Skip to comments.Ex-Gay Speaker Hopes Tour Will Set Connecticut Straight on Homosexual Issues
Posted on 10/07/2005 7:37:30 PM PDT by wagglebee
This past weekend, a new law legalizing homosexual civil unions took effect in Connecticut. But a former homosexual who now helps those wanting to overcome same-sex attractions says there is nothing civil about the Constitution State's new law.
Stephen Bennett was active in the homosexual lifestyle for more than a decade before leaving that lifestyle in 1992. Now he runs Stephen Bennett Ministries (SBM), a Christ-centered organization that helps educate the public on the truth about homosexuality while it offers help and hope to those seeking freedom from unwanted homosexual attractions.
Bennett says while all human beings deserve to be treated with love, all behaviors do not need to be encouraged or tolerated. In response to Connecticut's new law advancing homosexual rights, he comments, America better wake up; that's all I say. I don't mean to sound harsh or angry, but it's gotten to the point right now where homosexuality is just so accepted now, it's being promoted on every television show. Bennett observes with marked exasperation that, in today's pro-homosexual mainstream culture, one can't even watch the Home and Garden Network without running into pro-homosexual affirmation. Nowadays, he says, even the once innocuous home improvement reality shows feature gay and lesbian couples, where they come in and make over their homes."
The SBM president, his wife, and a group of experts on homosexuality will soon be starting a tour of Connecticut, during which they will hold a series of public meetings called Straight Talk About Homosexuality. In it, the ex-gay ministry leader says, "We are going to pull no punches. We're going to come out with the rock-solid truth about the medical truths and dangers about homosexuality.
The Straight Talk roster of speakers will feature many former homosexuals, medical doctors, psychologists, Bennett says, and hopefully this is going to strike some chords with some of these people here in this state."
I thank God that men like Bennett have found Christ and are willing to come forward to help others see the errors of their way.
Homosexual agenda ping.
God bless Bennet, and protect him when the pervofascists go spastic in response to his show.
Former homosexual? Is everyone with the last name Bennett a kook nowadays?
ditto to your statement
hahah it looks like Ex-Gay as in Former Gay LOL
Kook? Excuse me?
ummm...you have no idea what you're talking about. Do a little research before you make an ignorant statement.
Homosexual Agenda Ping.
Good for Bennet, and any other former homosexuals who are trying to dispell the lie that homosexuals are 'born that way' and can't change.
Here's an excellent article with lots of info down the thread:
Root Causes, Homosexual Consequences
Another website with stories of those who left the "gay" life:
And the mother of all links about homosexuality:
Freepmail me AND DirtyHarryY2K if you want on/off this pinglist.
I apologize if my remark has offended Tony Bennett and his fans.
Thanks for the ping, little jeremiah.
I have a question for you: do you think the homosexual lifestyle is becoming more acceptable among young conservatives? See post #4 on this thread. I remember reading stories along similar lines by a conservative author who spent time on various campuses. Just wondering if the PC nonsense has gotten to them.
According to my understanding, which comes solely from reading, as I live practically like a hermit far away from many people, is that the public schools (and many private ones, but especially public) have been the targets of homosexual activists for some time. Add to that the pro-homosexual influence on TV, movies and the media in general, and we do have a younger generation which is more accepting of homosexuality. Whether I would call any of these conservative is another matter. They certainly couldn't be called social conservatives.
But another factor is that as people grow up, have families of their own, get some sense knocked into them, they often become more conservative. Many here on FR used to be ultra liberal, and due to personal growth and maturity, have become conservative all around. I'm an example of that. Also note that in every state where "gay" marriage was voted on by the people, it failed miserably.
Also not to be ignored is the large and increasing home schooling movement. No one even knows exactly how many children are homeschooled, as many don't plug in to the system and are therefore not counted.
There are vocal supporters of homosexuality on FR, but they generally get banned sooner or later, if they are rabid about it. If those of us who see the truth about homosexuality keep speaking up, and do our best to fight the agenda, I have no doubt it will eventually be defeated. If it isn't, there will social disruption and more that we can barely even imagine. Not that homosexuality is the "mother of all evils" but it is certainly an emblem of much that is wrong with society.
Another small point is that the more homosexuals shove their agenda down our throats in particularly offensive ways, the more people who were previously tolerant and "live and let live" become fed up. I have read many, many comments exactly like that on FR. Things like:
"I used to not care what homosexuals did or said, as long as they left me alone. But I've had it! No more tolerance for me, they should go back in the closet!"
And similar sentiments. So the more "gay" parades, TV shows, public offensiveness, and the like - the more people who were previously unaware or tolerant start to wake up and lose their so-called tolerance (of the intolerable). Being tolerant of that which should not be tolerated is not a virtue.
On my campus, as on most, the most conservative students can be found in fraternities, which are almost exclusively Republican, especially in the Southern school I attended. Many of those frat members, on what I consider good information, have had homosexual experiences. Fewer and fewer actively oppose gays and most believe, as do most behavioral scientists, that most homosexuality is inborn and cannot be changed, just as a heterosexual is born liking the opposite sex. The only logical reason for coercively changing someone's sexual orientation is that it is against Christianity, since no other harm really comes from it, although many find its mere existence to be offensive.
I think it's fruitless to expect society to retrogress on acceptance of homosexuality because people are who they are. Most of the people on FR are over 40; they grew up in a time in which there was no open homosexuality in the media, so it frightens them, religious conservative or not. Being a conservative does not require condemning homosexuality, as anti-gay beliefs are not mutually exclusive with believing in small government, the right to bear arms, a strong defense, toughness on crime, or the death penalty. Just as Elvis swiveling his hips and Cher exposing her navel were thought of as scandalous in the past, homosexuality is the topic of hot debate now. The simplest and best explanation I can offer is that it is passe to gaybash for the most part, it's like being like your "embarassing parents." I expect flames on this post, but I think my vision of conservatism for the far future is much more likely than expecting everyone 60 years from now to be exactly like we are today.
I see you are dogmatic about the proper view of morality based upon how the moral left feels at the moment. Oh, but the experts say....yes, we know, we have seen their 'unbiased' handywork for decades.
This is nothing most of us have not heard or predicted long ago. Yours are simply the views of an extremist liberal not long ago.
I probably don't blame you too much. You are simply the product of the leftist and hippie agenda of the 1960s.
You have the moral views that were given to you by the left as you have been subjected to the 'proper viewpoint' on moral issues day after day in the News, Hollywood, Phil Donahue, Jerry Springer, Rosie O'Donnell, Filth Gumbel, the sitcoms, the documentaries, the NEA education system, the popular culture.
As you know, a dead fish floats down stream and offers no resistance to the current. I am sorry to hear you have surrendered before you even learned to stand upright.
If your foundation for morality has been removed, or never existed in the first place, then there acually is no right or wrong for you.
If those with no moral foundation get to call the shots, there is nothing immoral except calling something immoral, that will lead to diversity training for the offender. Now there is some real tolerance, NOT.
Indeed. Informed folks know that ex-gays/former homosexuals exist and their numbers are growing.
You say you don't speak for all young conservatives but you have no problem trying to speak for and completely misrepresenting the position of those you disagree with. That's right out of the homosexual agenda playbook found in After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90's.
There is no evidence homosexuality is inborn yet there is plenty of evidence the major factor behind homosexuality is environment. And there is a growing number of therapists who believe homosexuals can leave the lifestyle.
They have done a great job of brainwashing/indoctinating you!! I suggest you do some research before you profess it "does no harm" here.
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