The Plight of Homosexuals, and the Way Out

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 16, 2017   

The gay lifestyle is a source of suffering, not authentic happiness

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New studies are showing that people living a gay lifestyle along with any children they adopt are suffering. So why tell them there's no hope of ever changing?

Studies reveal that active homosexuals are 2–10 times more likely to commit suicide than straight people. Other studies found openly gay men are more likely to suffer from depression than heterosexual men. Still more studies show up to three quarters of men involved in the gay lifestyls are plagued by anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

It's not a question of them not knowing how to save their lives. It's a question of them knowing if their lives are worth saving.

During a survey of HIV clinics, one care provider told researchers, "It's not a question of them not knowing how to save their lives. It's a question of them knowing if their lives are worth saving."


Five states as well as Washington, D.C. have banned gay reparative therapy. States that outlaw  conversion counseling for gays or transgender minors include Oregon, California, Vermont, New Jersey and Illinois. 

Many of those involved in homosexaul lifestyles are not happy and want help. A survey showed active homosexuals had fewer close friends than straight people. Bringing foster children into the mix didn't help, either, but only made matters worse.

A study by Dr. Paul Sullins of Catholic University of America found that children reared by same-sex parents suffered from the following problems:

  • 18% were depressed
  • 51% of these same people became depressed by age 28
  • 44% were suicidal (three times higher than those raised by straight parents)
  • 93% felt distant from parents growing up
  • 73% of these same people felt distant from their parents as adults

Research by the New Family Structure Study, which surveyed 3,000 adults raised by same-sex couples, revealed these people suffered from the following:

  • Poor educational attainment
  • Low levels of happiness, mental and physical health
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unemployment
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal activity
  • Unmarried or infidelity if married
The list goes on and on. These people are told by so-called professionals they can never change because they supposedly are "born that way." One person who said they could change was Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a pioneer in gay reparative therapy, whose counseling resulted in many success stories. 
 
Watch the panel discuss the issue of homosexuality in The Download—Not Born That Way.
 

 

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Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.

Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

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