Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The unhappy gays insisted that sexual orientation laws on hate crimes and discrimination do not apply to ex-gays – only gays.

"The unhappy gays insisted that sexual orientation laws on hate crimes and discrimination do not apply to ex-gays – only gays – and no tolerance should be extended to former homosexuals."

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Greetings friends and others out there in the Darwinian fogosphere.

Again today, an item a step removed from Sir Charles D. Yet, his begrimed pawprints abound. Does he rest in peace now? Only the divine God knows for sure, but it is quite a stretch for us mortals to envision Darwin resting in peace while so many yet living are ensnared by his vile poisonous dogma and dwell in deep-soul torment.

Today? The homosexual agenda and those who practice and encourage it. And what does Darwin have to do with this? Quite elementary. Darwin's goo-to-you myth implies there is no authoritative origin, purpose, or definition of FAMILY. But God's word the Bible says that when God created man and woman, God also created the institution of FAMILY:

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24, NIV)

The bumpersticker paraphrase says: "Marriage: one man, one woman."


As far as the sexual orientation "culture war", I am not about to try to cover the whole range, since there is no lack of blogosphere electrons expended on this topic. Somewhere down below I'll leave a link. But thanks to the American Family Association, doing much to keep American families concerned for America and the future of our children.


My take on it: the BIG LIE is in fact TWO BIG LIES:
(1) Those engaged in the homsexual activities were "born gay"; and,
(2) You can't change.

For the first, I recall clearly our next-door neighbors who had identical twin boys. We grieved with them as one of them was dying of sexually-acquired AIDS. Even to his last breath, this man appeared unrepentant of his long-practiced homosexual lifestyle. Meanwhile, his (straight) twin brother came from California to beg his brother to repent and receive God's mercy through Jesus even at the last hour. Same genes, very different lives.

Ed Vitagliano has an article "In search of the gay gene" (AFA Journal, January 2008, p. 15) for more discussion.

For the second, it is fact that many people have escaped and are escaping the homosexual lifestyle. I still remember clearly the young couple (one man, one woman) I met at a church service at Mammoth Mountain ski area in California about 1974. As naiive students at the University of California Santa Barbara, they had both been seduced into "trying" homosexual behaviors, and were entrapped for a few years. They finally found freedom and the power to escape in Jesus Christ, Savior of the world. As the woman expressed it, "When I got into homosexual behavior, I always felt dirty. I would shower and still come out feeling dirty. Nothing else except Jesus could ever help me to feel clean."

See AFA Journal, Nov-Dec, 2007, "Can Gays Change?":
http://www.afajournal.org/11-1207changes.asp
"Can Gays Change?
"A new study concerning the possibility of homosexuals leaving that lifestyle is roiling the waters of debate, challenging the dogma of mental health organizations who insist that homosexuality is immutable. Organizations like the influential American Psychiatric Association have steadfastly refused to admit the possibility that attempts to change sexual orientation through religious and/or psychological methods can work.
"In 1999, for example, then-APA President Rodrigo Muñoz, M.D., said: 'There is no scientific evidence that reparative or conversion therapy is effective in changing a person’s sexual orientation.' He added that 'there is, however, evidence that this type of therapy can be destructive.'

"A new study, however, claims to prove just the opposite. Conducted by psychology professors Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University, the study, Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation, was published in book form and scheduled for an October release.
"The authors examined individuals who were attempting to change their sexual orientation by participating in a program run by the religious ministry Exodus International. They said the study was “the most scientifically rigorous study of the possibility of sexual orientation change to date. …”
"The results were impressive: 38% of the participants in the Exodus program had either embraced 'chastity with a reduction in prominence of homosexual desire' or experienced 'a diminishing of homosexual attraction and an increase in heterosexual attraction with a resulting satisfactory heterosexual adjustment.'
"According to press reports, another 29% had had only partial success in leaving the homosexual lifestyle but were committed to continuing their efforts."


But the fact that many have changed and are changing out of the homsexual behavior and into a life of freedom absolutely enrages many in the homosexual movement. In the article linked above, there is a sidebar article "Ex-gays victimized by gay intolerance" by Regina Griggs, Executive Director, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays. Look there for the context of the quote:
"As happens every year, gay activists disrupted our booth activities. They screamed obscenities, threw our materials from the exhibit table to the ground, insisted we recognize their same-sex “spouses,” demanded that PFOX leave, and hit a PFOX volunteer because he is ex-gay.When we explained that the county’s sexual orientation law allows both the gay booth and our ex-gay booth to exhibit, the unhappy gays insisted that sexual orientation laws on hate crimes and discrimination do not apply to ex-gays – only gays – and no tolerance should be extended to former homosexuals."

BUT THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS AND GIVES LIFE TO ALL LIVING - HE WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD. He speaks from His eternal and almighty throne in Heaven through the Bible as He says:
"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised. Amen.
"Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

"Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Romans 1:18-32, NIV)

How about one more scripture? In the second Psalm, God says the nations will rage against Jehovah God the Father and against his anointed one (the Messiah, the Christ). But God will: (1) laugh, (2) scoff, (3) rebuke, and (4) terrify. But "blessed are all who take refuge in him (Jesus)." Read and heed:

"Why do the nations conspire (rage) and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against Jehovah and against his Anointed One. 'Let us break their chains,' they say, 'and throw off their fetters.'
"The One enthroned in heaven laughs; Jehovah scoffs at them. Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 'I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.'
"I will proclain the decree of Jehovah. He said to me, 'You are my Son; today I have become your father. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.
"Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve Jehovah with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him." (Psalm 2, NIV, YHWH as "Jehovah")


Submitted with fear and trembling at the Word of God,

D.U.





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