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    Some info on Wayne Benson s book. Anthony Moderator My sexual orientation is not a sickness to be healed or a sin to be forgiven. My sexual orientation is a
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2003
      Some info on Wayne Benson's book.

      My sexual orientation is not a sickness to be healed or a sin to be
      forgiven. My sexual orientation is a gift from my Creator to be accepted,
      celebrated, and lived with integrity.
      "The Bible has 7 admonitions that allude to sexual behaviour and intimate
      relations between persons of the same gender, however the Bible also has
      more than 300 admonitions that specifically refer to sexual behaviour and
      intimate relations between members of opposite genders. Does this mean that
      God hates heterosexuals?
      NO ... certainly not! It just means that heterosexuals need far more
      " Coming Out is spiritually cleansing. Harvey Milk of San Francisco was the
      first openly gay elected official in the United States in 1978. Harvey
      repeatedly said: "Come out, and when you do, you will feel so much better."
      Before he was assassinated in 1979, Harvey predicted that he would be
      murdered, but he said that he would gladly take a bullet if it would blast
      open all of the closet doors that trap and imprison gay people. You will
      feel better about yourself and you will see yourself and the whole world as
      a more beautiful place when you come out.
      Coming Out is liberation from a host of unclean spirits. Homosexuality is
      not demonic, but homophobia is. Coming Out is an exorcism of the
      destructive forces that deceive you into believing evil things and rejecting
      yourself and your own reality.
      Coming Out is an act of God in your life, whatever your view of God might
      be. God is always seen in Christian perspective as Truth. Remember that
      Jesus said: "You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free;" and
      added: "I am the truth."
      "Homosexuality is actually a privileged spiritual path and natural mode of
      human expression that our Souls have chosen in order to help us discover the
      true power and magnificence of our Authentic Selves".

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Rembert Truluck [mailto:rembert@...]
      Sent: Sunday, 26 October 2003 23:14
      To: friends of Rembert Truluck
      Subject: "THE EX-GAY WARS"

      Rembert Truluck. Update for October 26, 2003
      "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" http://www.truluck.com
      Thank you for passing this on to others.

      War has been declared against GLBT people on many battlefronts.
      Religion, politics and ignorance have been launched like nuclear
      missiles against all of us in recent years and months and days. All out
      war has been declared against us in retaliation for all of the GLBT
      progress that has been made recently in the U. S. Supreme Court and in
      many significant arenas of public policy and public opinion.

      A recent book by Wayne Besen on the "Ex-Gay Industry" is a very
      important source of counter-attack in our response to the escalating war
      against us. The book by Wayne Besen is "Anything But Straight:
      Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth." (See links
      below.) I encourage you to get a copy of this book and use it as a
      helpful resource in your personal equipment for battle. See the long
      "Forward" to the book by Mel White.

      Wayne Besen has been an effective advocate for GLBT human rights for
      many years, and this recent book is an impressive and practical resource
      for all of us engaged in the battle for truth and honesty. Besen is the
      person who made photographs of John Paulk in the Gay Bar in Washington,
      DC, that exposed the truth about John Paulk and his fake "Ex-Gay" claims
      in Focus on the Family ministries! (See my web site review of John
      Paulk's book and exposure as a fraud. See link below.)

      Wayne Besen provides a great deal of helpful historical information and
      gives accurate scientific research and facts that refute the hysterical
      "ex-gay" nonsense that is being dumped on GLBT people by Southern
      Baptists and other abusive religious deceptions.


      Truth is the first casualty in any war.

      We will never win the homophobic war against us by the abusive religious
      forces of our society if we remain uninformed and ill equipped with the
      truth. "Be diligent ("study") to show yourself approved of God, rightly
      dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). Learn what you need to
      know to respond adequately and effectively to the "slings and arrows of
      outrageous fortune" that are being hurled against you!

      Wayne Besen has provided us with a significant arsenal of truth in the
      "Ex-Gay" wars that engulf and devour us today.


      Think through and write out your own truth about yourself. Look within
      to discover who you really are and celebrate your unique personality and
      qualities that God has bestowed upon you. Nobody else can really tell
      you who you are. You will not find your own spiritual truth "out there"
      in a church or a teacher or in a doctrine, a creed, a book or the
      Bible. You will discover your own personal truth within.

      You are made in the image of God. You have been given the Spirit of
      Jesus within your own mind and heart. God is with you and all around
      you in your present environment. Use and explore what you already have.

      The foundation Bible verse that I used for the basis of my first book,
      "Invitation to Freedom," which was on "Personal Evangelism in the GLBT
      Community," was I Peter 3:15: "Sanctify (set apart) the Sovereign God in
      your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every person that
      asks you for a reason of the hope that is in you, yet with humility and
      respect." (All of the material in "Invitation to Freedom" is now
      included in my book on "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse".)

      The spiritual battle armor of God in Ephesians 6:12-18 begins with
      "truth"! There is no substitute for knowing the facts.

      Rembert Truluck

      Anything But Straight by Wayne Besen:
      About Wayne Besen:
      See the articles about John Paulk and his book along with other relevant
      updates and important professional opinions about the "Ex-Gay Fraud" in
      my web site:
      See material on John Paulk:
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