The Truth About Homosexuality
The churches of Christ Greet You (Romans )
However, homosexuality is not new. It is as old as the
Bible. It was one
of the sins that destroyed
What is new is the popularity,
and political clout which homosexuals enjoy in
In the 1992 election, voters in
Years ago, a 1000 member "Gay" church in Dallas -- the Metropolitan Community Church -- dedicated a new $3 million Cathedral (Metropolitan Community Churches are a national network of homosexual churches). Nationwide there are probably more than 500 exclusively homosexual churches. Special Panels in the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have recommended new guidelines which condone homosexual relationships and allow the ordination of practicing homosexuals.
Many have been confused by the Rhetoric! Not long ago an active church member, who has served as a leader in a congregation in another state, shocked me by saying: "I used to be hard against this homosexual business -- but now I don't know... It seems like they can't really help it and I've been wrong to oppose it."
Many of our children are being systematically indoctrinated in our
schools. They are taught that homosexuality is as normal as having
or blue. Many communities have already adopted a program called "One In
Ten" or "Project 10" designed to teach students that "gay
is good." (One in ten comes from the homosexual assertion that 10% of
society is gay.) Dr. Jocelyn Elders, President Clinton's former Surgeon
has been actively involved in efforts to introduce this program into
A speaker at a recent
They have created a favorable image in the media - due in part to the large number of publishers, editors, producers, directors, etc. who are involved in the homosexual culture. They have succeeded in selling the following myths to key political figures, educators and officials in many denominational churches.
1. "Ten percent of the population is homosexual."
The "Gay" subculture has attempted to gain respectability and influence by picturing itself as being much larger than it really is. The "One in Ten" program has tried to sell this idea to the Educational establishment. Homosexual activist Bruce Voeller admits that he has preached the 10% figure for years in order to persuade people that "we are everywhere" so that it will appear that homosexuality is "normal." (Focus on the Family Citizen, April 20, 1992, p. 3.)
The truth is that the number of homosexuals is much smaller than their power and influence would indicate. In part, this impossibly high figure is the result of unreliable studies done by pioneer sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey. He relied heavily on data gleaned from criminals - including sex offenders - and projected his findings on the general public. One of Kinsey's research assistants, Wardell Pomeroy, acknowledged in 1972 that Kinsey's subjects were "coached" to give answers to suit a hypothesis.
Numerous recent studies (such as the
2. "Homosexuals have stable, loving families just like heterosexuals."
The effort is underway to force this viewpoint into schoolbooks and classroom discussions. Gay activists wish to promote the idea of gay families because of economic benefits which our society makes available to families: tax exemptions, social security benefits, etc. Homosexuals want to be able to go through some semblance of a marriage ceremony and wish to be able to adopt children, etc.
The reality: A 1981 study showed that only 2% of homosexuals have relationships that are even semi-stable (which for the purposes of the study was defined as having fewer than 10 lifetime partners!) The average homosexual has 500 (mostly anonymous) lifetime partners. Thirty percent of homosexuals will have more than 1000 sexual partners in their lifetime.
3. "Homosexuals are a persecuted minority."
Homosexuals have tried to gain sympathy by comparing the Gay Liberation movement to the Civil Rights Movement. Homosexuals like to picture themselves as victims of unreasonable prejudice who are persecuted by bigots and religious extremists. They are fond of referring to anyone who opposes the gay life-style as "homophobic" - which once meant those who feared homosexuals but now means those who condemn the homosexual life-style.
Studies show that homosexuals are far from being persecuted (The Arkansas Citizen, Aug. 1990, p. 1). Homosexuals have an average annual household income of $55,430 as compared to $32,144 for the general population and $12,166 for disadvantaged African-American households. Homosexuals are three times more likely to be college graduates as average Americans (60% vs. 18%). Homosexuals are three times more likely to hold professional or managerial jobs as other Americans (49% vs. 16%). Almost two-thirds of homosexuals (65.8%) are overseas travelers; that is four times the average for other Americans (14%)!
4. "Laws should be passed to give homosexuals the same civil rights as other Americans."
Homosexuals already enjoy the same rights as others; they want
privileges. Homosexuals will not settle for tolerance; they want public
endorsement. The Gay Teacher's Association's bill of rights calls for
affirmation of "the beauty and legitimacy of our life-styles."
Homosexual leaders demand that schools offer special courses to teach
acceptance of homosexuality as an alternative life-style and that
libraries be stocked with books extolling homosexuality. In some key
appears homosexuals already enjoy a greater degree of freedom than any
group in this country. This is true, for example, with regard to the
AIDS disease has been treated in
Another example of the unusual freedom enjoyed by homosexuals is
have escaped prosecution for vandalizing public office buildings,
church services, desecrating church buildings and attacking public
No arrests were made following the 1990 and 1991 Gay and Lesbian Pride
5. "Homosexuality may be a sin, but it should not be treated as a crime."
