September 15, 2014
This week there are two Family/Marriage events you should consider attending.
One is a free rally this Thursday at the State Capitol.
The other is a conference being held this Friday in Provo.
See the attached flier.
Also, read the SoL Blog post, "Three Things Every Gay Should Know Just In Case."Things Every Gay Should Know Just in Case
by Janice Barrett Graham
You think you're what people today are calling gay or SSA. Maybe you use same-sex pornography because it turns you on and thus validates your decision. You hang out with fellow homosexualists on the internet and in person. Perhaps you're acting out in many other ways, experimenting with your sexual feelings, with clothes, with entertainment, with alcohol, with drugs, with new relationships, with sex. You're living it up, thinking life has never been this exciting. You may have become an activist, systematically attempting to recruit your family, friends, and church into celebrating homosexuality. Could be you've immersed yourself in the gay lifestyle for years.
If it isn't today, it may be at some future time that you decide this lifestyle, these habits, the homosexual mindset and all the destructive things that go with it (the narcissism, the porn, the cross-dressing, the sex addiction, the drugs, the promiscuity, the risks, the illnesses, the rebelliousness against God) is a dead end street. When your reach this point there are three truths you will want to know:
1. You were not born gay. No one is. Your body was created heterosexually, that is, to interact sexually with the opposite sex only. Sex and sexuality are serious business. Anything other than the proper use of sex and sexuality will result in somebody getting hurt. You are not under any obligation or compulsion to self-destruct by way of homosexuality or anything else. Every thought, feeling, and act is a choice. Getting help and support to overcome homosexuality, if needed, is a choice, too.
2. You won't go to heaven unless you repent. Like everyone else, you are going to die and be accountable for your thoughts and deeds. People who willfully rebel against God will not want to be in His presence. This means you won't end up in heaven unless you turn back to God and goodness while in this life.It is only because of Jesus Christ that repentance is possible. His arms are always stretched out to you. True repentance requires a measure of selflessness and humility. You must be willing to give up lawless pleasures and pride in order to progress as a child of God.
3. You can change. People repenting of their sins and mistakes comprises a great portion of the history of mankind. All the best stories are about people changing for the better. People change their minds and hearts all the time. We live in a culture where sexual immorality of all kinds is falsely considered brave and cool. We've all been conditioned to some degree to accept lies about sexual sin. We have to fight it, in our culture and in our own hearts and minds. You have been equipped with this ability. You have a mind and a heart, and these God-given faculties can be woken up and applied to lead you back to reality, health, and goodness.
Lord bless and all good wishes!
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Stand for the Family Rally / Conference
Posted by PFOX at 6:39 PM