Large US study: 1.6 per cent identify as homosexual

Jul 18, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: A large-scale government study in America has found that just 1.6 per cent of adults self-identify as homosexual. The 2013 National Health Interview Survey, published this week, collected data from more than 33,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 64. The research found that 96.6 per cent said they were heterosexual, 1.6 per cent identified as gay and 0.7 per cent considered themselves bisexual. The survey is the US Government’s primary tool for assessing health...

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How Many Benefit From Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

Jul 11, 2014 by

From Line in the Sand: In response to yesterday’s post on the motivation of those who identify as ex-ex-gay one such leader – Peterson Toscano – posted a comment in response to my claim that statistically, where we can guarantee that the research subject has been through some form of sexual orientation change efforts we find a rate of harm of around 7%. Peterson attempts to counter this by saying that on his site “Beyond Ex-Gay” he had done a survey of 400 ex-gay...

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A New Testament Professor at Fuller Seminary Promotes Views Surprisingly Open toward Homosexual Unio...

Jul 7, 2014 by

by Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D: J. R. Daniel Kirk, professor of New Testament at evangelical Fuller Seminary has a chapter on “Homosexuality under the Reign of Christ” in his book Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? (Baker Academic Press, 2011), 175-92. It is a work that causes me some concern and to which I invite his response. In it Dr. Kirk presents himself as someone who (1) does not yet believe that homosexual practice is right but (2) could still be persuaded that committed homosexual unions are...

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The biblical texts on same-sex unions

Jul 4, 2014 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: My Grove booklet on the key biblical texts on same-sex unions is now out. You can order it from the Grove website, either as a printed booklet or as PDF. I cover the debates around Gen 1 and 2, Gen 19, Judges 19,Leviticus 18 and 20 , Jesus and the gospels, Acts 15, Romans 1, 1 Cor 6 and 1 Tim 1. For each of these, I set out what I see as the ‘traditionalist’ and ‘revisionist’ readings of these texts (though these and any other terms are always problematic) and then...

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Strange bed-fellows: The Professional Mental Health Bodies and Campaigners

Jul 1, 2014 by

Christian Concern’s video of Dr Peter May’s presentation at the recent ‘Debunking the Myths’ conference.  Dr May explains how it is only gay ideology which makes the Royal College issue an unqualified statement that homosexuality is compatible with normal mental health.   The figures from public health bodies show that gay men are 50 times more at risk from gonorrhea and syphilis, and the risk of HIV among adolescent gays (aged 13-24) is 1,088 times...

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Christian Legal Centre in High Court

Jun 30, 2014 by

Today, we are in the High Court to seek justice over Boris Johnson’s decision to censor Core Issues Trust’s adverts (“Not Gay, Ex Gay, Post Gay and Proud. Get over it!”) and allow Stonewall’s (“Some people are gay. Get over it!”) to run.This is an issue about freedom of speech; about the suppression of a viewpoint by the political class. What makes it more poignant and important is that Mrs Justice Lang at the first hearing stated that both adverts should not run...

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