Evander Holyfield is the only five time world boxing champion there is. Before him, Mohammed Ali aka Cassius Clay held the record with three world boxing titles. Over his twenty-six year boxing career, Holyfield made over $230 million.
What many people may or may not know is that Holyfield is an active Christian and gave millions of dollars to his church and various charities. At times he has been outspoken about his faith and that just got him in hot water with the producers of Big Brother. I need to add here that I have to question any Christian who would consider going on a program that is built upon lies, deception and sex, but nevertheless, Holyfield made it on the show.
In one episode, he is sitting in bed with a girl named Luisa when the subject of homosexuality comes up. During the conversation, Holyfield tells her:
“The Bible lets you know that’s wrong, that’s right.”
Luisa continues to argue with Holyfield and later on in the discussion, he tells her that homosexuality is a choice and that it can be fixed.
After his comments, Holyfield is hauled before the narrator who is most likely acting on behalf of the producer who warns Holyfield about his offensive language in saying that homosexuality is wrong and it’s a choice. The narrator’s chastisement went like this:
“Big Brother” show warned him: “Before you entered the Big Brother house, the rules regarding unacceptable language and behavior were explained to you. Last night in a conversation with Luisa, you expressed the view that being gay was not normal and that it could be fixed.”
“Well Big Brother understands that these are the views you hold, they aren’t the views that are hold by a lot of sections of society and expressing these views will be extremely offensive to many people…”
“Big Brother does not tolerate the use of offensive language and therefore warn you to consider very carefully the effect of expressing such views may have and the harm and offense you may cause by repeating these views inside the house.”
It’s Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson all over again. Anyone can say anything they want against Christians, traditional marriage and family values, but just say one little thing against homosexuality and the world caves in around you. These people claim over and over that they want tolerance, yet they are the most intolerant people out there. From what I’ve seen and read over the past few years, I would say that gay activists are less tolerant about the truth of homosexuality than Al Sharpton is about the truth of racism.
Neither of them wants tolerance. Both of them are demanding preferential treatment. They insist on having the freedom to mock and condemn anyone they want and the protection against others doing the same to them.
No one cares anymore about offending a Christian. And Christians aren’t doing anything to stop it. When are Christians going to start standing up for their rights? Why aren’t we complaining when we’re offended? It’s our silence that has allowed this happen and it’s our voices that need to be heard to put an end to it. Christians need to get off their butts and become warriors for Christ. It’s time every Christian in America becomes an Ephesian 6 Christian:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”