Jason

Christian Ex-Gay Ministry

Unser Selbstverständnis

 
  1. Jason betreibt KEINE Psychotherapie und auch keine sonstige Art von Therapie. Wir arbeiten NICHT auf medizinischem Gebiet. Wir sind keine Therapeuten, sondern eine christliche Selbsthilfegruppe. Unsere Ebene ist nicht die Medizin oder Naturwissenschaft, sondern der christliche Glaube und die daraus resultierende praktisch gelebte Nächstenliebe. 
  2. Da wir gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen nicht als "Krankheit" im wissenschaftlichen Verständnis ansehen, gibt es auch keine "Therapie" oder "Veränderung" in diesem Sinne. Unter dem, was andere mit "Therapie" oder "Veränderung" bezeichnen, verstehen wir das, was uns als Christinnen und Christen hilft, unseren Glauben praktisch in der Nachfolge Jesu Christi zu leben. Insofern geben wir auch keine medizinischen Ratschläge, sondern tauschen Erfahrungswerte und Informationen aus und helfen einander, im Glauben zu wachsen. Wir vermeiden deshalb das leicht falsch zu verstehende Wort "Therapie" und verwenden lieber Wörter wie "Heilung" (ebenfalls nicht im medizinischen oder therapeutischen, sondern im christlichen Sinne zu verstehen!) oder "im Glauben wachsen", "gegenseitige Unterstützung" usw.
  3. Gleichwohl betont Jason jedoch, das bei Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen durchaus auch eine Störung der Geschlechtsidentität vorliegen kann. Auch finden sich bei vielen Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen Probleme in der Beziehung zum gleichgeschlechtlichen Elternteil, die möglicherweise die Entwicklung der gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen mit beeinflusst haben. Jason wehrt sich jedoch gegen Sichtweisen, die gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen allein auf diese beiden Aspekte reduzieren, da dies eine zu einfache und/oder unvollständige oder im Einzelfall auch falsche Sichtweise der Thematik bedeuten würde.
  4. Jason respektiert die Freiheit jedes Menschen, sich für eine individuelle Lebensweise zu entscheiden. Wir drängen unsere Meinung niemanden auf und erwarten Gleiches auch von anderen.
  5. Wir sehen uns weder als besser noch als schlechter als andere Menschen, die eine andere Meinung vertreten als wir. Wir respektieren die Meinungsfreiheit sowie das Recht auf ein selbstbestimmtes Leben und fordern dies auch für uns ein.
  6. Wir betrachten andere Menschen als unsere Brüder und Schwestern. Diskriminierung ist für uns als Christinnen und Christen nicht akzeptabel. Ebenso erwarten wir von anderen Menschen, uns mit Würde und Respekt zu begegnen.
  7. Allerdings behalten wir uns das Recht vor - ebenso wie unsere Mitmenschen - unsere Meinung frei sagen zu dürfen und zu unserem Glauben zu stehen. Wir werden uns der Bibel nicht schämen.
  8. Wir werden oft angegriffen, beschimpft und beleidigt. Als Christinnen und Christen vergeben wir diesen Menschen und beten für sie.
  9. Jason ist jederzeit gesprächsbereit und reicht jedem Menschen die Hand zur Versöhnung.
  10. Jason ist überkonfessionell, aber eindeutig christlich geprägt. Wir verlangen aber von niemanden, unseren Glauben zu teilen. Die einzige Voraussetzung für eine Teilnahme bei uns ist der Wille, (im christlichen Verständnis) "frei" sein zu wollen. Menschen, die zu uns kommen, sollten jedoch wissen, das wir eine christliche Organisation sind und zumindest offen hierfür sein. Alles weitere liegt nicht in unserer Hand. Jeder Mensch ist frei, zu glauben und diesen Glauben praktisch zu leben - oder eben nicht. Wir drängen niemanden hierzu - wohlwissend, dass Gott - und der Mensch - Seinen eigenen Zeitplan hat und der Glaube nur als Gnadengeschenk Gottes, aber auch in freier Entscheidung angenommen werden kann.
  11. Jason bekommt von staatlicher Seite keinerlei Unterstützung welcher Art auch immer (ganz im Gegensatz zu vielen homosexuellen Einrichtungen).
  12. Jason fordert jeden auf, die Meinungsfreiheit im Rahmen geltender Gesetze zu respektieren. Wer für sich selbst das Recht einfordert, so zu leben, wie er oder sie gerne möchte und dies öffentlich kund zu tun, sollte doch auch respektieren können, wenn auch andere dasselbe tun - wenn sie hierzu auch eine andere Meinung vertreten.
  13. Jason tritt für die Freiheit jedes Menschen ein, sein Leben so zu gestalten wie er oder sie will. Es sollte jedem freigestellt sein, sich für oder gegen die Annahme einer Identität zu entscheiden, wenn er oder sie das möchte. Ebenso treten wir dafür ein, dass jeder Mensch das Recht hat, wissenschaftlich erprobte Therapien seiner/ihrer Wahl mit dem Ziel seiner/ihrer Wahl einzugehen. In diesem Zusammenhang sprechen wir uns auch gegen Bestrebungen aus, die Freiheit der Wissenschaft und des Glaubens politischen Bestrebungen zu unterwerfen. 
  14. Jason sieht in Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen keine kranke, verwirrte, bemitleidenswerte Leidensgenossen, sondern Menschen wie du und ich. Menschen, denen wir als Christinnen und Christen helfen wollen, ein Leben im Glauben und in der Nachfolge Christi zu führen (sofern sie dies möchten) sowie ihre eigene Identität (wieder-)zuentdecken und so ein erfülltes Leben führen zu können. Wir sind uns der Tatsache bewusst, dass wir uns erst einmal selbst lieben lernen müssen - sonst werden wir nie in der Lage sein, Gott oder andere zu lieben.
  15. Jason ist sich bewusst, dass gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen durchaus auch als eine Gabe gesehen werden können, die es denjenigen, die so empfinden, ermöglichen kann, in besonderer Weise mit anderen Menschen in Beziehung zu treten - jenseits von sexueller Anziehung oder Handlungen.
  16. Jason ist bewusst nicht nur für Menschen mit ungewollten gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen da, sondern für alle Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen (sowie für Menschen mit sexuellen Problemen jeglicher Art). Wir wollen keine Türen zuschlagen, bevor sie überhaupt offen sind. Jedoch werden wir nichts tun und gut heißen, das unserem Glauben widerspricht.
  17. Zum Thema "Möglichkeit einer Veränderung" hier eine klare Stellungnahme von Jason, die obige Aussagen ergänzt: Menschliche Sexualität wird von vielen unterschiedlichen Faktoren beeinflusst. Insofern fordern wir für jeden Menschen das Recht, sich bei der Aufarbeitung dieser Faktoren sowie bei Fragen der individuellen Identitätsfindung therapeutische und seelsorgerische Unterstützung holen zu dürfen. In diesem Zusammenhang sehen wir auch die Verstärkung vorhandener oder möglicherweise zu schaffender heterosexueller Empfindungen. Was die Möglichkeit der Veränderung von gleichgeschlechtlichen hin zu heterosexuellen Empfindungen (in welcher Ausprägung auch immer) betrifft, hier unser Statement: "Was für Menschen unmöglich ist, ist für Gott möglich." (Lukas 18,27. Einheitsübersetzung). Das ist für uns keine leere Phrase, sondern eine tiefe Glaubenswahrheit.
  18. Ziel von Jason ist es nicht, den eigenen Namen bekannt zu machen, sondern den Namen und die Botschaft Jesu Christi.

