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Are Some People Born Gay? – YouTube


Here’s the best presentation of this question that I’ve ever seen. If someone is seriously interested in the question or wants to know if scientific proof supports the LGBT orientation / lifestyle, he or she will find the facts very helpful.

Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights? It’s More Complicated


Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights? It’s More Complicated | Christianity TodayBusinesspeople Cooperation.

I’m really interested in the response of my readers.

Please read the above article which appeared in Christianity Today this week. Then, instead of commenting on the article on the CT site, come back here to this post and comment. Thanks.

QUESTION: What strikes you as helpful or problematic in the article?

Stripping Chioce, Truth, and Free Speech from Young People in Virginia as Homosexuals Advocate Bullying


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As a group of people, Gays have experienced the horrors and terror of being bullied. Yet . . . a law being newly proposed in Virginia by Patrick Hope (D–Arlington) would tear “choice,” truth, and free-speech away from young people and care givers. Under this proposed law, the state would clamp a hand over the mouths of minors. They would be forbidden to speak to caring adults regarding their questions or confusion regarding homosexual tendencies or behaviors. Doctors, Nurses, Family counselors, School counselors, caring professions, and faith communities will be silenced along with the minors with regard to helping young Virginians understand the options from which they can choose when they experience confusion about their same-sex desires.

I’ve always sought to know the truth. Most adults of my generation used to encourage truth. However, the truth is that we live in a society that has taught two or three generations that truth is relative. We were taught to know the difference between good and evil. Now we’re taught that evil is good, and good is evil. Forces of evil have so influenced the masses that they have many willing adherents to their whitewashing of sin and their war against what is good and right in God’s eyes.

The unrighteous masses teach:

There is no black or white, only grey. Your shade of grey will be different than someone else’s shade. Accept and love yourself. Hang on to your shade of grey because that’s your truth. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Gay advocates have made the most of relativism for their cause. So have abortionists. Simply rename or invent a euphemism and your evil is transformed into our good. 

The proposed Virginia law is such an evil masquerading as good. It intends to squash a young person’s right to his or her own truth–that something’s amiss in their mixed heterosexual/homosexual behaviors and desires. As I understand this law, it would prohibit any adult in professional services from counseling a minor regarding homosexual confusion or “conversion therapy.” [“conversion” from homosexual confusion to heterosexual normality, not from sinner destined for destruction to follower of Jesus cleansed from all sin and empowered to walk a holy life]

Gender confusion is a normal human experience. And if people were honest, we know that many people have experienced it at some point in their lives–especially in adolescence. Those of us who have come through that confusion and were able to express it to a non-judgmental, caring adult, were able to place those normal, adolescent desires in proper perspective. As we matured, we learned to live healthy, normal heterosexual lives. For several decades, male and female homosexuals have sought to normalize their choices. In doing so, they want to shove them down the throats of others who don’t agree to their version of “truth.” Wait a minute! Isn’t this what they accuse Christians of doing? That’s another topic for another time.

Forcing others to accept your worldview, your truth, is BULLYING! Marginalizing and mocking those who don’t agree with homosexuals is precisely what they have fought against. The abused have become the abusers.

Bullying and bigotry of every sort should be anathema to us as Americans, yet those are the tactics of the gay rights advocates. Everyone MUST accept their choice and lifestyle. And though I respect and grant the right for a homosexual to make that choice for him or herself, I do not have to embrace that choice. However, I expect every American’s rights to free speech and free choices–that do not harm the community–to be respected and safeguarded.

The APA (American Psychological Association) has historically considered homosexuality as abnormal behavior. They considered it mentally unhealthy. Yet, it has worked recently to revise their historic position under the pressure of anti-heterosexual, gay forces. What changed? Someone has sold them (and the practicing homosexuals) the lie that tries to convince them this is how you were made. It’s a genetic thing. It’s in your DNA. Go with it. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself.

In a recent newsletter from a trends research group, the author said this:

Western society has gotten used to believing that same-sex attraction is genetic and innate, and that’s the end of it. People are told they were born gay, just as though they were born left-handed or freckled. That’s not what the science says. The APA has worked to remove the stigma associated with homosexuality, but it still states that a variety of factors are involved. The APA website states, “[N]o findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles.”

Yet, people with same-sex attraction are told repeatedly (and simplistically), “You were born that way. Learn to love yourself. Embrace it.” The gay and lesbian lobby seeks to silence ther options, to tear away our right to know the truth.

