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GCM Watch was blessed to grab an exclusive interview with brand new author Mya Huff who burst onto the literary scene with a heavy hitting book which dutifully tackles many of the pervasive myths circulated about homosexuality. An EXlesbian who lives in DC, Huff is currently promoting the book and hopes that it not only shuts down the confusion but that it also mends broken hearts, minds and souls with the truth of the gospel. Read this incredible interview, then hurry and get this important new resource to equip yourself!
Gay Christian Movement Watch: Your book Homosexuality: Dispel the Myth, Mend the Broken Pieces enters the scene at a time where there is widespread belief that changing from homosexuality is “dangerous and impossible”. Did that affect what you decided to write?
Mya Huff: In some ways yes. That’s one of the myths that needs to dispelled. The bible says, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesian 3:20) . If God is able to do what cannot be fathomed by men, why can’t a person be free from homosexuality? That individual is only asking for what their minds are able to process. God can do so much more than setting an individual free. Deliverance is not a challenge to God, by any means. To suggest something is impossible for God challenges who God says He is.
GCMW: All lies are destructive, but which myth or lie stands out to you as the most destructive one if left unanswered?
MH: One of the biggest myths this book deals with is the limits society tries to place in God. There is a lie that a person can’t be totally free from homosexuality. What the world calls a “cure”, we call deliverance. To suggest what God can’t do, should raise red flags to the masses, but people are falling for it. You never allow anyone to tell you what God can’t do. Is He not more than able?
MH: Absolutely. The myths dispelled in this book go beyond the issue of homosexuality. The book is encouraging all of us to reject the lies the enemy has tried to tell the human race. The first thing Satan tried to distort within humanity was our identity. Understanding our identity dictates the perception we have of ourselves and God. Also it’s not enough sometimes to say to an individual, “Just stop what you’re doing” or “You just need to change”. Sometimes on Sunday morning the pastor may spend 30 minutes talking on homosexuality, but there are people who need more. That is what this book is for. For broken individuals, broken families, addictions, and those who have been suffering for years with heartbreak. When you see someone struggling with any type of destructive lifestyle it can be a sign of brokenness. Homosexuality: Dispel the Myth, Mend the Broken Pieces is a book about encouragement, redemption, and hope. If anyone is struggling with the lifestyle in secret or openly, in their thoughts, or just internally this book is for them. No one needs to feel condemned. Truth sometimes manifests conviction. Conviction is not condemnation, it is grace. Grace is spiritual rehab and no matter how long any of us have been saved, we are all checked in.
GCMW: So for someone who’s gracefully convicted and comes out of lesbianism, when can they expect to get to a place of stability?
MH: Stability sometimes comes with a made up mind. If a person is trying to lose weight they make one good decision one day at a time. I know for me my stability came when I was faced with what I once was, and my response was flipped so to speak. God had to change my mindset, and turn it right side up. When my thought process begin to change it was like seeing the manifestation of the work God was doing in me. When my mind was stable, my actions followed. Deliverance can be a process. So no one should be discouraged if it doesn’t happen overnight. My deliverance did not happen overnight. I had to wait and keep walking. Make up in your mind that tomorrow you will wake up, pick up your cross, and keep following Christ. Don’t put so much focus on the (what), you are simply dying to you flesh as all men are called to do. We all have to die to something daily.
GCMW: Some EXhomosexuals are afraid to tell their story for fear of rejection and even retribution. What made you cross that line and put your story out there?
MH: To be honest it wasn’t my choice. This book started out as something different than what it turned out to be. Initially this book was dealing with strictly with heartbreak. In an effort to help others get through those tough seasons. There was nothing about me, homosexuality, or my past in the manuscript. When I started out there was one night around 3:00am I had a writer’s block, so I got off the computer. I prayed and asked God what do I say next? And He answered clear as day and said, “Tell the story.” I put the covers over my head and acted like I didn’t hear what He just said, He kept talking. I laugh when I think about that now. My reaction was that way, because I somewhat understood what God was asking of me.
GCMW: Wow, what you said resonates! It reminds me of how God convicted me about my disobedience in telling what he’d done for me. I had no choice but to say yes to him. In the end all that matters is that we do his will, amen?