 







Es ist uns durchaus bewusst, dass nicht jeder Mensch mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen gleich dem anderen ist und dass die Art und Weise, wie Menschen mit solchen Neigungen ihr Leben führen, oft sehr unterschiedlich ist. Wir möchten keineswegs verallgemeinern, sondern vielmehr auf Gemeinsamkeiten hinweisen, die uns aus unseren eigenen Erfahrungen heraus als charakteristisch aufgefallen sind. Nicht, um uns selbst als "besser" hinzustellen, sondern um zum Nachdenken anzuregen - über die eigene Sichtweise und vielleicht auch die unsere.




 



Jason will Menschen, die ein Ausleben ihrer gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen für sich - aus welchen Gründen auch immer - nicht akzeptieren können, einen sicheren Hafen bieten.

Jason will Menschen außerdem dabei helfen, ihre Identität zu finden.

Jason sieht sich dabei dem christlichen Glauben verpflichtet. Als Konsequenz daraus sehen wir für uns auch eine Verpflichtung zum Handeln:

  • Information
  • Seminare
  • Politische Aktivitäten
  • Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Information
  • Selbsthilfegruppen
  • Seelsorge
  • Beratung
  • und vieles mehr!


 

 

SOCE BILL OF RIGHTS

7-4-2014


We observe and declare that any right to life is fundamentally dependent on an equal right to self-determination in order to have any meaning. Free will, reasonably exercised within the boundaries of moral framework and compliant with the clear intent of nature’s design, is the very essence of self-determination and therefore life itself. We therefore resolve to obligate any and all people or organizations whether professional, commercial, secular or religious to honor this fundamental right.


We obligate the medical and legal communities to hold to their professional vows, and legal precedents to honor the rights of those seeking Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) as a part of the fundamental right to self-determination. As no person can dictate to another the true content of their heart or mind, there can be no ethical foundation on which to unscrupulously attempt to confound, suppress or interfere with the right of an individual to explore options, make self-determinations or seek change in his or her life.

This same conclusion is held sacred within the medical community sworn oaths and legal findings. To cite only a few:


The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), ‘Model Resolution Concerning The Declaration of Professional Responsibility’ decries any effort by the American Medical Association (AMA) to be used to advance any socio-political agenda. [ to "advocate for social, economic, and political changes…that ameliorate suffering" could be considered a proxy clause whereby the AMA could assume it has the authority to advocate whatever social/political agenda it chooses and claim the full support of the entire profession.”]


The American Psychological Association’s, ‘Ethical Principles of Psychologists And Code of Conduct’ (Effective June 1, 2003, as amended 2010) Principle E: Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity holds psychologists responsible to “respect the dignity and worth of ‘all’ people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality and self-determination.”, and to be “aware of and respect cultural, individual and role differences” in order to “try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and {…} not knowingly participate in or condone activities of others based upon such prejudices.”


The Commission For Reproductive Health, ‘Code of Conduct in Women’s Reproductive Health’, I. Duties to the Patient, cites patient self-rule. “A clinician’s primary aim for the patient must to be informed self-rule (self-determination). And “A clinician must always attempt to understand a patient and insulate a patient from coercive pressure.”


The Clinical Social Workers Association, ‘Clinical Social Work Association Code of Ethics’, states their “core requirements of ethical practice; non-malfeasance, (doing no harm to clients); beneficence, (helping clients), and autonomy (enhancing the self-determination of clients).”


In Cruzan v. Director, Mo. Dept. of Health (1990), the US Supreme Court held that a mentally competent person had a right to make a “deeply personal decision,” id.,at 289 (O’Connor, J., concurring) in their medical treatment.

In Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey (1992), the US Supreme Court holding notes, “the individual’s right to make certain unusually important decisions that will affect his own, or his family’s, destiny. The Court has referred to such decisions as implicating ‘basic values,’ as being ‘fundamental’, and as being dignified by history and tradition. The character of the Court’s language in these cases brings to mind the origins of the American heritage of freedom – the abiding interest in individual liberty that makes certain state intrusions on the citizen’s right to decide how he will live his own life intolerable.” Fitzgerald v. Porter Memorial Hospital, (1976).


We thus hold true and obligate others sworn to uphold the right to self-determination that:


I. Every individual has an ethical, medical and legal right to sexual self-determination.

II. Every individual has an ethical, medical and legal right to explore and research their options in order to make informed decisions.

III. Every individual has a right to be fully informed of the true science regarding human sexual fluidity by relevant agency or practitioner.

IV. Every individual has a right to be informed of the known medical and psychological risks associated with their choice by relevant agency or practitioner.

V. Any professional sworn by oath to make no attempt to coerce, suppress or confound the individual cultural, ethical or religious convictions of any client be held to honor their oath.

VI. Any professional or agency attempting to coerce, suppress or confound the individual right to sexual self-determination be held in violation of their oath, in contempt of legal precedence and hostile to the welfare of their client.


We, whose lives these decisions affect, and our supporters demand our right to liberty and a life of our choosing that is in accordance with creation as intended, good health and a virtuous spirit.


SIGNED:


Homosexuals Anonymous

Jason - International Christian Ex-Gay Ministry

Daniel Mattson - Is there a vocation for people who struggle with same-sex attraction?


