Folks, we all know that when “progressives” and LGBT activists talk about “inclusion” and “diversity,” that usually means excluding people like Darren Foster, who successfully abandoned the homosexual lifestyle (or “deathstyle,” as he calls it). The Word of God never talks about homosexuality in terms of it being an “orientation,” but rather sinful behavior. Thankfully, Darren was able to overcome the pull of that sin through Christ. He is now happily married and active in his local church. We are delighted to share Darren’s heart-warming story; this is the first of several parts. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
Coming Out of Sodom, Part 1
By Darren Foster, LPN/LVN
God blessed me this past November 29th, 2015, with the opportunity to stand up before my church family in order to share my testimony, as well as my love for 1 Corinthians 6: 9,11, the ticket to Heaven for anyone who repents of habitual sin and embraces Jesus Christ as LORD and Saviour. As part of my on-going testimony, as an unfinished work of God, I now share with the reader how I came out of the sodomite lifestyle the last Saturday in May of 2013. I was saved from what I call the sad deathstyle (falsely named as the “gay lifestyle” by it’s advocates) only after welcoming Jesus Christ into my life, on His terms, according to the full counsel of God in His Word, the Bible.
And as I said on that Sunday evening in November of 2015, I want to give all the praise and glory to God Almighty Himself, for it was only by His patient mercy and grace, an answer to much prayer, that I was saved from a life of depravity, hedonism, debauchery, and, most likely, an early death.
As I look back on life, now at age 49, I know it to be a fact that without God, I would not be here today amongst the living, due to the deathstyle that I embraced for so many years. As a nurse, in my professional life, I know that it is well known amongst the medical community that the incidences of depression, alcohol and drug addiction, domestic violence, suicide, as well as a paragraph-long list of diseases becomes a big part of life for men who choose to have sex with other men.
I, myself, over the years have had my own health challenges to deal with, due in large part to my past “recreational” behavior. It is only by God’s providence that I was spared HIV/AIDS or some other terminal illness. Please consider this 2015 data from our own Center for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/std/life-stages-populations/STDFact-MSM.htm:
I also refer the reader to LifeSiteNews where it is revealed in a 2005 report that actively homosexual men, on average, have 20 years less in their lifespan when compared with men who do not “hook up” with other men. [AFTAH Editor’s Note: As you can read in the LifeSite piece, Canadian researchers published data in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 1997 documenting the shortened lifespans of “gay and bisexual men” in Vancouver, British Columbia, compared to all men; later, the author of the study decried its use by social conservatives as evidence of the health risks of homosexual behavior.]
Although this information is widely known amongst the medical community, to share this news with patients and our communities can be fatal to a care provider’s career, as was the case with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Dr. Paul Church, a well respected Boston urologist, recently fired by BIDMC for not going along with their corporate “gay pride” agenda and for actually warning the community of the medical dangers facing men who have sex with other men. Although this bit of news is blacked-out by Boston media elites, Mass Resistance (led by Brian Camenker) has stood by Dr. Church all the way, and Fox News as well as Michael Savage have exposed this scandal coming out of Boston’s BIDMC: http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/15b/DrChurch-BIDMC/more-media_010816.html
To me, it is interesting that I first learned about these many health care challenges that “gay” men face by reading books published by the “gay community” for the “gay community” decades ago. These were books published in the 1980’s and 1990’s while the “Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome” (GRIDS) was hitting “gay” men hard with a nearly 100-percent death rate. In time, GRIDS was replaced by the term HIV/AIDS, at the behest of “gay” activists, so as to remove the stigma of GRIDS from active homosexual men.
These same “gay” activists, beginning in 1973-1986, eventually forced the mental health community to remove homosexuality from their official list of mental illnesses, beginning with the 1986 version of DSM [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders]. What hypocrisy and hubris we see coming from the “gay community” now! Apparently it was kosher for “gays” to write about the high morbidity and mortality associated with their own chosen behaviors decades ago, but now, in the year 2016, it is considered “hate speech” when Dr. Paul Church reveals the same medical outcomes for having “unsafe gay sex.”
Stay tuned for more of my true story from Coming Out of Sodom when I continue with Part 2, discussing my own “coming out” as a teen and struggling with my Roman Catholic faith during a time of confusion within Catholicism.
Darren Foster lives with his wife outside La Crosse, Wisconsin. He can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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