MH: Writing this book had everything to do with obedience. Sometimes in life its not that a person is not making an effort, its about doing what God asked and how He asked it to be done. Frustration and chaos set in when we try to improvise, for the specific instructions that God gives us. Look at what happened with Saul and the Amalekites. (I Samuel 15) It wasn’t that Saul didn’t move when God asked him to, he didn’t finish the work God asked to be done. Partial obedience is still disobedience. That applies to every aspect of our walk with God.
GCMW: In chapter two of the book, you talked about the illusion of homosexuality. Satan projects this front-loaded illusion that its good, normal and desirable?
MH: Very much so. The enemy’s job is stimulate the flesh so much that people forget about the state or wellbeing of their soul. In the body of Christ we are called to pick up our cross daily and follow Christ, even if that cross comes with discomfort. Most times in discomfort we see it as impossible to be happy. We have forgotten what it means to rejoice in our sufferings. (See. Romans 5:3) In this world Satan presents a path where people lay down their cross, and at the same time pick up “happiness.” There is a lie that sometimes has even been preached in the pulpit, that as believers we are not supposed to go through anything. We exist in a realm that is outside of the perfect will of God. That is why we pray for God will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. As the humans race we are only supposed to be passing through our current existence, while pursuing an eternal one.
GCMW: Mya, as I was reading through, this really caught my attention. You wrote: “Breakups in the lesbian community are like nothing you’ve ever seen.” How is that possible with all the media images of happy, smiling lesbian couples looking like they just stepped out of a Mayberry RFD scene?
MH: That’s just like the “sex movement”. The media and entertainment [industry] promotes how pleasurable sex can be. But there’s very little mention in that promotion of soul ties, STDS, and teen pregnancy. They show patches of dressed up bondage, with a fine print of chains. Most times people’s brokenness takes place in secret. If someone catches an STD they are not going to announce it to the world. In the same way, when the bottom falls out of the lifestyle of homosexuality, the media isn’t going to report that.
GCMW: You also touched on the “gay church” in this book. What type of impact has the “gay church” had on the Body of Christ?
MH: First I want to say that God had to teach me that just because someone says church, does not mean they are referring to His church. The Body of Christ is the bride of Christ Jesus. To suggest this idea of a “gay church” is an effort to distort who God is, Holy. Whether people see it that way is another matter entirely. God is not partial when it comes to His Word and He is not returning for a bride with an identity crisis. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the same acts people are trying to put a stamp of approval on today. Now you have two men who present themselves as Pastor and First Gentlemen before God. Deeming it acceptable and pleasing, and that is false. The idea of a “gay church” further promotes the false ideology that you can live any type of way and still inherit the Kingdom of God. The “gay church” is just the new face of that same deception. But should we be surprised? First it was fornication, and in some ways believers have learned to live with the lie you get a pass because of how the flesh feels. Now that we have gotten deeper down the rabbit hole, people are “shocked.” Lust knows no gender and is never satisfied. We have stopped preaching holiness, because it “hurts” people’s feelings. In some ways we opened the door.
GCMW: In your journey out of lesbianism, other than the Lord, who’s been an inspiration to you?
MH: Joyce Meyer. Beauty for Ashes is my favorite book by her. Hearing what God did for her was amazing and inspiring. Taking her through the process freedom, forgiveness, and deliverance was eye opening. It was like if this woman learned to trust God again after all she had been through, He can help me get to that same place. Reading Joyce Meyer’s story I was reminded there is nothing too hard for God.
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ATLANTA – Black Christian News Network has called upon influential black preachers to protest Morehouse College’s decision to induct an openly homosexual bishop into its MLK Jr. International Board of Preachers today. But the question is did anyone hear or did they hear and simply ignored it?
Morehouse confirmed that Bishop OC Allen would be inducted at the event. BCCN. This led BCCN to inquire rhetorically:
“Where are leading black pastors, honorary inductees, and leading black churches protesting the induction of an openly homosexual man into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse University? There are many godly black ministers who have been married to female wives for 20, 30, and 40 years, who have been faithful to the Gospel call, and who have lived the principles of Jesus Christ and his servant, Martin Luther King Jr., who deserve this honor. Leading black pastors, honorary inductees who are still living, and leading black churches ought to protest this abominable decision.
