Should Israel’s Pro-Gay Agenda Offend Evangelicals?
Evangelical Christians celebrate the rebirth of the biblical Nation of Israel, but are troubled by its support of worldly agendas
Israel prides itself (pun intended) on its pro-gay attitudes in an attempt to show the world that the Jewish State is an open, democratic and accommodating society. We have regular gay marches, promote Jewish gay celebs and our most populous and productive city, Tel Aviv, has become a Mecca for the LGTB movement.
But will this strategy to demonstrate what may seem like “goodwill to mankind” spark a backlash from our most ardent supporters –Evangelical Christians?
In April of this year, just a week before Passover, Israel’s consul general in Miami, Lior Hayat, together with other Israeli diplomats, took an active part in Miami’s Pride Parade. Marching with the LGTB crowds, the Israeli officials proudly held gay rainbow flags emblazoned with the Star of David.
The Israeli delegation was so enthusiastic over their support of the gay agenda that on their official Facebook page of the Consulate General of Israel in Miami they posted selfies with the gay marchers tagged: Great celebrating #Pride together with @MiamiDolphins #FootballUnites partners @SAVELGBT @missioncontinue! Community building in action!
The entire event was used as an opportunity for the consulate to attract as many homosexual tourists as possible into Israel’s open arms (no pun intended). Another post to the consulate’s Facebook page read: “They say it takes a village… And ours is a colorful diverse welcoming and proud family! Thanks to all our friends for making extra special @miamibeachpride #IsraelMiamiProud”
But this time, overt Israeli support for the gay agenda proved too much for local Evangelical Pastor Alberto Delgado, who leads the large Alpha and Omega Church in Miami, Florida.
According to the Israeli press, the church postponed participation in a pro-Israel event after the Israeli diplomats attended the gay parade. Israel’s Foreign Ministry later confirmed that the pastor had indeed come to such a decision amid his concern that “Israeli participation in the pride parade will hurt the support for Israel within his community.”
It seems that Pastor Delgado, who represents one of the largest and growing pro-Israel Hispanic Evangelical communities in the US, has spoken with a prophet’s unction. How long will Israel be able to insist on promoting a pro-gay agenda before our Evangelical supporters cry foul and jump ship? How many Evangelicals will stay onboard supporting Israel as long as the Jewish nation continues to actively promote the homosexual agenda? How many more pastors will follow Pastor Delgado and use their substantial influence to help Israel see that we have been deceived thinking that a pro-gay agenda will help Israel find acceptance among the nations?
The truth is that we have let ourselves be tricked and are being lead into a vile trap.