Disney’s latest real-actor remake of one of their classics has just been released in the USA, and early reviews are effusive in their praise of Beauty and the Beast. Except for a few die-hard conservative, evangelicals – the perennial party-poopers of the modern age. Led, of course, by the increasingly frothy-mouthed Franklin Graham, there has been a loud call for Christians to boycott the movie, and in fact Disney as a whole, because one of the characters in the movie is gay (or, maybe gay).
Conservative Christians have a long tradition of targeting Disney for its stance on LGBTI rights. When Disney pre-empted legislation on gay marriage by extending employee benefits to those in same sex relationships two decades ago, Christians staged a boycott of Disney. But Disney was unmoved, and eventually the pull of Mickey Mouse overcame Christian objections and they went back to Disneyland as they had before. Apparently their children’s need for entertainment overcame their principled objections. More on this theme later.
The concern this week is that in the new Beauty and the Beast movie, Disney made it more obvious than in the original 1991 version that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou may be, as we already suspected, gay. It’s not overt, it’s not sexual and it’s not a theme in the movie at all. In fact, in a 129 minute feature film, this issue takes up slightly less than 30 seconds. Yet, Franklin Graham has said:
They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children—watch out! Disney has the right to make their [movies], it’s a free country. But as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney.
Of course Disney have the right to make these movies. And, yes, Graham and his accolytes have the right to boycott it. But I also have the right to point out how hypocritical that is. Because that is precisely what it is. Embarrassingly so.
Let me explain.
Throughout Disney’s history, there have been all number of characters with unsavoury characteristics. In all but a few cases, these characters have been cast as villians, or at least on the side of the villians. (In fact, just like LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, as it happens – but that’s an issue I’ll take up with Disney.) Let’s just focus on this movie for an example. The Candelabrum in this retelling of the story has a huge sexual appetite, chasing women throughout the movie. There’s no comment from evangelical conservative Christians on this character. But surely there should be? Isn’t sexual immorality of all kinds sinful in their eyes?
And what about issues of divorce, abuse, abandonment, sexual immorality and other themes Disney has touched on over the years? Why no boycott over those?
Forget Disney, let’s look at real life. The same conservative, evangelical pastors who rail against LGBTI issues from their pulpits every Sunday say nothing one of their own colleagues is caught with a same sex prostitute. They say nothing against the divorce rates in their churches. And they say nothing about the way in which the men in their churches treat and talk about women. They don’t get worked up about any topic as much as they do about “the gay agenda”. The Bible only mentions homosexuality in seven verses, each of which has clear contexts of idolatry, abuse and cultic practices. Hundreds of verses are devoted to issues of greed and wealth inequality, yet we don’t hear berating sermons about these sins in modern America. Nor about some of the other sins mentioned in Romans 1, like envy, deceit, boastfulness and disobedience of parents, or some of the other well-worn issues Paul and the first Apostles were concerned about like gossip, greed, ostentatious shows of wealth and pride.
No, modern conservative evangelicals are fixated on sexual issues, and utterly fixated on gay sex. One really wonders if “they do protest too much” because this is their own deep-seated vice.
The root cause is clear: it’s about cherry-picking selectively from the Bible and subjectively applying moral standards while claiming they’re absolutes. To be fair, we all do this. We have no choice – it’s part of the human condition. But at least honest people are honest about this. Conservative evangelicals meanwhile claim a moral high ground of superiority, abandoning all thoughts of grace and love in the process, from which they preach their lessons, lay down their laws and most importantly make themselves feel superior, privileged and chosen.
Their inconsistencies are obvious to everyone. They are hypocrites.
This is a major reason that people are leaving the Church these days. Over and over, we Christians are standing, as hypocrites, on the wrong side of history. Because of this hypocrisy, many Christians end up looking less like Jesus and more like what the Bible calls the antichrist.
How should we respond?
Firstly, if you’re a Disney fan, see the movie. It is a marvellous story, filled with Gospel themes of mercy, grace, redemption, restoration and love. Make sure you and your children discuss these grand themes.
