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Is Oklahoma Ready to Ban Counseling and Therapy for Sexually Confused Youth? Oklahoma HB2456 by Rep. Jason Dunnington, who is being used by the LGBTQ community to further their obvious goal of recruitment of binding children into LGBTQ+ chaos. People who have common sense can see this goal. The goal has always been recruitment and the normalization of homosexuality. Laws banning therapy and counseling for youth are clear, they demand that sexually confused children to enter the ranks of the LGBTQ+ community and not find any resolve of traumas or true freedom. The bills are truly the “MUST STAY GAY!” bills being forced on our youth across our nation. Unfortunately, there are few bold pastors or courageous leaders willing to call attention to this erosion. This is tragic in our day. Don’t be naive folks, this really is about recruitment and lust.
Believe or Not to Believe -- University of Central Oklahoma Forum on Spirituality & Sexuality Discus
The student organizations: Valid Worldview, S.A.F.E - Student Alliance for Equality, and UCO- The Center - Women's Research Center BGLTQ+ Student Center invited: Trey Witzel, Associate Pastor, First UMC of Edmond, and Kris Williams with Q Space LGBTQ+ Facilitator, NorthCare, VS. Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, Professor of The New Testament, Houston Baptist University, author of "The Bible and Homosexual Practice (Abingdon Press) and Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries, author of "Freedom Realized - Finding Freedom from Homosexuality & Living a Life Free from Labels" (Redemption Press), all to a forum discussion debate. The invitation was to have a civil discussion and debate on LGBTQ issues and what the Bible says. This was Monday, October 15, 2018, located in Constitutional Hall, Nigh Student Center, University of Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma. The Moderator was Dr.David Macey.
I like Camilla Paglia's statement: "Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction (by God, I would add). No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait."
As a Christian communicator, you have an advantage in today’s crazy world. You know the Source of truth. What a powerful idea. We face many who are like Pilate and cannot discern truth when it is right in front of them. This is willful blindness. Our job as communicators is simple; tell the truth.
Stephen Black publicly repenting from communicatiing a statement that leads to dumbing-down the real goal of holiness.
Author and Culture Warrior Bill Muehlenberg exposes the evidence of cultural decline, the erosion of values, the decline of civility, the denial of truth and the elevation of unreason. He is devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day. His books offer reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition in addressing several areas of corruption in our culture. Bill offers reflective and incisive commentary on a wide range of issues, helping to sort through the maze of competing opinions, worldviews, ideologies and value systems. Therefore he is astute in giving a clear evaluation of a book like Freedom Realized. Bill says, This important new book can be roughly divided into three sections: the amazing story of Stephen Black; how churches and Christians should respond to the issue of homosexuality; and lastly, the testimonies of 16 other ex-homosexuals.
I wanted to give some insight to the “Different Kind of Missionary” found in those who give of their lives for Jesus in an “ex-gay” ministry. I want you to really think about what the ministers in “ex-gay” ministry are facing in this day as a very different kind of mission! First Stone Ministries, along with 40 ministries like ours, and several counseling agencies within the Restored Hope Network, are laboring together in helping individuals, churches, families, and friends to process through all the cultural ambiguity, misunderstandings, and lies about the sexual revolution of all things LGBTQ+. It is overwhelming!
Reminded of the prophecy concerning Art Katz. He gave a warning in 1980 about Exodus International. A really good reminder that God is sovereign and HE KNOWS!
Stephen Black was interviewed on the Arthelene Rippy Home Keepers Program on January 5, 2018 in Tampa, FL. The two segments were aired on January 23 and 24, 2018. The interviews are about "Freedom Realized - Finding Freedom From Homosexuality & Living A Life Free From Lables."
Stephen Black presented at the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Banquet and Teach-In.
I was recently reminded of the importance of the ministry and it's mission were I serve in this beautiful music video called, “A Hallelujah Christmas.” The Gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives, this is the “Hallelujah” for us at Christmas! A Hallelujah Christmas - Cloverton Music Video Unfortunately there is a fervent shift to pervert the Gospel and grace of God to include the message of “gay Christianity” from many sou...Read More ➔
Here are three video stories of Hope from the First Stone Ministries' staff. The first one is from Laura Leigh Stanlake who was interviewed for Dennis Jernigan's Sing Over Me documentary. They did not use it in the documentary, but released Laura's story as a bonus feature. The second video here is also Laura Leigh giving her testimony at the 2013 National Restored Hope Network Conference in Oklahoma City. Laura Leigh is the Director of Women's Min...Read More ➔
For over ten years I lived the homosexual lifestyle and for 34 years I have not. And there are very good reasons for that difference. To those who suggest that I never was homosexual, my response is, “Does sleeping with over 1,000 men count?" Oh yes. I was homosexual, though like most, I never wanted to have such attractions. I saw the narcissism and arrested emotional development all around me, and in me. Guys flitting around like Peter Pan were sometimes cute ...Read More ➔
by Stephen Black (2010) Apostle Peter warned us that scoffers and mockers would come on the scene with louder and louder voices in the last days. Ruled by their own fleshly desires, appetites and seduced by demonic powers, Peter warned that the scoffers and mockers would raise a ruckus against those who desire to live godly, leaving behind their true devotion to God’s word for lifestyles of sin and pleasure. “Where is the promise of Jesus’ deliver...Read More ➔
Do Not Marvel, Nor Be Dismayed Brothers and Sisters! Jesus Warned Us, and So Did the Apostle Paul. Many will fall away from the faith in the last days. Jesus reminded us and said: Be careful that no one misleads you, deceiving you and leading you into error. (Especially the idea of gay Christianity). For many will come in, they will look just like sheep. They will come-in on the strength of My name, appropriating the name which belo...Read More ➔
I attended the Reclaim America for Christ Conference this past weekend in Moore, OK. There was a fantastic line up of speakers proclaiming truth about our needs as a nation. One speaker was Frank Turek with Cross Examined. He presented a very logical and common sense approach to presenting truth. One particular session was on the debate of Natural Marriage VS. Same-sex Marriage. It was excellent. The videos and audios will be available on the Recl...Read More ➔
I had the honor in May of 2013 to share my testimony of freedom from homosexuality at Redeemer Church in Utica, NY, May 5, 2013. The community of believers there are terrific. I enjoyed sharing the word of God, the word of my testimony as a sincere truth-filled story of God's grace. A message where He really does change souls by His transforming grace. My soul has been forever changed since 1983. I am truly delivered from the trap of homosexu...Read More ➔
A Clarion Call for Genuine Salvation and Biblical Hope; Not Compromise! ___________________________________________________________________________ Church Leaders, Please Truly Love the Same-Sex Attracted Person “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8. God commands us to love one another, yet only through the divine influ...Read More ➔
There are very few men who are as thorough and scholarly on the subject of the Bible and homosexuality. Dr. Robert Gagnon, Associate Professor of the New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is one such scholar. Based upon Dr. Gagnon's fantastic work, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics, an excellent video presentation is presented here to give clear answers from the Bible texts and Bible hermeneutics. This presentati...Read More ➔