BCNN1 is calling upon all black Christian pastors, ministers, churches, and all straight Morehouse men of the past and present to do everything in their power to not let the powers that be who have made this ungodly decision to defile Martin Luther King Jr.’s good name and the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel at Morehouse College by stopping this abominable charade. We assure you that if this is not stopped it is going to diminish the honor of being named to the Board of Preachers to nothing. And if we know true black Christian preachers, many are going to ask to have their names taken off the list. By actions like this, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel, and the civil rights movement are being destroyed piece by piece. Rise up, true black men of God, and stop this foolishness today! There are at least four men on the list below who have the clout to end this foolishness with just a phone call or an email.”
BCCN posted the pictures of the influential preachers along with its challenge. Its unclear whether all these were inductees into the group in the past or just a wish list of black preachers with “influence”.
The business of influence
Where are they you ask? I’ll tell you where they are.
Planning their next megaconference and booking homosexual gospel artists to whet their entertainment appetites. They’re just getting out of bed from some downlow hookup. Gender is not an issue just as long as the sex is on demand. They’re in meetings plotting a takeover of some denominational office just before they go off to pick up the tithes and offerings from Sunday. Where are they? On the golf course at that luxury resort the church is paying for because they are a bit stressed over the demands of being a CEO who has to fly around the city from “campus” to campus on a helijet. Where are they? Where they have been for a while now: parked near a dimly lit section of Name, Image and Assets Blvd.
The deeper problem is that the leadership of the black church has for the most part veered off course onto Name, Image and Assets Boulevard. Its trendy, safe and doesn’t threaten the status quo of man made kingdoms. Its a course where concern with one’s public image is assigned high premium. Add to that the tragic fact that homosexuals will throw a sodomistic-Genesis 19 style fit on the contemporary church and the protection of image is even more priority. The contemporary church leader hireling is savvy. He or she knows that image is connected to the opportunity to get money. And its really the lust for mammon and its privileges that drive them to protect their carefully cultivated image. Like dogs behind a fence, they will bark loudly on a safe turf, but conveniently bypass the open gate. Consequently, actually standing up against minor perversion situations like the OC Allen induction are seen as risks not worth taking.
Seems like the black church and its leaders have self-restricted to only speaking out on race issues. Said Rev. R.B. Holmes (with bullhorn) on “Stand Your Ground” laws: “The Black church has become too quiet, too passive, too disconnected when it comes to challenging policies programs and persons that degrade and devastate our people.”
We’re living in times where the power of the sinner can seemingly overpower that of the church, because its leaders are self serving cowards. Its rather sad to see BCCN make this call and no one (of noted influence) answers. In case you haven’t noticed its happened numerous times before. And each time it does, the enemies of the cross become more emboldened in their quest to enslave the church to its perversion agenda.
Why be angry at OC Allen? He has already been judged and found guilty. OC Allen has his reward and that’s as far as God will allow it to go. In the end, his earthly works of wood, hay and stubble will be consumed quickly in the fire. But where are the shepherds who will give their lives to uphold the standards of the gospel of Jesus Christ? That’s where the anger should be directed. The real problem is that a call to the salt to be salt has gone unheeded. What follows is much more tragic than the induction of a religious homosexual by an educational idol.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. Matthew 5:13
Via Black Christian News, we learn the nation’s largest African American Baptist organization in January released an Official Policy Statement to its military chaplains telling them they ‘are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union.” The National Baptist Convention with headquarters in Nashville
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States deemed unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which states “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.” On August 14, 2013, the Office of Secretary of Defense announced that same-gender married couples serving in the military would be entitled to receive all benefits pertinent to married couples, effective September 3, 2013.
The Office of the National Baptist Ecclesiastical Endorser recognizes and supports the rights of all people to make social and legal decisions based upon their own personal convictions, teachings, and understanding of Local, State, and Federal law. In all matters of Faith and Practice, National Baptists are guided by Holy Scriptures. Genesis 2: 18-25 shows God’s concern for relationships by creating the woman to be a partner with man.
