When I was growing up in America, homosexuality was considered taboo. But things have changed dramatically since then. Today growing numbers of Americans are embracing it as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.
One major reason for the change is the massive onslaught coming from media vehicles including movies, television sitcoms, news programs, magazines, and the Internet. There was a time in America when our government and business leaders would have refused to broadcast content that supports the homosexual lifestyle. But today our leaders publicly embrace it, our elected representatives make laws to defend it, our judges call it a civil right, and our business leaders openly help finance it.
So the restraints that were once in place have fallen and Americans are being bombarded with the media’s overwhelming approval of this alternative lifestyle. Homosexual relationships are being injected into more programs and movies than ever before, all presenting it in a favorable light. As a result, millions of Americans are changing their views and calling it acceptable, normal, and healthy.
In November 2012, for the first time in American history, voters in four states approved homosexual marriage. The issue had been voted on previously in 32 states and rejected every time. The pillars of belief in marriage as a heterosexual relationship are crumbling.
While millions are shifting their views, God’s view remains unchanged. His view, as revealed in scripture verses listed in this article from both the Old and New Testaments, is very clear and dramatically different from the views presented by the American media. Our country is being bombarded with a message that contradicts the scriptures. Both messages cannot be true. If the scriptures are true then the media is pumping us full of lies. According to the scriptures, one of the biggest lies is that homosexuals cannot change the way they are because that is their true identity. Another big lie is that homosexuals should be allowed to continue practicing their lifestyle because they are not hurting anyone.
The scriptures show us homosexuals have a choice and they can change. The scriptures combined with other evidence show homosexuals are hurting lots of other people. They are hurting our whole country. This article presents six ways homosexuality is hurting America.
Homosexuals have a well organized, well-funded, aggressive agenda to change our culture into one that embraces homosexuality as a normal, healthy lifestyle, one that calls evil good and good evil, and one that requires everyone to abandon what God has told us in the Bible.
Their agenda is filled with hypocrisy. While they accuse others of intruding into their personal lives, they purposely intrude into the personal lives of everyone else by demanding that they abandon their faith in the scriptures and accept their lifestyle. While they play the role of victims, they are actually perpetrators guilty of victimizing other people in a variety of ways as listed below. While they cry foul over any hint of discrimination against them they are actively discriminating against anyone who does not share their views.
We are not picking on homosexuals, but rather trying to show what the word of God says about this topic. There are many areas where Americans have strayed away from obeying the scriptures including adultery, fornication, abortion, drunkenness, idolatry, lying, stealing, prostitution, and sorcery, just to name a few. Homosexuality is just one among many different kinds of sins.
So if homosexuality is just like any other sin why do we go out of our way to show how it is hurting America and provide a list of scriptures about it?
We do this because homosexuals go out of their way to demand that the rest of us accept their sin and say it is okay. This is what makes homosexuality different from other sins. You don’t see adulterers parading down the street demanding that everyone declare adultery is okay. Nor do you see liars, thieves, sorcerers, drunkards, or other types of sinners doing these things either.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?
According to the Bible, God’s view is totally different from the opinions currently permeating our society. The scriptures shown below from both the old and new testaments reveal God’s perspective on homosexuality.
Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
The Hebrew word towebah is translated here as abomination. The New American Standard version translates it as “detestable.” The full definition of the word is “a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable.” The very same word is used again in Leviticus 20:13.
If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. (Leviticus 20:13)
Unlike our society today, God does not consider homosexuality to be an acceptable, alternative lifestyle. On the contrary, He gave the Hebrews instructions to put to death anyone who practiced this abomination. Not only that, to those who practice it He says it is their own fault by saying their blood will be on their own heads. In stark contrast to the mainstream news media, God does not consider homosexuals as innocent victims who could not help themselves because they were just born that way. He holds them accountable for their choice to practice a lifestyle that He has identified as being disgusting and an abomination to Him. The consequences could not be more severe.
