Pray For US mentioned a research study during our March 31, 2013 radio program which is stirring up some controversy in the current gay “marriage” debate. The sin of homosexuality is condemned using some of the harshest terms in Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments (more on this later). The research study which we cited on the Pray For US radio program is being condemned by the liberal media because – well, they don’t like the results.
Mark Regnerus is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and he works in the Department of Sociology & Population Research Center. Mr. Regnerus has published a study that compares the lives of the now-grown children of intact biological families (traditional marriages) to the lives of now-grown children of gay parents. The study is titled “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.”
The results of this published, peer-reviewed study are shocking to read but should not be too surprising to anyone who is familiar with the Bible. Here are some of the results, with percentages indicating a YES answer to the question:
Have you ever had a sexually transmitted infection?
Normal Parents: 8%
Lesbian Mother(s): 20%
Gay Father(s): 25%
Have you ever been touched sexually by a parent/adult?
Normal Parents: 2%
Lesbian Mother(s): 23%
Gay Father(s): 6%
Have you ever been forced to have sex against your will?
Normal Parents: 8%
Lesbian Mother(s): 31%
Gay Father(s): 25%
Did your family receive welfare while you were growing up?
Normal Parents: 17%
Lesbian Mother(s): 69%
Gay Father(s): 57%
Those are just a few examples of the results of the survey. The children of gay parents are also less likely to vote, less healthy, less likely to be currently employed, more likely to currently be on welfare and their level of educational attainment is much lower. In addition, children raised by gay parents grow up to be far more sexually promiscuous, they’re more likely to smoke and use illicit drugs and are more likely to be arrested and plead guilty to a “non-minor offense.”
Here’s one more survey question in which the result is significant:
Do you currently identify as completely heterosexual?
Normal Parents: 90%
Lesbian Mother(s): 61%
Gay Father(s): 71%
Children raised by parents who engage in the mortal sin of homosexuality are far more likely to grow up and mimic that sinful lifestyle.
One of the main arguments that we’re hearing from the gay “marriage” debate is that there are millions of children out there waiting to be adopted by loving parents, so why don’t we allow gay people to marry so they can love and nurture those children? The next time someone brings up that argument, just remember the statistics about the frequency of gay parents sexually touching their children.
It seems that the gutless Republican Party and the godless Democrat Party are both now pandering for the elusive “gay vote” as they breathlessly await a Supreme Court decision. The opinion of faithful Christians should not waver on this issue because the opinion of Jesus Christ does not waver.
WHY WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS TRUE
Pray For US believes that Christians must remain strong in the faith while we are in the midst of these seemingly overwhelming cultural battles. The Supreme Court is about to rule on so-called “gay marriage” and will likely rule in favor of this abomination (one Justice is likely a homosexual and the majority of them are moderate/liberal Roman Catholics, after all). The American news media is saturated with homosexuals who are currently advancing the agenda by referring to “gay rights” and “marriage equality.” They’ve all suddenly become hardcore libertarians when it comes to this issue.
Homosexuality is a grave sin and it is always characterized as an abomination in the Bible. God uses some of the harshest terms in Scripture to describe these relationships. The primacy of the family is of the utmost importance to God because that is how He advances His kingdom in time and in history.
A one-man, one-woman family is the highest and most important structure within a society. Homosexuality (and heterosexual adultery) is a crime against this God-given social order. Paul describes the results of abandoning God’s will for a civil society in Romans Chapter 1, verses 26-27:
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Homosexuality is a symptom of a society in which the church has become weak and faltering. As we have illustrated many times here at Pray For US, the church in America has become compromised by accepting 501c3 tax-exempt status from the federal government. As the federal government advances the perversion of same-sex marriage, many churches are falling in line and assuring parishioners that God was wrong, the Bible is incorrect about homosexuality and if they would just get with the program and embrace this abomination, the pews will be full and the church coffers will be overflowing.
Homosexuality is a disease in our society and the only cure is the Gospel. Churches must stand strong in the faith now more than ever or the consequences will be grave. God will not be mocked and the rampant outbreak of homosexuality in our culture is a sign that God has turned his back on us as a nation. We must pray for the United States and repent as a nation if we are to regain His divine favor.
Prediction: One day in the not-too-distant future, the federal government will threaten to revoke 501c3 status from churches unless they begin performing sodomite marriages.
You can read the full study by Mr. Regnerus HERE. The study was published originally in the Social Science Research journal.