So is sexuality a choice, or is it an ingrained part of who we are, present from the moment of birth? Can our sexual preferences be determined by nature or nurture?
I guess the answer to that depends on who you ask.
For years, the Great Coming Out Party of the ultra-woke set has scoffed at the idea that their proclivities were the result of unhinged hedonism. They were “born that way.” Neither was this a result of mental illness, even though the psychiatric community once listed homosexuality as an aberrant mental disorder.
But if homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality, then why are the numbers of those who identify as such so low, in comparison, and why do we have to hear stories like the ones I’m going to discuss here?
In 2019, Gallup discussed the overestimation of the gay population in the United States, where citizens guesstimated the population to be a bit over 20%.
In reality, Gallup’s more scientific survey – albeit, dependent on self-reporting – came up with an approximation of 4.5% of the nation’s citizens reporting as part of the LGBT community.
With such a small percentage, how is it that they wield such influence over the rest of the country?
In large part, it’s because of this enduring trait of Americans to look out for the underdog, no matter what our differences may be. Unfortunately, the left has harnessed what should be a virtue into a weapon, turning it against the rest of us and attempting to shame us for our normalcy. They’ve so effectively weaponized “tolerance,” that they’re absolutely intolerant of anyone not flying the rainbow banner.
It has become a beast that devours anything resembling reason or compromise. They used to tell us to stay out of their bedrooms, but now they demand that their same-sex activities be celebrated with parades and special events. They and their advocates are even forcing the lifestyle on children, at younger and younger stages of development.
Consider actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He and his “husband” recently adopted a baby boy. While appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Ferguson quipped:
“We’re raising him gay until he decides he’s straight,” Ferguson joked on Ellen DeGeneres’s show on Monday. “On the way back from the hospital, we played Britney Spears because that was Justin’s one demand to listen to. That was his first exposure to music.”
“We have about eight copies of the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” he added. “But one of the new books that I found that I really love is a book called The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.”
So was Ferguson actually joking? Maybe, but whether his comments were made in jest, the child will be exposed to the lifestyle, and thus, become a part of the agenda. Our parents should be the first example of how loving, healthy relationships work. That isn’t a guaranteed outcome, regardless of sexuality, unfortunately. The heterosexual community has too often failed to live up to the perfected model of parenthood. With that said, children growing up with same-sex parents will be in the minority among their peers, leading to its own, unique set of developmental issues.
Of course, we can’t look for a complicit media to examine the darker side of the issue. As a result, the lifestyle has become more and more mainstream. We see it being forced on the public, seeping in through commercial blurbs of smiling, happy gay couples, enjoying their new home, or the brief clip of a trans man (and I mean MAN, as in, born male) simping before a mirror, putting on makeup.
We’re being told that these are the hidden good and noble in society. This lifestyle is edgy, cool, free, and admirable. They demand equality in excess, but deny that these individuals can be equally corrupt, profane, criminal, or otherwise degenerate.
Would not true equality require showing both the good and the bad? You get that with heterosexuals constantly, so why the need to whitewash homosexuality?
No, what we’re getting is the public relations campaign, complete with celebrity endorsements of the lifestyle.
Take 28-year old pop star, Demi Lovato. With a history of drug abuse and mental health issues – including an overdose in 2018, to go along with an eating disorder – she is the latest to “come out” as homosexual.
Time in rehab, hospital stays, and a host of all-too-public crises is only the tip of the iceberg.
Miss Lovato recently ended an engagement to actor Max Ehrich. She felt he was using her fame to fuel his own ambitions, apparently.
So how does she cope with the heterosexual breakup?
She announces that she’s “queer,” of course! I mean, that’s the hot, “in” trend, now.
Quips the latest homo-spokesperson:
“When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am,” Lovato tells Glamour. “This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn’t work, I was like, This is a huge sign. I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”
There’s in no “your truth” or “my truth.” There’s only truth, and the truth here is that you were pleased to marry a man, until he let you down, then you made the choice to play for the other team.
She includes that being “too queer” to be with a cisgender man is part of her truth, and casual dating is the best avenue for her to explore her sexual identity.
“I hooked up with a girl and was like, ‘I like this a lot more.’ It felt better. It felt right,” she continued. “Some of the guys I was hanging out with — when it would come time to be sexual or intimate, I would have this kind of visceral reaction. Like, ‘I just don’t want to put my mouth there.’ It wasn’t even based on the person it was with. I just found myself really appreciating the friendships of those people more than the romance, and I didn’t want the romance from anybody of the opposite sex.”
“Hook up” is another term for a casual, promiscuous encounter. It’s disgusting and trashy, no matter who is involved. What should be alarming, if there were anyone who cared about Lovato, is that she is a young woman with a history of destructive impulses, engaging in behaviors that show she’s still not 100% well. Because those behaviors promote the LGBT agenda, however, she is celebrated for making her latest breakdown public. She was “confused” as a heterosexual, but now, she’s “strong” and “fierce.”
We don’t make mental illnesses less of a problem by denying they exist, or taking them mainstream and promoting them as “normal.”
Am I calling homosexuality a mental disorder?
I am, along with every subset of the culture – bisexuality, pansexuality, transgenderism, et al., none of them fit the biological directive of survival. That is, for a species to survive, it must procreate. That only happens in heterosexual relationships.
And yes, I realize this is considered “hate speech” in today’s ultra-sensitive, super-woke world. The reality is much different. This is tough love. This is a call to consider the biblical warnings for a society that forgets the natural order, set in place by an almighty God, from the foundations of time.
Jude 1:6-7 “6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” – NKJV
I offer this, knowing full well that if you’re comfortable with the LGBT lifestyle, you’re not a big fan of Christianity or the teachings. Still, it may be helpful to know that this is not a fight that is new. From the earliest days, God has sent His words of warning to the world:
Romans 1:25-28 “25 because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature], 27 and in the same way also the men turned away from the natural function of the woman and were consumed with their desire toward one another, men with men committing shameful acts and in return receiving in their own bodies the inevitable and appropriate penalty for their wrongdoing.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive,” – AMP
So what should the Christian response be, in a world that is sliding fast into perdition?
You love the sinner, the lost, the homosexual, the drug addict, the hopeless and profane. You love them the way God loves them, and you reflect that love to a dying world, but you do not embrace or excuse the sin. Not speaking up, turning our heads, denying the sin exists, in an effort to appease the world before God is not loving.
Would a loving parent allow their child to play on a busy street? Would there be punishment if a child ignored that parent’s rule not to play in the street?
There would be, but that doesn’t make the parent unloving. It means the parent cares enough to protect their child from his or her dangerous desires.
The culture war is real, and we are losing. None of this is a surprise to God. He has already weighed this world in the balance and found it wanting. His judgment is upon us and retribution is coming. I am convinced that what holds His hand back, at this point, is the fact that He loves us so much, that He’s waiting for His church to stand up and win more souls to the Kingdom.
There are souls in the LGBT community that, while on the wrong path now, can still be won. Nothing is truly lost, until that last breath is taken.
Demi Lovato is still alive.
Jessie Tyler Ferguson, his son – still alive.
Your child, sister, uncle, mother, neighbor – they may all be alive, and waiting for the love of Christ to draw them from the brink of destruction, as we speak.
And salvation begins with love, speaking out in love, and standing on the truth of God, not bending to accommodate a world that will not be saved.