National Baptist Endorsed Chaplains, although serving in a pluralistic environment, are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union. When the Chaplain is not able to perform specific rites and services because of conflict with Bible teachings, and with their own denominational faith and practice, they will make every effort to provide for the free exercise of religion with space and resources in keeping with military regulations and federal law.
Last year their counterparts, the predominately white Southern Baptist Convention took a similar stance with its military chaplains.
“Our chaplains want to uphold the authority and relevancy of Scripture while continuing to serve in a very diverse setting,” said Doug Carver, the retired Army major general who leads NAMB’s chaplaincy efforts. “We believe these updated guidelines will help them do that while still sharing the love and the hope of Christ with everyone.”, said the denomination’s North American Missions Board.
Pastor Dwight McKissic’s new blog post is an insightful look at the past and the present. Its a significant blueprint for the 21st century church that strives to remain true to the will of God as we navigate growing governmental acceptance of homosexuality and the specter of persecution that waits silently in the wings.
In it, the influential black Southern Baptist pastor of Cornerstone Church in Arlington, Texas asks “How Should Kingdom Citizens Relate to Gay and A New Gay-Friendly America?”
The righteous of our day have been seemingly transported back to the spirit and age that existed in ancient sodom where perversion and the disregard for life were the dominant vices that gripped the region’s residents. Most may not realize that Sodom was prosperous and influential by modern standards. It was one of the reasons Lot was attracted to the area. Besides its moral perversion, Ezekiel pointed out that one of the city’s fatal flaws that it had ‘excess of food and prosperous” (ESV) but had no concern for those suffering. (16:49)
Saints of today are increasing confronted by the challenges of a new sodom. Homosexuality is seen as a virtue to be celebrated and affirmed. Those who refuse to dance to the music are marginalized, demonized and subjected to punitive actions by the state. Clearly, things have changed wrote Pastor McKissic.
“The world that I was born into in 1956 did not officially and affirmatively recognize a “gay” person as a sociological category that merited celebration, congratulations, affirmation, special rights in addition to civil rights, minority status, entitlements, or any of the like. Heretofore, identity and recognition as a human being, American citizen, male or female, a member of a people group, religious affiliation, or your Daddy’s name, was sufficient. Within the past decade, the U.S. military, pulpits, POTUS, SCOTUS, Halls of Congress, popular votes in certain states, the public school systems, and the NFL, have all upheld policies and affirmed same-sex relationships and homosexuality. We are all having to accept the fact that in the New America, there is a new demographic called “Gay American,” that are recognized as a legitimate, official, respected people group by all major American Institutions—including many church leaders and some (mainly liberal) denominations. The social acceptance of homosexuality has occurred in America primarily within the past ten years—from the fall of Gov. McGreevey to the rise of Mr. Michael Sam.”
While some churches and religious individuals are selling out and endorsing homosexual behavior sight unseen, others are digging in and throwing more condemnation wood on the fire. Pastor McKissic writes that those two extremes do not reflect the truth of scripture.
So, how do Kingdom citizens relate to gay and a new gay-friendly America? What are saints to do now that we recognize that we live in Sodom? I’ll tell you what we must do. We must love the homosexual unconditionally, while we preach and practice grace, love, and truth uncompromisingly.
1. First, we must acknowledge that at least three Scriptures indicate, or suggest that homosexual relationships would be widely accepted and approved of before Christ returns.
2. Not only are saints to accept the fact that living in Sodom is an inevitable biblical reality or prophesy coming true, we must also be like the two witnesses in Revelation and speak the truth in love to all who ask about our faith, or our belief in the Judeo-Christian concept of marriage between one man and one woman.
3. Finally, the best offense is a good defense. Seattle just proved that in the Super Bowl. Therefore, the remnant faith community needs to strengthen the bonds of our marriages.
Part prophetic and part introspective correction, the solution is one that wise saints will embrace, share and practice in these coming days. The only thing I would add to Pastor McKissic’s counsel is be prepared to exit Sodom quickly when our call comes.