“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Es ist schon interessant, was uns - und Organisationen, mit denen wir freundschaftliche Beziehungen haben - alles unterstellt wird. Offensichtlich haben Menschen, die so etwas über uns sagen, keine Ahnung davon, was wir tun. Sie begnügen sich damit, unsere Homepage zu lesen und nach Gutdünken zu interpretieren, ohne je den Kontakt zu uns gesucht zu haben - oder sie beziehen ihre "Informationen" von Dritten, die uns ebensowenig kennen. Es ist offenbar leichter, uns in eine radikale und gemeingefährliche Ecke zu stellen, uns Manipulation und sonst etwas zu unterstellen, anstatt sich einfach einmal mit uns zu unterhalten. Die Toleranz, die man so oft und gerne für sich selbst einforderte, gilt offenbar nicht für Andersdenkende. Das spricht für sich.

Wow. Amen.

Posted by Aaron Tabor on Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2015

Homosexuals Anonymous:

Statement on Philosophy

Christ, the Imago Dei (the Image of God), is the restoration of the creation image, in whom all men and women find their identity by faith.

The search for wholeness and heterosexuality within ourselves thus comes to an end. Men and women receive Christ as their image of God, in whom is their wholeness and heterosexuality. As a trained faith grasps this awareness, there is a breaking of the power of the homosexual inclination so that freedom from the homosexual drive and activity is a real possibility. H.A., however, does NOT believe that a change in homosexual inclination is a requirement for acceptance with God or entrance into the fellowship of the church.

Although deliverance from homosexual activity is the call of God, the healing of the homosexual inclination will vary according to growth and is a result of our faith identity with Christ, rather than as a way to it. Nevertheless, HA holds that the homosexual inclination may be healed and that all who desire it may realize their inborn, though fallen, heterosexuality, thus opening the way to heterosexual marriage and family.

 


 

Unser Programm

Frage: Ihr verwendet ein 14-Schritte Programm. Ist das nicht dasselbe wie diese 12-Schritte-Programme zur Behandlung von Suchtproblemen? Damit wird doch nur eine Verhaltensänderung erreicht!


Antwort: Ein Teil unserer Schritte wurde tatsächlich von den klassischen 12-Schritte Programmen übernommen und speziell für die Bedürfnisse von Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen angepasst, weil sie für hilfesuchende Menschen sehr hilfreich sein können. Zumal auch Suchtproblematiken und damit verbundene zu erzielende Verhaltensänderungen hier eine große Rolle spielen.


Sehen wir uns unsere 14 Schritte doch mal an:



14 Steps of HA

1. We admitted that we were powerless over our homosexuality and that our emotional lives were unmanageable. (Wir haben uns eingestanden, dass wir unserer Homosexualität machtlos gegenüber stehen und dass wir unser Gefühlsleben nicht mehr im Griff haben).


2. We came to believe the love of God, who forgave us and accepted us in spite of all that we are and have done. (Wir haben begonnen, an die Liebe Gottes zu glauben, der uns vergeben und angenommen hat trotz allem, was wir sind und getan haben).


3. We learned to see purpose in our suffering, that our failed lives were under God's control, who is able to bring good out of trouble. (Wir haben gelernt, einen Sinn in unserem Leiden zu sehen. Wir haben ebenso gelernt, dass unsere gefallenen Leben unter Gottes Kontrolle sind, der Gutes aus all dem Schlechten hervorbringen kann).


4. We came to believe that God had already broken the power of homosexuality and that He could therefore restore our true personhood. (Wir haben begonnen, daran zu glauben, dass Gott die Macht der Homosexualität schon gebrochen hat und deshalb unsere wahre Persönlichkeit wiederherstellen konnte).


5. We came to perceive that we had accepted a lie about ourselves, an illusion that had trapped us in a false identity. (Uns ist klar geworden, dass wir an eine Lüge über uns selbst geglaubt haben, eine Illusion, die uns in eine falsche Identität gelockt hat).



6. We learned to claim our true reality that as humankind, we are part of God's heterosexual creation and that God calls us to rediscover that identity in Him through Jesus Christ, as our faith perceives Him. (Wir haben gelernt, unsere wahre Realität zu beanspruchen. Als Menschen sind wir nämlich Teil von Gottes heterosexueller Schöpfung und Gott will, dass wir diese Identität in Ihm durch Jesus Christus wieder entdecken - so wie Ihn unser Glaube wahrnimmt).


7. We resolved to entrust our lives to our loving God and to live by faith, praising Him for our new unseen identity, confident that it would become visible to us in God's good time. (Wir haben uns entschlossen, unsere Leben unseren liebenden Gott anzuvertrauen und im Glauben zu leben, indem wir ihn für unsere neue unsichtbare Identität preisen und darauf vertrauen, dass diese Identität für uns sichtbar wird, sobald Gott dies will).


8. As forgiven people free from condemnation, we made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves, determined to root out fear, hidden hostility, and contempt for the world. (Als Menschen, denen vergeben wurde und die frei von Verurteilung sind, haben wir eine furchtlose moralische Bestandsaufnahme von uns selbst gemacht und sind entschlossen, Furcht, versteckte Feindseligkeit und Verachtung für die Welt auszumerzen).



9. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs and humbly asked God to remove our defects of character. (Wir haben vor Gott, vor uns selbst und vor einem anderen Menschen all unsere Fehler schonungslos eingestanden und Gott demütig gebeten, die negativen Aspekte unseres Charakters zu entfernen).


10. We willingly made direct amends wherever wise and possible to all people we had harmed. (Wir haben versucht, soweit als möglich jeglichen Schaden, den wir anderen zugefügt haben, wieder gut zu machen).


11. We determined to live no longer in fear of the world, believing that God's victorious control turns all that is against us into our favor, bringing advantage out of sorrow and order from disaster. (Wir haben uns entschlossen, nicht mehr länger in Furcht vor der Welt zu leben, da wir glauben, dass Gottes siegreiche Kontrolle alles, was gegen uns steht, zu unseren Gunsten wendet und etwas Gutes aus den Sorgen hervorbringt sowie Ordnung aus dem Chaos).


