<<Homosexuality is a sexual perversion, just like incest, child molestation, or bestiality.>>
Sexual perversion, yes. Like incest and child molestation and bestiality, no. Homosexuality is btwn consenting adults. They do not force themselves on anyone, and they are sticking to their own species so it’s hardly bestiality. Now homosexuals can molest people, but then again, hetero’s do that too.
<<ne must realize that homosexuality is a behavior born of desperation and pain. Studies on both sides confirm that most homosexuals were molested (or otherwise severely traumatized) as children, and did not develop a normal sense of sexual identity.>>
No, it isn’t on both sides. The studies I have seen about homosexuals that were molested are inconclusive b/c NEITHER side has great objective studies. I mean, one was done in a prison, and the rate of molested people there is already at a higher concentration than the mainstream–hardly an acurate portrayal. This has hardly been confirmed.
<<Always keep in mind that the “gays” shown on TV and other media aren’t the real thing. These characters are whitewashed, sanitized and packed by the media to promote an idea and desensitize the general public. Don’t be fooled. Real homosexuality is a very dark, hopeless and depraved lifestyle. Have you ever wondered why REAL gay events, such as the gay pride parades, aren’t shown on TV? These events are notorious for their lewdness and vulgarity, including fully public sex acts. Homosexual activists (the mainstream media included) don’t want you knowing the truth – not until it’s too late for you to stop them.>>
Nude marchers is hardly a standard. They run around in bikinis sometimes, but it’s nothing worse than you’d see on a beach. Hardly illegal. And I have seen them on TV. Dark, hopless, depraved lifestyle? Wow. Now, I’m not condoning it, but they aren’t hopeless and dark. Depraved? At least where homosexuality is concerned, but being morally wrong on one issue hardly makes one completely depraved, more like misguided. I don’t see people lining up to yell at children who have babies too young, for their moral depravity, or christians picketing yards where a non-wedded hetero couple moves in next door. We aren’t getting on the trend for couples to move in together for a while to see if it will work before getting married. A sexual sin is a sexual sin, and the homosexuals are just one form of sexual sin.
<<God had obvious reasons for forbidding homosexual behavior. As Christians, we need to reach out to these people with love, tenderness and understanding of Christ. We need to help them heal, not endorse a lifestyle which will eventually consume and destroy them.>>
I would agree here. I would first ask you if you really have that love if you think they are depraved, dark and hopeless? I mean, no offense but if you told me that I was all that I’d have an extremely hard time believing you hold any love for me. Don’t tell me it’s an observation, or even the truth. People sin, you’ve sinned, but that doesn’t make you dark, depraved, and hopeless. Gays’ sin really is no worse than anything you’ve done b/c all sin has the same effect on people. People seem to think gays need to be fixed so they’ll see some light and be heteros (by the way it is often the guilt that christians and the hetero community to make them feel like vile creatures that causes the suicidal feelings–you know comments like them being dark, depraved, and hopeless–psychological abuse is very harmful). However, this is often worse treatment for them than letting them stay homosexual. Yes, they need Christ everyone does whether they recognize it or not. Actually, all but 2 of the homosexuals I hang out with are christian and as such they don’t engage in being active “homosexuals.” However, they also know that they can never be in a hetero relationship without being miserable b/c they are incapable of loving in a romantic sense those of the opposite gender and to try would have the same effects everyone else has when they try to be something they are not.
By the way it is man that places levels on what sin is worse than another.
16 ¶ These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 24:9 9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
PS- Catholic and Christian websites are hardly to be considered non-biased. You may have a hard time convincing them that this is accurate and not more lies of Christian propaganda and don’t tell me Christians don’t put slants on things. I know we do, and I for one am trying to get away from that.