The guide says that, before responding, kids should consider this:. This is the problem with treating everything as a sin. The thinking goes like this: If people can control their anger and rage, they can control their gay cooties. Needless to say, alcoholism, anger, and rage are actual problems. They hurt the person with the affliction and the people around them. The problems can be managed and tamed.
Over time, many Christian groups' views and practices in the U. By the year , Christian groups' beliefs concerning homosexual orientation vary. Some teach that homosexuality is chosen, perhaps during teen age years, and can be reversed through reparative therapy. Exodus International promoted this belief unsuccessfully for over three decades, and finally gave up, apologized to the LGBT community for the harm that they had done, and closed down in mid Most lesbians, gays, and bisexuals believe that their orientation is fixed before birth.
In order to understand my coming out story, it is crucial for you to understand where I come from. So bear with me as I try to articulate an abridged history. Part I: Living the Lifestyle.