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Biblical Sexuality Sunday, January 14, 2024

Ever since the Trudeau government passed Bill C-4 (with the consent of Conservative MPs, I might add), traditionally-minded parents, Christian counsellors and teachers, and faithful pastors and church leaders across denominational lines have been under direct threat. A target has been painted on their backs. By merely proclaiming the Biblical standard for marriage and sexuality, they could face up to five years in prison for the new-speak crime of “conversion therapy”.

As I warned people several years ago, any “conversion therapy ban” is really a restriction on the Christian Gospel message. The very message that St. Peter delivered to the crowds at the temple is under attack: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19). The government has legally banned this message from going out to LGBT practitioners and those experiencing gender confusion.

There is an urgent need for the church today to follow in the footsteps of St. Peter. She must bravely stand her ground and courageously speak the truth in love in the face of every threat. Believers, especially those in leadership, need to rally around the Word of God and refuse to cower before the dictates of misguided politicians.

That is what Biblical Sexuality Sunday is all about. That is the plan for Sunday, January 14, 2024. Churches across Canada (joined by churches around the world) have made a conscious decision to be a voice for truth and sanity when it comes to God’s design for men and women, boys and girls, sex, marriage, and family.

We are urging pastors, priests, and other Christian leaders to join the movement to either deliver a sermon, a homily, or to read a short statement on biblical sexuality on January 14th.

Over the last two Biblical Sexuality Sundays – and throughout the last two years – many churches have taken up this challenge. Many pastors are boldly and courageously speaking up despite the risk presented by Bill C-4.

One example is a Roman Catholic priest from St. Benedict parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia named Isaac Longworth. He recently delivered a powerful homily on God’s design for the family, in which he said, “The family was not a social unit that was invented by the government… The family is something very special, in that it was created by God Himself… Homosexual relationships…[are] not in line with what God’s plan for the family is.” As a Baptist, I can say “amen” to that! You can watch the full message at his YouTube page.

Isaac Longworth, C.C.

If you are a pastor or priest, please make a point of speaking out on Biblical Sexuality Sunday – January 14. You can also let the broader Christian community know you will be taking a stand by registering your church with Liberty Coalition Canada.

If you are a regular parishioner or churchgoer, please pass along this message to your pastor and encourage him to speak the truth in love on January 14.

According to the Christian Legal Centre, “The loving union of one man and one woman is the normal God-given context for children to be born and raised… This pattern for married life has been under attack for all of human history. Divorce, homosexuality and transsexualism are three of the most significant challenges to God’s pattern for family in today’s society.”

If the church truly wants to be relevant and impactful – reaching souls for Christ – then it needs to engage the attacks on the biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family today. It needs to deliver that timeless Gospel message of “conversion” to all people, including those confused and misled by the LGBT lobby.

Now is not the time to back down and shut up. Now is the time to stand up and speak out!

See you in church on “Biblical Sexuality Sunday”!