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AFTAH’s Core Principles and Beliefs

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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The Deviant Roots of a Sin Movement: Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s Table 34 showing timed “orgasms” for babies and young children–apparently supplied to him by a child molester. This table appears in Kinsey’s celebrated 1948 book, “Sexual Behavior and the Human Male,” which also greatly exaggerated the number of people practicing homosexual behavior in American society. Homosexual activists seized on Kinsey’s book to argue that homosexuality was widespread and normal. See AFTAH Point 12 below. Click on graphic to enlarge.

There will be revisions and additions to this list, but here is AFTAH’s first draft of core principles and beliefs.–Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

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1) Homosexual behavior and trans-gender rebellion are morally wrong as they defy Nature and Nature’s God.

2) Homosexuality is not the basis for a healthy self-identity; embracing homosexual or transgender lifestyles/behaviors is a very bad and destructive choice.

3) Homosexuality is about What You Do, not Who You Are. Everyone is responsible before God for his or her sexual conduct. “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity”–the notion of an innate or inherent nature centered around proclivity toward sex- and gender-confusion–are the misguided foundations of self-serving “gay” ideology. These concepts seek to justify immorality by essentially removing one’s moral responsibility for his or her actions.

4) Homosexualism and gender confusion are not the basis for civil rights. Equating  the campaign for homosexual “rights”and same-sex “marriage” to the Black civil rights movement insults Black Americans and their noble struggle against slavery and institutional racism (e.g., Jim Crow). Christians in past days were wrong to misuse the Bible to ban interracial unions. Interracial marriages produce beautiful children and families; homosexuality cannot produce life. Creating “rights” based on moral wrongs and sexual/gender perversions naturally undermines other people’s rights, especially the freedoms of religion and conscience enshrined in the United States Constitution. As John Adams, the second president of the United States and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote: ”[W]e have not government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion…Our constitution was made only for a moral and spiritual people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

5) All people as human beings created in the image of God deserve respect; all behaviors and ideologies do not.

6) Unlike race and ethnicity, homosexuality is not immutable: people can pursue virtuous change and leave aberrant sex- and transgender lifestyles behind. Oddly, the same LGBTQ activists who champion men and women who abandon their marital spouse and children to live a homosexual life–or the DNA-defying notion that people can change sexes–often excoriate and dehumanize EX-”gays.” Nevertheless, thousands of people have successfully left homosexuality behind, and their wholesome transformation should be celebrated. Legal and legislative efforts to ban pro-heterosexual change therapy for minors are cruel, antithetical to liberty and parental rights, and demonstrate the totalitarian mindset of homosexual advocates and their allies. [AFTAH highly recommends Restored Hope Network, an umbrella group of Christian ex-"gay" ministries.]

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Janet Mefferd on Matthew Vines and the Homosexual-Christian ‘Dialogue’

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Matthew Vines is working hard to win Christians to the idea that homosexual relationships can be blessed before a holy God. For espousing that heresy, he cannot and must not be seen as a "brother in Christ."

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

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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

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Enough with the “Dialogue,” Already

By Janet Mefferd; first posted June 17, 2015 on Mefferd’s blog; Twitter: @JanetMefferd

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.”

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Fischer: Ginsburg Tips Her Hand – The Fix is in on Sodomy-Based ‘Marriage’

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Bryan Fischer

I hope Bryan Fischer is wrong and that Justice Ginsburg was instead defiantly affirming the fiction of a “Constitutional right” to homosexual “marriage” at the immoral ceremony over which she presided. We’ll know soon. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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Ginsburg Tips Her Hand – The Fix Is in on Sodomy-Based “Marriage”

By Bryan Fischer; Twitter: @BryanJFischer

First published by AFA on May 20, 2015

It’s time for social conservatives to prepare for a post-apocalyptic world. The Supreme Court will issue a ruling in late June imposing sodomy-based “marriage” on the entire country. It’s a done deal. The fix is in. You can take it to the bank.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on April 28, and then, according to custom, immediately adjourned to vote. So the results were known to the other members of the Court by close of business that day. The only remaining matter was for Chief Justice Roberts to assign the writing of the majority opinion.