Isn’t it amazing that the proponents of a law to keep minors from the truth, are themselves willing to shut down free-speech, eliminate “choice,” (the choice of the young person who wants guidance and help), and FORCE (bully) young people to accept a worldview that is already causing them significant stress and anxiety and is forbidden by God. The law as proposed and its proponents advocate a disguised form of child-abuse. Amazing! Since God himself has pronounced judgment on the roots of homosexuality and the practice itself, how do they think they can hide this from young people. Young people have a right to know what their Creator says about not only the source of homosexuality, but its inevitable results–which by the way are eternal unless this abnormal, and sinful behavior is turned from and renounced.

What do YOU think?

Here’s what God says, by the Holy Spirit about gay and lesbian behaviors and lifestyles:

   “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,” (1 Corinthians 6:9, LEB)

According to the Word of God, practicing homosexuals (both active and passive) and those encouraging homosexuality will be shut out of the kingdom. And again, of the downward spiral that leads to homosexuality. Pay particular attention to what the Holy Spirit says about their MINDS:

   “Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, that their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for eternity. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature, and likewise also the males, abandoning the natural relations with the female, were inflamed in their desire toward one another, males with males committing the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the penalty that was necessary for their error.” (Romans 1:22–27, LEB)

If I were counseling a young person on a law that would silence them in seeking help from adult caregivers, I would counsel them to fight such a law. If it is passed, submit to the state in areas where the state does not cause you to sin. However, if the state proposes anything in that law which opposes what God has already commanded in His revealed will, YOU MUST RESPECTFULLY ACT FOR GOD AGAINST THE STATE. When the state no longer allows free speech or protects all the people, no matter what their age (including life in the womb), they are apostate and have abandoned their God-given right to rule.

Anyone who disagrees with God–including the state–is not in touch with Reality and is to be respectfully ignored on that point:

  . . .  “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:28–29, ESV)

QUESTION: What are your thoughts?

WORD FROM THE AUTHOR ABOUT MOTIVES: I write this as a Witness of the Compassion and Rule of the Kingdom of the living God. I speak here of the God of Israel and the Church–Yahweh–and His Son–the Messiah–Jesus the Christ. I do NOT write to please men and women or tickle their ears with things that appeal to them. I share my opinions based upon my understanding of what God has revealed to ALL in His Truth. My motive is singularly God’s love; it constrains me to be a voice crying in the wilderness. I desire that none should be lost. I plead for people to turn from unreality– from the Matrix-life–to God. Embrace His “Good News” that all your sin and sickness has been taken away by Christ, for everyone who believes. Escape this culture’s values and immorality while you still can, before the GREAT DECEPTION comes upon the world just prior to Christ’s Return.

Homosexuality is NOT the Reason God Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah


denial[DISCLAIMER: This post was written and published in Oct. 2013, PRIOR to Phil Robertson’s name being in the news for his views on homosexuality. Nor do I agree with the crude way he chose to express those views. Though I do support Scripture that was quoted verbatim  and his right to express those views. “Duck Dynasty” was off my radar scope until it became the center of controversy over freedom of speech and the intolerance of Gay tolerance. Now I have viewed an episode and decided it will remain off my radar scope.

The following post is being republished given the importance of the content. It is in no way intended to disparage or hurt sensitive, loving people who care deeply for people and God. Nor is it a rebuke to those who, through no fault of their own other than ignorance, biblical illiteracy, or listening to the wrong voices, have embraced a lie and a lifestyle of hedonism. Rather, it is intended to bring truth and light to bear upon a subject that is covered in lies, innuendos, false accusations, and misinformation. Today, no one may speak about homosexuality without their speech being labeled as “hate” by those who disrespect and dismiss God, his people, morality, his truth and his children. The intolerant advocates and voices of the homosexual agenda champion their debauchery over the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Their inspiration is demonic (whether they are still healthy enough to know it or not). The Holy Spirit spoke of them when He warned that in the end times many would be led astray by “doctrines of demons” and inaugurate a delusion for even weak and nominal Christians to believe. My goal is threefold: First, to be the Lord’s witness to followers of Jesus who are parents. Second, to warn homosexual advocates to turn to God from their sin, before they have abandoned the possibility of eternal life. Third, to pluck the confused and misled from the mire.]

