Well, you might have seen the storm of controversy over some videos that have appeared which seemingly make it look like Milo Yiannopulos is in favour of pedophilia. Since my last post was somewhat sympathetic to Milo, I thought it would be best if I address this current controversy.
Milo claims that the videos in question have been edited to make it appear that he is in favour of pedophilia. It also appears, by Milo’s own words (below) that he himself was a victim of pedophilia himself.
You need to understand that it is this experience that has turned him into a gay man. He might not say so himself, because his abuser was smart enough to make him think the ideas in his head were his own. A smart abuser will make his victim believe that the abuse was not only something he asked for, or deserved, but actually something he wanted! This is the way an abuser can go for many years without being caught!
And, it appears that Milo is in denial, or blind to the damage that sexual abuse, at the hands of a Catholic Priest, did to himself! He tells himself that “that’s the way I was made”, but the truth is that he chose this behavior. He was not made that way!
Please read Milo’s explanation below. I will follow it up with some more comments of my own;
“I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.
I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I’ve outed three of them, in fact — three more than most of my critics. And I’ve repeatedly expressed disgust at pedophilia in my feature and opinion writing. My professional record is very clear.
But I do understand that these videos, even though some of them are edited deceptively, paint a different picture.
I’m partly to blame. My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous. But I understand that my usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humor might have come across as flippancy, a lack of care for other victims or, worse, “advocacy.” I deeply regret that. People deal with things from their past in different ways.
As to some of the specific claims being made, sometimes things tumble out of your mouth on these long, late-night live-streams, when everyone is spit-balling, that are incompletely expressed or not what you intended. Nonetheless, I’ve reviewed the tapes that appeared last night in their proper full context and I don’t believe they say what is being reported.
I do not advocate for illegal behavior. I explicitly say on the tapes that I think the current age of consent is “about right.”
I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the number 13, I was talking about the age I lost my own virginity.
I shouldn’t have used the word “boy” — which gay men often do to describe young men of consenting age — instead of “young man.” That was an error.
I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.
Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong. I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia and I will continue to report and speak accordingly.”
Well, he says he watched those videos in context, but I don’t think he has posted them online. He should if he wants us to believe him. He also clearly thinks that some 13 year-old-boys are capable of giving consent; using himself as an example.
Notice also that he is concerned with what is “legal”. There are lots of things that are “legal” that are still quite wrong!
The book I referenced in my last article, The Pink Swastika, is highly recommended for those who wish to have a greater understanding on this subject. This book is very well documented and researched, and I believe is a well-balanced look at the subject.
The abuse of young boys by older men is an ancient practice that goes back to the Nazis in Germany, and even before the Nazis, all the way back to the Greece of Plato, and even as far back as Sodom and Gomorrah. It has reared its ugly head in many societies throughout history. Even ancient Rome was no stranger to the practice, having many Caesars who were sexually abnormal and Rome has the dubious distinction of having the first man to marry another man in history; the Emperor Nero and his boy-wife Sporus!
The modern Gay push can be traced to many global elites’ belief that humanity is harmful to the planet, and that by promoting this practice fewer children will result, with the ultimate goal of reducing the human population on the earth! This is also why these same elites push abortion.
The amazing thing is that this planet is actually a rather empty place! All the inhabitants of earth could actually fit within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida, and if they moved to Texas, there is actually enough room there for everyone to have a city lot with a bungalow!
There is no need to reduce the population of planet earth, and in fact God’s goal is to fill the earth with people! God loves people!
Interestingly, in the context of the End Times, God says this about the earth;
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. Isaiah 45:18
God created sex because He wants to fill the earth with people, and He will do so to an extent that most today would think impossible, during the Millennial reign! Why does God say that He will bring the mountains down, and raise the valleys (Isaiah 54:10)? Because He is going to make room for so many more billions of people that people today would think the idea is crazy!
