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“A sexual attraction to the same sex is a sinful temptation to be resisted and overcome by God’s grace and power, just as a temptation to steal or lie or overeat must be resisted and overcome by replacement with working hard, telling the truth and moderation in appetite.”
“Thank you, Pastor Dickerson, for believing the Word of God and loving people enough to reveal God’s will for their lives and also His plan of salvation for all believe in Jesus…I love people who have same sex attraction, and so does God. The proof is in the sacrifice He made for all of us who sin…We don’t tell a person born with tendencies to abuse alcohol to keep on giving in to his innate desires because he can’t help it. We try to help him in his struggle.
Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
originally posted by: windword
What's a Top? Oh well, whatever it is, it reminds me of this song.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
I wonder if this pastor was forced to attend a "pray the gay away" camp when he was a child, thought he had cured himself, and then became a pastor so he didn't have to get married.
Though his mother's faith led her to do evil things, Sam doesn't hate Christianity, just like he doesn't hate his mother. In fact, he's still a Christian.
Makela’s fire and brimstone (not to mention entirely hypocritical) warning caused Tyler to suffer serious depression and suicidal thoughts, and he reportedly told Tyler that the “sin of being gay is no different than the sin of committing suicide.”
“If he’s going to hell for being gay then he might as well commit suicide,” Jennifer said.
“What I took away from that is that I needed to repent and hold onto the hope that God could change me,” Tyler recalled.
Jennifer added that Makela became active on social media when her son came out, publicly broadcasting that it was wrong for Tyler to be gay and urging Jennifer not to support him.
Even before Makela was exposed, Jennifer confronted Makela about his dangerous attitude.
“Kinda set me into action, tell him what he could have done, other kids didn’t have a support system like Tyler had,” she said.
“I wish him happiness, but only as his truest self,” Tyler added.