Signs of the Times


There is a vital connection between the prophecied apostasy ("falling away") of the end times and the rise of homosexuality, which is one of the chief symptoms of a society that has departed from the teaching of God's Word.
It is our desire to show love and compassion while being honest about what the Bible says regarding this topic.

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Genesis 19:1-26 Further Study
Sinful behavior in Sodom that brought its destruction
Leviticus 18:22 Further Study
Prohibited in the Old Testament as an "abomination"
Romans 1:24-27 Further Study
Condemned by God as "degrading passions"
1 Corinthians 6:9 Further Study
Among list of those who do not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 Further Study
Homosexuals may change by faith in Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:10
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The law condemns it along with other crimes.

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Current Events

See also: California Homosexual Agenda

Newer Articles: After Nov. 1, 1999

Gay activists target Knight initiative
Oct. 29, 1999 - Article by Steven Archer about the upcoming fight in California over the Protection of Marriage Initiative, a ballot initiative which would insure that California does not recognize marriages except between a man and a woman, even if the marriage is considered legal in other states. Source:WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

Babylon revisited
Oct. 29, 1999 - Commentary by S.L. Goldman on the shocking advance of the homosexual agenda, acceptance, and even control over media.
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

French 'gay marriage' law passed
Oct.13,1999 - France's new Civil Solidarity Pact (PACS) allows unmarried couples (both homosexual and heterosexual) to register their union and enjoy some of the tax, legal and social welfare benefits associated with marriage.

With all due respect, Mr. Governor, not in my state
Oct.1999 - Rookie state senator Alex Mooney of Maryland took a firm stand against heavy pressure and prevailed in stemming the tide of homosexual advocacy. The result: the defeat of a bill adding "sexual orientation" to the state's civil-rights laws. Source: Citizen Magazine (Story no longer on line)

The Hate Crimes Masquerade
Oct., 1999 - Traditional Values Coalition shows that this type of legislation is anti-Christian and anti-family. (Story no longer on line)

Bush Says He Opposes Homosexual Marriage
Sept. 16, 1999 - Texas Governor George Bush is said to be against homosexual marriages, homosexual adoption, and lifting the ban on homosexuals in the Boy Scouts, but it is not yet clear how he stands on the treatment of homosexuality in school curriculum. Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer on line)

Boy Scouts to appeal New Jersey ruling against ban on gays
July 4, 1999 - Following a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that it is illegal for Boy Scouts to ban homosexuals from its membership, the leadership of the organization defended the Scout's position and vowed to take the issue on to the United States Supreme Court.
"To us, the silver lining (in Wednesday's decision) is it gives Boy Scouts the first opportunity to go the U.S. Supreme Court and get a definitive ruling to put an end to these lawsuits," Davidson said.

United Airlines offers equal benefits to gay partners
Aug. 2, 1999 - United Airlines has extended benefits to partners of homosexual employees which had formerly been reserved for married couples. They hope this will set a precedent for other companies. They deny that it was done because of pressure from a San Francisco ordinance requiring such privileges for companies doing business in their city. Source: BBC News

Gay activists suppress television ads
July 28, 1999 - Bob Davis, president of Exodus International, says the homosexual community went ballistic when they learned about plans to air television ads which declare that homosexuals and lesbians can change. Their leaders convinced network decision makers not to air the ads. They are, however being shown on "Family friendly" networks such as Pax TV.
...Exodus International is on "the leading edge" of confronting anti-Christian cultural trends, and other Christian groups are beginning to follow, Davies said. "The persecution and hostility we are receiving now is beginning to happen to the church" at large, he said. "Looking five years ahead, I am starting to see where all this is headed. Christians are becoming the bad guys. Christians create the problems in the country, according to non-Christians."
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer on line)

Can Homosexuals Change?
July 23, 1999 - This is the central question of a hotly-debated national issue. One group, Exodus International, claims it has helped tens of thousands of men and women change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. They call the process "Reparative" or "Conversion" Therapy. Source: CBN News (Story no longer on line)
See Can Homosexuals Really Change? - Albert Mohler

Vatican Barrs Priest and Nun from Homosexual Ministry
July 22, 1999 - The Vatican has told Father Robert Nugent and Sister Jeannine Gramnick that they may not continue their ministry to gays and lesbians.
The Catholic Church states in its catechism that individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, deserved to be treated with respect, compassion and dignity. But the church also teaches homosexual acts are immoral, and the homosexual inclination is disordered.
It is this position Father Nugent and Sister Gramnick have been reluctant to teach. The two of them have traveled all over the country giving workshops, and have written extensively on homosexuality, including a book entitled Building Bridges: Gay and Lesbian Reality and the Catholic Church. But the two have consistently refused to condemn homosexual acts as immoral or say homosexuality is a disordered condition.
Source: CBN News (Story no longer on line)

