A Homosexuality “Fact Checker” for Born-again Christians

A Homosexuality “Fact Checker” for Born-again Christians

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 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 23 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. (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.)

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?

23. God loves heterosexual people more than homosexual people. Is this True or False?

 

Correct Answers

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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

23. God loves heterosexual people more than homosexual people. This is FALSE. 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 on HOMOSEXUALITY, click HERE)

8 thoughts on “A Homosexuality “Fact Checker” for Born-again Christians

  1. grateful2him says:

    You are most welcome. And thank you for wonderful comments and testimony.

  2. Thank u for your encouragement,may God bless you so much.lts true for to say that we born again christians should talk of a word or good news to the homosexual people and guide them and lead them to repent.For the only way to the kingdom of heaven is Jesus christ .He is so faithful and so marvelous, His works are so grateful.The lord is only faithful to those who depentently seek for him.The bible says , trust in the lord and do good, seek your happiness in the lord and HE will give you heart desire,psalms 27:1………).

  3. grateful2him says:

    Thank you, Charissa, for your comment. You have touched on the crux of the matter; I agree totally. I am reminded of Psalm 66:17-19, “I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.” Let us all be careful not to cherish sin of any kind in our heart.

  4. Charissa Hild says:

    humans choose it because they love it! man loves darkness rather than the light,, the truth of God’s word about mans sinfulness and refuses to accept God’s perfect way,,, it is not easy, it is a constant battle but you have to decide if Christ is more important than your sin ! Read the story about the rich young ruler,,, that was about possessions and money,,, when it is sexual desires,,, the result will be the same, you either love Christ more than your sins or you don’t ! the ruler walked away from Christ,,, we have the choice!

  5. grateful2him says:

    Thank you for commenting, SusyQ. Please allow me to respond to some of your remarks. First, science and other scholarly studies have long since proven that no one is really “born gay” and that homosexuality is not, in fact, innate. The fact that same-sex attractions seem to develop spontaneously does not provide even the slightest bit of evidence in support of the “born gay” claim. Sexual feelings and attractions begin to develop, on average, at around age 10. This leaves plenty of time for various post-natal influences to lead to the development of homosexuality, and that is what happens. Second, your claim that 1 in 10 (10%) are homosexual was proven conclusively and repeatedly to be false over the past 20 years. I’m surprised that you are that far behind the times w.r.t. homosexuality research and are still spreading this lie. The real figure on the percentage of homosexuals is around 1.5%, based on the gay definition of “homosexual.” And third, I am quite aware that no one can publish the facts and truth about homosexuality without offending many in the gay community and being labelled a liar, a bigot and a hater. But the truth and the facts are what they are, regardless of how much anyone hates them or me. I’m continually reminded that “Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.” My motive and intent is not to offend, but to educate. In doing this, my actual attitude is anti-sin, not anti-gay. It is clear to me that those who hate me do so because they do not like what I say more than how I say it. If there was a way to say it without offending, then I would say it that way.

  6. I wouldn't dare be subject to your unChristian attitudes. says:

    Just what I expected. Biased remarks and untruths. An attitude to do damage to any homosexual. Homosexuality is innate and can show up at a very early age. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people are homosexual. Who in your family or among your acquaintances or friends are homosexual and that you hurt by your attitude towards them.

  7. grateful2him says:

    Thank you for your comment and question, Jack. I’m glad that you can accept the fact that science cannot prove that anyone is born gay. Regarding yuour question, I am in agreement with you that no one chooses to have same-sex attractions, and have written that in one of my articles. But the fact that no one chooses to have those feelings and attractions in no way shows that they were born that way. The average age at which people begin to develop sexual attractions is age 10, so there is plenty of time for post-natal influences of many kinds to determine how those feelings will be directed, whether toward the same or the opposite sex. And that’s exactly how homosexuality develops in an individual. This, too, is explained in one of my articles.

  8. Jack Davis says:

    Science may not have proven the “Born Gay” Thing, but logic can. Why the hell would any human being choose to be constantly discriminated against for who they love by homophobic idiots like yourselves?

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