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Is “sexual orientation” real or just fictional social ideology?

So many nongay people blindly accept the theory of sexual orientation as if it were as obvious as the sun in the sky. Mainly because gay people say so.  Several “scholarly studies” have huffed and puffed but failed to establish anything of substance. Most are just full of senseless veneration to a concept which serves to feed all public manipulation tactics. Just like this:

“The role of genetics in male sexual orientation was investigated by pedigree and linkage analyses on 114 families of homosexual men. Increased rates of same-sex orientation were found in the maternal uncles and male cousins of these subjects, but not in their fathers or paternal relatives, suggesting the possibility of sex-linked transmission in a portion of the population. DNA linkage analysis of a selected group of 40 families in which there were two gay brothers and no indication of nonmaternal transmission revealed a correlation between homosexual orientation and the inheritance of polymorphic markers on the X chromosome in approximately 64 percent of the sib-pairs tested. The linkage to markers on Xq28, the subtelomeric region of the long arm of the sex chromosome, had a multipoint lod score of 4.0 (P = 10(-5), indicating a statistical confidence level of more than 99 percent that at least one subtype of male sexual orientation is genetically influenced.”

Dna-Strand-But Jason Salomone, founder of Time4Truth poses some questions proving that sexual orientation is nothing more than a dead end, man made social construct with no scientific evidence to support it. It doesn’t even pass a simple logic muster.  Feel free to answer in the comments if you desire. Let the scrutiny begin.

How does an attraction that cannot procreate itself acquire a gene?

I understand that “sexual orientation” refers to romantic or sexual preference. So what scientific method is used to show that “sexual orientation” is real?

That is, what is the empirical evidence that homosexuality is a uniform attribute across individuals, has its own DNA, that sexual attraction never fluctuates, and homosexuality can easily be measured?

Where is “sexual orientation” located? On the liver?  The earlobe? The pancreas?

If we have a “sexual orientation” why can’t doctors identify our “sexual orientation” when we are born?

Does proof of the existence of “sexual orientation” mean that the behavior that flows from it, should be affirmed, encouraged?

If “sexual orientation” exists, can you please show me a picture of one?

If it is invisible, what kind of instrument do you use to measure it? Electricity is measured by voltage meters. Thoughts can be measured with lie detector devices, and with medical equipment. Meteorologists have instruments to measure wind. Where’s the MRI and/or CAT scan data for so-called “sexual orientation?”

Why Texas Matters: Affirming Therapy Equality a necessary protection for EXLGBT Americans

A repost of my article for Voice of the Voiceless

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The fight for therapy equality and affirming equal access to counseling options in Texas is no longer just a dream thanks to the courageous actions of the Texas Republican Party. As a native Texan and a 24 year EXLGBT American, Im elated to write about it.

Johnathan Saenz of Texas Values Action told KERA News, “Texas Republicans want to make clear: If a parent wants to take their child and have a discussion with a counselor about their questions about sexuality, they should have the freedom to do that.”

The resolution reads in part:
“…we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle…”

Bucking the trend to punish citizens who seek counseling for unwanted same sex attractions —and the professionals who want to help them— the Texas GOP took an unusual step and voted to affirm therapy equality. The move would have made African American Texas GOP pioneer Norris Wright Cuney (1846-1898) proud. When Cuney and other African Americans were building the party in Texas, passion to build a better social and economic future for African Americans was the catalyst that birthed their innovative drive. At that time, there existed no promises of “affirmative action” to lull them into complacency. What they did face was the consistent attacks of the Democrat-led Klan who conspired at every turn to block access to the well being of black American citizens.

There was strong and widespread support for passage of the resolution among Texas conservatives, perhaps fed up with the anti-American actions of liberals who continue to deny rights and suppress hope for potential millions of Americans seeking avenues to change sexual and emotional dysfunctions. Rape, molestation and sexual abuse have been at the root of much sexual confusion. The New Jersey legislation was dubbed the “Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act”, because opponents contended it would prevent victims of abuse and molestation who subsequently developed homosexual inclinations, from getting much needed counseling.