Last month I attended a conference in Idaho. The conference focused on twelve amazing, strategic, national and global trends which are dramatically transforming our world. One of the speakers said something that really grabbed my attention with regard to the relationship between God and Americans who practice and advocate homosexuality.

He took issue with the way Christians and their leaders assume that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah as a result of their rampant homosexuality. The speaker made the point that their homosexual behavior did not draw God’s wrath or judgment. Their sodomy was the RESULT, not the cause of God’s wrath and ultimate annihilation of the entire population of those two cities. God destroyed every last one of them for a greater sin than homosexuality.

Let’s look more closely at the relevant texts beginning with what he said regarding Sodom and Gomorrah’s end. Here the subject is Israel, but they are being compared to Sodom & Gomorrah:

Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.” (Isaiah 1:4, ESV)

If the Lord of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9, ESV)

But rebels and sinners shall be broken together, and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.” (Isaiah 1:28, ESV)

THEIR REAL SIN

The great sin of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah was that they had forsaken the Lord God—their Creator. They had exchanged the One true God–Yahweh–for a lie: that they as “enlightened” humans were the top of the evolutionary ladder. The Apostle Paul spells it out clearly in the Letter to the Romans—whose values closely match those of the current population of extreme liberalism in our nation today:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:18–32, ESV)

All the other sins which the Sodomites committed—including their homosexual relationships—were the RESULT of the abandonment wrath of God. He “gave them over” to their already debased minds. Because many ancients rejected their Creator, His values, His people, His Kingdom, and His love, God removed the restraints of sanity. That removal resulted in men exchanging natural relations for those that the Holy Spirit labels “contrary to nature” (human nature that is). The Spirit through Paul calls them “shameless acts.” According to the Holy Spirit, these people are consumed with unnatural passion for their same sex. For all the centuries of human history from that time to the late twentieth century, human beings understood that homosexual behavior was abhorrent and a mental aberration. Only recently did the homosexual lobby ply its influence on the psychological community so that they took homosexuality out of the DSM–their diagnostic bible of mental disorders. The more recent editions normalized what had been a previously abnormal mental condition. It took our so-called highly evolved sensibilities of the fallen 21st century American and European cultures to abandon God and embrace the worship of science, technology, and men and women as gods and goddesses. They’ve returned to pagan culture and jettisoned centuries of human understanding and Godly counsel. Now the inmates are running the asylum.

And it doesn’t stop here. Once the Creator is rejected, so is His doctrine of Creation. Those who reject God (not just homosexuals, atheists included) do not see themselves as created beings. Since Darwin, fallen minds have decided that man is not special. Educated and “enlightened” influences now claim humanity crawled out of the soup and swamps as animals and “evolved” from lower life forms. Life came about, according to one so-called scholar, “on the backs of crystals.” This man is actually a paid faculty member a a prestigious university. These and other influences in our social and educational institutions have influenced societies to worship nature (the sciences) and creatures (themselves) instead of God. Although science, nature, and creatures are all good things, they have been raised to the place of idols in our culture. They are worshiped though its proponents would not call it that.

Those who have abandoned the Creator embrace a deception because they no longer recognize Truth and Reality. They have lost that FACT that they were created to have dignity, to be sons and daughters of God himself. Atheists have no God and no future. According to the Holy Spirit, they have abandoned sanity because they deny the ultimate Reality.

Can it go any lower? Can it get any darker? Oh, yes. Strap on your seat-belt .

TRANSGENDERISM

Today the proponents (not all homosexuals, but the advocates and most vocal and vicious) of the darkness have become so emboldened by their sin that they have moved beyond a lifestyle choice. They realize that in order to make their choices acceptable for the future, they must “reeducate” the children. They have co-opted public school curricula to make disciples after themselves. Sin is not solitary; it infects everyone and everything. It always looks for someone else to justify it or participate in it. Where are the parents? Are they just standing by and allowing their children to be seduced? YES!!! Even believers drop their kids at “school” hoping to educate and expose their children to reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, they expose them to the worst of secularism and abandon them to the high-priests of unbelief. Well-meaning parents think that over supper they can undue the damage of six hours a day of indoctrination by the state, homosexual interest groups, and indoctrinated peers (if this family still sits down together to have an evening meal).

