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LGBT Sermon: Homosexuality and the Church

Love wins! Today, Pastor John talks about love and what the Bible really means for the church and the LGBTQ community.

Click here for “What’s the Big Deal About Homosexuality?” https://youtu.be/bn0XEwm2gH4

Research Links:

Homosexuality increases depression, suicide, substance abuse
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/481699

Amalgamation of 13,706 papers finds increases in depression, suicide and substance abuse among other psychiatric disorders for people with same sex partners significantly higher than heterosexual
https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-244X-8-70

Significant increase in STD, HIV/AIDS and psychological morbidity in LGBT people
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2006.087254

Suicide among Homosexual men higher than heterosexual men
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446201/

Attempted suicide rate among LGBT youths 31% mental disorders like serious depression, conduct disorder way higher than hetero sexual
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2009.178319

Longitudinal study on LGBT youth found suicide attempts at 31.2%
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-012-0013-9

Discrimination does not account for the disparity in mental health between LGBT and Heterosexual people. Journal of LGBT Health Research 2008
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15574090802226626

Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest or molestation by a parent by a factor of about 50.”
http://search.proquest.com/openview/67bcdd654b9a3faae8a46316fa0d4fcd/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1819054

Modal range of sexual partners for older gay men between 100-500
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499709551903

Increase in sexual partners increases depression
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749379705002138

Most occurrences of domestic abuse among lesbian women
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/1997/00000012/00000002/art00006

Stories of LGBT hate, bigotry and persecution against loving Christians

40% suicidality among transgender people/Schools teaching gender spectrum to elementary students:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/02/526067768/a-new-generation-overthrows-gender?sc=tw

Infographic on number of years lost with corresponding addictions (Source not academic)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2788399/how-years-drinking-drug-smoking-habits-shaving-life-terrifying-graphic-reveals-one-cigarette-cuts-14-minutes-alcoholic-drink-cost-7-hours.html

Suicidality in Nazi Concentration camps 25%
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7738915_The_Suicide_Rate_in_the_Concentration_Camps_Was_Extraordinarily_High_A_Comment_on_Bronisch_and_Lester

2011 study on the occurrence of LGBT people (3.8% total, .3% Transgender, 1.8% bisexual, 1.7% Gay or lesbian)
https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-How-Many-People-LGBT-Apr-2011.pdf

Kinsley institute article saying 73-88% of children with gender dysphoria will identify as adults by their anatomic gender
https://kinseyinstitute.org/research/publications/faq.php

Life expectancy for gay men is 8-20 years shorter than heterosexual men
https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/26/3/657/742184/Modelling-the-impact-of-HIV-disease-on-mortality

Singles and marrieds have similar life satisfaction
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/019251392013003008

Life satisfaction of singleness roughly equal but to heterosexual marriage (Study not a direct examination)
http://www.jstor.org/stable/353980?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

May 7, 2017 | John Hill