Sin Advocate: Young and winsome Matthew Vines is working hard to win Christians to the idea that committed homosexual relationships should be blessed before a holy God. Despite his apostasy, Vines was recently welcomed as a “brother in Christ” by Rev. Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, CA. See Vines’ curiously named “Reformation Project.“
“We are to have no fellowship with darkness. We can’t ‘dialogue’ with any professing Christian who’s in open rebellion against the Word of God. We can’t ‘dialogue’ with anybody who is deceiving and misleading the Body of Christ on any sin while claiming to be a Christian!”–Janet Mefferd
I welcome my friend Janet Mefferd to the pages of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality. Janet is a former longtime radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network–and, I must say, as someone who cumulatively chatted a few hours in on-air interviews with Mefferd over the years–she was one of the best in the business (Christian and secular). We look forward to seeing what’s next in Janet’s career, but until then we are delighted to publish her work.
Regarding this issue of “dialogue” or “bridging” with homosexuality advocates, I recall an article by the late Alan Medinger–a man who walked away from homosexuality with the help of the Savior he loved, Jesus Christ. Medinger, who founded Regeneration Ministries in Baltimore, wisely cautioned against an internal Church debate over homosexuality because there is nothing compelling it except outside, anti-biblical agitation. The sinfulness of same-sex behavior is a settled matter in both the Bible and thousands of years of Church/Old Testament tradition, argued Medinger, and we need not debate it now within Christendom any more than we should debate, say, adultery.
Read this beautiful tribute to Medinger by Regeneration’s Josh Glaser–then decide if the same Spirit of Christ that impelled Alan lies with Matthew Vines, who–by trying to redefine Christianity to accommodate homosexual relationships and “gay marriage”–propels the very same debate that Medinger rejected on principle. Below Mefferd ably applies what I call the “Sexual Sin Substitution Test.”– Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
“Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights.” Just the kind of headline I never enjoy, but it ran June 8 in The New York Times over a story about “influential evangelicals” meeting with homosexual activist Matthew Vines at Biola University last month, complete with a Times reporter and photographer on hand.
Vines, you may recall, is author of 2014’s controversial “God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships,” which manipulates biblical terminology in an unconvincing attempt to argue against the sinfulness of homosexuality.
Worse, the book was published by Crown Publishing Group’s Convergent imprint, which shared staff and operations with and was a sister imprint of evangelical Christian publisher WaterBrook Multnomah. Among other repercussions for printing such unbiblical garbage, WaterBrook Multnomah resigned its membership from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). (Crown later separated the two imprints.)
Vines also runs an apostate group called The Reformation Project, which claims to exist “to train Christians to support and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Through building a deep grassroots movement, we strive to create an environment in which Christian leaders will have the freedom to take the next steps toward affirming and including LGBT people in all aspects of church life.”
Homosexual Disease Rates Are Very High: Sexually transmitted disease rates remain at very high levels among homosexual men (“men who have sex with men,” or MSM), This 2011 CDC graphic reveals that almost all of new HIV infections for males ages 13-24 were linked to the practice of homosexual sex. Now is not the time to weaken the FDA’s policy banning donations from MSM. Read the FDA Draft Recommendations on its weakening of the homosexual blood ban policy HERE. Make your views know to the FDA HERE. Click on graphic to enlarge.
AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera was a guest June 4 on VCY America radio network’s “Crosstalk,” with Jim Schneider as host [click HERE to listen online]. Among the issues discussed was the FDA’s proposed weakening of its policy banning blood donations from men who have engaged in homosexual sex (sodomy). Below is taken from the VCY site:
TAKE ACTION:From the WVCY website: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with its plan to lift the ban on homosexuals donating blood if they have been abstinent from sexual relations with another man for a period of 12 months. You may read the draft guidelines here. The FDA is receiving public comments through July 14, 2015. You may either write the FDA with your comments or you may file them electronically. You may write the FDA as follows:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852
Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org). Jim and Peter noted the following regarding the issues listed in today’s title and more:
Media Hypes Jenner: The media is going ‘bonkers’ over the Bruce Jenner to Caitlin Jenner transformation story yet according to Peter, they are loath to cover stories regarding people who thought they were gay or lesbian and are transitioning to a healthy heterosexual lifestyle. Their propaganda has been so effective that now the average American believes that 25% of the population is homosexual when in fact, the actual number is 1.6% (Transgender is .7%)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a guide to restroom access for transgender workers. Their core principle is for all employees, including those who are transgender, to have access to restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. Jim read a statement from them that basically communicates that forcing individuals to having to use restrooms not consistent with their gender identity or segregating them from other workers through use of gender neutral facilities, singles them out. This might cause transgenders not to use workplace restrooms due to fear for their physical safety and that could lead to potentially serious health consequences.
