When gay comes home
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Unlike the legions of conservative families who embrace their gay and lesbian children; these have reacted with public and angry dismay. They represent an interesting collision between belief in family and forgiveness and the certainty that homosexuality is not only biblically banned, it is a choice: “you are electing to be something I abhor because you think it’s fun.”
Alan Keyes, the bible-waving conservative activist who moved to Illinois to run against Barack Obama for the Senate has a gay daughter, Maya. She reports he threw her out of the house and cut off her education funding. He denies that, but has repeatedly called her “a selfish hedonist.”
When a person tells you they're gay, what is your first reaction? How do you "see" them? What kind of "glasses" do you have on? Are you comfortably able to speak with confidence, using the right language, when this topic comes up? In When Gay Comes Home, you will learn about the redemptive power of God and it will guide you in how to put on your Jesus glasses, helping you to communicate in a loving and respectful way, thus building bridges instead of walls.
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Some studies show, however, there can also be trauma on the other side of the socio-political spectrum. In a Details magazine article on parental acceptance of gay kids, Dr. Edgardo Menvielle, who heads the Gender and Sexuality Development Psychosocial Programs at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., reports seeing pre-school age children whose parents worry that their son likes Barbies better than Transformers, or their rough and tumble daughters seem to go beyond tomboy.
Back to my friend who is still working out her feelings, and her husband who can’t talk about it because he starts crying. A gay child is natural, acceptable, inevitable and - like all children - beautiful. They will work through their surprise and initial concerns. They love their son. That won’t change. Neither will the fact that he is a great kid.
Vice President Dick Cheney, by contrast, has been applauded for support of his gay daughter and gay unions, saying: “I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish - any kind of arrangement they wish.” He dances past the issue of Federal protection by saying it’s up to the states. But it’s still quite a show of acceptance from the guy who never appeared uncomfortable with the nickname: Darth Vader.
We are at the dawn of an age when we can see, and soon change the genetic components of disease. If you accept that homosexuality is at least partially genetic, and you assume that science will eventually give us the tools to manipulate our make-up in ways that change outcomes, what then? Suppose an in utero splash of some hormonal connection can adjust a fetus to so-called “sexual preference normal?” How many gay and lesbian children will be allowed to develop in the direction nature points them? Take that to an even darker - but possible - conclusion: suppose we see the direction before we have the ability to change it?
When Gay Comes Home - Learning to Build Bridges
Families facing the unexpected news of a child who "comes out," or someone dealing with their own internal battle, will find real answers as they wrestle through this emotionally charged topic. This is a must-read for every pastor, youth pastor, leader, and support worker who wants to have a relevant biblical perspective of the difficult societal challenge our world faces today. Wilna's bravery, character, and calling are for such a time as this. I thank God for her!"
Even the lesbian mothers I interviewed in the research for my book, Raising Boys Without Men, said they would not choose for their children to be gay. As one told me: “Life throws enough at you. I would obviously be fine with my son being gay if that is what he is. We still live in a world where being gay has complications you just don’t have to deal with when you’re straight. It’s why we’re still fighting for the simple right to marry the person we love.”
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"Never before have we faced such challenges in our culture with respect to issues of our sexuality and gender identity. Wilna van Beek is a voice of wisdom, strength, and courage in the desert. I have not seen this kind of profoundly important information presented so succinctly in any other format. Simplifying and bringing the confusion into an understandable place of dialogue and support, she has captured both the heart of the matter and the challenge of our culture.