Michael Downs

One thing can be said for the homosexual "Gay Movement" of recent years: they certainly know how to shape public opinion. I can remember when, not too many years ago, just the mention of homosexuality brought ridicule. Today, those who will not accept homosexuality are the ones being ridiculed. What a swing of public opinion in just a few short years!

How did it happen? How did homosexual behavior go from being a shame to being a force that makes politicians cower in fear of crossing one of the homosexual activist groups? How was it possible for it to change from being classified by psychologists as an "abnormality" to a "minority alternative lifestyle" deserving of civil rights protection?

It changed because America bought into the "gay" myths that were being presented by homosexuals. Here are a few of them:

(1) 10% of the population is homosexual. Garbage! Do you know where that figure came from? From unreliable studies by pioneer sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey. He relied heavily on data gleaned from criminals – including sex offenders – and projected his findings to the general public. One of Kinsey’s research colleagues, Wardell Pomeroy, admitted in 1972 that Kinsey's subjects were "coached" to give answers to suit a hypothesis. Numerous recent studies (such as by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control) have all pointed out that the incidence of homosexual behavior is less than 3% and may be as little as 1%. Why do homosexuals push the 10% figure? Homosexual activist Bruce Voeller admitted that he preached the 10% figure for years to educate the public and politicians into thinking "We are everywhere" – an effort to make it appear to be a "legitimate lifestyle."

(2) Homosexuality is an immutable, genetically-based sexual orientation. Implication: homosexuals can’t help being homosexuals. There are simply no medical studies supporting this myth. In fact, other studies show the opposite. Masters and Johnson report a 71.6% success rate for helping men and women discontinue their homosexual lifestyle. Implication: homosexuals can choose or choose not to act out their urges. It is not something over which they have no control. The final proof that this is so is found in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, where Paul lists "homosexual offenders" along with the "sexually immoral, male prostitutes," and other wicked ones who will not inherit the kingdom of God. And, then he adds, "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed ….." Corinthian homosexuals who became Christians were able to stop their homosexual behavior!

(3) Monogamous, homosexual marriages are identical to monogamous, traditional marriages. This implies, of course, that homosexual "couples" should be able to adopt children, get tax breaks due to traditional couples, etc. Even the American Psychiatric Association bought this myth in 1973 (sold to them by the heavy lobbying efforts of the National Gay Task Force), and removed homosexuality from its list of abnormalities! The fact is, a 1981 study showed that only 2% of homosexuals are even semi-monogamous (10 or fewer life time partners!). A 1984 American Psychological Association study shows that fear of the AIDS epidemic had caused the promiscuity rate to drop; the average homosexual male now has only 50 partners per year! (Previously, it was 70.) Additionally, at least, one-third of all child molestations involve homosexual activity.

For too long, public opinion and politicians have been intimidated by radical homosexual activist groups. Homosexuality is not gay. It is homosexuality – abnormal, sinful behavior. And very, very dangerous to our society.

(Romans 1:26, 27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10, along with many other Biblical passages: clearly condemn the homosexual lifestyle.)