Robert Gates, the man who oversaw the transition to allow open homosexuals to serve in the military, is now the president of the Boy Scouts. It should come as no surprise that he is pushing for the inclusion of openly homosexual adults as scout leaders. Jim noted that the scouts were in a sustainable position because the U.S. Supreme Court had given them the right, as a private organization, not to have homosexual scouts and leaders. They capitulated and now the scouts are saying it’s no longer sustainable for them to have the ban on gay scout leaders.
Order “Light Wins” today: by sending $22 postpaid to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522. In addition to the full-length film, you will receive a 30-minute abridged version and 90 minutes of special features.
Folks, it was my privilege to be a part of this excellent documentary film, “Light Wins,” produced by my friend and pro-family Force of Nature, Janet Porter. Janet did an outstanding job boiling down dozens of hours of interviews with pro-family leaders to make this movie. Now we are asking YOU to show it to your network of friends, including your church family. This is a superb teaching tool and when you order it, you will be helping to sustain both AFTAH and Janet’s ministry, Faith2Action. – Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth
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“How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!”–boy in video protests; other kids say people are scared of change re: “Caitlyn” Jenner
Our Hero in this Video: A young boy in the “She Knows” propaganda video below reacts to Bruce Jenner’s girlish transformation by blurting out: “How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!”
Folks, this outrageous and highly manipulative short video was published June 9, 2015 and already had 2,735,765 hits on YouTube as of 11:45 PM Central Time June 14; just 15 minutes later, at midnight, it had 2,737,370 hits. The next day, at 11:00 AM Central, the video had 2,763,413 hits. It was produced by a feminist media outlet called “She Knows,” and this “#HatchKids” project video is titled “Empathy.” It would more accurately be titled “Manipulation”–because kids are super impressionable and these children obviously were guided by adults toward making the “right,” politically correct answers.
Hatch Kids’ slogan is “Content for grown-ups, made by kids with a mission,” but it is the She Knows adults who are on a mission here, and they are exploiting kids to accomplish it. Children have always been the target of leftist revolutionary “change agents”–and revolutionaries in general. Radical feminists and LGBTQueer activists are seizing upon Bruce Jenner’s Hollywood- and media-assisted “transition” to “Caitlyn” to indoctrinate children and the wider culture in the Nature-defying illusions of transgender ideology. So-called progressives, imbued with characteristic self-righteousness and superiority, are selling extreme gender confusion as normal–while those who oppose it are cast as lacking “empathy.” Or, the latter are said to be filled with irrational fears (“transphobes”–sound familiar?). Note the video’s high production quality and the femmy adult questioner, likely a homosexual activist.
The producers include one politically incorrect boy in the video, who at the :49 mark blurts out–in a sole affirmation of Truth–”How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!” Needless to say, he’s never seen again in the video. Perhaps the producers sent him to Re-Education Camp.
We are in a hot Information War with liberal “change agents” who worship feelings over reality and transcendent morality. Our foes are far more sophisticated in cranking out devious propaganda like this than we are in defending the natural order and God’s Truth. Please use this video to educate your network of family and friends on leftist/LGBT indoctrination tactics. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
Here is the information about the video provided by She Know:
Published on Jun 9, 2015
Kids were presented with two pictures, one of Bruce Jenner and one of Caitlyn Jenner, and their reactions will both surprise you and inspire you. SheKnows Media’s Hatch program creates content for grown-ups, made by kids on a mission.
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School (right) is located on Greenview Ave., just three blocks from the deviance-honoring “museum,” Leather Archives (left), which sits at 6418 N. Greenview Ave., near Devon Ave., in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Two other public schools are also within walking distance of the mainly homosexual-oriented sadomasochistic perversion “museum”–which celebrates “fisting’ and other depraved homosexual acts, including porn that eroticizes adult-child sadistic sex. See AFTAH PDF Flier about the despicable “museum” HERE.
