Concluding Questions to the Attack On
                                          the Institution of Marriage

1. What about...
GREATER HOPE – Evangelical Christian ministry promoting freedom from and
         healing for het...
  “To emphasize the point, the Senate passed provisions restating tha...
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  1. 1. Concluding Questions to the Attack On the Institution of Marriage 1. What about a Gay Gene? There is no gay gene: Peter LaBarbera, who heads Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, "People need to understand that the 'gay gene' theory has been one of the biggest propaganda boons of the homosexual movement over the last 10 [or] 15 years," he points out. "Studies show that if people think that people are born homosexual they're much less likely to resist the gay agenda." American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way. Quote from APA: "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles...." Homosexuality is a choice and it is sin. Leviticus 18:22 Leviticus 20:13 Romans 1: 18, 24 Romans 1: 26-27 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 1 Timothy 1:8-10 God created male and female to be heterosexual. Genesis 1: 27, Matthew 19: 4 and Mark 10: 6 Homosexuals can be saved----repentance and conversion Roman 10: 8-10 and 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 Websites: 2. What is the position of Parkside Bible Church towards same sex marriage and how would we minister to a homosexual couple who came to our church? God’s Word instructs us that homosexuality is sin, therefore, same sex marriage is sin and is considered an abomination to God’s plan for marriage, the family and mankind. Scripture (Romans 1, Leviticus 18:22, I Corinthians 6:9) God created human beings as male and female and intended for the expression of sexual intimacies to be fully consummated only within the heterosexual marriage relationships (Genesis 1 & 2). Love the sinner, but hate the sin. Be compassionate in dealing with persons who struggle with homosexual orientation as well as to give clear warnings and to teach against homosexual practice through the application of God’s Word. Through prayer, appropriate personal ministry, repentance and salvation some persons will be able to change through God’s life changing grace from a homosexual to heterosexual orientation, opening the way for heterosexual marriage. Roman 10: 8-10 and 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 3. How can we as Christians be the “salt and light” unto a dying world in regards to same sex marriage issue? Continual prayer for our leaders and our country that there would be re-examining of our culture and family values. Involvement and knowing how to defend your faith LIBERTY COUNSEL – a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. Established in 1989, Liberty Counsel is a nationwide organization with offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and hundreds of affiliate attorneys across the nation. ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND--- --- Responding to the urgent need for the legal defense and advocacy of religious freedom. CITIZENS LINK---- to Focus On the Family FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL--- Defending faith, family and freedom RUTH INSTITUTE ---- traditional marriage
  2. 2. GREATER HOPE – Evangelical Christian ministry promoting freedom from and healing for heterosexual and homosexual sin and brokenness. Greater Hope operates under the direction of a local interdenominational board of directors. Originally, it began as an extension of Day Seven Ministries, but since 1998, it has functioned as an independent organization, associated with Exodus International. For further information call (540) 584-4189 or write to Greater Hope, PO Box 772, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – --- the largest information and referral ministry in the world addressing homosexual issues. It includes a network of Christian ministries offering support to men and women seeking to overcome homosexuality. All ministries (such as Day Seven or Sought Out) that are associated with Exodus International subscribe to an evangelical doctrinal statement. The leaders of the support groups have been out of the homosexual lifestyle for at least two years and are under the spiritual oversight of a pastor. For further information, call (407) 599-6872, or write Exodus International, PO Box 540119, Orlando, FL 32854. HOMOSEXUALS ANONYMOUS – ---- a Christian fellowship of men and women, who through their common emotional experience, have chosen to help each other live in freedom from homosexuality, with the goal of helping participants mature in their relationships with those around them and rediscover their true identity through a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ. For more information call (610) 779-2500, or write to Homosexuals Anonymous Fellowship Service, PO Box 7881 Reading, PA 19603. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH & THERAPY OF HOMOSEXUALITY (NARTH) – ---- a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to affirming a complementary, male-female model of gender and sexuality. NARTH was founded in 1992, and is composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, certified social workers, professional and pastoral counselors and other behavioral scientists, as well as laymen from a wide variety of backgrounds such as law, religion, and education. For more information call (818) 789- 4440 or write to NARTH, 16633 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1340, Encino CA 91436-1801. PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF EX-GAYS AND GAYS (PFOX) – --- a non-profit organization serving family and friends of homosexuals and former homosexuals, and supporting the right of homosexuals to choose change. For more information call (703) 360-2225, or write to PFOX, PO Box 561, Fort Belvoir VA 22060. REGENERATION MINISTRIES – ---- a non-profit Christian ministry associated with Exodus International, seeking to bring God’s healing to men and women who struggle with homosexuality, sexual addiction and other relational issues, and to help the Body of Christ in reaching out to these men and women. For further information write to Regeneration, PO Box 9830, Baltimore, MD 21284-9830. SET FREE MINISTRIES – a non-denominational, non-profit resource ministry which assists individuals and churches in the development of ministry in the area of prayer and victory over spiritual oppression and addictions. For more information call (616) 726-5400, or write to Set Free Ministries, 700 – 36th St., S.E., Suite 108, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Write, email or call your Congressman and Senators Up to date tracking of Congressional bills: US Senate: House of Represenatives: Senator Harry Reid Senator John Ensign Representative Dean Heller Bruce R. Thomspson Court House and Bruce R. Thomspson Court House and Bruce R. Thomspson Federal Bldg. Federal Bldg. Court House and Federal Bldg. 400 S. Virginia St. Suite 902 400 S. Virginia St. Suite 738 400 S. Virginia St. Suite 738 Reno, NV 89501 Reno, NV 89501 Reno, NV 89501 Phone: 775-686-5750 Phone: 775-686-5770 Phone: 775-686-5760 Fax: 775-686-5757 Fax: 775-686-5729 Fax: 775-686-5711 Reid website: Toll free: 1-877-894-7711 Washington, DC Office Washington, DC Washington, DC Office 125 Cannon HOB 522 Hart Senate Office Bldg. 119 Russell Senate Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-225-6155 Phone: 202-224-3542 Phone: 202-224-6244 Fax: 202-22-5679 Fax: 202-224-7327 Fax: 202-228-2193 Heller website: Toll free: 1-800-SEN-REID Ensign website: (736-7343)
  3. 3. HATE CRIME LEGISLATION – S.B. 909-UPDATE-BILL PASSES “To emphasize the point, the Senate passed provisions restating that the bill does not prohibit constitutionally protected speech and that free speech is guaranteed unless it is intended to plan or prepare for an act of violence.” ABC News DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP IN NEVADA – FULL FAITH AND CREDIT Passed on June 1, 2009, effective October 1, 2009 All the legal rights of a married couple WHAT DO WE DO, HOW DO WE ACT IN VIEW OF THESE TRENDS? Put our trust in the Lord: He is the Sovereign of the universe: Psalm 103:19: “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.” Psalm 115:3 “But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases” Daniel 4:35: “But He does according to His will in the host of Heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; And no one can ward off His hand or say to Him ‘What have You done?’ ” Amos 3:6: “If a calamity occurs in the city has not the Lord done it?” Ephesians 1:11: “also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will.” I Timothy 6:15: “He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords” GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL & ALL-KNOWING. HE ORDAINS AND CONTROLS EVERYTHING. Romans 13:1: “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities.” I Peter 2:13: “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as one in authority, or to governors as sent by Him…” Focus on what we are commanded to do: Make Disciples Matt. 28:19-20