Read the entire When Saints live in Sodom
Every once and a while a member of the homosexual community will break free from the debilitating group think mentality and just tell the truth about what’s behind the rainbow curtain. Walter Lee Hampton II of Atlanta did just that on Feb 8th when he posted a rather candid video warning about homosexual men sexually pursuing underage boys. Hampton said based on he’s seen and heard, he would never allow his teenage sons around other homosexual males.
“Based upon my life experiences ..if I had Teenage sons I would NOT allow them around GAY MEN!..because over the years I have seen many GAY MEN pursue TEENAGE BOYS (ages 14-17) for SEX. and I have seen this VERY OFTEN.”
Hampton was responding to a disturbing story out of Florida about a homosexual man who infected a 14 year old boy, then bragged about it on Facebook. Hampton’s comments really help to reveal why so many males ages 13-17 are contracting HIV/AIDS. Hampton’s video is pretty straightforward and unpretentious. He just tells the truth as he’s seen it. In the video he says he has seen adult gay males pursue young boys “a thousand times”. What’s more Hampton says his gay partner who is a public school teacher has seen “the same thing.” But don’t take Hampton’s word as proof. In November 2013, a young African American boy in Connecticut was arrested after he stabbed a 27 year old gay man to death. The boy said the man pursued him with drugs and booze for sex and when the boy wanted to break it off the man threatened to harm him. Read the story here and here.
The statistics about adolescents contracting HIV do not lie. GCM Watch has raised this issue several times before before here and here. Additionally, I uncovered a shocking attempt by a gay youth organization in Richmond, VA to pair young boys up with adult gay males in clubs to “teach” them about so called safe sex.
In the U.S., it is estimated that two young people (age 13-25) are infected with HIV each hour.”– Youth Report 2000, White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
“More than five young people worldwide contract HIV every minute — that’s 7,000 people each day, and more than 2.6 million each year. Half of all new HIV infections occur in young people ages 15-24, with one-third of all currently infected individuals in this age group.”– Advocates for Youth, March 15, 2001
“More than 300,000 people in the U.S. are living with AIDS, 4,300 of them are children or youth.”– CDC Report, 2001
So how are all these youth getting infected so early? Are other youth infecting them? That doesn’t seem plausible. Mislabled “gay teens” are like baby chicks among a throng of foxes. They are largely unprotected from the dangers of sexual manipulation of older homosexual males. While they claim to be protecting them from heterosexual homophobia, suicide and other social ills, the truth is that its just a tactic to herd them into the arms of infected sexual deviants.
Alvin McEwen to the rescue
Apparently, Hampton’s video was such an urgent threat to the puritannical public image of gay men, it caused one gay activist to have an unhinged meltdown! Something akin to how President Obama must have felt when Edward Snowden leaked NSA secrets. To Alvin McEwen (right) aka “the black tsunami”, Hampton is a gay traitor who leaked secret inside information. McEwen’s blog was chocked full of emotional huffing and puffing, but contained zero evidence to refute Hampton’s video. The man-boy sex (or even the possibility of it) didn’t seem to bother McEwen at all.
McEwen’s vicious attack on Hampton is puzzling considering McEwen’s home state of South Carolina is awash in HIV/AIDS infections among youth. In Columbia, where he lives, the city is #1 in the state and #9 nationally for HIV/AIDS infection rates. [source] Both SC and Columbia have small populations compared to other affected areas, thus the infection rate is stunning. But McEwen is only out to protect and defend the social virginity of his beloved gay male community.
McEwen was very upset Hampton spilled the beans about the pederastic pursuits of some adult gay men. He even urged Hampton to “most of all, do something about that fool Peter LaBarbera” referring to AFTAH president, who blogged about the video. Its not clear if McEwen was urging violence, but it certainly seems as if he wants some harm to come to Mr. LaBarbera.
Sad and tragic that instead of trying to help protect youth from homosexual predators, McEwen wants Hampton to keep gay dirty laundry on the downlow. Its hurts their agenda he insisted.
The only ones who come out the losers are these young boys who have zero protection against what awaits them. Until the gay community at large is willing to be honest and accountable like Mr. Hampton, the infection numbers will continue to rise. The question is do they care more about their public image or the safety and sexual health of young boys they claim to be so concerned about?