12. We determined to mature in our relationships with men and women, learning the meaning of a partnership of equals, seeking neither dominance over people nor servile dependency on them. (Wir sind entschlossen, in unseren Beziehungen zu Männern und Frauen zu reifen und die Bedeutung einer Partnerschaft von gleichberechtigten Partnern zu lernen, wobei wir weder Dominanz über Menschen noch Abhängigkeit von ihnen suchen),


 

13. We sought through confident praying, and the wisdom of Scripture for an ongoing growth in our relationship with God and a humble acceptance of His guidance for our lives. (Wir haben durch vertrauensvolles Beten und die Weisheit der Bibel ein andauerndes Wachsen unserer Beziehung zu Gott gesucht, sowie ein demütiges Annehmen Seiner Führung für unser Leben).


14. Having had a spiritual awakening, we tried to carry this message to homosexual people with a love that demands nothing and to practice these steps in all our lives' activities, as far as lies within us. (Nachdem wir ein spirituelles Erwachen erleben durften, versuchen wir nun, diese Botschaft an andere Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen heranzutragen - mit einer Liebe, die nichts verlangt und nichts fordert. Wir werden diese Schritte in allen Bereichen unseres Lebens praktizieren, so weit uns dies möglich ist).




Selbst ohne hier die Schritte näher zu erläutern, dürft schon anhand der Titel für jeden nachvollziehbar sein, dass es hier um weit mehr als nur um Verhaltensänderungen geht.

Selbst konventionelle 12-Schritte Programme konzentrieren sich nicht alleine auf das Verhalten. Ohne eine grundlegende Änderung der inneren Einstellung wäre wohl auch ein Suchtproblem nicht zu meistern. Selbst wenn diese innere Änderung noch nicht da ist, ist es aber unerlässlich, das Verhalten zu ändern!

Inzwischen gibt es auch 12-Schritte Programme auf christlicher Basis, die den Rahmen noch erheblich erweitern. Hier kann schon längst nicht mehr nur von reinen Verhaltensänderungen gesprochen werden.

Homosexuals Anonymous mit seinen 14 Schritten geht noch erheblich weiter. Bei uns steht Gott im Mittelpunkt.

Douglas McIntyre, Mitgründer von HA, hat in einem Vortrag auf der internationalen Konferenz von HA im September 2006 gemeint: "Der Grund, warum viele nicht geheilt werden, ist, weil sie nicht wirklich glauben, dass es geschehen kann!" Weiterhin meinte er, als sie damals (zeitgleich mit Exodus vor ca. 30 Jahren!) angefangen haben, hatten sie keine der vielen schlauen psychologischen Bücher (so nützlich sie auch sein mögen). Alles, was sie hatten, war die Bibel. Und das ist auch alles, was Doug bis heute hat. Wer ihn getroffen hat, kann bezeugen, was für eine unglaubliche Ausstrahlung von ihm ausgeht und welch starken Glauben er vermittelt. Er ist inzwischen Familienvater mit erwachsenen Kindern!

Kürzlich meinte jemand, man dürfe den Menschen nicht erzählen, ihr Glaube könne sie heilen. Damit würde man sie nur frustrieren. Sowas machen nur Charismatiker. Vielmehr solle man wohl all den psychologischen Konzepten hinterherlaufen, die es momentan gibt.

Dazu folgendes: es ist ein Armutszeugnis, eine Bankrotterklärung dem christlichen Glauben gegenüber, so etwas auch nur zu denken. (Nützliche Bibelstellen hierzu gibt es viele. Wie wäre es mit Apostelgeschichte Kapitel drei und vier?).

Wir achten und respektieren all diejenigen, die mit besten Absichten - und vielen psychologischen Konzepten Menschen mit ungewollten gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen helfen möchten. Sicherlich ist vieles davon hilfreich und die Arbeit, die diese Menschen leisten, außerordentlich.

Wir möchten aber davor warnen, alleine diesem Bereich zu vertrauen und sich von der Macht des Glaubens zu verabschieden. Im allgemeinen ist niemand dieser - wenn auch gutmeinenden - Helfer Psychiater, Psychologe oder Psychotherapeut, die tatsächlichen wissenschaftlichen Fachkenntnisse sind also sehr begrenzt. Zum anderen betrachtet moderne Wissenschaft Homosexualität weder als Krankheit noch als psychische Störung, daher auch nicht als behandlungsbedürftig. Homosexualität wird als gleichwertige Form sexuellen Begehrens gesehen.

Selbst wenn man aber Psychologe o.ä. wäre - Wissenschaft kann sich ändern. Der Glaube und die Bibel, auf der er sich gründet, bleibt felsenfest.

Soll man sich also zurück lehnen und nichts tun, da Gott uns ja "heilt" ("heilt" im christlichen Sinne, nicht im psychotherapeutischen)?

Nein. Gott hat von uns immer verlangt, dass wir uns aktiv für Ihn entscheiden. Dass wir unseren Teil tun und täglich unser Kreuz auf uns nehmen und Ihm nachfolgen - egal, wie schwer und lange es dauern wird. Natürlich und selbstverständlich kann Er uns auch "auf einen Schlag" heilen - und hat dies auch schon bei Menschen getan. Aber Er alleine entscheidet, ob wir durch einen Lernprozess gehen sollen und Ihm so immer wieder bezeugen können, dass wir in jeder Situation zu Ihm halten, oder ob wir alleine durch die Kraft unseres Glaubens in kürzester Zeit frei sind.

Psychologie und das Verstehen von Hintergründen, die zur Entstehung unserer gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen beigetragen haben, ist sicherlich wichtig - und mit ihr die Arbeit, die sich darauf gründet.

Psychologie alleine liefert aber weder die Motivation noch den Weg, um Freiheit ("Freiheit" wiederum im christlichen Sinn) zu erlangen. Psychologie kann sich ändern - der Glaube nicht. Was weltliche Wissenschaft betrifft, kann man sich immer irren. Die Bibel bleibt.

Letztendlich ist es für mich als Christ zwar interessant, zu erfahren, welche Faktoren zu meiner Neigung beigetragen haben, letztlich aber zweitrangig. Gott hat mich mehrfach in ungewöhnlich scharfer Form davor gewarnt, dieser Neigung nachzugeben - gleich welche Ursache sie hat. Und dies hat Er nicht getan, weil Er mich gerne herum kommandiert, sondern weil Er mich liebt und nicht will, dass mir etwas geschieht. Er weiß um die Konsequenzen meines Tuns, sollte ich mich von Ihm abwenden.


