Over there on World Magazine Blog, they’ve discovered Zach – because the NYTimes did a story on him, it looks like. Anyway, of course the good Christians know exactly what the right answers is! Zach is a whiny teen who needs a good session at that boot camp to straighten him out (pun intended!) and we should just ignore his rebellious nonsense.
As Christian ministries to homosexuals achieve greater prominence (see WORLD, July 30), gay activists and their press allies are stepping up their criticism. The New York Times is using the story of a blogging gay teenager known only as "Zach" to question the legitimacy of Love in Action International, a Christian ministry designed to prevent or remediate homosexual behavior. When Zach told his parents he was gay, they enrolled him in Refuge, the Love in Action youth program based in Memphis. "It's like boot camp," Zach wrote in his web journal before entering program. "If I do come out straight, I'll be so mentally unstable and depressed it won't matter."
The comments are probably the best part of the post. Some gay Christians try to explain things to the righteous Christians, to very little avail. (The Christians who read World Magazine already know everything, as I’m reckoning you can guess.)
Here’s some sample comments:
* if a human has XY they will like girls, if the human has XX, they will like boys. It is hard-wired into every cell in the body. I -always- liked girls, it just wasn't socially aceptable among the other boys until high school.
* have you ever heard what the Creator has said about homosexuality? That it is a sinful choice? That that choice is only manifested in those who have repeatedly rejected the conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit and refused to have gratitude towards God?
Let's see, believe the criminal's excuse, or believe the all-knowing, all-present, all-wise, eternal Creator. Hmmm. Not a real tought (sic) choice.
*have a cousin who chose to be lesbian because her sister was and it was a show of support, not to mention "cool" in their circle
*Most homosexuals that I have known- and that is quite a few- had no relationship with their father. Furthermore, most had been molested as children.Rampant abuse, fatherless homes, and a very sexual society is leading to lots of sex in various forms, but no intimacy. Hey, didn't I read last week about a guy dying after he had sex with a horse? Why would he choose that?
*If all it takes to stop people from hating you is to choose not to be gay, then why wouldn't you?"
Because it's addictive. There are many people who know that their alcoholism is wrong, want to, and even try to stop, and they can't. That does not deviate from the fact that their alcoholism was a result of choices they made. A lot of homosexuals want out. They can. But it's hard. It's always easier to jump into the pit, than to crawl out.
There are plenty more! Even more charming! And some sane ones, too. Go have fun.
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