Recently on you tube and on this site I posted 2 parts of the 2011 Presidential address to the HRC. The annotations in Part 2 of that video got a railing response from the homosexual advocacy crowd. Many of the gays who responded contend that it was the religious persons such as myself who were the most damaging to the world and that since gay sexual orientation was an established scientific fact that could not be changed that I might as well just accept it and move on.
Well, when you get past the fluff and get down to the facts you find that there is no such established fact within science. You see all there is, is what's called "consensus" or "agreement" among some within fields of psychiatry and other fields of science, who simply "agree" that homosexuality is both inborn and normal. After all who and what rational individual could disagree with Lady GaGa's assertion that she and other homosexuals and lesbians were simply born that way??? All of this is aside from the fact that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) also claimed for years that homosexuality was a mental illness only to revert in recent times to the declaration that homosexuality was some sort of normal sexual behavior, BY CONSENSUS!
Now, remember my position on the issue, I simply assert that even if a person was born a homosexual, that really is of no significant importance for EVERY man and woman MUST be born again!!! (John 3:7) We are shaped in iniquity and conceived in sin (Psalms 51:5) since Adam transgressed, his transgression is upon all of us (Romans 5:18) and we must be saved from sin. Because this is a sin cursed world, death works in us as a process from the moment we are conceived. Our birth does not indicate some perfect, default righteous, or holy status. So being "born that way" is not an answer or a solution to anything, neither is it a justification to remain "that way" for we are born "many ways". So sentiments such as hers don't address the issue at hand at all and seem to only cater to the modern novel speculation that homosexuality is a normative behavior.
However, we must know that from a spiritual point of view, God has not created a man to have an inappropriate affection, love or lust for another man, and the same with a woman towards another woman. Those type of affections, which are out of God's order, are works of the flesh and are highly dangerous especially when acted upon, whether in fantasy or physically. These sort of fleshly lusts are condemned by God thoroughly throughout scripture.
Colosians 3:5 ~ "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:"
Sexuality, although manifested as a sexual choice or expression, is more than a fleshly choice or pattern of behavior. It is a spiritual pandora's box that if opened incorrectly, inappropriately, or under the wrong circumstance has the potential to have devastating lifetime physical, social and spiritual effects upon a person. Therefore, the question does not center around one's "feelings" or emotions toward another, but is directed toward what one allows to reign within their heart, mind and mortal body.
Romans 6:12-13 ~ 12-Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13-Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
I have also stated emphatically, since I've dealt with this issue, that the acceptance of homosexuality has no greater root in objective moral reality than accepting pedophilia, polygamy or even bestiality. I have stated and continue to state that if one accepts homosexuality because it is "agreed upon" to be normal, then what every homo-advocate is asking society to do is normalize every other deviant sexual relationship. To them and the rest of us, this is absurd, but the truth is more strange than fiction.
B 4 You ACT Silly, You MUST Consider This Fact:
Certain recognized professional psychiatrists are diligently seeking to normalize the social acceptance of pedophilia by declassifying it as a mental illness with the hopes of diminishing the mental stigma attached to the societal view of those who are attracted in love and lust toward children.
To those who responded to my video and said that I was silly, stupid and should be ashamed because pedophilia was not socially or mentally acceptable, and that homosexuality was a much better and more socially acceptable based on medical consensus, you should know that your efforts of homo-advocacy are the substance of the pedophilia advocacy movement. The statements and scientific "consensuses" that pedophilia should be accepted are on no more stable ground than the same statements regarding homosexuality. In fact the effort is on to destigmatize both pedophilia and the pedophile. Can you imagine that?
It seems that many of the same people who once held that homosexuality was a mental illness, before seeking to persuade society that it was normal, are seriously pushing to do the same to pedophilia and pedophiles. In fact they are using the SAME ARGUMENTS and phony scientific "agreements" and "consensuses" to say that pedophilia should be "normalized" and the pedophiles themselves should not be made to feel condemnation.