As in the previous verses from Leviticus, the following verse from Deuteronomy uses the same Hebrew word “towebah” to describe God’s view of transvestite behavior. God views both homosexuality and transvestite acts as disgusting and abominable.
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 22:5)
Some might argue, “Well those verses are from the Old Testament, which has been replaced by the New Testament.” However, the following New Testament scriptures show the Old and New Testament scriptures are in agreement on this topic.
In the following scripture passage the Apostle Paul instructs the believers in Rome that those who practice homosexuality are foolish and are worthy of death. He puts it in the category of ungodliness and unrighteousness. He refers to homosexuality as indecent acts practiced by people who have been given over to a depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper. God has given them over to degrading passions. The Greek word Atimia is translated as degrading, dishonorable, disgraceful, or shameful. Paul says those who practice these things will receive the due penalty of their error. God will hold them accountable for their choices.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 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. 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, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 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. (Romans 1:18-32)
When was the last time you heard anyone in the mainstream media talk like that? This shows how far away from God our society has gone. We have forgotten the word of God and replaced it with our own system of politically correct values, based on the foolish idea that it is wrong to offend anyone, except Bible believing Christians. It is always perfectly okay to insult them at every opportunity.
Still need to see more? Paul states his position even more clearly in his letter to the believers in Corinth where he lists homosexuals alongside of adulterers, thieves, drunkards and other types of sin. He calls all of these things unrighteousness that causes those who practice them to not inherit the kingdom of God.
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, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
But wait, the scriptural case against homosexuality gets worse. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he lists homosexuals in the same category as murderers, kidnappers, liars, perjurers and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching. He refers to these people as ungodly, sinners, unholy, lawless, and rebellious. Homosexuality is a sin against God.
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. (1 Timothy 1:8-11)
Finally, in the book of Revelation we see the contrast between those who are blessed to receive eternal life and enter into the eternal city and those who are not allowed to receive eternal life or enter into the city. Among them are homosexuals. This sin costs them their eternal life.
How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol worshipers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Revelation 22:14-15)
So we can conclude from this scripture that homosexuality is a sin that causes those who practice it to be banned from entering the kingdom of heaven. There is only one place left for those who do not enter into heaven. They go to hell. Of course, like any other sin there is forgiveness available to those who repent, which does not mean apologizing to God. Talk is cheap. True repentance is backed up by actions, which means stop sinning.
HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE
Now that we have established the fact that God sees homosexuality as a sin that leads to eternity in hell, we can also conclude like any other sin it is a choice. God would not send any innocent person to hell. People who go to hell are sent there because of their own choice to reject God. They are without excuse because the evidence of God is everywhere all around us. As we see in Psalm 19:1, the heavens are telling everyone of the glory of God and are declaring the work of His hands.
A popular argument in defense of homosexuality is that they were born that way so therefore it is not their fault. Whether they were born that way or not is irrelevant because the important point is any homosexual person can choose to get free from it if they are willing to turn to God. Therefore, even if they were born that way it is still their fault for choosing to keep sinning when they could have repented.
According to scriptures, it is possible to be born in sin. In fact, all of us descended from Adam and Eve, the most famous sinners of all time. As their descendants we all inherited their sinful nature. In Psalm 51:5, King David wrote, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.” The Apostle Paul also gives us insights into this topic in his letter to the believers at Ephesus.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
So we were all by nature children of wrath, dead in our sins. Psalm 14:2-3 reveals the depraved nature of all men as it says, “all have sinned, turned away from God, there is no one who does good, not even one.” Genesis 8:21 quotes the Lord speaking as He says “the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth.”
So there are plenty of scriptures telling us we are born with a corrupt, sinful nature. Perhaps some are born with a greater inclination towards a particular kind of sin than others. To my knowledge, the scriptures do not get that specific perhaps because sin is sin. We have all sinned and we must all choose to repent. All sin has the same end result, death. The scriptures simply tell us we are all sinners. There is not even one who can claim to be righteous before God. The Apostle Paul confirms this in his letter to the believers in Rome.