The following statements were issued by Illinois pro-family leaders at the Americans For Truth press event held May 22, 2015 directly in front of the Leather Archives & Museumat 6418 N. Greenview Ave., down the street from Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Links to related stories on the LA&M S&M “Perversion Musuem” are at bottom:
“We were shocked to hear that there is a museum in a Chicago neighborhood, Leather Archives & Museum, dedicated to celebrating obscene and offensive sexual practices. Does tolerance have any limits? Are families supposed to welcome a museum dedicated to perversion in their neighborhood? Can parents protect the innocence of their children from exposure to behaviors that should not even be practiced or celebrated in private? The Leather Archives & Museum is located in a neighborhood of families. Children walk to the Joyce Kilmer Elementary School and the Roger C. Sullivan High School within blocks of the ‘Museum.’
“This weekend, the annual International Mr. Leather convention will take place in Chicago and it is anticipated that thousands of homosexuals will arrive in our city to ‘celebrate’ this event. We call upon the Mayor of Chicago and the people of Chicago to stand against the degradation of our communities and to uphold standards of decency to protect families and children.”
Nick Costello, Board Member, Catholic Citizens of Illinois:
“The ‘cultural’ underpinning the Leather Archives & Museum reflects the general disintegration of our sexual sanity as a nation. Of course, proponents of this “leather” deviance (rooted in sadomasochism) will present it with a smile as harmless sexual expression, while hiding the harmful effects spiritually, psychologically, and physically on those who practice it. This museum should be nowhere near Joyce Kilmer Elementary School and area parents must be put on notice. If the proprietors do not have the decency to close this ‘museum’ or relocate to an area unfrequented by children, then area parents have every right and duty to demand it. May God’s Holy Spirit lead us to a just and peaceful resolution to this pitiful situation!”
Call Him Confused: At AFTAH, we cannot call Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn.” A biological man can no more become a “woman” than a he can become a tree. Pray for Bruce Jenner.
The following statement was given to LifeSiteNews for its June 2, 2015 article on Bruce Jenner’s (Photo-shopped) Vanity Fair “coming” out as “Caitlyn”
“Like many millions of Americans and people all over the world, I am filled with pity for Bruce Jenner over his supposed transformation from man to ‘woman’– which of course is happening only in his own desperately confused mind.
“The media propaganda blitz in support of Jenner as the poster boy–I cannot say ‘girl’– for the radical ‘transgender’ agenda is only just beginning. Like so many Americans, I’m sick and tired of being lied to by the media–and called a hater and a bigot if we disagree with this insanity.
“The ‘Pronoun Police’ will be out in force as Americans will be told over and over again that Bruce Jenner is a ‘she.’ Such politically correct pretending engenders mass-lying, and will only draw more gender-confused young people into the same hopeless quest as Jenner and other DNA deniers to reject and change their God-given sex.
“If Christians can’t get engaged on the side of Truth in the Culture War now, then America will continue to descend into moral chaos.”
Hastert allegedly chose homosexuality for his young student and coach’s assistant, who later died at 42
“…you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23, NIV)
A Denny Hastert Victim? Yorkville, Illinois High School student Steve Reinboldt (shown here in his school yearbook)–told his kid sister Jolene that his first homosexual sex experience was with then-Yorkville High wresting coach Dennis Hastert. The latter abused Reinboldt thoughout the boy’s high school years, according to Jolene, before going on to become a U.S. Congressman and ultimately Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, Reinboldt embraced a “gay” identity and died of AIDS at the young age of 42 in 1995. Reinboldt would be 62 today. See video below and full ABC online story HERE.
Dear AFTAH Readers,
There are few things as evil and tragic in this fallen world as an adult who abuses the trust of a child–be it a son, daughter, niece, nephew, student, family friend, etc.–to fulfill his (or her) own selfish sexual lusts. I urge you to watch the ABC News interview video below, then watch it again–and then share it far and wide. I applaud Jolene Burdge, sister of the late Steve Reinboldt, for fighting for years to get out the story about the former high school wrestling coach who destroyed her brother’s life, then went on to become a famous legislator before the weight of his past sins came crashing down upon him. That man is former Speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert, who has just pleaded “not guilty” to federal charges of lying to the FBI as the target of an alleged extortion scheme involving–according to an anonymous leak–a former sexual victim. Hastert is not being prosecuted for his sexual crimes alleged by Burdge, but he should be.
Trust Abused: Young Steve Reinboldt and his wrestling coach and alleged sexual abuser, Dennis Hastert. Photos taken from Yorkville High School yearbook.
