Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"America, get ready for the group-marriage debate".

A comment by Elizabeth Marquardt, vice president of the Institute for American Values, after a Pennsylvania court ruled that a child can have three parents - in this case, two lesbians and a sperm donor. The New York Times, July 16, 2007.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

'Groundbreaking' study shows 'gays' can change

In an article published on WorldNetDaily.com:
In the first longitudinal, peer-reviewed, scientific study of its kind, researchers have concluded some homosexuals can change their "orientation" through religiously mediated guidance.
Researchers Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse released the results Thursday of a three-year study during an address at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference.
Their conclusions contradict the claims of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association, which contend such change in sexual orientation is impossible and attempting to pursue it likely will cause depression, anxiety or self-destructive behavior.
Read Full Story HERE.
Interesting conclusions. When the study comes out in "Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation" I will fill you in on the results.
What is your take on this?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Demonizing Christianity or Promulgating an Agenda or...Making a Point?

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts recently decided that it was O.K. to continue with the production of "The Laramie Project", a supposedly pro-homosexual play that pushes the acceptance of this dangerous sexual orientation.

Regardless of the countless pleas from concerned parents over this R-rated film, the administration at Acton-Boxborough Regional declined to halt the production of the controversial play that is scheduled to start production this upcoming November.
Click HERE to read coverage of the controversy in Acton-Boxborough.

A Brief Background of the play/film:

The 1998 hate-motivated murder of Matthew Shepard gained unusually wide attention for its brutality, along with the dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, a few months earlier. The pair of hate crimes triggered the passage of hate-crime laws around the country and inspired playwright Moises Kaufman to take members of his Tectonic Theater Project to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview townspeople who were involved in the aftermath of the event with the intent of creating some sort of dramatic essay. "The Laramie Project" was the outcome.

Watch a preview of the HBO film "The Laramie Project" by clicking HERE.

I have not yet seen either the play or the HBO movie, so I can not comment on the contents of "The Laramie Project". What I can comment on is the horror of the Matthew Shepard case as I remember it vividly when it occurred in 1998. Mr. Shepard was left for dead after his brutal beating. The case made me sick and especially sad to think that there are people on this earth who could do such a horrible thing just because someone has a different sexual preference.

I am not for any sort of violence, either verbally or physically, directed towards those who are taking part in alternative sexual behaviors/lifestyles. We all need to pray for these folks and help them get closer to the true way of life that Christ wants them to lead.
We all sin on a daily basis, including myself. We all need to walk a narrow path if we want to enter the kingdom of heaven. We all need to pray for each other and condemn violence and start walking the walk. The walk in which we all were meant to walk.
Let's all come together and follow the Lord and help those who are leading a sinful lifestyle and have not yet asked for God's forgiveness. For it is God's forgiveness that saves us, but it does not give us a license to continue to live in sin.

Peace to you all,

Scia Ciantee

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