Equality Matters

Much of the therapy discrimination is based on nonscientific political posturing. To date, there has been no recognizable scientific evidence or research demonstrating that therapy (or ministry) to individuals seeking change from homosexuality is harmful or ineffective.

American citizens who seek therapy and ministry options to help them live out their identity has been under attack. In California and New Jersey, unnecessarily punitive laws have been passed depriving hurting parents of the opportunity to help their OWN children get professional counseling to overcome unwanted same gender sexual desires. In nine other states, serious attempts have been made to deprive tax-paying Americans of the freedom to seek ssa counseling.

The driving force behind this historic move was Jeremy Schwab of Dallas, himself a beneficiary of therapy and counseling. He’s taken a more proactive, positive role in fighting discrimination against EXLGBT Americans.

Schwab found that necessity was the mother of activism.

“Activists have drafted a bill to be introduced in all 50 states which will ban or severely restrict access to Reparative Therapy and all other SOCE (Sexual Orientation Change Efforts) including religious counseling. A similar bill is currently under review in the British Parliament which goes much further,” he said.

Said Schwab, “After California and New Jersey passed these laws last year, I began reaching out to Republican State Legislators and State Senators to discuss the law. In Washington State, the bill flew through their House without any opposition from Republicans, but once we talked with the GOP state senators and they came to understand the full story, they stood up and blocked this awful bill. The same has been the case now for eleven other states.

In each case, it took significant efforts to educate GOP legislators and rally grassroots support before their GOP lawmakers realized the importance of this issue to religious freedom. Since this bill is being introduced in all 50 states, it is a critical and unique addition to the State GOP which is not fully covered by the current language.”

That’s why what happened in Texas matters. State legislatures must understand that its immoral to enshrine into law deprivation of therapy equality. No American should have to go day after day tortured and suicidal because he or she has been told there are no options and no choices for them. LGBT Americans have the freedom to seek counseling to affirm their homosexual behavior and its big business. The San Francisco based Gaylesta, a “GLBTQ Psychotherapy Association” lists some 250 mental health professionals available to homosexuals. Why are EXGLBT Americans treated differently? Why give some unlimited options for personal happiness but deprive others of even one hopeful avenue of change? Why is the fate of their happiness and the happiness of their families placed in the hands of people who despise them? Aren’t all Americans guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

This isn’t empty complaining, but the stark reality that in America homosexual activists are pursuing legal tools to punish people who simply want freedom from a crippling sexual and emotional condition.

Exgaywatcher Mike Airhart uses childish strawman against SBC “transgender” resolution

Transgenders (a person who psychologically believe they are the opposite gender) are popping up everywhere. Its almost like someone is growing them on a secret farm in the Colorado mountains. According to statistics, only a miniscule fraction of the population self identify as “transgender”. For context,  its about 700k out of 320 million people.  But with the mainstream media trumpeting the arrival of the transgender as if it were the second coming of Christ, it gives the false impression that these people are greater than the populations of New York and California combined.

Consequently, the Southern Baptist Convention responded like any caring, compassionate yet, truth-loving Christian organization should respond to the growing push to normalize gender confusion. They passed a comprehensive resolution explaining why social acceptance of any mental abnormality is not compatible with Christian teaching. Christ desires that people live whole lives of abundance therefore its our responsibilities as his followers to refute culture’s anything goes meme.

airhartstrawmanBut Exgaywatch’s Mike Airhart decided to jump off the cliff of rational sanity by responding to the resolution with a poorly used strawman collection. Well, lets be honest, the response is like watching an overweight child in a supermarket throw a full blown tantrum because his mommy wont buy him a six pack of candy bars. A strawman for those who are unaware is very commonly used logical fallacy. It  occurs when your opponent intentionally misinterprets,  misrepresents or revisions your position in order to construct a false argument that’s easier to refute than your actual one. And then your opponent refutes this false argument which you never actually proposed.

Airhart begins by citing false teacher John Shore to pad his assertions with a layer of legitimacy. After all, if  John Shore is opposed to the resolution, then it must be pretty jacked up, right?  Necessity has forced the Christian left to create their own cadre of rolodexed “experts” and theologians who exist merely to supply superficial attaboys to gay christian dogma.  John Shore is one of those very convenient people.