Don't believe me? Welcome Center Stage To B4U-ACT
Yes, you are reading their logo correctly...Pedophile advocates living in "truth and dignity"....
In a recent conference held in Baltimore, MD. Aug. 17th, 2011, with about 50 of the nations top psychiatry professionals and professional groups either in attendance or represented, B4U-ACT presented information covering the following ideas:
- Pedophiles are “unfairly stigmatized and demonized” by society.
- There was concern about “vice-laden diagnostic criteria” and “cultural baggage of wrongfulness.”
- “We are not required to interfere with or inhibit our child’s sexuality.”
- “Children are not inherently unable to consent” to sex with an adult.
- “In Western culture sex is taken too seriously.”
- “Anglo-American standard on age of consent is new [and ‘Puritanical’]. In Europe it was always set at 10 or 12. Ages of consent beyond that are relatively new and very strange, especially for boys. They’ve always been able to have sex at any age.”
- An adult’s desire to have sex with children is “normative.”
- Our society should “maximize individual liberty. … We have a highly moralistic society that is not consistent with liberty.”
- “Assuming children are unable to consent lends itself to criminalization and stigmatization.”
- “These things are not black and white; there are various shades of gray.”
- A consensus belief by both speakers and pedophiles in attendance was that, because it vilifies MAPs, pedophilia should be removed as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), in the same manner homosexuality was removed in 1973.
- Dr. Fred Berlin (who delivered the opening address) acknowledged that it was political activism, similar to that witnessed at the conference, rather than scientific considerations that successfully led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder: The reason “homosexuality was taken out of DSM is that people didn’t want the government in the bedroom,” he said.
- Dr. Berlin appeared to endorse the politically maligned clinical practice of “reparative therapy” for homosexuals and pedophiles alike, saying, “If someone, for their own reasons, doesn’t want to live a homosexual lifestyle, I tell them that it’s hard but I’ll try to help them.”
- The DSM ignores that pedophiles “have feelings of love and romance for children” in the same way adult heterosexuals and homosexuals have romantic feelings for one another.
- “The majority of pedophiles are gentle and rational.”
- The DSM should “focus on the needs” of the pedophile, and should have “a minimal focus on social control,” rather than obsessing about the “need to protect children.”
- Self-descried “gay activist” and speaker Jacob Breslow said that children can properly be “the object of our attraction.” He further objectified children, suggesting that pedophiles needn’t gain consent from a child to have sex with “it” any more than we need consent from a shoe to wear it. He then used graphic, slang language to favorably describe the act of climaxing (ejaculating) “on or with” a child. No one in attendance objected to this explicit depiction of child sexual assault.
Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote address, saying: "I want to completely support the goal of B4U-ACT.” This report of of conference information is delivered by Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, and Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law. The emphasis and the underlined added is mine.
The mission of this group is multifaceted. One of their purposes is to relive the "stigma" associated with people who are pedophiles or those whom they say are "minor-attracted persons". The aim is to do this both within the medical field among medical professionals and in the social arena or the court of public opinion. From their website:
6. STIGMA. We recognize the severe stigma directed against minor-attracted people by the media, politicians, law enforcement officials, and some mental health professionals. We oppose the perpetuation of false stereotypes and the use of language that instills fear in the public, fails to promote understanding, and ignores the humanity of minor-attracted people. We realize that stigma and stereotypes force minor-attracted people to remain in hiding and prevent those who could benefit from mental health services from receiving them. We do not believe this serves the interests of children, minor-attracted people, or society in general. Therefore, providers have an obligation within their profession and community to speak up and confront stereotype-perpetuating statements made by professional colleagues, family members, friends, and the media. Providers need to educate professionals and the larger community regarding persons sexually attracted to children or adolescents. (emphasis added)
I mean this is clear. One can easily see a pedophile equivalent to GSLEN or Lambda Legal on the horizon. One can easily see some sort of network within the schools among teachers and others who regularly come in contact with minors to "NORMALIZE" child sexual attraction.