As it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God, all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one.” (Romans 3:10-12)
So since all men are born with a sinful nature, and all have turned away from God, then why do some go to heaven while others go to hell? The difference is some choose to turn away from their former sins while others choose to continue living in sin, separated from God. Salvation and deliverance is available for all who repent of their sins and turn to God to receive the free gift of eternal life. Those who receive the free gift of God are given the gift of righteousness in the eyes of God. However, no one gets a free pass to continue living in sin. Romans 6:23 says, “the wages of sin are death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The point is every person makes a choice between serving God and serving sin, between life and death, between eternity in heaven and eternity in hell. The wise person chooses life while the foolish person chooses death. God does not choose to send people to hell because he has given the choice to us. He has given us a free will and He honors whatever choice we make.
So because God has given us the choice, He is justified when He says in Leviticus 20:13, “the blood will be upon their own heads.” In that verse He was specifically referring to homosexuals but the same is true for all kinds of sins. It is nobody’s fault but our own because it is our choice to continue ignoring the glory of God and practicing lawlessness. God will hold each of us accountable for our deeds.
The devil tries to keep people in bondage by getting them to believe they cannot help it so they should not even try to fight it. That is one of the devils biggest lies for keeping people bound up in any sin, including the homosexual lifestyle. It is a foundational lie upon which other lies are built. It is because of this lie that millions of people are being persuaded to embrace homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. After all, who can blame the homosexuals for being that way if there is nothing they can do about it? That is why we are exposing this lie for what it is, shining the light of truth on it to destroy the foundations of the devil’s scheme. The truth revealed in the word of God exposes the lie by revealing that God has given everyone a choice.
If the sinner is innocent then God must be guilty. Any sinner who claims to be an innocent victim is at the same time accusing God of being guilty of making them sin with no way out. But God is not guilty because He has made a way of escape available to everyone, including homosexuals.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Everyone has a choice, whether to sin or turn to God and obey Him. If that was not true then God would be cruel and unjust, but He is not cruel or unjust. God has given everyone a choice. God is the one who gives life. He is not the one who destroys it. We destroy ourselves just fine without needing any help.
Overcoming sin is not easy for anyone. Regardless of what kind of sin it is, everyone who chooses to repent from his or her sins needs supernatural strength to overcome it. The power of sin is too great for us to overcome on our own. We need God’s help. But the wonderful news is God is willing and able to help all those who call on Him. So again we are all without excuse because even though we lacked the power to overcome sin, we all have equal access to receive the power of God that we need.
By choosing to live a sinful life, people are choosing eternal death and rejecting God’s offer for eternal life. However, it breaks the heart of God to see the people He loves so much choose to go into destruction, eternally lost and separated from Him. Therefore, God instructs us to choose life.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
We are not picking on anyone who has been taken captive by evil spirits. Our enemy is not people but the evil spirits who are behind the scenes. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” So we come against the evil spirits while our heart goes out to the people under attack, even when they are being used by the devil to carry out his schemes.
Our hope is some people will be open to hear the truth so they can be set free from this sin and avoid the destruction it brings them. Just like any other sin, a homosexual person can repent and return to God and be set free. Anyone who is willing to stop sinning can have a blessed life. That is our hope for them.
SIX WAYS HOMOSEXUALITY IS HURTING AMERICA
So now that we have established that homosexuality is a sin and a choice, we can now show six ways homosexuality is hurting America.
A popular view today is that we should accept homosexuals because what they do in the privacy of their own bedroom is their own business and is not hurting anyone else. Who are we to intrude into their personal life to tell them what they can or cannot do? Shouldn’t we just mind our own business and let them mind theirs?
The problem with this view is it is based on a lie. Homosexuals are a long ways from staying in their own bedroom minding their own business. The six points listed below will back that up.
1. BRINGING A CURSE ON OUR LAND
We have already shown the scriptures telling us homosexuality is a sin. The scriptures tell us any kind of sin brings a curse upon the whole land (Deuteronomy 28:15-68).
Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach (a disgrace) to any people.”
Some would argue the sins of a homosexual minority would not be enough to bring a curse on the whole nation or to stop God from blessing the nation because the majority of people could still walk in righteousness. Scriptures prove otherwise.
In a nation of millions of people, the sins of one man caused ancient Israel to be defeated in battle.
When Israel moved into their promised land, they were invincible because the whole nation was walking in obedience to the commandments of God. When they came upon the city of Jericho, even though the walls were tall and wide they conquered the city in miraculous fashion. However, in doing so, a man named Achan, whose name means troubler, violated the commandment of God by taking for himself some of the gold and silver that God had instructed them not to take. As a result, the blessing of God was removed from the whole nation and they were defeated in their next battle against the city of Ai. The leaders of Israel immediately recognized someone had sinned against God. Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. (Joshua 7:6)
So the leaders cast lots among the tribes until they eventually found out who had sinned. When they found him, all Israel stoned not only Achan but also his entire family. Then they burned them with fire. Then the Lord turned from the fierceness of His anger.
The leaders of Israel understood the importance of righteousness and the reproach of sin. After dealing with the sin problem, the blessings of God returned and Israel became invincible again, driving out the inhabitants of their land. (Joshua 7:16-26)
Sin has consequences not only for individuals but for nations too. So the sins of millions of homosexuals in America have consequences for the whole nation. The idea that they are not hurting anybody by what they do in their own bedroom is contrary to the scriptures. It is the idea of foolish people who have forgotten the wisdom of God. The sins of homosexuals in America is made even worse because our government and business leaders as well as multitudes of our citizens openly support and endorse this abominable behavior.
The forefathers of our nation were far more knowledgeable of the scriptures than our current generation. They would have known better than to take sides against God. They would have taken a stand against sin. Like ancient Israel, they would have dealt with the sin problem. Many of the blessings that America has enjoyed were directly related to the fact that the people aligned themselves with God, not against Him.
Generations have passed and many Americans today cannot remember why we put the words “In God We Trust” on our dollar bills or why we have engraved many of our government buildings and monuments with scriptures. Many Americans today would consider these things to be illegal or, at the very least, misplaced. We are becoming a nation that outlaws righteousness and legalizes every sort of perversion. We are becoming a nation that has forgotten our God.
2nd Chronicles 7:14 shows the key to getting God to heal our land is to get the people living in right relationship with Him and repenting from their sins. Since other scriptures (listed above) make it clear that homosexuality is a sin, the more people practice a homosexual lifestyle the more they bring the judgment of God on our land. Likewise, the more people turn away from their sins the more we give God the legal right to intervene in a world currently ruled by demonic powers.
If America repents and turns to God, He will heal and bless our land. On the other hand, if we continue to take sides against Him, openly embracing behavior He calls an abomination, His blessings will be removed from us.
2. DESTROYING FREEDOM OF SPEECH
In a nation that celebrates freedom of speech, a freedom that millions of Americans have defended with their lives, homosexuals are effectively destroying this freedom by spreading new levels of intolerance and bigotry across America. In a characteristic display of hypocrisy, they attack anyone who opposes them with an onslaught of verbal persecution, calling them hate-mongers and accusing them of doing the very things they themselves are doing. They show no tolerance for any view other than their own. They routinely attack and destroy any voice of opposition with fierce hate-filled rants and even violence.
A great example of a hate-filled attack from homosexuals is what happened to Miss California, Carrie Prejean, during the 2009 Miss USA Pageant. She was asked to share her views on homosexual marriage. Prejean said. “I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
If there is any outrage over this incident it should be because a contestant at a beauty pageant was being asked to give her views about such an explosive topic that is completely irrelevant to her beauty and her talents. However, there was no outrage voiced about that. The outrage came from homosexuals like the pageant judge, Perez Hilton, who blasted Prejean calling her remarks the “worst answer in pageant history.” Hilton also said Prejean’s answer killed her chances of winning the pageant. In addition, the directors of the Miss California pageant condemned Prejean’s answer.
