We’ve had a long dry spell on this blog due to work obligations, but here I offer this interesting and disturbing film which is available exclusively on the YouTube page of an American based web magazine called Russia-Insider.com. It’s running time is only 57:43. The film is produced in Russia but the Russian parts have been dubbed into English. You may read a full description at http://russia-insider.com/en/exclusive-major-russian-tv-documentary-sodom-blasts-lgbt-hd-video-eng-dub/ri16005
We’ve been preoccupied with work here for the last few months, but this blog still lives. I’m reposting another finely crafted, spot-on piece from Matt Barber whose BarbWire.com blog is always a very worthwhile read. Matt speaks his mind without pulling any punches. As Matt writes, the former gold-medal Olympian swimmer, Bruce Jenner, should be a subject of pity and prayer, not adulation and influence. It’s painfully clear that the man is not trans-gender, but simply trans-delusional, and mentally ill. Unfortunately the cultural Marxists who currently control the debate will guarantee that he never receives the help he needs. Pray for Bruce. (- JS)
One Screwed Up Jenner-ation
by Matt Barber
If I see that creepy Vanity Fair cover of Bruce Jenner come across my Facebook feed just one more time, I’m going to gouge out my eyeballs and bleach the sockets.
I found an interesting article in the Washington Post that discusses some homosexuals attempting to reconcile themselves to Christian doctrine by adopting and practicing celibacy. I’ve published a short article mentioning blogger Eve Tushnet at least once before that advocates this practice.
Most mainstream Christian churches condemn homosexual sex as an abomination and a grave sin on par with adultery, but same-sex attraction is generally considered to be a sinful temptation like any other. I would question if a homosexual who is celibate can really be considered a homosexual at all for failing to act on those temptations. Perhaps he is just a repentant sinner who struggles every day with temptation just like any other Christian.
“The focus of celibacy, she says, should be not on the absence of sex but on deepening friendships and other relationships, a lesson valuable even for people in heterosexual marriages.”
“Celibate Christian LGBT people are stepping out into the open for the same reason LGBT people in general are: Society has become so much more accepting, including in religious circles.”
” …among conservative Christians, efforts toward more acceptance have collided with the basic teaching that sex belongs only among married men and women. The celibacy movement helps reconcile those concerns.”
“She urges people not to focus so much on the sex they can’t have and instead find other places to pursue intimacy, such as deeper friendships that could be seen as spouse-like, co-living arrangements, public service and the arts as ways to express intimacy.”
Here is the link to the Washington Post:
Gay Christians choosing celibacy emerge from the shadows – The Washington Post.
Ex-homosexual David Kyle Foster shares hope for those struggling with same-sex attraction.
In the recent documentary, Such Were Some of You, Dr. Neil T. Anderson was asked if change was possible for the homosexual who has given his or her life to Jesus Christ. His reply: “God has only one plan. It’s that we conform to His image. And so: Is change possible? That’s what it’s all about! That’s what Christianity is—it’s the process of becoming somebody we already are. We’re children of God, now we are becoming like Christ.
Change for those struggling with same-sex attraction occurs on the level of: 1) behavior, 2) belief, 3) identity and 4) desire. It may also involve deliverance from demonic strongholds and family-line curses, the unmasking of hidden roots of idolatry, fear, unbelief, unforgiveness, the renouncing of ungodly judgments and vows, the healing of emotional wounds, as well as the impartation of missing developmental pieces, such as affirmation and love.
Excellent. Powerful. Right on target.
The complete article is found over at CharismaNews.com. Here is the link:
Transformation of a Homosexual: What Change Looks Like.
Eve Tushnet is a blogger, and she published an article about the impact of “gay” people on Christian churches. She describes herself as “gay” and also a committed Christian. She reconciles herself to Christianity and its prohibition of homgenital sex by advocating and practicing celibacy. Hers is actually a very interesting article although I find that most western churches have given up on teaching the basics of sin and sexual ethics so she needn’t bother.
This author is allowing Christianity to change her, but I believe the majority of “gays” in churches, and their sympathizers, are hoping to change Christianity. If I understand her point correctly, I believe that she agrees. One only has to look at the sad example of the troubles in the Church of England and the Episcopal Church USA to see the damage and disintegration that the rejection of historic Christian teaching brings. The destruction of humanity’s bond with Christ is the ultimate goal of the evil one.
An excerpt: “As the gay movement has enjoyed remarkable success, a new kind of coming out is occurring, in which gay or same-sex attracted Christians openly discuss both our sexual orientation and our desire to live according to the historic teaching of the Christian church, which bars sexual activity outside marriage of one man and one woman…
Trust me I am all for chastity, celibacy, abstinence — bravo. As a single person — who desires to live as though Christ dwells within and be in sync with the same all the above are desirable and mandatory. Since this lifestyle is clearly forbidden, a scriptural leaning christian is discouraged from associating with people who think that which is forbidden is acceptable. And it matters not what the sin is – theft, lying, adultery, blaspheming (name in vain), scripture makes it quite clear that such is to invite something else.”
You may read her complete article at the The American Conservative online.
Coming Out Christian | The American Conservative.
Elizabeth McCaw is a Virginia housewife and a writer. In the following article, she asks a simple question, is homosexuality a perversion or not? Then she begins to construct her arguments by deconstructing and analyzing what constitutes perversion. I will only note that the one thing Mrs. McCaw does not do is to separate Same-Sex-Attraction from homosexual sex which are separate, and not necessarily related, since the two can exist independently.
Some excerpts: ” … a practical, even scientific definition of sexual perversion begins by defining the objects of normal, healthy reproductive desire. Wanting to have sex with anything that falls outside that definition is perversion.
Obviously, reproductive desire should be for another person. This means that sexual desire for trees or goats or ladies’ shoes is perversion. Sexual desire should also be for a live human being, which rules out dead people. And the live human beings should be at least of reproductive age, so wanting sex with children is also perverted.
But what do all these excluded objects of desire have in common? They are a complete dead end…
To consider homosexuality abnormal is now considered outmoded—maybe even perverted. The American Psychological Association calmly explains that ‘Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality.’ However, people who say that are in the odd position of having to agree that, yes, having a reproductive urge for every other reproductive dead end is abnormal and maybe even perverse, but it’s fine if men want to have sex with men.”
Her complete article can be read at Takimag.com
The Straight Dope on Homosexuality – Taki’s Magazine.