Homosexual myths


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Homosexual myths

  1. 1. HOMOSEXUAL MYTHS There is a lot of misunderstanding about the sin of homosexuality.
  2. 2. Homosexuality in the USA <ul><li>Homosexuality is not new. </li></ul><ul><li>As old as the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>In USA – there are 500+ churches for homosexuals </li></ul><ul><li>74 are in Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Community Church, Dallas, TX has over 1,000 members </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homosexuality in the USA <ul><li>NOTE  : This sermon is not against the person who does these things </li></ul><ul><li>This sermon is against the sinful acts involved </li></ul><ul><li>My purpose is to clear away some of the myths and misinformation about this sin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 – 10% are homosexual <ul><li>Homosexual groups have set this theme as their agenda </li></ul><ul><li>It is an organized plan to sell the idea that homosexuals are everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Many studies – less than 3% have ever practiced it </li></ul><ul><li>1% identify themselves as homosexual </li></ul><ul><li>1.6% - 2% engaged in a homsexual act in last 12 months </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2 – Homosexual relationships <ul><li>They have loving, stable family relationships, just like everyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2% of homosexual relationships are “semi-stable” </li></ul><ul><li>Average homosexual has 500 partners in their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>30% will have more than 1,000 partners in their lifetime </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 – Homosexuals are persecuted <ul><li>An attempt to gain sympathy </li></ul><ul><li>Catch word - “homophobic” - fear of homosexuals </li></ul><ul><li>I am not homophobic (afraid) </li></ul><ul><li>I am opposed to this sinful life and behavior </li></ul><ul><li>I would not abuse, mistreat or persecute anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Same with alcohol, drugs, child abuse </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3 – Homosexuals are persecuted <ul><li>How persecuted are they ? </li></ul><ul><li>Income averages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African-Americans - $12,166 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General population - $32,144 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homosexuals - $55,430 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 4 – Homosexuals and civil rights <ul><li>Do they need the same rights as others in America ? Already have this protection </li></ul><ul><li>What they want – special privileges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to teach homosexuality in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to avoid prosecution for same sex marriage, public nudity, pedaphilia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to interrupt church services, vandalize places that oppose them </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 5 – Homosexual - sin but not a crime <ul><li>Many sins are also crimes – murder, rape, child abuse, drunk driving, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>24 states outlaw Sodomy </li></ul><ul><li>1986 Supreme Court upheld these laws </li></ul><ul><li>Now many courts are reversing these laws </li></ul><ul><li>Many states are changing their laws to allow homosexual acts, same-sex marriage, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5 – Homosexual - sin but not a crime <ul><li>Homosexuals = 1-2% of population </li></ul><ul><li>But – they commit : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of all child molestations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79% of all teacher / pupil sex cases (You know about Penn State - Sandusky) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 times more likely to molest a child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65% of all mass murderers </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 6 – Homosexuals born that way <ul><li>There have been many attempts to find a genetic basis – none has been found </li></ul><ul><li>Studies of identical twins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One becomes homosexual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The other one does 50% of the time </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 6 – Homosexuals born that way <ul><li>There is a high cure rate </li></ul><ul><li>Masters and Johnson – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homosexual cure rate – 71.6% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study of 200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All 143 men, 57 women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remained cured 5 years later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cure rate for smoking – 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cure rate for alcoholics - >10% </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 7 – Only one verse in the Bible <ul><li>Genesis 19:4-11 – Sodom destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Leviticus 18:22 ; 20:13 – An abomination </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 23:17-18 – Not allowed to enter the tabernacle (or later, the temple) </li></ul><ul><li>Judges 19 & 20 – Sodomites in Benjamin </li></ul><ul><li>1 Kings 14:24 – Sodomites in the land </li></ul>
  14. 14. 7 – Only one verse in the Bible Romans 1:26-28 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
  15. 15. 7 – Only one verse in the Bible 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
  16. 16. 7 – Only one verse in the Bible 1 Timothy 1:9-10 9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
  17. 17. 7 – Only one verse in the Bible Jude 1:7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
  18. 18. Conclusions : <ul><li>Homosexuality is a clear perversion of God's intention in creation </li></ul><ul><li>It is a violation of the laws of God </li></ul><ul><li>It is a choice, not a genetic conditon </li></ul><ul><li>It must be confronted with truth </li></ul><ul><li>We must be compassionate for those caught up in this sin and help them out of it </li></ul>