Church must not reject homosexuals, ministry warns
June 29, 1999 -
..."We offer alcoholics and drug addicts hope. Why can’t we offer gays hope? The hope is Jesus," Anthony Falzarano of Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays, told Religion Today. ...The ministry, also known as P-FOX, is a network of 16 local chapters of the families and friends of homosexuals. They seek to love homosexuals while still disagreeing with their lifestyle. P-FOX, based in Washington, D.C., is a branch of Exodus International, a Seattle-based umbrella group for 110 ex-gay groups nationwide.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer on line)

Church rejects move toward ordination for non-celibate gays
June 26, 1999 - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), at its annual meeting, voted 389 to 198 NOT to change church rules which require clergy to maintain ``fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.'' Source: Tampa Bay Online (Story no longer on line)

NARTH Website - Help for Homosexuals
June, 1999 - NARTH, The National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality - Founded in 1992, is composed of psychoanalysts, psychoanalytically-informed psychologists, certified social workers, and other behavioral scientists, as well as laymen in fields such as law, religion, and education.

Clinton Defies Senate: Appoints Gay Ambassador
June 4, 1999 - Though the Senate had twice blocked the nomination of homosexual San Francisco businessman James Hormel as ambassador to Luxembourg, President Clinton made use of a legal loophole to make the appointment during a public holiday when Congress was not in session. Source: BBC News

Canadian Court Strikes Down "Spouse" Definition
June 3, 1999 - Canada's Supreme Court has stricken down the definition of a "spouse" as a heterosexual mate, opening the way for wholesale change of Canadian laws in favor of homosexual marriages. Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer on line)

"It's Elementary:Talking about Gay and Lesbian Issues in School"
- A Big Bomb In The Cultural War
May 20, 1999 - The award winning film by an Oscar winner is masterfully produced, and designed to make children believe that homosexuality is good and normal. Bible-believing Christians are characterized as biggots. It will be aired on PBS in June (see schedule below), and should be seen by parents so that they can object to its use in public schools.
Review of "It's Elementary" by Concerned Women For America (Story no longer on line)

Why did NBC Corrupt the story of Noah's Ark?
May 7, 1999 - by Ron Graff
E!Online reported that "Noah's Ark" Floods NBC with Complaints,Ratings . The two-part mini-series did garner the highest ratings with 50 million viewers on Sunday and 42 million viewers for the Monday conclusion. People tuned in in record numbers to see a modern adaptation of the classic Bible story. This shows once again that people are interested in the Bible. But what they got was not palatible for Bible-believers.
Find out how the homosexual agenda in entertainment may have influenced this inaccurate version of Noah's Ark. Full story

ACLJ secures free speech victory for Minnesota state employee who criticized Gay Pride Celebration
May 7, 1999 - In 1998 a Minnesota State employee was reprimanded and threatened with firing after he sent a series of e-mail messages to Department officials stating that he did not believe the homosexual lifestyle should be promoted by the Health Department with the celebration of "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month" in June 1997.
Francis J. Manion, Senior Regional Counsel of the American center for Law and Justice - Midwest said: "This was a situation where a government agency was promoting and celebrating - at taxpayer's expense - lifestyles which violate the deeply held religious beliefs of Christians and other people of faith. When Eric Brown expressed his opinion and stated his religious beliefs to his employer, the Department basically told him to shut up or be fired. The action was unacceptable and we are pleased to be able to correct this wrong."

Doubt Cast On 'Gay Gene'
April 23, 1999 - Researchers at the University of Western Ontario say that, contrary to an earlier study, they found no evidence of a genetic cause for homosexuality. They said:
"Because our study was larger than the original one, we certainly had adequate power to detect a genetic effect as large as was reported in that study,"
The Article in Science magazine (requires subscription)
Ed. note: Even if it could be shown that there is a genetic proclivity to homosexuality, that would not make it acceptable, any more than a genetic cause of alcoholism makes drunkenness acceptable.

WARNING! Homosexual Bill (AB 222) Approved in Committee
April 8, 1999 - This bill, which will grant special rights for homosexuals and bisexuals (and make it illegal to speak against this behavior in public and private schools) passed in the Assembly Education Committee (10-7). Nell Soto abstained. Now the measure will go to the Assembly floor. Will Bible believing Christians raise their voices sufficiently to defeat this, or will we just watch, while Biblical values are trampled?

