AUSTRALIAN PRAYER NETWORK NEWSLETTER
This is an abridged edition of International News prepared prior to the departure of editorial staff on an overseas assignment. The full addition will resume next week upon their return.
HOMOSEXUALITY EXPLODING AMONG AMERICAN YOUTH
Over the last decade, the relative proportion of U.S. teenagers claiming to be homosexual has increased 85 percent; the relative proportion who have not made up their minds about embracing homosexuality has increased 53 percent; and those claiming interest only in the opposite sex has dropped 6 percent. If you’ve ever wondered if homosexuality is learned, believe it: The effort of gays, Hollywood, educators and the federal government to homosexualize our youth is working. Of the 16 million U.S. high-school students today, an extra million are either homosexual or heading in that direction! So say the findings of a gigantic 25-year study by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC).
The explosion in high school is swelling homosexuality among younger adults. Gallup reports that in 2012, 43 percent of all adult LGBs were aged 18 to 36. In 2016, 58% were. We’ve gone from 5.8 percent of all adults to 7.3 percent in a veritable twinkling, on pace for 10 percent of adults to be potentially dabbling in homosexuality by our next presidential election! No society has ever pushed homosexuality to its youth. Indeed, all have tried to protect them from it, (In 1950 a U.S. congressional report called homosexuals dangerous deviants who should not be allowed near youth in government employ.) From gay pride parades, to Disney secreting “little gay messages” into its films, to the CDC recommending that all schools have gay/straight clubs, boosting homosexuality is the flavour of our new “sensitive society.”
The strategy is working, especially among girls. Gallup reports that the majority of homosexuals 20 years ago were men , 55% now are women. By painting homosexuals as “victims” under the “civil rights” umbrella, these efforts have many girls “feeling sorry for” lesbians in the same manner they use to rescue wayward guys. And the feminist anti-male attitude and proliferation of female sports teams (along with many lesbian coaches) are added motivations to go lesbian as well. President Trump is not going to be able to make America great again with increasing numbers of our younger citizens ensnared in the problems of homosexuality. They need instead to be participating in the joys and problems of getting married and having kids. America’s birthrate is falling to below the 2.1 children-per-woman needed for a stable society.
The CDC has been surveying tens of thousands of high school students every other year since 1991. This study has been tracking how many teenagers are having sex and the problems associated with sexual preferences and activities for 25 years. While no survey is perfect, this one is so massive and well-done, its findings can reasonably be regarded as definitive. If you accept the claims of gay activists and not a few shrinks that “people are born homosexual,” think again. In 2001-09, 92.1% of U.S. high school students said they were only sexually interested in the opposite sex. In 2015 (the last year for which we have data), 86.5% did, that’s 6% fewer, or 900,000 kids. A decade ago 5.1% (or 800,000) said they were sexually interested in their own sex; in 2015, 1.5 million (an additional 704,000 more) said so, an increase of 84.2%.
And where 2.6 percent of kids in the 2001-9 survey said they were unsure of their sexual identity, 4 percent made the same report in 2015, an increase of 53 percent. As far as what they reported doing, the same surveys found that 51.9 percent said they had only had sex with the opposite sex. In 2015, that had dropped 13 percent, to 45 percent. Before, 5.7 percent reported having had homosexual sex, by 2015 it had increased 43 percent, to 8.1 percent. Whereas teenagers who had only reported heterosexual sex outnumbered those with homosexual experience about 10:1, in 2015 they only outnumbered those with homosexual experience less than 6:1! The same thing is happening across the West.
In Great Britain in 1991, 91% of 18 to 24-year-olds said they were “exclusively straight” (and only 4% “ever had homosexual sex”); by 2015 only 46% said the same (and 23% said they had experienced homosexual sex). As the senior “author predicted in 1978: What if society offered an honest to goodness choice between the two sexual orientations? The current lock on the myth-making, image-providing process by heterosexuality may be an instance of overkill. Perhaps an 80/20 hetero-homosexuality split would still result in 96% heterosexuality. Maybe even a 60/40 split would. But we’ve got 2% [LGB] now with something like a 99/1 split, and somewhere up the line, growth in homosexual mythology and literature has to have an effect (unless one can believe that to which people are exposed does not influence them).”
“The resolutions of the American Psychiatric and American Psychological Associations calling for equality or near equality of treatment of professionals and clients with either homo or hetero orientations, are evidence of further movement toward equality of the sexual orientations. Pre-teens and teens are the battle ground. With the exception of the San Francisco school system, students’ official fare is still 100% heterosexual. Heterosexuality needs all the help it can get, and these current developments portend a much more homosexual future.” The evidence almost 40 years later is substantial and uniform everywhere you look. Teenagers are acquiring homosexual experience and interests at a rapid rate.
Young adult homosexuality is growing as well. What our grandparent’s generation tried to protect kids from is now being taught as a “right” and an “obligation to support and join with sexual minorities.” Our youth are obeying. Science and common sense have been turned upside down. Part of the reason the CDC claimed it’s been recommending gay/straight clubs and extensive succouring of “gay teen” is what it found regarding the concentration of “bad things” among gays. The CDC argued that if gay and straight were accepted as normal, gay kids would feel better about themselves (“less stigmatized”) and the differential between straight and gay kids in these “disturbing things” would dissipate. All of this is being done, says the CDC, “for the minority kids.”
Look at all the problems these “sexual minority” kids have and cause. Violence more frequently when they date, and when they are at school. Drugs, suicide, hopelessness and sadness. LGB and “unsure” students are still reporting more troubling behaviour pretty much across the board than their heterosexual counterparts. What has the campaign to normalize and popularize homosexuality done to “help sexual minorities” feel better, take fewer drugs, etc.? Apparently, not much; but it sure has led a million more kids who probably would not be in their mess to join them. Hollywood, the media, educators and the CDC may feel proud that they have impacted a generation of youth. But it is the kind of influence that has led many more kids into drug use, suicide, mental health problems, etc.
Source: World Net Daily
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MUSLIM CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY ARE REVITALIZING EUROPE’S FADING CHURCHES
Due to Muslim conversions, faith leaders indicate Christianity now is making a comeback in Europe. Author Timothy Furnish said it is illegal in many Muslim countries to convert to another religion, so it is safer to convert to Christianity in Europe. Many parts of Europe reportedly are becoming more secular, and worship houses are losing congregants in noticeable amounts. An increasing number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity in Europe. Local experts said the converts are embracing various Christian denominations, including Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. European churches have struggled for decades to share the Gospel with modern secular Europeans.
Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle said “Churches have found Muslim immigrants to be much more open to the message of Christianity.” Kaemingk has researched Christian responses to Muslim immigration in the Netherlands, and has written a book titled “Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear” that will be published this year. He said secular Europeans rarely sense a deep need for the type of healing and salvation the Church offers. “Europeans are wealthy, comfortable, healthy, and powerful,” Kaemingk said. “In short, they don’t think they need God.” Conversely, he said Muslim immigrants are intensely spiritual and are leaving their former religion for a variety of reasons
Source: Gospel Herald
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