Under normal circumstances, the results of these immediate Supreme Court votes are a jealously guarded secret. No one is supposed to breathe a word. No one is supposed to know the outcome until the ruling is actually released, which will almost certainly be at the very end of the session in late June.

But we now know the result of the vote beyond any shadow of doubt. How do we know? Ruth Bader Ginsburg told us over the weekend.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was a guest last Sunday at a homosexual “wedding” ceremony presided over by Justice Ginsburg herself.

The wedding took place in a glitzy setting, the Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, which houses a club for descendants of soldiers, both French and American, who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Here are the telling paragraphs from Dowd’s column (emphasis mine):

“But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.

“No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.

“But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way. Justice Ginsburg, who has officiated at same-sex weddings in the past, also seemed delighted…”

Well, the guests may have pretended to be unsure of the significance of Ginsburg’s words, but we don’t have to be. When she emphasized the word “Constitution” and did so with a “sly look,” Ginsburg was most emphatically not “giving a hint” about the outcome of the Supreme Court’s vote, she was telling us as plainly as possible.

Ginsburg was informing us that the Supreme Court has already decided that marriage based on what Massachusetts’ state law still calls the “abominable and detestable crime against nature” is now a right guaranteed in the Constitution.

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VIDEO: Failed Exodus International Leader Alan Chambers Says God Is ‘Cool’ with Homosexual ‘Marriage’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Calls work of faithful Christian ex-”gay” ministry Restored Hope Network “reprehensible”

Traitor to the Truth: Alan Chambers says God is "cool" with homosexual "marriage."

Traitor to the Truth: Alan Chambers, one-time “ex-gay” leader turned apostate, now says God is “cool” with homosexual “marriage.”

Folks, I have a hard time fathoming the pride and massive ego of Alan Chambers, the man who destroyed the “ex-gay” Christian umbrella group Exodus International, using a twisted “grace” message. Now Chambers has the audacity to speak for the Creator Himself, giving the Almighty’s endorsement of a blasphemous perversion (!) by saying God is “cool” with homosexual “marriage.” [See the 11:50 mark in the video as Chambers responds to "gay Christianity" advocate Jeff Chu.]

Christians need to pray for these poor, confused souls who are practicing disobedience and rebellion against God and leading people away from righteousness and holiness. If Alan truly loves Jesus, why does he profane God’s holy Word by celebrating sin?

I agree with my friend Stephen Black–whose First Stone Ministries created this 37-minute compilation–that many faithful Christians still are unaware of Chambers’ and Exodus’ apostasy. Thank God that Restored Hope Network–whose Christ-honoring work Chambers slanders as “reprehensible” [see 7:55 mark]–rose out of the ashes of Exodus! Please support RHN and First Stone with your gifts and prayers — and show this important video to Christian leaders and pastors, so that they will not be deceived.  – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

Below the video is First Stone’s description of it:

First Stone writes:

Published April 27. 2015 [YouTube site HERE]

This is Alan Chambers in his own words from the Level Ground interview – February 2015 and from his own words when speaking at the Glory Tabernacle, October 2014. In Alan Chambers’ Own Words Part 1 and Part 2 were created by a Scriptural mandate to correct, rebuke and expose those who are teaching false doctrines leading souls to hell. Matt. 18:17, Acts 20:29-31, Jude 1:4, Gal. 1:6-8, 1 Tim. 5:20-21, Titus1with :10-16, 2 Peter 2:1-22, 2 Peter 3:14-18. Both Parts, 1 and 2 of Alan Chambers’ in His Own Words were created to warn leaders in the Church globally of the perverse grace teachings of Clark Whitten, former Exodus Board Chairman and Alan Chambers’ pastor. Clark Whitten has mentored Alan Chambers for years. Whitten also helped Alan Chambers with closing Exodus as he was the Chairman of the Exodus Board of Directors in 2013. This video and Part 1 reveals Alan Chambers’ inconsistencies in his own words and grave heretical teaching of perverse grace. These videos were also created to call the Board of Directors with Exodus to accountability and responsibility. Exodus imploded, but… There is hope! There is the Restored Hope Network with many ministries and counselors to help! (http://www.restoredhopenetwork.org)