Was die Findung unserer wahren Identität betrifft, so ist dies bei HA ein zentraler Punkt. Unter Identität verstehen wir aber nicht dasselbe wie weltliche Wissenschaft. Unsere wahre Identität finden wir auch nicht in Büchern von Nicolosi & Co - so wichtig sie auch sein mögen. Unsere wahre Identität finden wir alleine in dem, als dessen Ebenbild wir geschaffen wurden: in Gott. Wenn wir zu Ihm aufschauen, sehen wir unser wahres Ich.


In HA verwenden wir viele Hilfsmittel, die uns und anderen geholfen haben, unsere Situation zu verstehen. Seien es nun hilfreiche Bücher, die wir zusammen lesen und besprechen, Filme, die wir anschauen oder gemeinsame Aktivitäten.

Wichtig ist für uns, nicht nur vor dem Bösen wegzulaufen (Vermeidungsstrategien und Ablenkungstechniken, auch wenn uns diese unterstützen, uns nicht in Gefahr zu begeben), sondern auch zum Guten hin zu laufen (unsere wahre Identität in Jesus Christus zu finden, wenn möglich zerbrochene Beziehungen zu Freunden und Verwandten wieder her zu stellen, sinnvolle Aktivitäten zu finden. sich sozial und in der Gemeinde zu engagieren, tägliches Gebet und Bibelstudium sowie gesunde gleichgeschlechtliche Beziehungen um das hinter Homosexualität stehende Bedürfnis auf gesunde art und Weise zu befriedigen - und natürlich der Aufbau unserer Männlichkeit/Weiblichkeit). Robert bietet z.B. auch das "Men's Fraternity"-Programm an (siehe www.freewebs.com/mensfraternity).

Hier etwa unser Rechenschaftsbericht. Dieser war ursprünglich nicht Teil von HA, wurde aber zuerst im Online-Programm, dann auch in lokalen Gruppen eingeführt. Zum einen folgt er dem biblischen Prinzip, sich gegenseitig Verfehlungen einzugestehen (nur Sünde sucht die Verborgenheit! Bekennen ist der erste Schritt zur Vergebung!), zum anderen hilft uns dieser Bericht, unsere Aufmerksamkeit auf zentrale Punkte zu lenken.

Im Gegensatz zu traditionellen 12-Schritte Programmen ist hierbei die Mitwirkung der Brüder und Schwestern erwünscht, die sich gegenseitig unterstützen und motivieren sollen. Es ist ausdrücklich gewünscht, sich gegenseitig vorzuschlagen, was man tun könnte, um es nächste Woche besser zu machen. Nicht, weil man gerne weise Ratschläge erteilt und sich besser fühlt als der Andere. Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot und sind uns dessen sehr wohl bewusst. Wir wollen uns gegenseitig helfen, und der Austausch von Tips und Erfahrungen hat sich als extrem hilfreich und auch von allen Seiten erwünscht gezeigt.


Hier ist er also:




Rechenschaftsbericht von Homosexuals Anonymous (online):

1. In what specific way did you feel connected with God this week?

2. How many days, how much time each day did you spend in prayer or reading and meditating on God’s Word?

3. What did you learn from those times you were connected with God this week?

4. Did you go to a church service this week, serve the church, a social organization, or people in need?

5. What steps did you take to begin or continue a healthy male relationship?

6. Share with us any progress you made in recovery from unwanted ssa.

7. Did you act out this week? This includes such things as porn, inappropriate second looks, masturbation, fantasies and any other homosexual activity. Can you tell us about it?

8. Would you share words of encouragement or support with your brothers?

9. Tell us about useful books you read, movies you watched, or seminars or support groups you went to.

10.What are some positive things that happened for which you’re thankful.

11.How about some fun time this past week (sports, hanging with friends, relaxing…)?

12.Is there any other feeling or experience you would be willing to share with the group?

13.Is there something you’d like your brothers to pray about?



Weitere Charakteristika von HA ist etwa die Dauer des durchschnittlichen Aufenthalts eines Mitglieds in den Gruppen (prinzipiell kann jeder bleiben, so lange er will - die meisten bleiben auch längere Zeit, oft sogar über mehrere Jahre).

Ebenso charakteristisch ist die enge Verbindung zwischen den Mitgliedern, die sich im Laufe der Zeit aufbaut sowie
 der durchschnittlich hohe Informationsstand sowie die Motivation unserer Leiter.

Wir sehen uns als eine Familie - und behandeln uns auch so.

Dies führt zu einem weiteren Punkt von HA: die nicht-hierarchische Struktur und die familiäre Beziehung - auch auf
internationaler Basis.

Zentraler Inhalt von HA ist und bleibt aber unser christlicher Glaube. Wissenschaft kann und wird sich ändern -
die Wahrheit der Bibel bleibt bestehen bis ans Ende aller Tage.

Wir haben erkannt, dass wir dort gescheitert sind, wo wir versucht haben, mit eigener "Weisheit" Erfolg zu haben
und das Ganze unter Kontrolle zu bringen. Jetzt, wo wir uns voll und ganz Gott anvertraut haben, fühlen wir uns
endlich sicher und geborgen.


Abschließend dürfen wir sagen, dass wir uns solidarisch mit allen Einrichtungen sehen,
die Menschen mit ungewollten gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen helfen wollen. Auch wenn
unsere
zutiefst christliche Vorgehensweise sich vielleicht von anderen Einrichtungen unterscheidet,
sehen wir uns nicht als Konkurrenz oder gar als "besser" als andere, sondern als deren
Ergänzung.


Wir bieten jedem, der dies möchte, unsere helfende Hand an und gehen mit ihm oder ihr den
Weg hin zu Jesus!


"Ehemalige" und "änderungswillige" Homosexuelle?

Ja, wir sehen uns als "ehemalige" Homosexuelle!

Heißt das, wir hätten die Menschen, die zu uns kommen, umgepolt?

Nein! Einige von uns haben durchaus noch gleichgeschlechtliche Empfindungen. Es heißt vielmehr, dass wir als "Homosexuelle" zu JASON gekommen sind (wir haben uns selbst als "schwul" oder "gay" bzw. "lesbisch" bezeichnet) - und als Heterosexuelle gehen.