Secondly, if you feel like it and if your children are ready for it, talk about LeFou. I bet your children won’t even have noticed the “gay theme”.
Thirdly, if you’re a leader in a church, or just someone who has a voice in a local church, please make sure your church is very, very clear about where you stand on homosexuality. I am becoming increasingly concerned about conservative churches that have realised they can no longer have an “anti gay” stance, so are now welcoming LGBTI people into their faith communities, but only as sinners who need rescuing from the evils of homosexuality. Rather tell gays to stay away than welcome them in on false pretences. If your church believes that gays are going to burn in hell, and that the “gay agenda” is coming to steal the souls of your children, at least be honest and state this clearly on church’s website so gay people know to stay far away. If Franklin Graham represents your version of Christianity and grace, then please don’t create a false sense of welcome to the LGBTI community. And please own your childishness and hypocrisy if you boycott Disney over this.
Finally, let me cherry-pick my own Bible verse on this:
1 Corinthians 13:
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I still believe it to be true: in the end, #lovewins.
I wish we heard more about this in our churches, rather than the nonsense about Disney.
2 thoughts on “Only hypocrites would boycott Disney over a gay character in Beauty and the Beast”
I am a former homosexual for the last twenty years who completely gave up my thirty years practice of the sin of homosexuality when I gave my life to my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. I know what homosexuality does to the spiritual and physical condition of a man. It is destructive in every way. You cannot serve two masters. You wil either serve God or you will serve the devil, but you wil not serve both. You sir have twisted and manipulated Biblical scriptures to accomodate your worldly embracement of carnality. That is your choice to do. However, you seek to seduce others into following your erroneous and completely defective interpretation of God’s word.
You quote 1 Corinthians 13:6 while discarding it’s instructional component in your quest to seduce Christians into accepting the sin of homosexuality which the Bible clearly IN DOZENS of passages describes it as a sin and an abomination:
“Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in THE TRUTH.”
??I Corinthians? ?13:6?
THE TRUTH, NOT A LIE.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” ??Leviticus? ?18:22?
DO NOT LIE OR DEAL FALSELY WITH CHRISTIANS.
“You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.” Leviticus? ?19:11?
“A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.”
Jesus declared these words:
“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, AND WHOEVER LOVES AND PRACTICES A LIE.”
Jesus declared these words:
??And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to TEACH AND SEDUCE My servants to commit sexual perversions and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and SHE DID NOT REPENT. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, UNLESS THEY REPENT of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and ALL THE CHURCHES shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. But hold fast what you have till I come. AND HE WHO OVERCOMES (SIN), and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ — as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to THE CHURCHES.” Revelation? ?2:18-29?
In your inexplicable dance with your shortsighted and aborrently false theological doctrine you are blinded to the clearly established prophetic will and purposes of God which are woven perfectly throughout the Bible. Because of your spiritual blindness you have actually established yourself in opposition to the prophetic purposes of God.
READ THE SCRIPTURES ON THIS MATTER:
Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. Do not let the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord Speak, saying, “The Lord has utterly separated me from His people.” Nor let THE EUNUCH say, “Here I am, a dry tree.” For thus says the Lord: “To THE EUNUCHS who keep My Sabbaths, and choose what pleases Me, and hold fast My covenant, even to them I will give in My house, and within My walls a memorial, and a name Better THAN THAT OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS. I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants— Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My covenant— Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar. For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, “Yet I will gather to him others besides those who are gathered to him.” ??Isaiah? ?56:2-8?
THE EUNUCHS WHO CHOOSE THE LORD AND OBEY HIM WILL BE GIVEN A NAME BETTER THAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS AND THEY WILL BE GIVEN AN EVERLASTING NAME THAT WILL NEVER BE CUT OFF, AND AN ETERNAL MEMORIAL WITHIN THE VERY WALLS OF LORD’S THRONE ROOM. There is no other place in scripture where such a powerful blessing is bestowed upon the servants of the Lord than that which is prophetically revealed by the Prophet Isaiah for the spiritual eunuchs who turn to God in complete obedience and repentance. Satan has devoted his darkest weapons – sexual perversions, deception and rebellion – to destroying these spiritual eunuchs. They are a preeminent threat to Satan’s purposes. Satan introduced homosexuality into the human race as a vehicle for taking these spiritual eunuchs hostage and corrupting them.