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Related links: 

1)      “In Alan Chambers’ Own Words” (original compilation):  www.tinyurl.com/in-alans-own-words

2)       “In Alan Chambers’ Own Words – PART 2” (the video above):  www.tinyurl.com/in-alans-own-words-2

3)      Chambers apologizes to the Gay Christian Network:  [click here]

Also see Laurie Higgins’ article “Exodus International Closes Its Doors Following Troubling Leadership of Alan Chambers”(http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/exodus-international-closes-its-doors-following-troubling-leadership-of-alan-chambers/)

 

 

VIDEO: Peter LaBarbera’s Presentation on the ‘Normalization of Homosexuality’ at America’s Survival ‘Cultural Marxism’ Conference

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Folks, it was an honor to speak at my friend Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival conference on “Cultural Marxism”–along with Kincaid, former U.N. Amb. Alan Keyes, Jim Simpson, and Matt Barber, AFTAH Board Member and founder of Barbwire.com. This information-rich event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 2015. My talk is below. AFTAH will post each of the presentations, but for now you can see them at AS’s YouTube channel. Thanks to Cliff for organizing this event. Truth remains the best answer to the proliferation of lies from the pro-LGBT Left.– Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

WARNING: Offensive subject matter

VIDEO: ‘Restrain the Judges’ Press Conference in Front of Supreme Court Prior to ‘Gay Marriage’ Arguments

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The following is the press conference organized by my friend, Janet Porter, of Faith2Action Ministries. It was held directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court April 27, 2015, the day before oral arguments at the Court on legalization of homosexual “marriage.” Congratulations to Janet and Dr. Steve Hotze of Conservative Republicans of Texas for putting on this fine event. It was a privilege to stand with these awesome leaders in defense of genuine marriage. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

Digital Recruitment – Thoughts on ABC Family’s 13-Year-Old Homosexual Boy-Kiss on The Fosters

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Homosexual creators of The Fosters’ model sexual perversion to children in the name of “gay” equality

The Fosters star Hayden Berry, who is 14 but plays a 13-year-old in a budding homosexual relationship. Imagine as a parent allowing your son to engage in perverse homosexual as a Hollywood role.

Corrupted by Hollywood–and His Parents: Above is The Fosters star Hayden Byerly, who is 14 but plays a 13-year-old in a budding homosexual relationship with his best friend on the ABC Family sitcom. Imagine as a parent allowing your son to engage in perverse homosexual acts as part of a Hollywood role. Read Byerly’s IMDB bio HERE.

“Both Brad [Bredeweg] and I are gay men and it felt very true to both of our early coming out experiences,” [Peter] Paige told [The Wrap.com]. “More than anything else, we felt responsibility to those kids and to our younger selves who didn’t see themselves reflected anywhere.”

“When people question the scene my response has been: ‘Everyone has a first kiss and you remember it. How old were you?’” Bredeweg added. “Ninety percent of people who have an answer come back and say, ‘I was 12, 13 and 14 years old,’ and I say, ‘Exactly. It was time to see this, time to put this up for the world.’” — The Fosters co-creators Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg, positing a moral equivalence between homosexual behavior and normal heterosexuality, quoted in TheWrap.com: “ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ Creators Defend 13-Year-Old Gay Male Kiss: Watch Before Judging”
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ABC Against the Family:  AFTAH has blocked the homosexual kiss above from a recent episode of ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” The characters, Jude and Connor, are 13-year-olds, and are in the 7th grade. At left, playing Jude, is actor Hayden Byerly, who in real life is 14. At right is actor Gavin MacIntosh, who turned 16 on March 22, 2015. Liberals are extolling this “youngest gay kiss on TV.” Watch a YouTube of the scene with the Fosters’ immoral boy-boy kiss HERE.

