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A Homosexuality "Fact Checker" for Born-again Christians

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  • KNOXVILLE - James R. Aist

    “With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.” (Proverbs 11:9)

    Introduction

    Without question, homosexuality has become one of the most important religious, social and political issues of the 21st century. The homosexual movement has forced itself to the forefront in virtually all aspects of our society and culture, including marriage, family, church, politics, government, education, media and human rights. Therefore, I believe that it is incumbent upon born-again Christians to become well-informed about homosexuality, even though this is not a topic that is either enjoyable or entertaining to deal with. To help you get an idea of how well-informed you are, or are not, about homosexuality, I have developed this quick and easy–to-use “Fact Checker”. It will not only show you your current level of knowledge of the facts and truth about homosexuality, but it will also point you to key resources that will correct any misperceptions that you may have picked up from the liberal media or well-meaning, albeit misinformed, friends, relatives or co-workers.

    User’s Guide

    Below are 22 True/False Statements. Read each statement carefully, and write down your answer – either True OR False – before going on to the next statement. Do not scroll all the way down to the Correct Answers section until you have finished responding to all of the statements; that would defeat the purpose, now, wouldn’t it? With each answer in the Correct Answers section, I provide a link to an article that will elaborate on the correct answer, just in case you would like to explore that particular point more fully. This will take some time and effort on your part to complete, but I believe that you will find it to be worth it. (NOTE: You will not receive a grade for your performance on this exercise, and it is impossible to fail. This is merely a teaching tool for your own personal benefit and enlightenment.)

    True/False Statements

    1. The Bible does not condemn “same-sex attractions” as sin. Is this True or False?

    2. Jesus would be friends with homosexual sinners. Is this True or False?

    3. Science has proven that homosexual people are “born gay.” Is this True or False?

    4. Because there are some loving, committed homosexual relationships, God approves of “gay marriage.” Is this True or False?

    5. God gives “same-sex attractions” to some people, making them homosexual. Is this True or False?

    6. Some born-again Christians are homosexual. Is this True or False?

    7. Many homosexual people change to heterosexual spontaneously, without any intervention. Is this True or False?

    8. There is no such thing as a “homosexual pedophile”. Is this True or False?

    9. A homosexual lifestyle is, on average, equivalent to a heterosexual lifestyle in terms of longevity, monogamy, health and parenting outcomes. Is this True or False?

    10. The so-called “gay agenda” is an invention of right-wing, Christian fundamentalists. Is this True or False?

    11. In general, it is relatively easy for a homosexual person to change to a heterosexual orientation. Is this True or False?

    12. Modern biblical scholarship has shown that the Bible does not really condemn homosexual behavior. Is this True or False?

    13. Jesus wants to change the sexual orientation of homosexual people. Is this True or False?

    14. God does not require practicing homosexuals to repent in order to inherit eternal life. Is this True or False?

    15. The best source of up-to-date, unbiased and reliable information on homosexuality is our mental health organizations. Is this True or False?

    16. Homosexual people were “born that way” and cannot change to heterosexual. Is this True or False?

    17. The Bible records the first known transformation of homosexual people to a heterosexual orientation. Is this True or False?

    18. The homosexual movement seeks only to gain tolerance of homosexuality, not acceptance and approval of it. Is this True or False?

    19. Homosexuality was removed from the “official” list of mental disorders in the early 1970s because new, scientific evidence proved that homosexuality is not a disease. Is this True or False?

    20. Religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs at rates comparable to those achieved by therapists and counselors for treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral problems, such as alcoholism. Is this True or False?

    21. There are more ex-gays than there are gays. Is this True or False?

    22. There are two “false Bibles” that deviate substantially from the actual text of the ancient manuscripts upon which modern English versions are based, in order to leave a false, favorable impression of God’s view of homosexuality. Is this True or False?

    Correct Answers

    1. The Bible does not condemn “same-sex attractions” as sin. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    2. Jesus would be friends with homosexual sinners. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    3. Science has proven that homosexual people are “born gay.” This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    4. Because there are some loving, committed homosexual relationships, God approves of “gay marriage.” This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    5. God gives “same-sex attractions” to some people, making them homosexual. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    6. Some born-again Christians are homosexual. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    7. Many homosexual people change to heterosexual spontaneously, without any intervention. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    8. There is no such thing as a “homosexual pedophile”. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    9. A homosexual lifestyle is, on average, equivalent to a heterosexual lifestyle in terms of longevity, monogamy, health and parenting outcomes. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    10. The so-called “gay agenda” is an invention of right-wing, Christian fundamentalists. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    11. In general, it is very difficult for a homosexual person to change to a heterosexual orientation. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    12. Modern biblical scholarship has shown that the Bible does not really condemn homosexual behavior. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    13. Jesus wants to change the sexual orientation of homosexual people. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    14. God does not require practicing homosexuals to repent in order to inherit eternal life. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    15. The best source of up-to-date, unbiased and reliable information on homosexuality is our mental health organizations. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    16. Homosexual people were “born that way” and cannot change to heterosexual. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    17. The Bible records the first known transformation of homosexual people to a heterosexual orientation. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    18. The homosexual movement seeks only to gain tolerance of homosexuality, not acceptance and approval of it. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    19. Homosexuality was removed from the “official” list of mental disorders in the early 1970s because new, scientific evidence proved that homosexuality is not a disease. This is FALSE. Check it out HERE

    20. Religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs at rates comparable to those achieved by therapists and counselors for treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral problems, such as alcoholism. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    21. There are more ex-gays than there are gays. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    22. Two “false Bibles” deviate substantially from the actual text of the ancient manuscripts upon which modern English versions are based, in order to leave a false, favorable impression of God’s view of homosexuality. This is TRUE. Check it out HERE

    Well, how’d you do? Did you learn anything? Do you now have a better understanding of the various issues concerning homosexuality?

    (For more articles by Professor Aist on HOMOSEXUALITY, click HERE)