There is a gripping aspect to this story that most media would dare not cover nor investigate: the sad reality that there are many ostensibly “gay” “Steve Reinboldts” out there: victims of adult homosexual predators–victims whose “gayness” was effectively chosen for them by alleged abusers like Hastert. The media and the powerful LGBT Lobby want us to believe that men and women are “born that way,” or at least that being homosexual (or bisexual or transgender) is their “natural” sexual or gender identity. Yet the many testimonies of homosexual men and women who recall being sexual abused as a child by an adult–or an an older teen or a sibling–suggests otherwise. (They might not call it abuse.) Common sense tells us that such predatory assaults scar, confuse and embitter the victim–and influence his or her volitional choice to embrace a deviant and immoral sexual lifestyle. Common sense also tells us that homosexuals who acknowledge childhood sexual abuse in their past yet claim that it has nothing to do with their out-and-proud “gay” identity are in deep, deep denial.
What would have come of young Steve Reinboldt had he not been cruelly detoured in his formative years by a secret pervert’s manipulations? Only God knows, but it is fair to assume that his name would not be carved into a tombstone as it is today. Perhaps he’d be enjoying his children and maybe even his grandchildren. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
See full ABC Exclusive story by Brian Ross on Jolene Burdge’s startling revelations concerning her brother and Dennis Hastert;
See this compelling Ryan Sorba undercover video that shows several adult homosexual men telling how their first same-sex encounter was being sexually abused by an adult homosexual predator;
See also ex-”gay” and childhood sexual abuse victim Stephen Black’s testimony HERE;
Testimony of openly homosexual CNN host Don Lemon, who was homosexually molested as a boy;
Pedophilia Promoter? U.-Southern Maine professor Wendy Chapkis, posing with her gender-bending mustache, wrote an introduction extolling “transman” Patrick Califia’s lesbian porn book “Macho Sluts.” The book contains a story about a young girl who becomes the sex slave of her sadistic mom–thus combining pedophilia, incest and BDSM into one vile tale.
WARNING: Graphic descriptions of BDSM “fiction”
Folks, below my friend Mike Heath writes about Wendy Chapkis, a professor at the University of Southern Maine. Until a couple of weeks ago, Mike and I had never heard of Ms. Chapkis, a proud lesbian who wrote the celebratory Introduction to a wicked book, “Macho Sluts,” which is housed in the homosexual “Leather Archives & Museum.” LA&M is a “museum” dedicated to honoring, as it were, the grossest sexual perversions invented by mankind (e.g., “fisting”). One of its collected works is the lesbian S&M book “Macho Sluts” — by female-to-male “transman” Patrick Califia. In that horrid book is a short story, “Finishing School,” that manages to combine pedophilia, incest, and sadomasochistic cruelty into one sicko tale involving the sexual torture of a young girl by her own mother.
Writing her vulgar Introduction in 2009, Professor Chapkis extolled “Macho Sluts” and Califia. ”This is classic Califia, queering every encounter,” she gushed. “Nowhere in this collection does anyone sacrifice their own pleasure for another. Tops take what they want, bottoms get what they deserve, in all the best ways.” Really, professor? So a young girl–even in some perverted S&M fantasy–deserves to become the sex slave of her mommy? And she deserves to get beaten–Sadists call it “disciplined”–with a cane to the point of bleeding by said mom?
So repulsive is “Finishing School” that even the radical feminist Professor Chapkis, proudly sporting a mustache above, noted in her Introduction that she could “barely get through” it. Yet somehow that didn’t stop the gender-bending social justice crusader from enthusiastically endorsing Califia’s vile “Macho Sluts.” Such are the twisted priorities of “progressives,” but I think I’ll let Mike or someone else do the in-depth review of Chapkis’ obscenity-laden Intro. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
P.S. I wonder how many U.-Southern Maine moms and dads–you know, the types who created families and never once considered turning their kids into sex slaves–would be aghast to learn that their daughters (and sons) sat under a radical like Chapkis in the name of higher learning.
The 2004 Honda Accord sedan that my wife and I drive was compromised by a couple annoying issues. One of the issues was a non-functioning cruise control. Another was an intermittent radio. It worked sometimes, and didn’t work other times.
I spent $150 to find out that the cruise control problem was a broken throttle body connector. The Honda garage specifically described the problem and recommended putting in a new throttle body. $700. That seemed extreme to me, since they described the problem as a broken connector between the cruise control cable and the throttle body.