Even though she was very careful not to condemn homosexual marriage, and even though she clearly said she meant no offense to anyone, her views were called an outrage simply because they were not the views of the homosexual activists. In an amazing display of hypocrisy, homosexuals consider Hilton’s intolerance and discrimination against Prejean is acceptable. In their view it is Prejean who is guilty of intolerance and discrimination, simply because she disagreed with them!
Attacks like this spread fear among the rest of the population. The attack tactics tell everyone with opposing views to keep quiet… or else. They are turning a respectful free people into a fearful, intimidated people. Homosexual activists have succeeded in turning the homosexual issue into a topic that is just as lethal and just as dreaded as the racial topics. As a result, no government or business leader wants to go near it for fear his or her career could be ended by one slip of the tongue.
3. SPREADING DISEASES
Homosexuality activity has been proven to cause many diseases such as the deadly AIDS virus. Here is a list of diseases, which are known to be caused by homosexual activity:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – This is a collection of more than seventy types of viruses that can cause warts on various parts of the body. This disease is almost universal among HIV-positive men and carried by 60% of HIV-negative men. It is also spread to heterosexual people through their sexual relationships with bi-sexual partners. (Source: Bill Roundy, “STDs Up Among Gay Men: CDC Says Rise is Due to HIV Misperceptions,” The Washington Blade, December 8, 2000). HPV can lead to anal cancer (Source: Dr. Andrew Grulich speaking at the AIDS Malignancy Conference at the National Institutes of Health).
- Hepatitis – This potentially fatal liver disease increases the risk of liver cancer. (Source: Center for Disease Control)
- Gonorrhea – This is an inflammatory disease of the genital tract that has more recently been appearing in the rectal region and in the throat. Rectal and throat gonorrhea are strongly associated with homosexual behavior. (Source: Center for Disease Control)
- Syphilis – This is a venereal disease that can cause serious heart problems, mental disorders, blindness, and death. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, homosexuals acquire syphilis ten times more often than heterosexuals.
- Gay Bowel Syndrome (GBS) – GBS causes inflammation of the rectum and colon, which causes pain, bloody rectal discharges, and rectal spasms. This disease is caused by bacterial and protozoa pathogens, which are found in feces and transmitted to the digestive system. Tiny amounts of contaminated feces find their way into the mouth of sexual partners through oral-anal contact. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Association)
- HIV/AIDS – The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is responsible for causing AIDS, which is a deadly disease that has no cure. As of December 1999, 64% of male AIDS cases were homosexual men. Most of the remaining 36% of AIDS victims were heterosexuals who had sexual relations with HIV infected bi-sexual partners. (Source: Center for Disease Control)
The evidence overwhelmingly shows homosexual activity causes these diseases, which are not only hurting and killing homosexuals but are also being spread to heterosexuals through dirty blood transfusions and heterosexual relationships. Hospitals are infected with dirty blood supplies taken from homosexuals. So when innocent people need blood transfusions they can get AIDS or other diseases. I personally know a heterosexual Christian lady who became very sick because she contracted the AIDS virus through a dirty blood transfusion.
The bad news continues. Homosexuals are not only causing and spreading diseases, but the result of these diseases is a dramatic reduction in their lifespan and the lifespan of the innocent heterosexuals victimized by them. Study after study shows the homosexual lifestyle shortens the average lifespan of participants by decades. It is far more deadly than other leading killers such as heart disease and cancer. (Source: International Journal of Epidemiology)
One study in a major Canadian city shows the average life expectancy for a homosexual male is 8 to 20 years shorter than the average life expectancy for all males. The difference would be even greater if compared to heterosexual males.
Homosexuality presents an image of being a cool lifestyle, artsy and edgy, making it attractive for others to join in. But that image is a deadly deception. The reality is homosexuality is a killer.
When was the last time you heard these facts presented in movies or television shows or mainstream media news stories? While the media, inspired by homosexual activists, continues to bombard Americans with the illusion that homosexuality is healthy, natural, and normal, these facts prove otherwise. The media’s ongoing campaign to support homosexuality is literally killing multitudes of people.
