14 May 2014

Debunking the myths conference:

 
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE
Debunking the myths: 
Same-sex attraction, science and the Bible,
Friday, 13th June 2014.
10.30am - 5.00pm
Tickets: £20 (concessions available) + online fees
Venue: Emmanuel Conference Centre, Marsham Street, Westminster, London

 

 
Dear Friends,

 
Dr Lisa Nolland wishes to advertise an important conference, entitled,  
Debunking the myths:  Same-sex attraction, science and the Bible, to be held in London, Friday, 13th June 2014.

 
She says,
“We believe this conference has the potential to begin reframing the issues and shifting  the debate.        
 Do consider coming along as well as giving the conference publicity oxygen in your social and church networks.  Could you encourage someone from your church staff to attend?  We also need your prayer support! 
 Issues regarding homosexuality, sexuality, culture and the church are not going away but only becoming more pressing.  This conference will enable people to respond positively, biblically and pro-actively.  Jesus said that the truth will set you free, and it does!
 Do be in touch if you wish. Ls.n@talktalk.net; 07503 298 521

God bless

Warmly,
Lisa

Lisa Nolland MA MCS PhD
Convenor, Marriage Sex and Culture Group, Anglican Mainstream
Director, GayMarriageNoThanks.com ”

 
She continues,
  
How Debunking the Myths:  Same-sex attraction, science and the Bible could help individuals, families and churches     
 1/  Growing numbers of evangelicals are either losing confidence in what has been the traditional, biblical understanding of sexuality (no sex outside heterosexual marriage) or now agree with Steve Chalke. For those who still care about the Bible’s approach to sexuality and homosexuality, Rob Gagnon is arguably the world’s best.  
 2/  Few if any groups engage with the cultural messages which are now embedded and promoted institutionally: people are born gay, once gay always gay, gay is the new black, etc.  These messages are taking a huge toll on the world views and sexual ethics of young people especially.  
 Probably for a variety of reasons, the traditional,  biblical sexual ethic has been seriously undermined and eroded.  The freedoms claimed for the gay cause have made a contribution.  And though many church leaders still assume their kids are chaste, this is not so. Many heterosexual young people from good churches operate according to a ‘progressive’ ethic, which means  ‘love’ has legitimized sex for them too, and that quite apart from marriage.  Their youth leaders and vicars are the last to find out!  
 Nor do most churches appear aware of the increasing coercion of Christians in the public sphere or give victims like Sarah Mbuyi  public support.  It is as if they do not even exist. .  We are even hearing of kids in school being given detentions because they oppose SSM; indeed there are lots of Brendan Eichs out there now, most people are simply are unaware of their trials.  The church looks the other way.   

The conference focuses  attention on both above aspects and offers positive responses.  
 3/ Many former gay and lesbian people develop their heterosexual potential  but are still ignored or seen as pariahs.  This is both unjust but also  unhelpful in terms of young people who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction and want help.  They need to know that ex-gays and ex-lesbians exist and what the  various therapeutic routes are.   Dr Christopher Rosik is president of the huge research and therapeutic organization focused on gay issues, NARTH.  As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association, he counsels people with unwanted same-sex attraction.    
 Lisa Paulk is an ex-lesbian and CEO of the umbrella group of almost ½ of all ex-gay ministries in the US, Restored Hope Network.  She was very involved in Exodus (for those who know of that debacle) and married to a former  ex-gay who has since returned to a homosexual life.  Having been involved and lived these issues for decades, Lisa has very interesting views on these matters.  Mike Davidson is also ex-gay and works with both individuals and their families who want help.
 4/ That there is a push in Parliament to ban therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction means that churches and Christian counselling groups will be stuck;  how are they to help their strugglers if it becomes illegal to do so?   Christian leaders need to know both about the kinds of therapy on offer;  how they work and what they can and cannot do; and why it would be deeply unjust to ban them.”

Dear Friends,

I whole heartedly endorse Dr Lisa Nolland's message. We have arrived a situation in Western civilisation where a complete break down in true Truth and morality is occurring at an unbelievable pace. The political elite and Stonewall who say that the 21st century is progressing towards greater freedom and wealth must think that we do not have the eyes to see or ears to hear that  our world is becoming increasingly divided between a tiny, tyrannical minority and the vast majority who find themselves disempowered and unrepresented in the democratic process. Society is becoming increasing insecure, nihilistic and  anarchic.

A key part in dominating society is to groom our children, on an industrial scale,  through compulsory sex education. This will enslave our children into all kinds of sexual addictions, the chief of which is homosexuality, which has now simply become an umbrella term for a whole rainbow of polysexual perversions.
In the same way that anyone who tries to leave Islam is treated without mercy, so too, anyone who tries to escape sexual perversions will treated ever so severely. Travel will only be allowed in one direction, from so-called “heterosexuality” into any one of the increasing expanding polysexual orientations commonly known as LGBTQI …...XYZ Anyone attempting to go the other way, or any one assisting some one to escape from these degenerate bondages, towards what is natural, ie., complementary sex between a husband and wife, will be persecuted.

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free..... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” - John chapter 8

David Skinner

1 comment:

  1. Good to have you back, Michael. God bless you.

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