Born This Way

Author: J. Alan Branch
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ISBN: 9781941337509
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Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" has become an anthem for homosexual rights, asserting in a simplistic fashion that same-sex attraction is a trait much like hair or skin color. In Born This Way?, the author surveys the most common scientific arguments in favor of homosexuality and respond to pro-homosexual arguments. A review of the research will show that, while there are some genetic or biological factors that correlate with a higher incidence of same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior, as of yet there is no proof of genetic or biological causation for homosexuality.

Science Scripture and Same Sex Love

Author: Mike Regele
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142679830X
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Some church leaders assert that same-sex practices are incompatible with Christian teaching. The issues threaten to divide our churches and our nation. Michael B. Regele explores current scientific findings in biological brain research, psychology, and sociology, which he compares with scriptural teaching from the Bible, to show that a faithful reading of the Scriptures is consistent with Christian teaching that affirms same-sex love leading to same-sex marriage and full participation of LGBT people in church leadership. Regele offers compelling research and well-supported answers to common-place questions such as: Is sexual orientation a choice that individuals make? Is same sex attraction sinful in itself? Is it true that lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are more promiscuous than heterosexual people? Is it true that same-sex relationships do not last as long as hetero-sex relationships? Is abstinence for life the only choice for a Christian LGBT person? Or can they enter into intimate and sexual relationships and still be active participants in a Christian community? Is same-gender marriage acceptable from a Christian standpoint?

The Bible Christianity Homosexuality

Author: Justin R. Cannon
Publisher: Justin Cannon
ISBN: 1438249616
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There are many commendable books on the Bible and homosexuality which span anywhere from a hundred to several hundred pages in length. For the curious, such books can sometimes be inaccessible or more than they really want to read. "The Bible, Christianity, & Homosexuality" is a concise yet profound analysis of the Bible verses often misused to condemn gay and lesbian Christians. This study was written to be accessible to all, indeed, something family members and friends of gay and lesbian Christians might actually take the time to read. The Los Angeles Times describes this work as "an illuminating...analysis that argues the Bible doesn't condemn faithful gay relationships." (McGough, 7/18/05).

What s Wrong with Homosexuality

Author: John Corvino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199856311
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For the last twenty years John Corvino has traversed the US responding to moral and religious arguments against same-sex relationships. In this timely book, he shares that experience-both by addressing the standard objections and by offering insight into the culture wars more generally. In the process, he makes a fresh case for moral engagement, forcefully rejecting the idea that morality is a 'private matter'.

Born That Way After All

Author: Dr David J Nixon
Publisher: Born That Way Ministries Incorporated
ISBN: 9781942559054
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Why do some people lack a desire for the opposite sex? They feel weird, like an outcast, often getting bullied or ridiculed for being different. Sometimes they feel trapped in their own bodies with nowhere to turn as they search for answers. It seems obvious that many people experience this. We see them on TV, in movies, and everywhere we turn. Are they gay? Is that the only sensible explanation? In Born That Way After All, you will see the Biblical fact of men and women who were created different and special-unique servants of the Lord. God has created every human being with a unique purpose: do you know yours? To Pastors and Church Leaders: How would it feel growing up and knowing there is something different about you? You might be surprised if you knew how many families and friends in your own congregation struggle. They don't want to. They despise it. They need your help. Are you willing to provide that help? Are you prepared to answer their questions? This book can help you learn how to help them-we guarantee it. Remember God's declaration in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Let's destroy the void and help the hurting.

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality

Author: Daniel A. Helminiak
Publisher: Alamo Square Distributors
ISBN:
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Top scholars--such as Yale history professor John Boswell and New Testament professors L. William Countryman of Berkeley and Robin Scroggs of Union Theological Seminary--show that those who perceive Bible passages as condemning homosexuality are being misled by faulty translation and poor interpretation.

Born to Love

Author: John R. Waiss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781432742423
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In a truly loving manner, Fr. John Waiss tackles the major issues on homosexual attraction and relationships what the Bible says?Ǫ the Catholic Church says?Ǫ what science says?Ǫ etc. facing head-on the difficult challenges put to Christians, such as:Is it a sin to be born gay? Is homosexuality an intrinsic disorder ?Is gay-marriage a civil right, like interracial marriage?Born to Love offers HOPE for developing a solid, peace-filled personal identity based on relationships not sexual attraction applying Pope John Paul IIs personalism and Theology of the Body to present the full Christian teaching in an attractive manner.Homosexuality and HopeSunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel on E.W.T.N.

The Invention of Heterosexuality

Author: Jonathan Ned Katz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022630762X
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“Heterosexuality,” assumed to denote a universal sexual and cultural norm, has been largely exempt from critical scrutiny. In this boldly original work, Jonathan Ned Katz challenges the common notion that the distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality has been a timeless one. Building on the history of medical terminology, he reveals that as late as 1923, the term “heterosexuality” referred to a "morbid sexual passion," and that its current usage emerged to legitimate men and women having sex for pleasure. Drawing on the works of Sigmund Freud, James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, and Michel Foucault, The Invention of Heterosexuality considers the effects of heterosexuality’s recently forged primacy on both scientific literature and popular culture. “Lively and provocative.”—Carol Tavris, New York Times Book Review “A valuable primer . . . misses no significant twists in sexual politics.”—Gary Indiana, Village Voice Literary Supplement “One of the most important—if not outright subversive—works to emerge from gay and lesbian studies in years.”—Mark Thompson, The Advocate

Coming Out of Homosexuality

Author: Bob Davies
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830874767
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Do you want God's will for your life -- but struggle with gay or lesbian desires? The authors of this book understand your dilemma. This is not a theoretical book: it is a practical guide for people struggling with same-sex desires. You'll find answers to your questions about what it means to be a man or woman, how your past relates to your present tensions, how biblical principles apply to your daily life, how you can form healthy relationships, and how your healing may eventually prepare you for heterosexual romance and marriage. Along the way you will read stories of other Christians who have dealt with the same issues you are facing and their personal failures and successes. Most of all, you'll find strategies that work because they have been developed and used by real people like you. This book will open up a new level of freedom and depth of insight beyond what you had dreamed possible.