Monday, June 10, 2013


We are immersed in the theme of marriage and family life at Crossroads during these 6 weeks spanning Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2013.  The New Family Structures Study, out of the University of Texas, compared thousands of young adults [ages 18-39] who were reared in different types of family arrangements.  Those who knew their mothers had had a lesbian relationship fared significantly worse on measures of educational attainment, household income, depression, marijuana use, sexual encounters, feeling close to their biological mother, feeling secure in their family of origin, pleading guilty more often to criminal offense and being on public assistance.  Those who knew their fathers had had a homosexual relationship were more likely to have been arrested, to have thought recently about suicide, to feel depressed, to report sexually transmitted diseases and to have experienced forced sex. 

This data should not be dismissed.  It was generated, after all, by academic leaders at major universities and published by an esteemed journal with no political agenda and an advisory board with representatives from about three dozen universities.  What we should avoid at all costs is silencing such research and such discussion because it is seen as ‘politically incorrect.’  Where optimizing the well-being of innocent children is involved, no stone should be left unturned.  Dr. Keith Ablow testified that he always hesitates to publish such data because of the amount of threats and hate mail [by post and email] that he receives from the liberal [?] and tolerant [?] left.  Romans 1:25 speaks of those who, on this subject, ‘exchange the truth of God for a lie.’  This is not just a poor trade, it is a tragic trade when the price for perpetrating the lie is the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of children.

Pray with me… Father God, in this generation that calls evil good and good evil, help us to stand for what is right and true with a spirit of compassionate love for those who have not, cannot or will not embrace Your truth… which is for our highest good always.  In the name of Jesus, amen.

Pastor Ken

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