The Gay agenda is an attack on God, and His purposes, but Milo is a victim. He’s not the enemy! He is working for him, however! (I mean Satan, not Trump!)
Don’t look to the Old Testament to try to understand what God wants to do with Gays! We don’t live in OT Israel, we live in the age of grace. Certainly Romans 1 is about the depravity of both male and female homosexuals, but we don’t stop there. We also read that there were former homosexuals in the early Christian Church!
9 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, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers (slanderers), nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 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. I Corinthians 6:9-11
The first century society was a lot like our own!
All the sins here exclude one from the kingdom of God!
The “effeminate” are men who behave like women, most likely the passive member of a gay couple, and “abusers of themselves with mankind” are the modern hyper-masculine Gays. The fact that the early Church had former homosexuals as members should be a clue to us as to how to deal with them. Treat them as any other sinner. Show them the love of Christ, and don’t be upset if they reject the gospel the first time they hear it. How long did it take for you to come to Christ?
Our job is to preach the gospel, and to show them the love of God. There are so many sins that required the death penalty in the Old Testament, that if the death penalty was carried out the earth would be empty! Even worshiping false gods was a capital crime. And so was adultery, and speaking back to one’s parents!
What can we say about people who want to bring back the OT law? Only that they don’t understand the gospel, and have a deluded view of their own righteousness!
Look what it says at the end of Revelation;
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8
Just being fearful is enough to condemn you to the lake of fire forever! Fearful of man, that is!
I see so much pride among professing Christians, but Jesus says “there is none good but one, that is, God”! (Mark 10:18)
My parent’s generation lived at a time when jobs were easy to find, and to keep. There was so much money around that one-income families were the rule! In times like this it was easy to sponsor a child overseas, or to make donations to your Church or other charities. It was easy to take in foster children, and you got paid for it.
Times of prosperity are not a test; the test comes when times are tough! What kind of person are you when you don’t have enough money to buy food? What kind of person are you when your job is at stake, and your boss wants you to tell a “little white lie” to a customer? (Remember, “all liars have their place in the lake of fire”) What kind of person are you when you are abused by a man in secret?
So, I think that Milo has failed one test, but the truth is that I too have failed, many times! So have you, and if you think you haven’t, you actually missed the test entirely!
But what about Milo’s crass jokes, and innuendo?
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? II Corinthians 6:14
We are here to be Christ’s representatives. Our commission is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are not here to save the world politically. The political future of the world is the kingdom of the Antichrist! We want to snatch people out of that kingdom, and we want to leave a legacy that people will be drawn to after the rapture!
If Milo runs for political office, and his views are the closest to yours on the ballot, then you can vote for him. (Of course, if he were in a position to relax the laws against pedophilia, he just might do it, so be warned!) That’s not being yoked together, but joining him in any endeavor is off limits to Christians. The same goes for all the unbelievers in Washington, or Ottawa, and these cities are full of them.
Working for the same employer as a gay person is not being yoked together, unless you find you are compromising your beliefs.
Christians ought not to be uniting with unbelievers, in marriage, or in any endeavor where your testimony could be compromised. This is not about being better than them, but about being faithful to the Lord’s commands.
It is also about protecting your testimony, and avoiding sin yourself;
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
When we think about deviant behavior we become drawn to it, and ultimately participate in it! Think about good and praiseworthy things, like the gospel, and good works!
Christians ought to have compassion for people like Milo. Compassion means we must give them the gospel. We can support the same causes, but we ought not to be seen to be supporting their sin.
So, should CPAC have uninvited him as a speaker, when they found out that he was promoting pedophilia? I do think their action was appropriate, although I hope they spoke to him first.
Where I part ways with many professing Christians is when they want to bring back laws to criminalize homosexual behavior. We do not live in biblical Israel, nor in the Millennial reign. Laws that are applicable to those times are not applicable to the age of grace! If God has been gracious to you, then you need to be gracious to other sinners!
Watch this video by John MacArthur. He is mostly correct;