-humanism-religion/.
. “About the LGBTQ Humanist Council,” LGBTQ Humanist Council, accessed 3 March 2017, http://lgbthumanists.org/about/.