Es macht für uns einen ungeheuren Unterschied aus, ob wir uns als "Homosexuelle" sehen (eine im übrigen noch relativ neue Wortschöpfung!) oder ob wir uns als Heterosexuelle sehen - die eben (aus welchen Gründen auch immer - und seien sie "genetisch mitverursacht"!) auch gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen haben! Wir definieren uns aber nicht darüber, sondern finden unsere Identität im Blick auf den, in dessen Abbild wir erschaffen wurden: Gott!

Wir sehen uns auch als "änderungswillig". Bedeutet das nun, wir legen uns auf die Couch eines Psychiaters und lassen uns "umpolen"?

Nein! Wir sind eine christliche Selbsthilfegruppe - und als solche ist "Änderung" eine Frage des Glaubens und des Lebens in der Nachfolge Jesu Christi sowie der Art und Weise, wie wir uns selbst sehen und definieren (siehe oben).

 

 

Ihr seid doch nur gehorsam leidende Christen! Oder zumindest gehorsam leidende Homosexuelle!

 

Was das Wort "Christen" angeht, so bemühen wir uns allerdings, dies zu sein, wenngleich das nicht Voraussetzung ist, um bei uns teilzunehmen.

"Homosexuell" würden wir uns nicht nennen. Ja, wir haben gleichgeschlechtliche Empfindungen, sehen uns aber nicht als "Homosexuelle" oder gar als "Gays", sondern als ganz normale Heterosexuelle, die - aus welchen Gründen auch immer - eben diese Empfindungen haben.

Was den Gehorsam angeht: die unter uns, die Christen sind, sind allerdings der Meinung, dass man als Christ - unabhängig von sexuellen Empfindungen - auch gehorsam gegenüber den Geboten und dem Willen Gottes sein muss.

Aber "leidend"?

Mit welchem Recht und mit welcher Arroganz und Überheblichkeit meint man eigentlich, behaupten zu wollen, dass jeder, der diese Empfindungen nicht gleich auslebt, "leiden" muss? Es gibt viele andere Männer und Frauen, die nicht gleichgeschlechtlich empfinden und trotzdem nicht "leiden", wenn sie mal keinen Sex haben!

Was die Menschen bei JASON lernen, ist ein erfülltes Leben zu führen - ohne dabei ihre gleichgeschlechtlichen Empfindungen auszuleben. Manche heiraten und gründen Familien, andere bleiben Singles, haben aber einen Sinn und eine Orientierung in ihrem Leben gefunden.

Wir behaupten nun keineswegs, dass praktizierende "Gays" dies nicht finden könnten. Nur - unser Sinn und unsere Orientierung ist ganz einfach anders als deren Sinn und Orientierung.

Viele von uns haben aber sehr wohl die Erfahrung gemacht, dass man auch - und gerade! - dann leiden kann, wenn man seine gleichgeschlechtlichen Empfindungen auslebt. Das ging in vielen Fällen lange "gut" und hat "Spaß" gemacht. Langsam stellte sich aber eine Ernüchterung und schließlich eine Verbitterung und noch ganz andere Konsequenzen ein...

Nein, die Menschen, die zu uns kommen, kommen nicht deshalb, weil es ihnen nicht gelungen ist, "erfüllte" homosexuelle Beziehungen zu führen. Ganz so einfach sollte man es sich dann doch nicht machen. Sie kommen aus freiem Entschluß und können ein homosexuelles Leben nicht mit ihrem christlichen oder sonstigen Moral-, Wert- und Glaubensvorstellungen vereinbaren.

Und das sei ihnen doch wohl gestattet. Es wäre schön, wenn man das ganz einfach so annehmen könnte, ohne sich darüber lustig machen zu wollen. Einfach nur anderen Menschen denselben Respekt zollen, den man jahrzehntelang für sich selbst eingefordert hat!

 

 

Homosexuals Anonymous

Statement on the Healing of Homosexuality


The following are ways in which the framework of recovery, as proposed by H.A., is different in comparison to the framework of much secular psychology and psychiatry.

1. Often, secular psychology and psychiatry tends to define the person's sexuality in terms of physical and emotional responses (i.e., if you have homosexual desires, you are "a homosexual"). H.A. does not. Sexuality is determined by a much wider set of values: those of the person's relation to God, self and the world.

2. Much secular psychology and psychiatry sees homosexuality as a fixed condition ("once a homosexual, always a homosexual"). H.A. does not. Because of our wider definition of sexuality, we see homosexuality as a symptom of a confused identity in relation to God, self and the world.

3. Cure, or recovery, to many secular psychology and psychiatry, means a shift on the Kinsey scale from 6 to 0 (i.e., you are cured if your desires change totally from those for the same sex to those of the opposite sex). H.A. sees that recovery involves a much wider set of values: for example, the ending of anger and resentment toward God and parents, an acceptance of self in relation to God, and a feeling of safety in a world that, though seemingly alien, is nevertheless under God's loving control.

The changing of these perceptions, both cognitively (thinking) and affectively (feeling), gradually modifies the person's sexual identity and compulsive drives, bringing a healing repentance of destructive behavior and introducing more positive attitudes towards the opposite sex and the possibility of choice.

Inclination-shift (change in sexual feelings) is, therefore, gradual and dependent on the above altered perceptions, many of which are ignored by secular psychology and psychiatry.

4. Secular psychology and psychiatry is often limited in its ability to motivate a client and therefore frequently encourages the person struggling with homosexuality to accept himself or herself as "gay" or "lesbian" and learn to live with it. The Christian therapist or counselor has more from which to inspire motivation: the love and acceptance of God, bringing with it freedom from guilt and the renewed will to emotional growth.

5. Secular psychology and psychiatry generally have failed to see the marvelous resources for emotional growth available to it within the Christian community. H.A. draws heavily upon these resources and the results leave no doubt that people can recover from homosexuality.


 

Ex-Gay??

Manche Menschen vertreten die Ansicht, Einrichtungen wie die unsrige sollten sich nicht "Ex-Gay Ministry" nennen, da wir uns so nur über unsere Vergangenheit definieren. Wir sehen das nicht so eng. Auch ein Name wie "Exodus" verweist ja letztlich nur darauf, dass man etwas hinter sich lässt. Und genau darauf wollen wir verweisen: wir lassen unsere Vergangenheit hinter uns. Wir blicken nach vorne und fangen ein neues Leben an. Unser altes Ich ist mit Jesus am Kreuz gestorben. Er hat sich kreuzigen lassen, damit wir frei sein können - ein neues Geschöpf in Seiner Nachfolge!