Southern California Homosexual Agenda Alert!
April 6 - A press conference will be held in front of Philadelphia Elementary School, 600 Philadelphia, in Pomona at 11:45 a.m. this morning to protest the 7 pro-homosexual bills being processed in the state government at this time. Concerned citizens were alerted by a full page ad in the Daily Bulletin to request Assemblywoman Nell Soto to vote against the measures.

Methodist Pastor Guilty of Disobedience For Blessing Gay Marriage
Mar. 26, 1999 - A United Methodist church court found Rev Gregory Dell of Chicago's Broadway United Methodist Church guilty of disobeying a church ban against same-sex ceremonies.

Homosexual Groups Condemn Internet Filtering Software Legislation
Mar. 24, 1999 - Two gay and lesbian groups, GLAAD and GLSEN are opposed to the Senate's vote to approve S. 1619 (The Internet School Filtering Act), which requires schools and libraries that receive federal funds for Internet access to install software designed to block material that is deemed inappropriate for children.
Why are homosexuals opposed to the protection of children on the Internet? they have found the Internet a great way of indoctrinating people into their life-style. This site also lists testimonials from a number of teens who frequent gay and lesbian chat rooms about how important the Internet was for them to discover themselves and "come out." (Story no longer on line)

California Homosexual Agenda
MARCH, 1999 - Focus on the Family alerts California citizens:
The homosexual agenda is raging in the California legislature, but there is hope if concerned citizens do their part and get involved. Anti-family legislators have introduced bills to push homosexuality on all parts of society and penalize citizens who are morally opposed to homosexual behavior. Committee votes will begin in late March or early April on the following bills:

AB=Assembly Bill, SB=Senate Bill (Sponsor name in parenthesis)

AB 222 (Kuehl) and SB 1260 (Hayden): Promoting Homosexuality and Bisexuality to Schoolchildren

AB 222 would result in homosexual curriculum and promotion of homosexual “marriage” to students in K-12 public schools, public colleges and universities. Quotas for homosexual instructors would be indirectly pursued, and federal “hate crime” funds would be used to punish schools that resist the gay agenda. If AB 222 passes, religious schools who do not comply could be banned from interscholastic sports leagues, and students at religious colleges could be prohibited from receiving state financial aid.
A second bill, SB 1260, would require homosexual curriculum to be taught to schoolchildren as young as kindergarten, including mandated sessions on “homophobia.”

AB 1001 (Villaraigosa): Tax-funded Investigations and Fines Against Citizens Who Oppose Homosexuality AB 1001 awards official minority status for homosexuality and bisexuality, putting “sexual orientation” on the same level as race and ethnicity in the powerful Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This could result in tax-funded investigations and $25,000 fines against property owners, business owners, Bible bookstores, religious radio stations, and even some churches that oppose homosexuality. Also, because this bill declares homosexuality or bisexuality to be an official “civil right,” if passed, children in public schools will be taught all about the homosexual political movement.

Homosexual Marriage “Partnership” Bills Four bills would create homosexual-marriage “partnerships” to award official government status and marriage benefits to homosexuals; AB 26 (Migden), AB 107 (Knox), SB 75 (Murray), and SB 118 (Hayden). These “domestic partners” bills would undermine the sacred institution of marriage and promote same-sex “marriage” (95% of “domestic partners” are homosexuals). If these bills pass, it will be more difficult to legally protect California from homosexual “marriage” and its accompanying negative consequences.

City Of San Francisco Finally Draws A Line
Mar. 25, 1999 - "Even the notoriously liberal City of San Francisco draws a line somewhere. This year, that line is just short of an Easter Sunday street festival for drag queens dressed as nuns. " Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer on line)

My Homosexual Cousin Just Adopted A Baby
Letter by Bob Enyart, host of Bob Enyart Live and organizer of ShadowGov.Com (Story no longer on line)

<>New England Braces For Same Sex Marriage
February, 1999 - A ruling is expected soon on same-sex marriage from Vermont's Supreme Court . Lawmakers in Massachusetts are facing an 11th hour challenge to defend traditional marriages. Christian action is needed now. Source: Family News In Focus (Story no longer on line)

Teletubby Adopted As Homosexual Icon
Feb. 11, 1999 - Following the lead by secular national news sources such as People Magazine and The Washington Times, Dr. Jerry Falwell's newspaper, National Liberty Journal, has warned Christian parents that Tinky Winky, one of the Teletubby characters, portrays a gay image. The character has the voice of a boy yet carries a purse (the creators call it a magic bag), is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol. Teletubbies is the number 1 children’s show in the United States, with 16 million viewers.
(Story no longer on line)