So to accomplish the mission, Airhart and Shore reword the resolution’s main points, fashioning them into silly, bite-sized memes intended to make their points sound ridiculous.

  • Transgender people are crazy
  • Transgender people are delusional
  • Transgender people are rejecting God’s will
  • Transgender people are rejecting God’s plan
  • If transgender people would pray more they’d stop being transgender.
  • Transgender people should not be protected by law.
  • No law should ever in any way validate transgender people.
  • It’s immoral for a transgender person to alter their body to reflect their gender identity.
  • Children must be protected from the transgender people being normal.
  • Hatred from the pulpit against transgender people should be practiced and protected.
  • All Christians should actively teach and preach against transgender people

Such a cheap and trite attempt to smear the caring response of the Southern Baptist Convention is sad. Our advice for Mr. Airhart: get up off the floor and stop making a scene. Too much candy is very bad for your teeth and mature minds are needed to help people suffering with gender confusion.

False prophet Carlton Pearson defensive about being called gay

False prophet du jour Carlton Pearson used to be pentecostalism’s golden boy. Then, he found a wooden nickel and began a crusade to prove that wooden nickels have more value than gold. He’s never been the same since. Strangely, in a March 26th facebook post, Pearson defends his heterosexuality. Strange because he gives no reason as to why he has to defend it. But his defensiveness does bring to scrutiny an oft used accusation against people who preach against homosexuality. Over and over homosexuals (especially the religious type) assert that those who oppose homosexuality are secretly homosexual themselves. They are “repressed closet cases” they say. But what of those who obsessively advocate for homosexuality? Wouldn’t the logic apply to them as well? It did in this case. Apparently, its been put to the test and Carlton Pearson is upset and on the defensive.

His words follow, verbatim:

pearsonI am not gay, but wouldn’t apologize nor be ashamed if I were. I love my wife dearly and have been married to her for over 20 years. We have scores of married and single gay friends we love and respect. You don’t have to be gay to love gay people and even hang out some with them. You don’t have to be a divorcee to love, support and respect them. Neither do you have to be Muslim or Jewish to have friends from those religious disciplines. As Inclusionists, we teach that we don’t have to go along to get along and that we can mind many of the same things without necessarily having the same mind about everything. Inclusionists believe Peace is possible, both individually and globally.
Jesus was accused of eating with “sinners” (Mark 2:15) and protecting prostitutes and adulteresses from the stones of the religious right of his day, called Pharisees. The word Pharisee translates “separatist” or “separated” in both Hebrew and Greek. I am an Inclusionist and proudly so.
Many of my self-righteous detractors accuse me of being gay because I am so outspokenly supportive of gays. Next to the Jewish community, the same gender loving (SGL) community were the first to reach out to me after hearing my Gospel of Inclusion. Do these same people, suspicious of my sexuality, also say I am atheist, a Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Scientologist because I hang with, love and accept them all and others, including those hypocritical so- called Christians who hate themselves and everyone else?
I’m not preaching false doctrine, just exposing it while dealing with some 2000 years of entrenched and mostly erroneous indoctrination. I love Christ and so- called “Christian values” but those taught more by Christ than most Christians.
It both amazes and amuses me that so many Christians simply cannot believe that someone loves unconditionally in the way they like to proclaim Jesus taught and did. Most so-called “people of faith” actually have more fear than faith or more faith in their fears than in God. Or perhaps when I say God as it relates to fundamentalists, it is commensurate to fear of God or faith in their fear of his wrath, in effect is their worst fear. Their God, in order to keep them from sinning, something they presumably would prefer and habitually do, threatens to send them to an eternal customized torture chamber. I once feared that god and his hell too, but I no longer do and I don’t even believe in that manmade and presumably bible supported god or his hell. Even the heaven I believe in is not the one in the Christian bible. That one is too gaudy for my taste. I never liked the streets of gold thing. Reminds me too much of my old TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Stage). BTW, my dear 84 year old mother keeps one of the 3 TVs in her bedroom tuned to TBN 24/7 Lol! . I actually prefer sands and beaches to walls of Jasper and topaz as the book of Revelation describes and prescribes. And why would heaven need walls anyway? Moreover, as I close, most gays I know are much more like Christ than many of the Christians I know. And most of my same gender loving (SGL) friends, both male and female, seem to be better (not bitter) and more responsible and loving Christians than most common fundamentalists. Same is true of many of the non-Christian SGL people. I could say the same thing about several of my atheist, Jewish and Muslim friends as well. Again, this is not a criticism, but an observation and an important one that must not be ignored. Being in church or a church no more makes you Christlike than being in a garage makes you an automobile. What say ye?

