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Hate Group Leader Attacks "Homosexualist[s]," Pope For Thinking Gays Are Born That Way

August 02, 2013 11:43 am ET by Luke Brinker

Far-right website WND published a column by an extreme anti-gay activist arguing that gays possess a "lower nature" and falsely asserting that sexual orientation lacks a biological basis.

In column posted on WND on August 1, Scott Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group, waded into the debate sparked by Pope Francis' recent remark that he wouldn't "judge" gay priests. Lively worried that Francis'comment signaled that he's fallen under the spell of the "homosexualist" lobby:

The Bible instructs that "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). And it warns "do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2). Thus there is no such thing as a "Thief Christian," an "Adulterer Christian," or a "Drunkard Christian." There are only Christians whose lower nature leans toward those or other sins of the flesh. We do not define ourselves by the sins that tempt us. There is no such thing as a "Gay Christian." The very notion is anti-biblical.

The concept of "Gay Christians" originates in sexual-orientation theory, an ideological invention of the homosexual movement designed to advance the idea that homosexuality is "immutable," meaning unchangeable. It was adopted as a legal and political strategy of the American homosexual movement in the 1980s to try to make homosexuality appear to meet the requirements of civil rights case law. U.S. Supreme Court rulings in that era required members of a group to have "immutable traits" to qualify for minority status under civil rights laws.

Thanks to homosexualist Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote four of the last five opinions relating to homosexuality, "gays" no longer need to prove that. But sexual-orientation theory turned out to be a boon to the "gay" agenda in innumerable ways, so it continues to be advocated. More accurately, it serves as an unstated and unchallenged assumption at the foundation of all "gay" arguments.

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My concern is about [Francis'] use of the phrases "a gay person" and "the fact of that person being gay." Saying "a gay person," instead of "a person who struggles with homosexual temptation," or "a person who defines himself as homosexual" is on its face a major concession to sexual-orientation theory when used by a church leader about Christians. [emphasis added]

Lively may believe that the consensus on sexual orientation stems from "ideological" pressure from "homosexualist[s]," but extensive scientific research indicates that sexual orientation is, in fact, innate. Studies of identical twins point to a biological basis for sexual orientation. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports that efforts to alter sexual orientation are counterproductive and scientifically unsound. Dr. Robert Spitzer, one of the pioneers of the "conversion therapy" movement, eventually recanted, telling The American Prospect in 2012 that efforts to change sexual orientation are "harmful" and that claims about conversion therapy's so-called "successes" relied on nothing more than self-reports.

Don't expect Lively to be swayed by such findings, given his history of deep-seated, visceral animus toward the LGBT community. As The New York Times reported in 2012, Lively, who worked with anti-gay politicians in Uganda, inspired that country's proposed law to make homosexuality punishable by death. In his book The Pink Swastika, Lively wrote that "the Nazi Party is best understood as a neo-pagan, homosexual cult." Last month, Lively didn't just laud Russia's draconian crackdown on gays - he took credit for it:

I can't point to any country of the world today that is a model for the rest of the world, except perhaps for Russia, which has just taken the very important and frankly necessary step of criminalizing homosexual propaganda to protect the society from being "homosexualzed." [sic] This was one of my recommendation [sic] to Russian leaders in my 50-city tour of the former Soviet Union in 2006 and 2007.

Previously:

Scott Lively: Murder Of Ugandan Gay Activist Proves The Dangers Of Homosexuality

Hate Group Leader: We're Losing The War Against Gays

WorldNetDaily Video Cites Book Co-Written By Hate-Group Leader To Push Bogus Gay-Nazi Link




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