Bei mir tut sich aber nichts - ich bin immer noch schwul! Heisst das vielleicht, dass ich nicht genug glaube?

 

Es wird ja Organisationen wie der unseren oft vorgeworfen, wir würden versuchen, Menschen umpolen zu wollen. Da das natürlich nicht geht, würden wir sie nur noch tiefer in den Selbsthass und die Verzweiflung treiben. Und wenn sie sich dann nicht "ändern", würden wir ihnen einfach sagen, sie würden eben nicht fest genug glauben, oder hätten gar einen Dämon oder was auch immer.

Es ist schon interessant, dass niemand der Menschen, die uns dies vorwerfen, je selbst mit uns gesprochen hat. Wäre es nicht fair, sich erst einmal selbst davon zu überzeugen, ob wir tatsächlich derartiges tun oder verbreiten?

Also: wir polen niemanden um. Glauben wir an Veränderung? Selbstverständlich. Es soll an dieser Stelle nicht auf wissenschaftliche Argumente eingegangen werden (siehe kürzlich veröffentlichte Langzeitstudie über religiös motivierte Veränderung). Sie zu leugnen, würde aber heißen, die tausenden von Menschen weltweit zu leugnen, die Veränderung erfahren haben.

Heißt das, dass wir keinerlei gleichgeschlechtliche Empfindungen mehr haben? Nein, nicht unbedingt. Aber wir lassen uns von ihnen nicht mehr unser Leben bestimmen. Wir sehen uns auch nicht als "homosexuell", sondern als Heterosexuelle, die - aus welchen Gründen auch immer (und seien sie "genetisch"!) - gleichgeschlechtliche Empfindungen haben.

Und als Christen sind wir fest von der Kraft des Glaubens und des Gebets überzeugt. Nur liegt wohl bei den meisten eine falsche Auffassung vor, was Beten angeht. Wir bitten Gott nicht, gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen von uns zu nehmen - und wenn es dann nicht klappt, klagen wir Ihn - oder unseren schwachen Glauben! - an. Wir vertrauen Ihm und lassen uns von Ihm leiten - wohl wissend, dass wir nie falsch liegen können, wenn wir Seinen Geboten folgen. Ja, wir können ein Ausleben von gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen nicht mit unserem christlichen Glauben vereinbaren. Wir bekommen aber deshalb keine Depressionen oder Angstzustände, wir hassen uns deshalb nicht - und ebensowenig hassen wir die, die aktiv und offen ihre gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen ausleben. Aus unserer eigenen Erfahrung können wir aber sehr wohl sagen, dass bei vielen von uns ein Ausleben dieser Neigungen mit erheblichen psychischen Problemen verbunden war.

Wir denken auch nicht, dass diese Neigungen dämonischen Ursprungs sind. Wir glauben aber auch nicht, dass es uns zum Schaden gereicht, wenn wir Gott nachfolgen.

Es ist für uns nicht vorrangig, ob wir nun rein heterosexuell empfinden oder nicht. Was uns allerdings schon wichtig ist, ist ein Leben in der Nachfolge Jesu Christi zu führen. Und diese Freiheit sollte man uns doch lassen, ohne uns dabei ständig mit Vorwürfen zu überschütten.

Allerdings ist uns auch bewusst, was Jesus uns hinterlassen hat. Er meinte, die Menschen hätten Ihn gehasst (und letztlich ja auch ans Kreuz geschlagen!) - warum sollte es uns da besser gehen, wenn wir Ihm nachfolgen? Wir müssten uns eher Sorgen machen, wenn die ganze Welt nur gut von uns spricht!

 

 

Therapie?

Wir wollen hier nochmals ausdrücklich darauf hinweisen, dass wir NICHT medizinisch arbeiten, KEINE Therapeuten sind oder Therapie in irgendeiner Form betreiben.

 

The Jesus Manifesto

The dawning of the 21st century finds the church of America in a moral and spiritual crisis. Decades of self-centered living and worldliness have taken their toll. Years of compromise and toothless gospel preaching have had their effect. And now we have reached the moment of truth: Either we wake up, stand up, speak up, and act up, or we run the risk of becoming a mere historic curiosity, an irrelevant religious sideshow, an entertaining, harmless spectacle. Something must change, and it must change now. There is no other choice.

Forty years ago, a counterculture revolution swept through America, resulting in a sudden, steep moral decline. Since that time (from the early ’60s until today), the divorce rate has doubled, the teen suicide rate has tripled, reported violent crime has quadrupled, the prison population has quintupled, the percentage of babies born out of wedlock has risen six-fold, and couples living together out of wedlock has risen sevenfold. And the end is not in sight.

The last generation’s counterculture of rebellion has become this generation’s establishment of revulsion, and what was unthinkable forty years ago – daytime talk shows celebrating adultery and incest; homosexual love scenes on major network TV; eleven year-old multiple murderers; massacres in our schools and houses of worship – is a matter of course today. We need a revolution!

But this revolution will be different than other revolutions – including the revolution that birthed our nation more than 200 years ago. This revolution will not be fought with earthly weapons of destruction – not with guns and knives and bullets and bombs. It will not be fought with hatred, anger, intimidation, or brute force. No. It will be fought with the message of the gospel, with the love of God, with the power of the Spirit, with radical holiness, with sacrifice, compassion, and courage. It will be a Jesus revolution, an intense clash between two spiritual kingdoms, a heavenly attack on the enemy’s strongholds, a no compromise stand for morality and truth. And it will impact society in a lasting way. It must!

Revolution means upheaval. Revolution means the overthrowing of the status quo. We dare not downplay the significance of the word. Revolution is a matter of life and death, and our revolution flows from the blood of the Savior to the blood of the martyr. We put down our sword and take up our cross, overcoming Satan by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of our testimony, and by not loving our lives so much as to shrink from death (Rev. 12:11). Nothing can stop a revolution like this!

Our revolution is fueled by the power of the gospel, and the gospel does violence to the forces of hell. We must recover the fullness of the gospel of Jesus! It is nothing less than a direct assault on the kingdom of Satan, a frontal attack on hostile, spiritual powers, a mortal confrontation of light against darkness. It brings about the ultimate counterculture conflict.

That’s why Jesus said to His disciples, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed My teaching, they will obey yours also” (John 15:18-20).

