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New David Foster film tells the story of EXLGBT change

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Newly released documentary “Such Were Some of You” confronts the rising tide of popular opinion by chronicling the stories of 29 former homosexual men and women who say that Jesus Christ has transformed their lives. Experts in psychology, (Dr. Julie Hamilton), biblical scholarship (Dr. Robert Gagnon) and ministry (Dr. Neil Anderson) add their voice to the claim that people have been leaving homosexuality for millennia.

Created to be used in Sunday School classes, support groups and other group settings, “Such Were Some of You” has been designed as a discipleship and equipping tool for the Body of Christ. The “witnesses to change” describe how they developed homosexual confusion, what the gay lifestyle was really like, how Jesus Christ set them free and the many ways that He has been healing and transforming their lives ever since. Participants include ex-gays from numerous ethnic backgrounds and age brackets, including one former gay activist who dramatically declares at one point, “I am free!”

This two-hour documentary is available on DVD in a “Regular Edition” and a “Leader’s Edition” (which includes a Discussion Guide and a license to screen the video in group settings). For more information, go to: www.SuchWereSomeOfYou.org and www.PurePassionMedia.org. Also available for screening in churches and conferences.

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9 Careers under direct and immediate threat from gay marriage laws

The American Family Association has issued an alert to Christian professionals to be aware if they are currently in one of the following career fields. The following career fields are under direct and immediate threat from homosexual marriage aka marriage perversion laws. The AFA placed 7 professions on the list, GCM Watch added an additional two. Christian professionals should be aware that homosexuals and homosexual sympathizers may report you to authorities for expressing any belief that homosexuality is sinful, unnatural or even if you refuse to provide services for events that violate your beliefs. The following represent only a few of the attacks launched against Christians faithful to the biblical standard of morality in the last year.

Photography – A Christian photographer in New Mexico was fined $6700 for politely declining to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony. The Supreme Court allowed this fine to stand.

Baker – A Christian baker in Oregon is facing both civil and criminal penalties, including jail time, for politely declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding ceremony. Her business has closed.

Florist – Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist in Washington, is being sued by the state attorney general for politely declining to prepare an arrangement for a gay wedding ceremony.

Broadcasting – Craig James was fired by Fox Sports Southwest after only one day on the job for expressing his support for natural marriage while he was a candidate for the United States Senate.
Counseling – Jennifer Keeton was dismissed from the counseling program at Augusta State University for her religious reservations about the homosexual lifestyle. See also

Innkeeping – The Wildflower Inn in Vermont was fined $30,000 and forced to shut down its wedding reception business after politely declining to host a lesbian ceremony.

Teaching – Ms. Gillian John-Charles was kicked out of a doctoral program in education at Roosevelt University for expressing in class her belief that homosexuals aren’t born gay.

Military – Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk, evangelical Christian, found himself at odds with his Lackland Air Force Base commander after he objected to her plans to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.

Minister – Springfield, MA based American author, pastor, attorney, and activist became a frequent target of homosexuals who wanted him prosecuted for his view opposing homosexuality. Eventually gays found a judge sympathetic to their complaints and a lawsuit against him under the Alien Tort Claims Act was allowed to advance to trial.

Overcomers Network launches its 2nd Annual Womens Retreat

If any person be in Christ, he is a new creation says 2 Corinthians 5:17. Thankfully, God is still doing what he has always done since Christ came and gave his life for freedom. He is transforming the lives of people who have experienced sexual, emotional and relational brokenness and creating beautiful works of praise to His name. The Overcomers Network makes it a mission priority to strengthen, discipleship and uplift men and women who have been transformed by the love, grace and power of Jesus Christ. Its second annual Transformed Womens Retreat aims to do just that. For registration, sponsorship and more information, see the flier or go to
http://www.transformedwomensretreat.com/
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National Baptist Convention forbids its military chaplains to conduct gay weddings

national-baptist-conventionVia 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.

 

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