Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Study Finds Sexual Orientation Can Be Changed

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I am retired and by God's grace, I have the time to do this. I feel our pastors will be soon under attack if we let this pass. I am the National Chaplain for Combat Veterans International. I believe it is time to fight the good fight, knowing the time may be short. Thank you and Faith and Freedom for all the good work you are doing to defend our Christian Faith in these challenging days. If we pull together and trust the Lord, this will be nothing more than another "Red Sea" experience. We should be able to praise God for such a great victory.

Your Brother In Christ

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New Study Finds Sexual Orientation Can Be Changed

Focus on the Family reported yesterday afternoon that a new report in this month's issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Sexuality finds that sexual orientation can be changed.
Focus says, "The study directly refutes unsubstantiated claims made by some factions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and several other professional mental health organizations that it is unethical for therapists to assist patients to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions."

The study also found that:

*Despite knowing the AIDS risk, homosexuals repeatedly and pathologically continue to indulge in unsafe sex practices.

*Homosexuals represent the highest number of STD cases.

*Many homosexual practices are medically dangerous, with or without "protection".

*More than one-third of homosexual men and women are substance abusers.

*Forty percent of homosexual adolescents report suicidal histories.

*Homosexual relationships are more violent than heterosexual relationships.

*Societal bias and discrimination do not, in and of themselves, contribute to the majority of increased health risks for homosexuals.

Jeff Johnson at Focus said, "These findings should have an impact on those who claim to have the best interests of the gay community at heart."

Focus on the Family has long been an advocate for those wishing to separate themselves from the homosexual lifestyle through their "Love Won Out" ministry. Through that aspect of their ministry, many people have found deliverance and freedom.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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