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[IMPORTANT: Parents, get the facts on GLSEN and Kevin Jennings, (Obama’s Czar* of school “safety”) in the war they’re winning over the hearts and minds of your kids. Read this Focus On the Family Brief]

Otherwise sane and moral citizens are afraid to confront spiritually bankrupt, sexual totalitarianism, even though it is bent upon corrupting the nation’s children and forcing darkness upon the youth of America. I have not heard one voice among the homosexual lobby/advocates that will say that though an adolescent has a homosexual temptation or loves someone of the same sex, that this does not demand a sexual encounter. Sexual attraction is simply a temptation like any other temptation. Every such thought must be made captive to the mind of Christ. He is Lord. He can save and deliver from those things we’re tempted to give ourselves over to.  [P.S. – Temptation is not sin. Even Christ was tempted in all ways as we were. BUT . . . He was without sin. He therefore is the ONLY one who can save. He is the one who will deliver from a debased mind. Sexuality was designed to be beautiful in its lawful context. Outside of God’s intent, sexuality becomes bondage.]

Homosexual advocates will not succeed, because God has already judged them. He has seen their dark exchanges. Their abandonment of the truth, of sanity, and of acknowledgement of the Creator has been overthrown. He will not stand by and allow them to continue to pervert a generation unchallenged. So he has begun their judgment by giving them over to the ultimate end of their sexual perversion—transgenderism.

As Scripture predicted, they already are self-destructing. One writer reports:

Transgenderism (or transsexualism) is not normal. In fact, it’s so abnormal and unnatural that a staggeringly tragic 41 percent of all transgender individuals living in the United States have attempted to commit suicide, according to a 2010 study.**

Remember what the Holy Spirit said in Romans 1—they are “receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Sadly, they are willing to face Aids, STD’s, suicide, depression and phobias to embrace the outcome of their darkened minds. I find this very sad, when God’s original purpose for their lives was one of compassion, love, dignity, and a legacy of righteousness.

Their madness increases. They now are no longer satisfied with a growing public acceptance of their “lifestyle,” they want to enlist the children. They want no other “choice” made available to our kids. And if we try to bring truth to light or lovingly confront their madness, they label it hate. Truth is not hate, it’s truth! God’s truth.

But Jesus said that they will reject us because those bent on sin rejected him. Remember what Jesus said? We are not the haters. They have projected their own hatred onto us just as they did to Jesus because his righteous life condemned them:

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’” (John 15:18–25, ESV)

It is my personal conviction that the downward spiral of our culture and the rampant lawlessness and hatred toward the truly righteous followers of Jesus (even on the part of nominal “Christians”) is rapidly moving American followers of Jesus toward the persecution that Jesus prophesied for all who would choose to live godly lives in Christ Jesus. Even so-called “Christians” (church goers) will be deceived into thinking that those who do not accept alternate sexual orientations are overly prudish, judgmental and perhaps deserving of the suffering and persecution they will undergo as they continue to be witnesses of God’s truth and Christ’s compassion. Nominal Christians stood by as the leaders of the Third Reich dragged the Jews off to camps. They also stood by when the Nazis dragged believing disciples of Jesus who tried to house, protect, and save the Jews off to death camps. Nominal Christians are religious, but they don’t know Jesus or His Father. The wheat and tares grow together until the final angelic harvest.

OUR RESPONSE

Our response should not be to condemn those who walk in the darkness of their fallen mindset—though we thoroughly reject their behavior. Be warned, if you do not reject their abandonment of God as Creator and their fallen sexuality, then you will be judged with them according to the Scriptures (Rom. 1:32, above).

We need to pray for mercy, that God will relent from his “abandonment-wrath” and grant them mercy and and light to transform their darkened hearts and minds by the love of Jesus. Pray for clarity regarding the rejection of God’s intent for their lives. Ask the Father to give them godly sorrow and a real picture of what Jesus did to purchase their wholeness.

IMPORTANT: There is NO EXCUSE for violence or mean-spiritedness toward those of the homosexual community. We must not return what they dish out to us. Jesus told us to love those who speak out against us. We are to return good for evil. We must simply be true to the testimony of Jesus and the Word of God so that they hear the truth spoken in love, and are without excuse. Hopefully, some will hear and allow their hearts to be turned. Then they will be transformed to Know Christ and make Him known.

*For definitions: Google the terms “Czar” and “autocrat” (which is part of the description of a Czar/Tsar

** David Kupelian, “Transgender Madness: How Psychiatrists are Bullied into ‘Normalizing’ Sexual Derangement,” 22:10 Whistleblower, Oct. 2013, p. 10.

©2013 David C Alves

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