Imagine the difference they could make and the lives they could save by telling the truth. Imagine if every presentation of the homosexual lifestyle in every movie and every television sitcom and every news story included the facts about these diseases. I believe we would see a dramatic decrease in homosexual behavior.
4. COSTING ALL OF US A LOT OF MONEY
Homosexuality is not only destroying the health and lives of many innocent heterosexual people but it is also costing all of us a lot of money. With the majority of homosexuals suffering from at least one of the diseases listed above, more health care is required to take care of them and the innocent heterosexual people who are made sick by them. All of this extra health care raises the costs of health insurance premiums for everyone. Since federal law now requires every American to buy health insurance, we are now all required to share the cost of higher insurance premiums caused by homosexuals living their perverted lifestyle. The idea that what they do in the privacy of their bedroom is not hurting anyone else is a lie.
In addition to paying higher insurance premiums, Americans are also paying higher taxes due to homosexual activity. Billions of American taxpayer dollars are being spent for AIDS research to fight the HIV virus, which is caused by homosexual behavior. For the fiscal year 2012, the federal budget includes $28.4 billion for combined domestic and global HIV/AIDS activities. This represents a 4.7% increase over the amount spent in 2011 (Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation). In addition, state governments are also incurring added costs to fight AIDS. And besides AIDS, federal and state governments are required to spend more money for research and vaccines to fight the host of other diseases caused by homosexual activity (listed above).
With our country already loaded down with trillions of dollars in debt, federal, state and local governments are already spending money they don’t have. Our governments must borrow more money to continue to operate. In this difficult situation, we are spending money we do not have to fight diseases caused by homosexual behavior.
5. SPREADING GENDER CONFUSION AMONG KIDS
Their campaign has succeeded in spreading their sinful lifestyle among our nation’s youth at alarming rates. They have infiltrated school curriculum lessons even at the preschool level. Reading lessons are transformed into homosexual lessons with stories explaining why Johnny has two daddies. Countless movies now include bizarre twists in the plot to promote homosexual encounters. On television programs, the mainstream media now airs homosexual programs like “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. As a result, Americans are being bombarded with a steady diet of homosexual propaganda.
Some would argue the campaign is harmless. They say it does not cause confusion for kids and does not lead them into the homosexual lifestyle. But if media exposure does not make a difference then why do advertisers spend millions of dollars to air 30-second television commercials? They spend the money year after year because it delivers proven results, changing the behavior of the viewers by persuading them to buy products they otherwise would not buy. The homosexual campaign works the same way.
The seeds being planted into young minds lead to confusion over their own sexual identity and make them more vulnerable to the attacks of the devil when he tries to drag them into this lifestyle. I personally know many Christian parents whose children have abandoned their Christian faith to enter into a homosexual lifestyle. The homosexual campaign is recruiting an alarming number of young people all across America.
Once kids get started it is difficult for them to break out of it. They become trapped in bondage to a lifestyle that God calls an abomination, a lifestyle that God cannot bless and says will keep them from entering into heaven, a lifestyle that will ultimately destroy them.
Gender confusion comes with a very high price tag and unfortunately that price is being paid by our children. Not only are they being dragged into a lifestyle that is proven to rob them of their health and dramatically shorten their lifespan, but it is also causing many teenagers to commit suicide. After accidents and homicide, the third biggest cause of death for American teenagers is suicide. Every year, about 4,600 American teenagers commit suicide (Source: Public School Review). While there are many causes for teenage suicide, one of the leading causes is confusion over their sexual identity (Source: American Academy of Pediatrics).
6. CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR KIDS RAISED BY HOMOSEXUAL PARENTS
Research shows children raised by homosexual parents have significantly more social, emotional, and relationship problems than children raised by heterosexual parents.
