SOUTH KOREA - Gay Couples See Breakthrough for Equality

Arno Froese

“The more visible we are and the more we talk about our story, I think the more we can change people’s opinions and help other LGBTQ people like us gather up courage,” Kim Yong-min said in an interview in the three-room Seoul apartment he shares with So Sung-uk.

“I believe if more LGBTQ people show who they are, change will come faster.”

The two also managed to secure national health insurance coverage for So, who works with a youth HIV support group, as a dependent based on his partnership with Kim, an employee for an organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights.

A survey by South Korean pollster Realmeter last year found that nearly seven in 10 respondents said an anti-discrimination law was necessary.

Anti-discrimination bills have been proposed but lawmakers have failed to move forward with them.

“Politicians like to hide behind social consensus,” So said.

“But it is their job to make society a more equal and better place to live, not just sit back and wait for society to change.”, 27 February 2023

Arno's Commentary

Sodomites, as the Bible calls them, have been present throughout the ages and are found in all levels of society on planet earth. Lately, increasingly more nations have opened the doors to Sodomites, declaring them to be normal. The exception are the Muslim nations. Wikipedia states: “The Quran narrates the story of the ‘people of Lot’ destroyed by the wrath of God because the men engaged in lustful carnal acts between themselves.” In the Bible we read, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). The New Testament adds: “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:27).

Speaking about the end times, Jesus mentions Sodom: “But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:29). What happened in Sodom? Genesis 19 reports the event involving Lot and his family. When two angels visited Lot, the men of Sodom found out and forcefully made this request: “They shouted to Lot and said to him, where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may be intimate with them” (v. 5, Tanakh). When Lot did not comply, verse 9 reads: “And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.” Quite obviously, the Sodomites had political power, and the remnant of the men of Sodom apparently did not oppose their advances. In Lot’s case, violence followed: “came near … moved forward to break the door” (Tanakh). Even after the angels interfered on behalf of Lot supernaturally, the Sodomites did not give up; they “were struck with blinding light, so that they were helpless to find the entrance” (v. 11, Tanakh). Here we see there is no turning back; in their blind rage, they still attempted to use force.

There is another item in Scripture with prophetic content; namely Antichrist is the great imitator and wants to be god. Doubtless, he will appear as the false messiah of Israel and savior of the world, as Jesus prophesied: “if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43b). What is the spiritual reason for this development? Plain and simple, the imitation of the total liberty Scripture proclaims: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). True equality, but note “in Christ Jesus.” The spirit of Antichrist is busy mimicking this equality.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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