Pastors Defy Church In Lesbian Ceremony
Jan. 16, 1999 - In defiance of a church ruling last year, about 78 United Methodist pastors joined in blessing the union of a lesbian couple in Sacramento. Source: Stock Smart (Story no longer on line)

Supreme Court Lets Stand Anti-Gay Rights Measure
Oct. 16, 1998 - This Crosswalk article is about the decision by the Supreme Court not to review a Cincinnati city charter amendment which denies "protected status" to homosexuals. (Story no longer on line)

Conservative Christians Wrongly Blamed In Beating Death Of Gay Wyoming Student
Oct. 15, 1998 - Report on the response of Dr. James Dobson to the irresponsible reporting by Katie Couric on NBC's Today show, where she asked if Christian conservative groups like Focus on The Family, The Christian Coalition, and the Family Research Council could be blamed for Matthew Shepard's death because they may have created a climate of hate. (Source: Crosswalk) (Story no longer on line)

Student's murder prompts calls for gay-rights legislation
Oct. 14, 1998 - This Religion Today story gives a balanced view of this dreadful event and of the attempt by the homosexual community and the liberal media to blame such hate crimes on the recent ad campaign by a coalition of Christian groups which offered hope for homosexuals. It also shows that the President immediately issued a call for new legislation to make crimes based on disability, sex, and sexual orientation federal offenses. (Story no longer on line)

"Gay Jesus" Play Opens With Bad Reviews
Oct. 13., 1998 - Terrence McNally's "Corpus Christi," a play rovolves around a homosexual character based on Jesus Christ. The play opened in New York to protests and negative reviews. (Source: Crosswalk) -Story no longer online

Conservatives Deny Responsibility in Shepard Death
Oct. 13, 1998 - This article from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation illustrates the effort to distort the recent ad campaign to help homosexuals who want to leave that lifestyle.
-Story no longer online

Evangelical Christian Organizations Condemn Murder Of Collegian
October 12, 1998 - Key Christian leaders strongly denounce the hate crime which has shocked the nation. The Christian message to homosexuals is one of love and hope, not of hate and rejection.
-Story no longer online

Clinton urges crackdown on hate crimes
Oct. 12, 1998 - Following an attack on Matthew Shepard, a 21 yr. old homosexual college student in Wyoming, the President issued a call for tougher federal anti-hate laws which would protect, among other things, one's sexual orientation.
Source: BBC

146 Anglican Bishops Apologize To Homosexuals
Aug. 15, 1998 - Following the Lambeth Conference, at which Homosexuality was condemned as contrary to Biblical teaching, 146 Anglican bishops have issued a statement trying to soften the effect of the church action and to offer homosexual congregants their continued respect and support.
Source: Electronic Telegraph -Story no longer online
Christian Resources About Homosexuality and AIDS

Christian Internet Site Is Blocked
Aug 7. 1998 - The Learning Company's CyberPatrol software blocks objectionable sites. It allows some homosexual sites (some of their decision makers are homosexual), but blocks The American Family Association because it consider the Christian site "intolerant."
Source: Religion News Today.

British Activists Want To Lower Homosexual Age Of Consent To 14
June 22, 1998 - As Great Britian prepares to lower the age of consent for Homosexual sex to 16, activists there are already pushing for a younger age yet. (Electronic Telegraph) -Story no longer online

President's Spokesman Ridicules Senate Majority Leader's Morality
June 17, 1998 - Following remarks by Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott, which compared homosexuality alcoholism and other addictive problems, President Clinton's spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters that Lott's statement showed how difficult it was to do business in Washington in a variety of areas, "when you're dealing with people who are so backward in their thinking."
Senator Lott's own spokeswoman, Susan Irby issued a counter statement that McCurry's experience "within this White House" did not qualify him to comment on right and wrong. "What he considers to be backward are the views and values of a great majority of Americans," she said.
Source: Yahoo - story no longer on line.

Earlier stories on Homosexuality are included in our Apostasy section.

Related Links
Homosexual Agenda
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

California Homosexual Agenda
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Help For Homosexuals

Desert Stream/Living Waters
Restored Hope Network
Christian Resources about Homosexuality and AIDS
Hope for Homosexuals
NARTH - National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
Venus Magazine
Why is Homosexuality Wrong? - John Piper
Exodus International (Disbanded June, 2013)
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Focus On The Family: CitizenLink
Howard center for Family, Religion, and Society
Pacific Justice Institute
Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays
The Rutherford Institute
Truth in Action Ministries
Stand To Reason
Traditional Values Coalition
Gracefully Engaging the LGBT Conversation - Kevin Manoia
5 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Marriage Cases - Ryan T. Anderson - The Heritage Network
117 Questions Most Asked by Gay Christians
Redeemed! 10 Ways to Get Out of the Gay Life, If You Want Out by Charlene E. Cothran, Venus Magazine Publisher
Why "Hate crime" laws ban Biblical Christianity -Berit Kjos
Why is Homosexuality Wrong? - John Piper

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Homosexuality and the Bible
by Ron Graff

The need for love and compassion

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:8 (NIV)

The message of the Bible is a message of love. God is love itself, and those who claim to know Him must also be loving. Jesus' own example was the supreme gift of Himself by dying for us on the Cross.

