Banning “Conversion Therapy”

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF
INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN FREED BY THE POWER
OF JESUS CHRIST FROM HOMOSEXUALITY THROUGHOUT
THE UNITED STATES BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, THEY HAVE BEEN
EITHER FREED BECAUSE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH
JESUS AND THEY’VE BEEN DISCIPLED BY THE CHURCH,
THEY HAVE BEEN FREED THROUGH MINISTRY WITH
RESTORED HOPE NETWORK AND WHAT WE GET THE EXCITING
JOB OF DOING IS WALKING ALONGSIDE OF THEM AS THEY
ARE OVERCOMING THOSE STRUGGLES AND WORKING
THROUGH ALL THE RELATIONAL ISSUES THAT ACCOMPANY IT. BUT COMPASSIONATELY
HELPING THOSE WHO WANT OUT OF THE HOMOSEXUAL
LIFESTYLE HAS NOW BEEN BANNED- ESPECIALLY FOR
MINORS- THAT’S HAPPENED IN 17 STATES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY AND IN SEVERAL COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES
IN WHAT IS KNOWN AS A “CONVERSION THERAPY BAN.” ACTIVISTS ARE TRYING
TO GET STATES OR EVEN COUNTIES TO MAKE IT
ILLEGAL FOR MINORS, SO TEENAGERS BASICALLY, TO
SEEK OUT THERAPY IF THEY HAVE UNWANTED
HOMOSEXUAL ATTRACTIONS. IF YOU ARE A TEENAGER
AND YOU HAVE HOMOSEXUAL ATTRACTIONS, EVEN IF
YOU DON’T WANT THOSE ATTRACTIONS, EVEN IF YOU
WANT TO PURSUE A DIFFERENT LIFE FOR YOURSELF, YOU’RE
NOT ALLOWED TO SEEK THERAPY FOR THAT. THEY’RE TRYING TO
MAKE IT ILLEGAL. IT’S A TRAGIC AND
UNSPEAKABLE THING BUT WHAT THE ACTIVISTS HAVE DONE
IS THEY HAVE PAINTED A COMPLETELY INACCURATE
PICTURE BY SAYING THAT THERE’S SOMETHING CALLED
CONVERSION THERAPY AND IT’S DANGEROUS. IF THE RADICAL LGBTQ
ACTIVISTS GET THEIR WAY, THEN WOULD IT BE ILLEGAL
FOR SOMEONE WHO LIVED AS A HOMOSEXUAL OR LESBIAN TO
EVEN COME TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST? WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE WHO
HAVE CHANGED OUT OF THE GAY LIFE- LIKE STEPHEN
BLACK OF FIRST STONE MINISTRIES? I LIVED AS A GAY MAN IN MY
MOST FORMATIVE YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT FROM
AGE 14 TO 22. AND THEN I MET JESUS
CHRIST IN A VERY RADICAL WAY IN A LITTLE MOBILE
HOME IN ACOMA PARK, OKLAHOMA WHERE THESE
PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT JESUS IN WAYS I
HAD NEVER HEARD. I GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES
THAT NIGHT AND I SAID, “GOD I DON’T KNOW
HOW TO CHANGE. BUT IF YOU’LL CHANGE
ME, I’LL CHANGE.” I’VE SEEN MINISTRY
THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND THEY DON’T LIKE
THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN CHANGE BECAUSE THAT
TOUCHES ON THE IMMUTABILITY ISSUE. THE REALITY IS IS THAT
PEOPLE ARE FINDING LASTING FREEDOM. WHAT HAS BEEN WELL
PUBLICIZED IS THAT BACK IN 2013, EXODUS INTERNATIONAL
OF ORLANDO, A CONSORTIUM OF EX-GAY MINISTRIES,
IMPLODED. IT TURNS OUT IT WAS THE
LEADERSHIP OF THAT GROUP, BUT NOT THE THOUSANDS
OF MEMBERS WHO CAME TO DISAGREE WITH THE
EX-GAY MOVEMENT. WHEN EXODUS IMPLODED WE
HAD THIS IDEA THAT 99.9% OF PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE. AND SO THAT HAS ALSO
FUELED THIS CULTURAL MESSAGE IN THE UNITED
STATES THAT THIS IS A HARMFUL THING TO DO
THIS TYPE OF MINISTRY. STEPHEN BLACK TESTED
HIS MINISTRY RESULTS. DID PEOPLE REALLY CHANGE
IN THEIR ORIENTATION IF THEY WERE HOMOSEXUAL
OR LESBIAN? HE FOUND A VERY HIGH
PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY DID CHANGE- AND OVER
THE LONG TERM. PASTORAL CARE IS WHAT I
DO AND SO WE HAVE 1200 CLIENT FOLDERS UPSTAIRS
AND AFTER THE IMPLOSION OF EXODUS I THOUGHT, WHERE
ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE? WHAT REALLY IS THE NUMBERS
IN OUR LOCAL MINISTRY? WE WERE ABLE TO CONTACT
500 AND OUT OF THE 500, 185 FILLED OUT THE SURVEY
AND THE BOTTOM RESULT OF THE SURVEY IS MORE THAN
70% GO ON LIVING A LIFE FREE FROM A LABEL, A LIFE
SURRENDERED TO JESUS CHRIST. AND SO THIS IDEA OF
CONVERSION OR AVERSION, THEY’LL ALSO USE THIS
WORD, PAINTING THIS PICTURE THAT WE’RE HARMING
PEOPLE, IS ABSOLUTELY THE ANTITHESIS OF
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT. THE OPPOSITE. PEOPLE DON’T EVEN WANT TO
EVEN TESTIFY BECAUSE OF THE BACKLASH THAT COMES. AND SO A LOT OF PEOPLE,
THEY’LL GO THROUGH OUR MINISTRIES AND THEY DO
ACTUALLY FIND LASTING FREEDOM. THERE’S A LOT OF
MISPERCEPTIONS SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT
A THERAPIST CANNOT HELP SOMEONE WHOSE BEEN
FORCED INTO THERAPY. THERAPY IS VOLUNTARY. THE MESSAGE THAT ACTIVISTS
HAVE SPREAD THAT PEOPLE ARE BORN HOMOSEXUAL, THAT
THEY CAN’T CHANGE, THAT CHANGE IS HARMFUL, THESE
ARE LIES AND THESE LIES HURT PEOPLE
THAT WANT HELP. THEY HURT PEOPLE THAT
DON’T WANT TO BE GAY. THEY HURT PEOPLE THAT ARE
FEELING SELF-HATRED AND FEELING HOPELESS ABOUT
THEIR LIFE SITUATION.

1 comment

  1. The tolerant Left strikes again. Pro-science? Nope, not going to even bother researching it. Right to choose? Doesn’t sound like they’re giving people a choice here. I await your hate filled replies 💗🙂

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