The Rev. Frank Wade, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, held a press conference at the National Press Club, Thursday, October 23, to explain why the Episcopal General Convention last summer approved the election in New Hampshire of Gene Robinson, an active homosexual person who had divorced his wife and left his children.
I attended the meeting with my two Emmaus Ministries board members, one of whom is a member of the Press Club. We planned to use the strategy outlined in "Behavior, the Key to the Homosexual Stalemate" and "Homosexual Behavior: Presenting the Evidence"
After Wade's presentation, I said that the request to approve homosexuality was a legitimate request, but it needed first to be inspected. Homosexuality is at least a behavior, and would he describe the behaviors in which homosexual persons engage, so that we are not, as it were, buying a pig in a poke...
Wade had been the chairman of the House of Deputies Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Music, which drafted the resolution on blessing of same-sex relationships, which was passed at the 2003 convention in Minneapolis. Wade is an accomplished and unflappable speaker. He has learned well how to deal with hard questions, including by not answering them.
His response was that the General Convention's approach was to concentrate on "process" rather than conclusions.
He might have said that Gen Con was using the "dialogue to consensus" approach, which is described in detail in Homosexuality: Good & Right in the Eyes of God? -- a process for avoiding fact or logic, but keeping the discussion going until everyone feels good about their unity.
A bit later, since he did not describe the behavior, I read the following from Evidence Concerning Homosexuality (under "Behavior Profile", described more fully in Homosexuality: Good & Right in the Eyes of God?).
If research statistics are correct, 100% of male homosexuals engage in oral sex. Approximately 93% engage in anal sex, inserting the penis into the anus of the partner. 92% engage in "rimming", touching the anus of one's partner with one's tongue and inserting the tongue into the anus. 47% engage in "fisting", inserting one's fist into the anus of the partner. 29% engage in "golden showers", urinating on each other. 17% engage in "scat", the eating of feces, or rubbing of feces on each other, and in "mud rolling", rolling on the floor where feces have been deposited. It is not uncommon for a homosexual person to declaw and defang a mouse or other rodent to be inserted into the colon.
And then I asked: "Which part of this behavior do you want the Church to bless?"
Wade responded again with "process". The Gen Con, he said, was concerned not with what one kissed or touched, but rather with whether the decisions were made lovingly. (He did allow that if someone came to him about the behavior issues I described, that he would be glad to talk with them about such behavior, almost, but not quite, admitting that such behavior, if moral, was, at least not a good idea.) He again said that the Gen Con decision expected that persons making a homosexual commitment in the Church would be held to the same standards of faithfulness as those in a heterosexual marriage.
We would have taken the discussion further by asking about the consequences of such behavior (see Evidence Concerning Homosexuality), but were diverted by other people asking their questions.
The revisionist position is incapable of dealing with either fact or logic, but the proponents are masters at manipulation, bait and switch, answering questions that were not asked rather than the one that was, etc. Either Wade knows about the facts and is not wanting to bring them into the open, which means that he is dishonest, or he does not know the facts and is inexcusably ignorant, and incompetent to lead a discussion on these issues.
He did not deny that the alleged behaviors were practiced by homosexual persons, only that the Gen Con resolution was intending to allow those behaviors as OK. Expecting homosexual persons to follow Biblical standards for marriage relationships is silly. By their own measure, less than 2% of homosexual persons even plan to be monogamous, let alone succeed at it. Almost no one, by their own studies, remains faithful beyond five years.
Homosexuality is a compulsive, lethal addiction, not a rational decision and not a God-given identity.
The enemy is well-trained by people who know how to brainwash the public (read After the Ball, by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen -- two of the homosexualist premiere strategists). It likewise takes training, self-discipline, and courage to publicly and effectively counter their arguments.
But it can be done. Wade was in trouble. If we had been discussing together, rather than having others interrupting the train of thought, he would have been in deep trouble. If a team of disciplined persons attends such a meeting to back up and pursue the first question so that the speaker cannot so easily dodge into another rabbit trail, their position can be effectively demolished right before the public.
If revisionist speakers knew that every time they spoke, there would be people in the audience who would force the issue onto the behavior-and-consequences issue, they would be sweating. And, the public would catch on.
SUGGESTION: Copy this file and those linked to it, for your
study. Even better, read, Homosexuality: Good & Right in the Eyes of God? -- and train yourself to
meet the enemy with truth wedded to compassion and reason wedded to revelation.
We are in for a long war. And it will get much nastier before it gets
better. But this is a winnable battle. We will not win it
merely by "realigning" the Episcopal Church, which does need to be done.
We will win by equipping ourselves for spiritual warfare in the public arena.
See also: => Earle Fox presents counter-testimony at the consecration of Gene Robinson.
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