This is nothing more that perverse and self serving apologetics. Pearson has so deeply invested himself in his inclusion delusion, he may never recover from it. We can only hope he will, but the father of lies has a hook in his mouth and God may just allow it to remain in place. Still, Pearson has a following. That’s not necessarily a good thing, because Jim Jones had a following as well. If one does not escape the clutches of a false teacher it will lead to death: most certainly spiritual and sometimes naturally.

Atlanta minister Mark Moore writes that Pearson’s inclusion delusion will force the church to abandon its foundational anchors.

“To view inclusion as a viable Christian doctrine, we would have to throw away the Old Testament and its big mean God who had the nerve to punish people. We would need to censor the radical Jesus of the Gospels on that whole “must be born again” thing and silence Paul and his admonition to “come out from among them.” We would certainly have to walk through revelations with a white out paint brush and cover up all of that lake of fire and judgment stuff. In short, we would have to completely disregard the word of God in order to make inclusion make sense. Jesus is not simply a way, He is the only way. Yet and still, it seems that more and more people are living lives and promoting lifestyles that suggest Bishop Pearson was right in his assertion that the church is moving closer to his position.”

For more on Pearson and his journey into ignominy see our past reports here, here and here.

Ken Ham calls out Auburn Theological Seminary for progay, anti-Bible website

Calling it “very disturbing”,  prominent, Christian creationist advocate, Ken Ham, called out a deceptive website aimed at converting weak-minded Christians on the issue of homosexuality.  The “disturbing” part in “very disturbing”  is that the website wasn’t launched by some seedy porn producer,  but by the Auburn Theological Cemetery Seminary in New York.

Auburn Theological Seminary was originally established as a Presbyterian seminary, and—according to its website—is “the second oldest seminary affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA)” and “maintains a covenant agreement with the Presbyterian Church (USA) to promote strong church leadership.” Auburn seminary is on the campus of Union Theological Seminary, and focuses on leadership training and continuing education.

The website, dubbed “The Friends and Family Plan” is run by Auburn Media,  a part of Auburn Seminary. Ham says the effort being made by ATS  “flies in the face of everything God’s Word says about marriage and sexuality.”

Ken HamHam writes that visitors to “The Friends and Family Plan” website are assumed to be supporters of homosexual behavior. The web visitors are walked through a series of questions about who they know that doesn’t support such behavior, and then they’re given a “plan” tailored to reach the person who has chosen to stand on the authority of God’s Word rather than man’s opinion when it comes to same-sex behavior.

The website’s creators explain why they focus exclusively on reaching Christians:

Approximately three-quarters of Americans identify as Christian. According to research there is a growing number of Americans who know, respect, and even love an LGBT person but do not provide full support for LGBT equality because of their Christian convictions. The Friends & Family Plan has focused on Christians because we believe that if we can help conflicted Christians support the people they know and love who are LGBT without leaving their Christianity behind, we will be well on our way to developing a critical mass in America that stands for equality for LGBT people.

These statements reveal a huge flaw in the seminary’s thinking. They actually believe there’s a way to reconcile the homosexual lifestyle with Scripture. But the Bible very clearly does not approve of same-sex relationships.

Read “Seminary Promoting Homosexuality to Christians”

 

Pastor Dwight McKissic: When Saints live in Sodom

mckissicPastor 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

 

 

 

 

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