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TEXT: Romans 1:24-28
PROPOSITION: Homosexuality is a sinful choice.
KEY WORD: Myths
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
- Homosexuality is not new. As old as the Bible.
- In USA there are 500 churches for homosexuals.
- Metropolitan Community Church, Dallas, 1,000 members –
largest church composed of open homosexuals.
- NOTE: This sermon is not against the person
- This sermon is against the sinful act of homosexuality.
- My purpose is to clear away some myths and learn the
facts about this sin.
MYTH # 1: “Ten percent of the population is homosexual.”
- The homosexual community has set this theme as their
agenda. It is an organized plan to sell the idea that they are everywhere.
- They try to make it more acceptable – “We are
- Studies show less than 3% ever practiced it
- 1% identify themselves as homosexual
- 1.6% - 2% - engaged in a homosexual act in the last 12
MYTH #2: Homosexuals have stable, loving families just
- This is being taught in school textbooks – 1st
grade – “My 2 Daddies”
- Only 2% of homosexual relationships are “semi-stable”
- Average homosexual has 500 partners in their lifetime
- 30% will have more than 1,000 partners in their lifetime
MYTH #3: Homosexuals are a persecuted minority.
- Attempt to gain sympathy.
- Catch word – “homophobic” (fear of homosexuals)
- I am not homophobic (afraid of them). I am opposed to
the sinful lifestyle.
- How persecuted are they?
- Income averages:
- Homosexuals - $55,430
- General Population - $32,144
- Blacks - $12,166
MYTH #4: Laws should be passed to give homosexuals the
same civil rights as other Americans.
- Already have this protection.
- What they want are special privileges.
- Want schools to teach
- 80% of AIDS patients are homosexuals
- They want to avoid prosecution for:
- Vandalism, interrupting church services
- Attacking public officials
- Public nudity
MYTH #5: Homosexuality may be a sin, but it should not
be a crime.
- Many sins are also crimes – murder, rape, incest, child
- 24 states outlaw sodomy. 1986 Supreme Court upheld these
- Now courts are reversing these decisions.
- Homosexuals comprise 1-2% of the population – but they
- 50% of all child molestations
- 79% of all teacher / pupil sex cases
- 20 times more likely to molest a child
- 65% of all mass murders were committed by homosexuals
MYTH #6: Homosexuals can’t help being what they are.
- Many attempts to find a genetic basis – none found.
- Studies of identical twins – When one practices
homosexuality – other does 50% of the time
- Bible teaches this is a sin – not a sickness.
- There is a high cure rate:
- Masters and Johnson – cure rate for homosexuals –
- Cure smoking addition – 20%
- Cure hard drug addition - >10%
MYTH #7: Only one verse in the Bible about it
- Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 – Abomination
- Deuteronomy 23:17-18 – Not allowed to enter temple
- Judges 19 & 20 – Sodomites in Benjamin
- 1 Kings 14:24 – Sodomites in the land
- Romans 1:24-28 – Reprobate mind, God gave them up
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Not inherit the kingdom of God
- 1 Timothy 1:9-10 – Lawless, rebellious, sinful, unholy,
- Jude 7 – Gross immorality and went after strange flesh
Biblical conclusions about Homosexuality
- It is a clear perversion of God’s intention in creation.
- It is a violation of the laws of God.
- It is a choice, not a genetic condition.
- It must be confronted with truth mingled with
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