Gay Rights or Wrongs
A Christians' Guide to Homosexual Issues and Ministry
This series brings together teachers, psychologists, ministers and other qualified men and women who have studied (and for some experienced) homosexuality over a long period of time. It is hoped that this work will generate the kind of understanding necessary to be able to deal compassionately with the people who struggle with homosexuality. It is also my aim to equip the members of the church with the confidence to respond intelligently to the false arguments being made for the homosexual lifestyle by Gays and their sympathizers (Published 1996).
In this first chapter, Dr. Estep traces homosexual behavior in ancient cultures until modern times.
In his book, Sodom's Second Coming, law professor Dr. F. LaGard Smith reviews the Gay agenda in America. Dr. Smith is Professor of Law and author of more than a dozen Christian books.
The issue that divides the various groups is the one of cause. What specifically causes homosexual behavior? Dr. J.D. Robertson, a licensed psychologist, examines both the "nature" and "nurture" points of view and provides a well balanced conclusion based on the latest scientific research.
Dr. Robertson compares the approaches and expectations regarding the possibility of change in homosexual behavior from both the secular and Christian perspective.
In this chapter, Dr. Smith explodes the myth's surrounding heterosexual AIDS and traces the history and politicization of this issue.
James Taylor is a consultant and speaker whose AIDS material is listed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This challenging chapter assesses the true success of AIDS research past and present.
Dr. Smith looks at some of the popular "biblical" arguments used by homosexuals to defend their lifestyle.
Many gay writers have promoted the idea that the Bible is silent or even approves of homosexual behavior. In this study, Dr. CarI Bridges reviews the key passages and arguments that support biblical interdiction against homosexuality.
No one is better equipped for the rapid-fire response to the pro-gay arguments than Joe DaIIas, former president of Exodus International and director of the ex-gay ministry, Genesis Counselling. In his book, Desires in Conflict, he lists and answers the most common arguments for the gay lifestyle.
In their book, "Coming Out of Homosexuality," Bob Davies, executive Director of Exodus International and Lori Rentzel, author and former counselor with the ex-gay ministry group "Love in Action," describe their spiritual journey in coming out of the homosexual lifestyle.
Mike Hawkins was diagnosed with AIDS in December of 1991. He founded Christian Aids Network and served as its director 1992-1995. In this chapter, he shares the story of 'Johnny," a young AIDS victim, as well as his own journey through this dark disease.
In this final chapter, Joe Dallas makes a call to all Christians to stand firm on biblical teaching concerning the sin of homosexuality but to extend the open arms of love to the sinner.
This book has tried to offer a sampling of various authors who have either personally dealt with homosexuality or have ministered to them in a professional way. The following reading list includes the most recent works on the subject. These books, as well as a more complete list of books dealing with the entire range of sexual issues from a Christian perspective, can be obtained from Regeneration Books.