A 2012 New Family Structure Survey conducted by Mark Regnerus at the University of Texas at Austin surveyed over 15,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 39 asking them questions about the parents who raised them. The findings from the study were published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research. The study found the following facts:
- Children of lesbian mothers had significantly lower levels of income, poorer mental and physical health, and poorer relationship quality with their own partners.
- 69% of the children of lesbian mothers reported that their family received government financial aid compared to only 17% of children raised in heterosexual families.
- Only 26% of the children of lesbian mothers were employed, compared to close to 50% of the children of heterosexual parents.
The findings from this study are particularly significant because they are based on the first large-scale, population-based survey of young adults raised by homosexual parents. The larger sample size is important because only a very small percentage of Americans were raised by homosexual parents. Even with the larger sample size of 15,000 people, only 248 of them were raised by homosexual parents, which is only 1.6% of the total sample. This presents a big problem for studies using smaller sample sizes. Most research on this topic has used much smaller samples, which have sometimes led family scholars to wrongly conclude there is no difference between children raised by homosexual parents and those raised by heterosexual parents. But the larger sample enabled this study to measure and reveal far more accurate information.
Regnerus said his study’s findings are consistent with a large body of research that suggests children are most likely to thrive when they are raised by their own parents. The traditional family structure offers unparalleled levels of stability.
DEFEATING THE REAL ENEMY
There is an intentional effort to hide the truth about homosexuality from young victims. It is a conspiracy orchestrated not by human beings but by demonic spirits. The real enemy that must be arrested and bound is the devil and his host of demonic spirits.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
People influenced by demonic spirits are spreading homosexuality by spreading lies. The ultimate goal of these demonic spirits is to use homosexuality to destroy lives.
According to the Bible, the devil has legions of demons assigned to do different things in the earth. Some are assigned to get people to commit suicide. Others are assigned to get people to lie, or commit adultery, or steal or be jealous, or have outbursts of anger. There are many different kinds of sin but all of them lead to death and destruction.
The Bible warns us to be on guard, on the alert, aware of the schemes of the devil because he roams about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The devil operates behind a cloak of darkness. He is the master of deception. The Bible calls him the father of all lies. But when the lights are turned on the darkness flees because it has no defense against the truth. Jesus Christ is the light and the truth. It is through Him alone that we have victory over all the powers of the devil.
The same demonic spirit of homosexuality that has taken millions of people captive is now seeking new victims. It is coming after your kids and mine. Those who are ignorant of his schemes and are away from God are the most vulnerable because they are more influenced by what society says than by what the Bible says. So they receive the lies and embrace their new sexual identity and their new lifestyle.
If they had known the truth they would have fought back. They would have recognized those feelings did not come from them but from the demonic spirit trying to influence them. If they had known the scriptures they would have resisted the devil and the devil would have fled from them. If they had known the truth they would have known they had a choice to make and would not have been taken captive by the lie that they were born this way and had no choice. But many have been taken captive by the evil one because they did not know demonic spirits were behind it, dragging them into hell.
Personally, I have had enough of seeing our young people taken captive by these spirits and put into bondage. I have had enough of seeing their lives destroyed simply because they did not recognize the schemes of the devil and did not know to resist him. How many more of our precious kids must we watch being dragged into destruction before we have had enough of it? How many more must perish before we take our stand against these powers and principalities of darkness?
So what should we do to stop the spirit of homosexuality? We should take a bold stand against it. We should expose it to the light and warn all who have ears to hear. We should refute the lies that claim homosexuals cannot help it, that they have no choice because they were born that way, that homosexuality should be protected by civil rights laws as if it was a racial minority group, that it is a normal, healthy lifestyle. The facts presented in this article have refuted each of these lies. Therefore we must refuse to embrace it and reject every attempt to spread it.
The demonic spirit behind homosexuality not only wants to bring sin out of the closet and parade it down the streets for all to see, but it also wants to put the righteous into the closet, shut their mouths and keep them from sharing the truth with anyone. So we are standing against that spirit by exposing it to the light. We will not be silenced and we will not back down. We are fighting for our kids. We are standing our ground.
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