Homosexuality does not reproduce offspring. Instead it cuts off forever a lineage that would have been carried forth into ensuing generations by marriage and reproduced offspring, and it cuts off the name of that lineage forever. In God’s perfect will, He has declared that the Eunuchs who are called by God to live celibate, spiritual lives – DEVOTED AND OBEDIENT TO God -will be given names that are better than sons and daughters, names that will not be cut off
Jesus said these words:
“For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.” Matthew? ?19:12?
Not all eunuchs are physically castrated. There are spiritual eunuchs who will never marry nor reproduce earthly children. They are called by God from birth for His expressed prophetic purposes, for His service in the Kingdom of God and for the purposes of battling the enemies of the Kingdom of God.
The word of the Lord also came to me (Jeremiah) saying, “You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.” For thus says the Lord concerning the sons and daughters who are born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bore them and their fathers who begot them in this land: “They shall die gruesome deaths; they shall not be lamented nor shall they be buried, but they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth. They shall be consumed by the sword and by famine, and their corpses shall be meat for the birds of heaven and for the beasts of the earth.” Jeremiah? ?16:1-4?
Then the word of the Lord came to me (Jeremiah), saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord”. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.””
Then Zedekiah the king said, “Look, Jeremiah is in your hand. For the king can do nothing against you.” So the wicked, false prophets and corrupt officials took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the king’s son, which was in the court of the prison, and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire. So Jeremiah sank in the mire. Now Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, ONE OF THE EUNUCHS, who was in the king’s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon. When the king was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin, Ebed-Melech THE EUNUCH went out of the king’s house and spoke to the king, saying: “My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon, and he is likely to die from hunger in the place where he is. For there is no more bread in the city.” Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian EUNUCH, saying, “Take from here thirty men with you, and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon before he dies.” So Ebed-Melech THE EUNUCH took the men with him and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took from there old clothes and old rags, and let them down by ropes into the dungeon to Jeremiah. Then Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian EUNUCH said to Jeremiah, “Please put these old clothes and rags under your armpits, under the ropes.” And Jeremiah did so. So they pulled Jeremiah up with ropes and lifted him out of the dungeon. And Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison. Jeremiah? ?38:5-13?
After these things when the anger of King Ahasuerus had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her. Then the king’s EUNUCHS, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king. Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, THE KING’S EUNUCH, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given them. Then let the young lady who pleases the king be queen in place of Vashti.” And the matter pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
So it came about when the command and decree of the king were heard and many young ladies were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the custody of Hegai THE EUNUCH, that Esther was taken to the king’s palace into the custody of Hegai THE EUNUCH, who was in charge of the women. Now the young lady pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and food, gave her seven choice maids from the king’s palace and transferred her and her maids to the best place in the harem. Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known. Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared. Now when the turn of each young lady came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women—for the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women— the young lady would go in to the king in this way: anything that she desired was given her to take with her from the harem to the king’s palace. In the evening she would go in and in the morning she would return to the second harem, to the custody of Shaashgaz, THE KING’S EUNUCH who was in charge of the concubines. She would not again go in to the king unless the king delighted in her and she was summoned by name. Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, THE KING’S EUNUCH who was in charge of the women, advised. And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her. So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus to his royal palace in the tenth month which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king’s bounty.”
??Esther? ?2:1-4, 8-18?
When wicked and perverted anti-semitic Haman saw that Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage. But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.
Then the king’s scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king’s satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king’s signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions as plunder.” Esther 3:5-6, 12-13?
When Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly. He went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth. In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth and ashes. Then Esther’s maidens and HER EUNUCHS came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them. Then Esther summoned Hathach from THE KING’S EUNUCHS, whom the king had appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this was and why it was. So Hathach THE EUNUCH went out to Mordecai to the city square in front of the king’s gate. Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the exact amount of money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the destruction of the Jews. He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict which had been issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show Esther and inform her, and to order her to go in to the king to implore his favor and to plead with him for her people.
