Giving homo activists some things to think about
That they cannot answer honestly. Sorry about the wait I have been busy preparing for a trip.
Seven Things I Wish Pro-Gay People Would Admit
By Bob Davies Exodus International, an Ex-Gay Ministry
1. I wish they would admit that many people are not happy with their homosexuality or lesbianism, and that this conflict is internal, based on legitimate, intelligent religious and moral convictions--not just the result of a so-called "homophobic" society which is forcing guilt upon people who don't conform to a heterosexual ethic.
Stop throwing out the cheap, inaccurate labels like "internalized homophobia" to explain our motivations.
2. I wish they would acknowledge that homosexuals and lesbians can experience significant change in their sexual feelings and desires, even though they may never be totally heterosexual in their sexual thoughts and feelings.
Be honest enough to admit that such change is significant and genuine, even if it isn't complete.
3. I wish they would acknowledge that many former homosexuals and lesbians have found a greater measure of peace and satisfaction after leaving a gay or lesbian lifestyle than they ever experienced while embracing homosexuality.
Not all "ex-gays" are miserable, plotting how to secretly fulfill their homosexual lusts without being caught.
4. I wish they would acknowledge that many former homosexuals and lesbians have genuine joy in their marriages.
Most former gays and lesbians don't get married in a futile attempt to "escape" homosexuality; they marry as a natural consequence of resolving that issue in their lives.
5. I wish they would acknowledge that all people have as much right to pursue a heterosexual lifestyle as they do to pursue homosexuality.
Former homosexuals and lesbians should not be harassed and castigated by the gay community. But I have never heard any gay or lesbian leaders speak out against the violence (such as bomb threats and physical/verbal abuse) which some people perpetuate against Exodus ministries.
6. I wish they would stop equating our decision to leave homosexuality with "hatred" and "bigotry" against gays and lesbians.
We don't hate gays; we simply desire to live free of homosexuality. Don't put nasty labels upon our motives. That's being judgmental and unfair.
7. I wish pro-gay religious leaders would admit that their endorsement and promotion of monogamous homosexual relationships is a facade.
Many--probably most--men and women involved in long-term partnerships are not sexually monogamous, but gay churches don't discipline members for committing "adultery" outside their "gay marriage." Neither do they discipline gays or lesbians who have sex before entering into a "holy union" with their partner.
Bob Davies is past President of Exodus International and an ex-gay himself. He has been married for nine years.
(Used by permission of the Exodus Standard, P.O. Box 77652, Seattle, WA, 98177.)
Fetal Farming as the Real Goal?
This Paragraph from a recent article may show what the real goal of many Embryonic Stem Cell proponents really is. http://www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/bioethic/cloning/farmfact31805.htm
II. “Fetus Farming”: An Alarming Development
In recent years this debate has shifted in an alarming direction:
With the support of groups favoring research cloning, many states are considering (and some have passed) laws that allow placing cloned human embryos in women’s wombs, but forbid any attempt to let them be born alive. Under these laws, researchers can implant cloned human embryos in wombs, develop them to the fetal stage, then abort them for their cells and tissues (a process some call “fetus farming”).
This legislative trend is based on recent scientific evidence suggesting that therapeutic benefits will not be safely obtained from the cloning of human embryos unless such “fetus farming” is allowed.So the attempt to distinguish therapeutic from reproductive cloning has broken down: What was once called “reproductive” cloning (placing cloned embryos in a womb) is being accepted as a necessary part of so-called “therapeutic” cloning. This new agenda has required a shift in definitions. Increasingly, “reproductive” cloning is said to occur only if a cloned human being is brought to full term and born alive. In this way a law can be called a ban on “reproductive” cloning even if its only legal effect is to mandate abortion for any woman carrying a cloned unborn child in her womb.Wesley Smith also has voiced concern about these very things also along with Robert George. We really will have to be brave to face this new world of horrors science wants to bring to us. Anybody ready to slide down that slippery slope? I am certainly not. Hat tip to the Life Training Blog for putting these articles in context.http://www.nationalreview.com/interrogatory/smith200505240809.asphttp://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Protected/Articles/000/000/006/119xobmg.asp