It was the best of times, it was the end of times


People, this is one of those times. And now we have Janet Porter:

According to the Babylonian Talmud, a book of rabbinical interpretation of the scriptures, written a thousand years before Christ, there was only one other time in history where homosexual marriage was practiced. It wasn’t Babylon, Rome or even Sodom and Gomorrah. According to the Babylonian Talmud, the only other time in history were homosexual marriage was practiced was … during the days of Noah.

Matthew 24:17 says, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of man.” If this is true, we are uniquely positioned for the return of Christ like no other time in history. Marriage matters, because it matters to God.

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Of course that was interesting. Janet Porter even agrees these may be the best of times. Before I get too deep, here’s some clarification:

That “Matthew 24:17” is a bit of Janet’s bad memory. The closest Matthew is 24:37. And my copy of the Bible has it differently:

Matthew 24:37 King James Version (KJV)

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

But I’m not one to quibble.

Light Wins, the movie is something else:

Like a tank in Tienanmen Square, the homosexual agenda has been running over people since Anita Bryant’s courageous stand in the 1970s.

And there’s more. Watch the trailer.

For those who didn’t have a TV set or a newspaper in the 1970s:

Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940) is an American singer, former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, former spokeswoman (brand ambassador) for the Florida Citrus Commission (marketing orange juice), and outspoken opponent of homosexuality. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including “Paper Roses“, which reached #5. She later became known for her strong opposition to homosexuality and for her 1977 “Save Our Children” campaign to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida, that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, an involvement that significantly affected her popularity and career in show business.

Yes, the Florida Citrus Commission dropped her sparkling endorsement campaign after she began making public comments that turned off the customer base.

So back to Janet Porter.

“According to the Babylonian Talmud…” How about, “According to the November 1968 issue of Archie Comics…” When you start off quoting fictional works, why go to half measures?

Porter digs deeper: “If this is true, we are uniquely positioned for the return of Christ like no other time in history.” Let’s state this another way. “If this is true, then your grandmother is a television set.” That’s known as a syllogism. In a syllogism, if the premise is false, then it does not matter what the conclusion is. The entire syllogism is true.

And Porter does not shy from having her name attached to such puff? To each his own.

Finally, regarding the movie and the reference to tanks in Tienanmen Square. Tanks in Tienanmen Square killed people. There’s a difference. Would that Porter recognized this.

This may be the end of times, but it’s not the end of these tales. Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.

3 thoughts on “It was the best of times, it was the end of times

  1. Hey, you never met my grandmother. How did you figure out she was a television set? You from the NSA? By chance I recently dipped into Wiki to see “What Ever Happened to Baby Anita?” as well. She was acting like we are still in the days of Walter Winchell and H. V. Kaltenborn. The ground shifts, often imperceptibly, and she stepped into a mighty big sinkhole.

    The gay marriage business is, from another point of view, a red herring. The real key is Uncle snooping into your private affairs, With your privates, having an affair. That issue is only slowly resolved, each side fighting for each step. By step.

  2. Pingback: It was the best of times, it was the end of times. | Skeptical Analysis

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