Florida Senator Don Gaetz and His Son, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz:
Two Mice in the Cookie Jar!
April 28, 2015
Years ago I had the privilege of having a very brief talk with Corrie ten Boom, the Christian from Holland who, along with her family, suffered persecution during the Nazi regime of World War II. Her biography, The Hiding Place, portrayed her family's willingness to risk their lives to save the lives of as many of the Jews as they could from the Nazi death camps. The book became a worldwide bestseller and was eventually made into a movie. There was one scene in the book that has always stayed in my mind.
A local pastor comes to the ten Boom home for a visit. During his visit, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom try to convince the pastor to take one of the babies they are trying to save, especially since the pastor lives in the countryside. The pastor refuses and quickly leaves the house, but not without warning the family - Papa ten Boom, Corrie, and Betsie - that they are going to get themselves into serious trouble when the Nazis find out what they are doing. The pastor did not want to risk his life to save Jews. After the pastor left, Corrie ten Boom is very upset with the pastor and basically comments to her father, "How could this man consider himself to be a Christian, much less a pastor?" Her father's response was priceless: "Just because the mouse is in the cookie jar does not make it a cookie."
Well, apparently there are two mice in the Tallahassee cookie jar, one in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives. Recently, the two mice, Senator Don Gaetz (a Lutheran) and his son, Representative Matt Gaetz (a Baptist), voted in support of Senate and House bills respectively, that allow homosexual couples to adopt in the state of Florida. In an April 21 newspaper headline, Florida State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, also said he does not support a proposal allowing private agencies to deny adoptions by gay and lesbian couples ON RELIGIOUS OR MORAL GROUNDS.
It seems that the Gaetz father-son legislators do not know their Bible, and as a result are playing both sides of the fence, under the guise of non-discrimination and the changing times. Apparently, their ministers are afraid to confront them with the truth! They are probably too busy protecting their 401ks and their livelihoods. Well, here's what your pastors are not telling you.
The days of Elijah are upon us, and the days of God's judgments are upon our nation. As the saying goes, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that something is going wrong in our country. If you think you can support and pass this kind of legislation WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES in your own lives and the lives of the millions of Floridians you are serving, you do not know your Bible. Worse yet, If you think you are born-again Christians, Sirs, you need to check your status.
You cannot serve two masters, which is apparently what you are doing. You cannot vote in favor of people whose lifestyle God considers an abomination and then walk into your churches - Lutheran or Baptist - and say you are worshipping the God of the Bible. However, it is apparent that both of you have decided that you CAN do this AND that YOU KNOW BETTER THAN GOD.
There probably have been many Christians who have mistaken you for fellow-Christians in the past. They may have even worshipped right next to you on a Sunday morning. But, now I hope they see the truth: the Gaetz men have been posing as Christians. Why, I noticed that one of the articles even said Don Gaetz "shepherded" the bill through the senate. Now, that's scary! Sounds like a wolf in sheep's clothing to me. Like the minister in The Hiding Place, Gaetz men, you are just two mice in the cookie jar. And, NEWS FLASH! Just because you are in the cookie jar, Sirs, it does not make you a cookie!
My hope is that you repent and hear the gospel BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!