What happens when it becomes socially unacceptable to demand that pedophiles step down from jobs because they have had sex with children 10 to 12 years of age? What happens when it is considered normal sexual behavior for men to shower and have sex with children? What happens when your high school teacher is told that he or she is normal and that it is normal sexual behavior to take your child home for a weekend sexual and intimate excursion? Then how about speaking out against pedophilia? What happens when it is said by the "professionals" that those speaking out against pedophilia are "PEDOPHOBIC"??? What happens when a commercial is written for adults and children who lust after other children to tell them that "It Only Gets Better"? Can you imagine these things?
You may wonder, can this message be directed towards children? Well you don;t have to imagine any longer. Read this also from their website:
"Inaccurate negative stereotypes force minor-attracted people into hiding, leave young adolescents who are attracted to children hopeless with nowhere to turn, and do nothing to protect children. We have received emails from teenagers as young as 15 who were engaged in self-harming behavior or threatening suicide, and could talk to no one about it, because they were attracted to children. Making welcoming, informed, and empathetic mental health services available is the goal of B4U-ACT." (found HERE)
Yes, the claim is that minors, who are attracted to other minors (ie: child pedophiles) are a class of persons who deserve special care and handling and do not deserve to be condemned. Whether homosexual or not, you read this and say that would be a sick proposition to encourage pedophilia at any age, and the attempt to normalize this activity must be stopped in its tracks...then I say...HOLD THE PHONE! This is EXACTLY what I and millions of heterosexual believers feel when we think of normalizing homosexuality, encouraging children to follow their "feelings" and yielding to the demands of homo-advocacy whether through and by process of law or by social or moral means. In fact we know that there is and will be no end to the absurdity that will arise as a result of continuing to allow sexual sins to become normalized.
Criticize the bible if you must, but you should try to at least understand it first. There is no objective basis whereby sexual perversion of any kind should be normalized. There is only a relative basis from which to work and that basis is no more than sinking sand. Homosexuality is condemned by God as a sexual proclivity, choice and action, not because God hates homosexuals, but because God hates sin and homosexual affections and lusts are SIN.
I Didn't Give Myself This Attraction!
Well join the club of those of us who know that the sin we struggle with is not the sin that we would simply go out and place upon our own lives...This is the elusive nature of sin and certainly where the deception comes in at. Sin is present where you don't want it to be. It has no regrets or remorse for who it touches and for what it demands from anyone, anytime and at any age. Paul recognized that this was the plight of a man without Christ in Romans 7
Romans 7:24 ~ "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
Paul described that when he would do good, evil was present with him (Romans 7:21). But in Romans 8 he was able to enter into liberty and freedom from both sin and its law through the Spirit of God, by what Christ did and accomplished on the cross. One thing is certain, without Christ, no person, man or woman, can overcome homosexuality or any other sin by which they are entangled. The blood of Jesus has been shed to destroy the yoke, power and bondage of sin in the life of the believer and that blood must be applied daily to the doorposts and lentil of our lives.
Even the pedophile advocate believes that having an attraction to children is their orientation. No matter, there is deliverance from orientation, inclination and actions. Think of all the human capital that has been spent at the hands of people who have failed to deliver themselves to the cross of Christ? At the cross, the burdens of our heart can be rolled away, if it is received by faith! There is no other power or help we know. What is the answer for our current condition? Truth faith, repentance and turning, but first one has to submit to the Lordship of Christ. This is a daunting task for this nation, but I believe that it is the call of God to it.
Born In Sin
Rind et al. Controversy
(Want to know where B4U-ACT get their core beliefs from? Read the link and wonder no more)
There Is A Right Way. Coming Out Of Homosexuality & Sexual Addiction
Sexual Addiction & Freedom Pt. 1
Sexual Addiction & Freedom Pt. 2
Pornography & Freedom ~ "Love Comes With Correction"