The need for honesty about sin
- Sin separates us from God

God has other attributes too. He is not only a loving God, but He is also Holy, Righteous and Just (Exodus 15:11; Psalm 99:9; Psalm 119:137; Psalm 89:14). In His righteousness He warned that the penalty for sin is death (Genesis 2:17; Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23). Our sin results in spiritual death, which is separation from God (Ephesians 2:1).

- All have sinned

What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
Romans 3:9-12 (NIV)

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23 (NIV)

- Jesus came to deliver us from sin and its power

Jesus often went out of His way to reach out to people who were caught in the trap of sin. In the well known case of the woman brought to Him in adultery, He said, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." In His great love He was able to offer forgiveness because He was also going to satisfy the demands of Justice by dying for her. He did not deny that she had sinned. In fact, He said, "Go now and leave your life of sin" (John 8:7-11).

- Homosexual behavior is sinful

The Bible is very clear about the fact that homosexuality is sin. Here are some of the key passages on the subject.

Even in the first book of the Bible homosexuality was shown to be wrong.

They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them." Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing."
Genesis 19:5-7 (NIV)

This happened in the city of Sodom. Immediately after this God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone. The type of sexual activity practiced by these people is called sodomy to this very day.

Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
Leviticus 18:22

This was included among the laws which were given to Moses. In addition to being wrong, it was called "detestable." In some translations it is translated as "an abomination."

Homosexuality is also condemned in the New Testament.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Romans 1:24-27 (NIV)

This can only describe homosexuality. It is given by the Apostle Paul as part of a four-step decline of morality which leads ultimately to "depraved minds," or the inability to distinguish right from wrong. This moral decay has characterized many previous civilizations, resulting in internal collapse rather than external conquest.

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

The Greek word for homosexual in verse 9 is arsenokoites which means "having sex with a male." It is one of many categories of people who "will not inherit the Kingdom of God." The good news is, for people in all of these categories, that if they give their lives to Jesus Christ they will no longer be these sorts of people.

Realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
1 Timothy 1:9-10 (NAS)

The same Greek word (arsenokoites) is used here as in the previous passage. In the American Standard Version it is translated "abusers of themselves with mankind," and in the King James Version it is "them that defile themselves with mankind." Again, it is in the company of other serious offenses.

The point of all this is not that it is the only sin, or the worst sin, but if one claims to believe the Bible, it simply must be admitted that homosexuality is a sin, not just one among many acceptable lifestyles.

Even if it could be proven that there is some genetic proclivity to homosexual behavior (and the evidence for this is far from convincing), it would still be in the same class as every other sin since the Bible makes it clear that we all have a predisposition to sin. God's grace is greater than all our lustful urges, so those who know Christ as Savior may be delivered from any sinful habit.

Christians who help homosexuals are performing acts of love, not hate

Those who accept a literal interpretation of what the Bible teaches about homosexuality are often vilified as purveyors of hate. They are called "homophobes," or "those who fear homosexuality." To be honest, there are some who use the Bible as a front for hateful activity. They are not balanced. They do not allow God's love to motivate them.

However, most evangelical Christians have a sincere desire to help all people experience abundant life in Christ. They are usually active wherever people need help: providing food and shelter for the poor, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, assistance to prisoners and victims, aid to people suffering famine or disasters, comfort to the elderly, and whatever else they can do to share Christ's love.

There is a strong movement among some evangelical groups to offer assistance for those who would like to break away from the homosexual life-style. Thousands have responded, accepting Christ as Savior and embracing the Bible as God's literal Word. A series of advertisements have chronicled some of the success stories of these people. They have been carefully worded, in order not to inflame anger, but to offer love and hope to those who are interested.

The proper attitude for a Christian

Bible-believing Christians do not have the option of ignoring the stern warnings about homosexuality. But we can, like Jesus, be motivated by love in our contacts with people who are living in that life-style. It is the loving thing to do to share Christ with them and to be honest with them about what the Bible says. Compassion and assistance should be extended to them and to their families. We should pray for them. Our sins have been forgiven. Theirs may be also if they turn to Christ.

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