Oct 12, 2010
The Washington Post ran an article today by famed homohater and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. In the article Perkins calls homosexuality a mentally diseased lifestyle choice and a sin.
Sexual orientation cannot be changed. Every accredited medical and psychological institute in the United States agrees that sexual orientation is fixed and cannot be changed. The only groups promoting the lie that sexual orientation can be changed are religious institutions justifying their discrimination against Gays and Lesbians around the world.
Furthermore a persons sexual orientation does not cause a mental condition that would lead to suicide. Religious groups promoting violence and discrimination against those born differently creates the “hopeless” environment that leads to Gay and Lesbian teens taking their own life.
Here is Perkins suggestion for dealing with Gay and Lesbian teens killing themselves because of christian harassment.
The model for a Christian response to homosexuals may be the story of the woman caught in adultery. When the crowd responded with violence, by gathering to stone her, Jesus said, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” Knowing that they were all sinners, the crowd melted away. But Jesus’ words to the woman he saved were crucial. He did not say, “Go, for you have not sinned.” Instead, he said, “Go and sin no more.”
There is no contradiction between Christian compassion and a call for holy living. But the life which is holy (from a spiritual perspective) or even healthy (from a secular perspective) requires abstinence from homosexual conduct. We would do no one a favor if we ceased to proclaim that truth.
Love the sinner and hate the sin…The christian church has a 2000 year history of stoning and burning Gays and Lesbians at the stake.
The hostile atmosphere created by christian compassion is directly responsible for Gay and Lesbian teens committing suicide and for that matter all violence committed against our community.