I was biking home and I was handed a flyer from a woman wearing a shirt that said “Ex-slave.” I was intrigued. I looked at the flyer after I parked my bike, and it had a picture of a girl with a shirt on that says “Ex-homosexual.” It was a flyer for the Passion for Christ Movement. I was so offended I wanted to blog about it, but then I went to the website to find out more.
Now, nearly 40 minutes later, I am fuming. I watched most of the video on the home page, and it is a bunch of “ex-homosexuals” who are telling people that 1.) Homosexuality is not natural and 2.) You (too!) can be delivered and stop being homosexual.
What? The evidence they use is from the Bible, which like, OK, fine, but they decide multiple times in the video that because science has NOT proven otherwise, homosexuality is wrong.
They are answering common questions of the homosexual community, and one of them is that people are “born” gay. They discuss how CNN did a story which asked the question, “Are you born gay?” and the answer was, “I don’t know for sure…there is no gay gene.” But all they repeated was, “there is no gay gene, there is no gay gene.” Not the line that said, “I don’t know for sure.” I want people to know that I did a quick search, and found this article quickly, which says that scientists are not sure, still. So…nice try, video.
Moving on, the next part of the video assumes they have proven that you decide to be gay, and that you’re not born with it.
Another part of the video said that “our bodies weren’t meant for this and you have HIV and AIDS shooting up through the roof in homosexual communities.” Umm, last time I checked you didn’t get HIV or AIDS from being gay. You got it from someone else that had HIV or AIDS, and you can get it if you’re straight, too.
Later in the video, it mentions that a lesbian couple was raising children, and one of their children, a boy, wore bracelets and pretended to wear earrings. The video claimed this was evidence that children are not to be raised by lesbians in the first place, because they have no male influence. To this I ask:
*What about single parents, moms or dads?
*What about people who have a mom and a dad and grow up to be gay?
Then they go on to talk about how in the story of Sodom and Gomorroah the sin of the cities was homosexuality. Jewish texts dispute this fact, but that’s another rant for another day.
They also mention how National Geographic found the cities, and proved that they were destroyed, and found syphilis and clamidia in the soil. Which are STDs that are found in the gay community. Thus proving that the sin of the city was homosexuality. Oh, but wait…straight people get these, too…shoot…
IN ADDITION, National Geographic clearly states:
Some scholars place the Biblical cities in current-day Iraq, at Mashkin-Shapir; others posit that the cities were buried under the Dead Sea. The remains of these cities have never been found, though some believe the strongest candidates for Sodom and Gomorrah can be found in the archaeological remains of the Early Bronze Age cities of Babe Edh-Dhra and Numeira, to the East of the Dead Sea.
So, they did NOT in fact find the cities, nor did they prove that they were destroyed by God.
These types of “Christians” are the ones who offend me. The ones who — like in this video — compare the “natural” feeling of being gay to the “natural” feelings of murders and rapists. If is so offensive to see six or eight twentysomethings preaching about why they know being gay is wrong. Because they know. They can’t even get their facts straight, let alone know what God means by everything in the Bible they read that has been translated from ancient texts in languages none of them can read, written by men we’re supposed to know and believe were rightous and wrote only the word of God.
It’s a sad day when people who call themselves Christian try to tell others they know what God meant by something that was written down by men who also thought they knew what God meant by something.
I guess all I can do is pray for those people.