Reported in the Belfast Telegraph June 2019; In its response to Mr Allister (TUV), the supermarket (Sainsbury’s) said it welcomed all members of the community into its stores and celebrated a range of events - from Christmas to Diwali, Ramadan, Purple Tuesday for disability awareness and Pride.
"We are proud to support the LGBT community and Pride and are committed to continuing to do so."
“An Asda spokesperson confirmed that the store was selling a range of Pride t-shirts for children and adults that were available online and in a number of Belfast stores.”
The chain is donating a minimum of 20% of the proceeds of each t-shirt sold to the charity Diversity Role Models which supports LGBT education in schools.
Marks & Spencer in Northern Ireland is also planning a number of measures in support of Pride.
Sainsbury’s patronising statement naming other religions and movements, equating them with Biblical Christianity is highly objectionable to us who are Christians and again what about those Christians who work in these establishments, surely this puts them in a very embarrassing position?
To equate Christmas in which the birth of Christ (Immanuel) who came to save the world from sin through faith in Him is celebrated with the so-called Pride movement; is blasphemy and a blatant insult to every Christian who takes the “Word of God” as their way of life and bases for morals.
“And this is the condemnation, that light (Christ) is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light (Christ) because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light (Christ), neither cometh to the light (Christ), lest his deeds should be reproved.” Jn 3:19-20.
It doesn’t take a person long to find out from the Bible that the lifestyle of the ‘pride movement’ is an abomination in God’s sight.
This ‘movement’ has well-chosen the name of “PRIDE” it’s not too well known but this is the reason that Sodom was destroyed! “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her” Ezekiel 16:49
Furthermore, I don’t know whether it’s complete ignorance or arrogance that the LGBT has chosen the rainbow colours for its symbol. It has shanghaied the word “gay” and the “colours of the rainbow” to represent them. The little ditty rings so true;
In a day of illusions
And utter confusions
Upon their delusions
They base their conclusions
Does the LGBT not know that the rainbow was first introduced in the Bible as a covenant between God and man after the world was destroyed by the flood because of the terrible evil that mankind had sunk to tells us;
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Genesis 6:11-12
Genesis 9:14-15 the bow shall be seen in the cloud: "And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh."
This rainbow has now been shanghaied by the LGBT as theirs, not realising the connotations that it has to do with man’s sinful corruption. True it was a sign of peace but also a memorial of God’s anger on mankind who corrupts himself.
Again I look at the city of Sodom in Genesis 19:13 "because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it."
And in 2Peter 2:6 “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly”
The sin of our generation is no different, but know this; it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorra in the day of judgement than for this generation that flaunts themselves in ungodly activities calling it good and calling good evil and laughs in the Face of God. Sodom and Gomorra had no Bible, but today’s people have and so have been warned, they have no excuse!
In all, “the word of the LORD is against you;” Zephaniah 2:5; "This shall they have for their pride because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts." Zephaniah 2:10
But as Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders of then, which were come to take him; His words are true to today's society; "but this is your hour and the power of darkness." Lk.22:53