There are many sins which are also crimes. Rape, incest, child
murder, prostitution, etc. are illegal because they impact on other
Historically, most Western nations have outlawed the act of sodomy.
still 24 states which outlaw sodomy, with penalties ranging from a
of $200 to a maximum jail sentence of 20 years. The Supreme Court, as
as 1986, upheld the constitutionality of these laws. Thomas Jefferson,
revision of the criminal code of
Society has the right to legislate against sodomy because of its victims. Though homosexuals represent only 1 or 2% of population, they commit as many as half of all child molestations. 79% of all recorded cases of teacher/pupil sex involves homosexuals. Homosexuals are 20 times more likely to molest children than heterosexuals (Michael Downs, "Homosexuality: The 'Gay' Myth," Rosemont Reminder, Ft. Worth, TX, Oct, 4, 1992, p. 2).
Several homosexual organizations actively promote sex with children, including the Rene Guyon Society, the Childhood Sensuality Circle and the North American Man-Boy Love Association. In the past 17 years over half (some studies say 65%) of all mass murders were committed by homosexuals -- who comprise less than 2% of the population. Sodomy laws seek to curtail behavior that is destructive to homosexuals themselves.
6. "Homosexuals can't help being what they are."
Many attempts have been made to find some genetic basis for homosexuality. One study claimed to find a difference between the brains of homosexual men and heterosexual men. The study was too flawed to be taken seriously because it involved only a hand-full of cases (19) and lacked scientific controls. The results were statistically insignificant.
The truth is that no one has ever found a single genetic, hormonal
chemical difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals (Brad Haydon & John Eldredge,
"Homosexual Rights: What's Wrong?" Focus on the Family Citizen,
Genesis 19:4-11 indicates that homosexuality was the sin
God to destroy
Leviticus and note that under Old Testament Law those who lay "with a male as one lies with a female" were stoned to death! God called homosexuality an "abomination."
Deuteronomy 23:17-18 specifies: "None of the daughters of
Judges 19 & 20 describe Sodom-like homosexual behavior
men of the tribe of Benjamin in the city of
"And there were Sodomites (male cult prostitutes/NASB) in the land and
they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the
out before the children of
In Romans 1, Paul describes people whom God gave up on! (vss. 24, 26, 28) He pictures homosexuality as an outgrowth of a reprobate mind which was unnatural and deserving of death (Romans -27). Homosexuality was widespread in 1st Century Roman society. It was practiced even by Roman Emperors like Nero who underwent a public homosexual marriage ceremony. Though it was popular, God called it perversion! He said it was (1) a degrading passion, (2) against nature; (3) unseemly; (4) an error deserving punishment.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 asks "Do you not know that the
shall not inherit the
1 Timothy 1:9-10 ranks homosexuality with such sins as murder, kidnapping and prostitution. These words are used to describe such acts: "lawless, rebellious, ungodly, sinful, unholy, profane and contrary to sound teaching."
Jude 7 compared certain people to the men of
1. Homosexuality is a perversion of God's intentions in creation.
It is a sin against nature; contrary to nature. "Then the Lord God
said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper
suitable for him." "And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib
which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And the
"This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of
flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of
Because it was not good for man to be alone, God created woman as a suitable companion for him. That was God's creative purpose from the beginning. In Matthew 19:8, Jesus takes us back to that original intention, saying that it had always been God's plan for one man and one woman to come together as one flesh for life. Male and female are so created that in a sense in coming together they rejoin. Woman was taken out of man; woman and man are rejoined in the sexual relationship. Homosexuality is an attempt by Satan to take what is natural and to twist, pervert, distort and disrupt what God intended from the beginning.
2. Homosexuality is a clear violation of the laws of God.
A great deal of ingenuity has gone into attempts to explain away the
teaching of the Bible. It is said, for example, that the sin of
3. Homosexuality is a choice, not a genetic condition.
Homosexuals are not born; they are willingly or unwillingly recruited. Ultimately, they consent to be what they are. With proper motivation and assistance they can change. They can repent and be forgiven of their sin. Cleansing is available. "And such WERE some of you..."(1 Corinthians ). People can be changed by Christ.
4. Homosexuality must be confronted with truth mingled with compassion.
We must hate the sin while loving the sinner. We must declare the whole counsel of God without compromise. We must continue to hold out the Gospel of Christ as the only hope of the world. We must guard ourselves from a Pharisaical, holier-than-thou attitude which cries out against one sin while winking at anotherís which may be in our own lives.
The Bible is the only safe standard in dealing with every moral question. My preferences or your preferences or anyone else's will not change Biblical truth! Biblical standards of right and wrong are intended to make us holy as God is holy. God is eternal and unchanging; neither do His principles of righteous living change! The Bible requires that Christians keep themselves pure (1 Timothy ). Pure religion demands that we keep ourselves unspotted from the world (James ).