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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?”

Research Links:

Homosexuality increases depression, suicide, substance abuse

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

Significant increase in STD, HIV/AIDS and psychological morbidity in LGBT people

Suicide among Homosexual men higher than heterosexual men

Attempted suicide rate among LGBT youths 31% mental disorders like serious depression, conduct disorder way higher than hetero sexual

Longitudinal study on LGBT youth found suicide attempts at 31.2%

Discrimination does not account for the disparity in mental health between LGBT and Heterosexual people. Journal of LGBT Health Research 2008

Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest or molestation by a parent by a factor of about 50.”

Modal range of sexual partners for older gay men between 100-500

Increase in sexual partners increases depression

Most occurrences of domestic abuse among lesbian women

Stories of LGBT hate, bigotry and persecution against loving Christians

40% suicidality among transgender people/Schools teaching gender spectrum to elementary students:

Infographic on number of years lost with corresponding addictions (Source not academic)

Suicidality in Nazi Concentration camps 25%

2011 study on the occurrence of LGBT people (3.8% total, .3% Transgender, 1.8% bisexual, 1.7% Gay or lesbian)

Kinsley institute article saying 73-88% of children with gender dysphoria will identify as adults by their anatomic gender

Life expectancy for gay men is 8-20 years shorter than heterosexual men

Singles and marrieds have similar life satisfaction

Life satisfaction of singleness roughly equal but to heterosexual marriage (Study not a direct examination)

May 7, 2017 | Pastor John Hill