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” Esther 4:1-8, 13-14?
Now when Jehu had come to Jezreel, the wicked witch Queen Jezebel heard of it; and she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window. Then, as Jehu entered at the gate, she said, “ Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?” And he looked up at the window, and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three EUNUCHS who had been beautifying Jezebel looked out at him. Then he said, “Throw her down.” So THE EUNUCHS REPENTED AND TURNED TO THE LORD and they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot. And when he had gone in, he ate and drank. Then he said, “Go now, see to this accursed woman, and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter.” So they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. Therefore they came back and told him. And he said, “This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel; and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as refuse on the surface of the field, in the plot at Jezreel, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel.” ??II Kings? ?9:30-37?
TWO OR THREE EUNUCHS:
Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew? ?18:20?
ALL THAT REMAINED OF JEZEBEL AFTER THE DOGS HAD CONSUMED HER CORPSE – Her skull, her feet and the palms of her hands WERE THE SAME BODILY PARTS THAT THE ROMANS PIERCED ON THE BODY OF JESUS as they executed Him. The crown of thorns pierced His skull, the nails pierced the palms of His hands and His feet for the deliverance of REPENTANT sinners, INCLUDING THOSE WHO PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY, and for the forgiveness of their confessed sins and for the healing of their bodies from the sickenesses that sin brings upon the sinner.
WHO WERE THE DOGS DURING THE TIME OF THE SPIRITUAL EUNUCH PROPHETS ELIJAH AND ELISHA WHEN THEY CALLED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WICKED WITCH QUEEN JEZEBEL:
So King Ahab, the husband of the wicked witch queen Jezebel died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria. Then someone washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood while the harlots bathed, according to the word of the Lord which He had spoken. Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, the ivory house which he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? So Ahab rested with his fathers. Then Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.” ??I Kings? ?22:37-40?
There shall be no cult prostitute among the daughters of Israel, nor shall there be a cult homosexual prostitute (a sodomite) among the sons of Israel. You shall not bring the wages of a prostitute or the price of a dog [that is, a male prostitute] into the house of the Lord your God as payment for any vow, for both of these – the gift and the giver – are utterly repulsive to the Lord your God. Deuteronomy? ?23:17-18?
And Jesus said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time of their fulfillment is near. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy (vile, impure), still be filthy; and the one who is righteous (just, upright), still be righteous; and the one who is holy, still be holy.” “Behold, I (Jesus) am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to the merit of his deeds (earthly works, faithfulness). I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].” Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are those who wash their robes [in the blood of Christ by believing and trusting in Him—the righteous who do His commandments], so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs [the godless, the impure, those of low moral character] and the sorcerers [with their intoxicating drugs, and magic arts], and the immoral persons [the sexually perverted, the molesters, and the adulterers], and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying (deception, cheating).” Revelation? ?22:10-15
God never invented for mankind to engage in homosexuality. Homosexuality was birthed into mankind by Satan for the purposes of defying the will of God and corrupting mankind. Just as Lucifer led a rebellion with one third of the angels in Heaven against God, he introduced that same rebellion into the human race when he seduced Adam and Eve to rebel against God in the Garden of Eden.
When you seek to lure human beings into opposing God’s will and purposes you are adjoining yourself to the same rebellion against the Lord that Satan began in the Garden of Eden, the same rebellion that will see it’s final days via the anti-christ and then God’s final judgment.
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.” ??2 Timothy? ?3:1-9???
James, people who feel they have been rescued or transformed from a life they are now scared or wary of should be careful to generalise their experiences to apply to everyone. Our rules for living should be based on Scripture and not on our personal experiences.
You have added your comment to an odd item in my blog, and I am guessing you have not read the work I have done on explaining the Scripture verses you quote. Please see the full study I have done on the Bible and LGBTQI issues – it starts at: http://www.futurechurchnow.com/2015/07/23/the-biblical-case-for-christians-affirming-same-sex-marriage-part-1-the-arguments-against/#index
Once you have read what I have written, please feel free to engage.