Facts About Homosexuality
On June 2, 2000 President Bill Clinton officially declared June to be “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” (President Barack Obama later expanded the month long celebration to include the bisexual and transgender communities).
In June of 2015 the Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that all States must now recognize Gay marriage.
“One of the supreme tragedies of our time is the declassification of homosexuality as a sin because when you declassify it as a sin, you cut them off from their salvation source…The kindest thing you could ever say to someone engaged in homosexual sin is “It is a sin that will damn you, and it will exclude you from the Kingdom of God forever.” That’s the kindest thing you could say.” -John MacArthur
Five Myths About Homosexuality
- Homosexuality Is Common
- Homosexual Love Is Like Heterosexual Love
- Homosexuals Are Born That Way
- Homosexuality Is Safe (Physically and Mentally)
- Homosexuality Is Safe Spiritually
- Homosexuality Is Common
On July 15, 2014 the Obama administration released a report titled Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
- 96.6 % Of American Adults Identify as “Straight”
- 1.6 % Of American Adults Identify as “Gay” or “Lesbian”
- 0.7 % Of American Adults Identify as “Bisexual”
A Gallup Poll from April 24, 2015 yielded this statement: “The total of adults living in the U.S. in a same sex marriage or with a same sex domestic partner is 0.8 %.”
The UCLA Williams Institute Study from 2011 said that a generous estimate of those who would identify themselves as Gay or Lesbian in the World population is under 2 %.
- Homosexual Love is Like Heterosexual Love
- Homosexuals average 8 different sexual partners annually
- 43% of white male homosexuals have 500 partners over their lifetime
- 28% have over 1000 partners in their lifetime.
- 79% admitted that more than half of their partners were complete strangers
- Homosexuals Are Born That Way
Modern research has determined that there is no such thing as the “Gay Gene.” This is easily proven by research done on Identical Twins. Identical twins share the exact same genetic material—one fertilized egg split into two.
- If one genetically identical twin is a homosexual
- And if homosexuality is genetically determined at birth
- Then the identical twins would both be homosexuals (because they share the exact same genetic material)
"Identical twins have identical genes. If homosexuality was a biological condition produced inescapably by the genes, like eye color, then if one identical twin was homosexual, in 100% of the cases his brother would be too but we know that only about 38% of the time is the identical twin brother homosexual…This conclusion has been well known in the scientific community for a few decades but it has not reached the public. The public increasingly believes the opposite." Neil Whitehead, PhD, “The Importance Of Twin Studies”, NARTH
, April 20, 2006
"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors." -American Psychological Association (Website)
"There is no such thing as a 'gay gene' and there is no evidence to support the idea that homosexuality is simply genetic. Numerous examples exist of people who have successfully modified their sexual behavior." National Association Of Research And Therapy Of Homosexuals
This is a culmination of studies, research, science…it can be cross referenced…intellectual integrity requires that we admit that homosexuality is not genetically fixed.
So why would they lie? They have a social goal that they want to accomplish by any means possible. They don’t want you to see this.
There are states that have outlawed counseling ministries that help people transition out of the gay lifestyle. “Gay Conversion Therapy” was outlawed by Governor Jerry Brown in CA in 2012. These are bully tactics. Anyone who tries to oppose gay pride is threatened. See threatening letter below from ACLU to our own Heber City Council regarding the placement of Rainbow flags on Main Street in Heber.
But by the grace of God, homosexuals can get out.
Consider the book called The Secret Thoughts Of An Unlikely Convert
, by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. Mrs. Butterfield was a lesbian feminist English professor at Syracuse University who was converted to Christ under the patient ministry of an older pastor and she is now a pastor's wife in a Presbyterian denomination.
That would be impossible if her homosexuality was genetically predetermined. Her story is well known (we have her testimony on this website under the "Testimonies" page).
- Homosexuality Is Safe Physically and Mentally
Today 700,000 people have died from AIDS.
On top of that, Homosexuality has led to millions of unreported broken lives.
Men who have [relations] with men:
- Are 44 times more likely to be diagnosed with the HIV
- Have 46 times higher rates of Syphilis than the general male population and 71 times higher than the female population.
- Have a decreased life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.
["Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations: Information and Resource Kit," Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2010 (Obama administration).]
What about depression and suicide? Far higher among homosexuals. Do you know why? If you listened to social media and news outlets you’d think it was the fault of Bible believing Christians who don’t support Gay parades and rainbow flags. But that isn’t it. No…I know we’re the scapegoat, but there’s another reason.
- Over 56% of lesbian or gay adults report experiencing intimate partner violence compared with 17% of straight adults. [Ibid.]
You are 3 times more likely to be beaten up by your intimate partner if you are in that lifestyle than if you are a heterosexual. That’ll make anyone depressed. That’s why the word “gay” is such a misnomer. Can you imagine letting yourself be abused by someone sexually and then being beat up afterwards?
Galatians 4:16 So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
- Homosexuality Is Safe Spiritually
“Effeminate”= “Malakos”è “A person who allows themselves to be sexually abused contrary to nature” (Zodhiates) [It could refer to male prostitutes, or transvestite—"Drag Queens”]
“Homosexuals”= “Arsenokoitai”è “A man who lies in bed with another male” (Zodhiates) [Literally: “Man who beds with another Man”]
(cf. Genesis 19 and the story of Sodom’s doom)
THE BIBLE ON HOMOSEXUALITY
Leviticus 18:22 'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Deuteronomy 22:5 "A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 23:1 "No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, 9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Jude 1:7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.