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WARNING: Offensive Video

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TAKE ACTION: ABC Family is now directly promoting homo-erotic “romance” between underage children– two boys who are cast as 13 year olds kissed in a recent episode of the ABC Family Show “The Fosters.” The network is obviously contemptuous of time-tested Judeo-Christian morality, but contact them anyway. Use ABC Family online Contact Form, or call (818)460-747 [you will get a series of phone-mail options, ending in one to leave a 30-second message with your thoughts about ABC Family's "other programming," e.g., The Fosters]

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By Peter LaBarbera; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Dear AFTAH Readers,

The ongoing entertainment media’s corruption of children and youth took another devilish leap recently with the youngest ever homosexual kiss on a TV show, ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” ABC Family is wholly owned by Disney/ABC.

Social “progressives” are destroying morality in this country. We are in big, big trouble because their God-defying sexual revolution has advanced much farther than most pro-family advocates are willing to admit. Just a few years ago, I was writing about how liberal, outwardly pro-”gay” journalists were squeamish about putting photos of homosexuals kissing prominently on a newspaper page. Now ABC “Family” is showing young teenage boys making out–yet where is the national outrage?

In the last few weeks I have been trying to wrap my mind around the escalating evil surrounding the promotion of the LGBTQueer agenda in America, which now includes powerful Hollywood “gay” activists directly promoting and celebrating immoral homo-sexual behavior to young boys.

AFTAH is breaking its rule against showing indecent homosexual kisses by including a short YouTube video of The Fosters’ kiss and the best-friends-falling-in-love plot leading up to it; go to the end of the piece HERE; or you can view it on YouTube HERE.

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Transgender Bruce Jenner’s Interview with Diane Sawyer Will Continue to Open Immoral Doors

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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“I Feel, Therefore I Am” — This sums up the philosophy of both the homosexual and “transgender” movements. But reality is more important than confused or rebellious feelings, and the objective reality is that God made Bruce Jenner a man, and he can never become a woman. Pray for Mr. Jenner.

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

MADISON, Wis., April 24, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 will be glorified by the LGBTQ movement. The interview will be on Friday, April 24.

In 2003, 4 WINDS was the only Christian sports ministry publicly taking on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for allowing transgenders in the Olympics. The IOC effort passed smoothly.

“We knew this would create a problem down the road,” says 4 WINDS President Steve McConkey. “The problem now is even greater than we thought it would be. You now have thirty-three state high school associations allowing transgender athletes on their high school teams. It will only get worse.”

During the last two years, 4 WINDS voiced their concerns when the IOC and the United States Olympic Committee pushed their LGBTQ non-discrimination policies.

“If an athlete is in a church and they voice their view on homosexuality, what are the consequences?” states Steve McConkey. “Free speech is free because the government and sports associations do not have the right to dictate how a person believes. Biblical values are non-negotiable on major doctrines and morals.”

The decline in morals in the USA can be attributed to Christians not knowing how to defend their faith. Christians need to pray and freely voice their concerns.

4 WINDS hopes that those who are in error would come to know Jesus Christ as Savior. The only hope man has is through the cross of Christ. Please contact 4 WINDS for further information.

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Steve McConkey is the President of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS). Steve and his wife started working in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. 4 WINDS was formed in 1988 and expanded to all sports in 2014. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world. He has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University with honors and a BS-Public Health from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Steve became a Christian in 1976 after reading the New Testament. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. Ministry headquarters have been in Eugene, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and now in Madison, Wisconsin. Steve operates Big Planet Watch and Track and Field Report at BigPlanetWatch.com.


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