That’s why Paul explained that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12), reminding the disciples that, “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). God’s people march to the beat of a different drummer. God’s obedient people will always offend the world, no matter how much we seek to be peacemakers and to walk in compassion and love. Our very lifestyles are a reproof to the ungodly.

That’s why Joseph Parker could say more than a century ago, “The man whose little sermon is ‘repent’ sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges. There is but one end for such a man — ‘off with his head!’ You had better not try to preach repentance until you have pledged your head to heaven.” The gospel means conflict and confrontation, and all who stand for righteousness will be resisted.

That’s why Jesus was accused by his own people of being “a Samaritan and demon-possessed” (John 8:48), why Paul and Silas were accused of “throwing cities into an uproar” (Acts 16:20) and “causing trouble all over the world” (Acts 17:6), why Paul himself was mistaken for being an “Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the desert” (Acts 21:38). The gospel is subversive. The gospel is a threat to the kingdom of darkness. The gospel is revolutionary.

We’re in a war, and war means conflict, hardship, and sacrifice. As Leonard Ravenhill wrote, “When a nation calls its prime men to battle, homes are broken, weeping sweethearts say their good-byes, businesses are closed, college careers are wrecked, factories are refitted for wartime production, rationing and discomforts are accepted — all for war. Can we do less for the greatest fight that this world has ever known outside of the cross — this end-time siege on sanity, morality, and spirituality?”

Satan’s strategy is to institutionalize the Church, to turn the Body of Christ into a powerless religious system. If that tactic fails, he tries to desensitize us and lull us to sleep until we lose our convictions and our sense of outrage is gone. And he is always seeking to seduce us into sin until we become just like the world, enslaved by its passions and lusts. And when he thinks he has succeeded, when he no longer feels threatened by the people of God, then he gets aggressive and brazenly puts forth his agenda. He’s doing it today. We need a revolution!

The cat is out of the bag. The secret is no longer a secret. Anti-God forces are after the soul of our nation, and if we don’t wake up now, if we don’t take a stand now, if we don’t repent and pray and rise and speak and act now, then instead of this great country being “the land of the free and the home of the brave” our nation could become “the land of sleaze and the home of depraved.” We need a revolution!

DNA tests to find out who fathered the baby are here. (In fifteen of our nation’s largest cities, more than 90% of the babies born to teens are illegitimate.) Legalized same-sex “civil unions” are here. Children’s textbooks encouraging adolescent fornication are here. School hallways splattered with teenage blood are here. Bans on using the name of Jesus at our graduations are here. Topless, feminist “worship services” on our college campuses are here. We need a revolution!

We live in a time of ethical madness and social uncertainty, a time when talk of a moral revolution should be everywhere. Instead, the best-selling “revolutionary” books are books about new diets. What does this say for us as a people? When we need to be talking about the call to die for the gospel, we are talking instead about the call to diet for good looks. What a sad indictment! And what does it say of our self-deception and lack of discipline when we are at one and the same time the world’s best-read nation on diet and nutrition and the world’s most obese? Even our pets are overweight. We need a revolution!

The United States boasts the highest percentage of professing evangelicals in the industrialized world, with more than 36% of Americans – meaning more than 90 million people – classified as born-again. Yet America has:

• The highest percentage of single-parent families in the industrialized world
• The highest abortion rate in the industrialized world
• The highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the industrialized world (the rates of syphilis and gonorrhea transmission are almost 500% higher than the highest rates in the other industrialized nations)
• The highest teenage birth rate in the industrialized world (by far!)
• The highest rate of teenage drug use in the industrialized world

We need a revolution!

Our society is deteriorating all around us and even non-believers sense that something is wrong. Why? It is because we, the people of God, the army of the Lord Jesus, the messengers of liberation, the ambassadors of reconciliation, have been sidetracked by the love of this world and distracted by the cares of this age. As a result, we have not changed this generation. This generation has changed us!

Rather than seasoning the world like salt and brightening the world like light, we now smell and taste like the world, and its darkness is snuffing out our lamps. Rather than setting captives free by the power of Jesus’ blood, many of us are being ensnared and enslaved, making a mockery of that sacred blood. Rather than making disciples of sinners and teaching them the ways of God, many of us are being discipled by them, learning their ways, imitating their lifestyles, and conforming to their values.

A 1997 survey conducted by George Barna used 152 different items to compare the church and the world. He found virtually no difference between the two. In fact, the divorce rate today among evangelicals is higher than the divorce rate among atheists. We need a revolution!

Communist educators visiting America have been shocked by the materialism and worldliness of many of our Christian young people, while Islamic leaders are appalled by the rampant sexual sin and shameless immodesty among many who profess Christ as Lord. The ideals of the unsaved are often more lofty than the ideals of the saved. We need a revolution!

Just consider how far things have fallen, despite decades of 24-hour gospel radio and TV, hundreds of Bible colleges and seminaries, thousands of Christian schools and bookstores, and churches and ministries too numerous to count. Forty years ago, men having sex with men and women having sex with women was considered perverse. Now it is considered perverse – homophobic, hateful, mean-spirited, and bigoted – to call such behavior wrong. We need a revolution!

Forty years ago, not even science fiction writers would have predicted that American companies would be making money off the sale of the skin and brains and limbs and spinal chords of aborted babies. Today, Congress will not even pass legislation to make this thriving practice illegal. We need a revolution!

Jesus rebuked the leaders of his day who said of themselves, “If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets” (Matt 23:30) – and then they took part in shedding the blood of the greatest Prophet of them all. How hypocritical! Yet we do this very thing, saying, “If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in the detestable sin of slavery. We would never have tolerated such evil. We would surely have done something about it.”

Yet on our watch, in our day, we have tolerated an even more heinous sin: the slaughter of forty million babies in their mothers’ wombs. In what way have we been better than our forefathers who tolerated slavery – or better than the European “Christians” who tolerated the Nazi extermination of six million Jews? How much have we really done to stop this generation’s holocaust?

Bloodshed pollutes the land (Num 35:33), and the blood of these helpless victims – oceans of blood of these aborted little ones – has been crying out for justice for decades. What will our God do? We need a revolution!

In 1960, only 2.3% of percent of white women had children out of wedlock. By 1997, more than 25% — a ten-fold increase! – were having children out of wedlock (despite millions being aborted before they ever left the womb). In the African American community, that number rose from 23% percent to more than 68%. We need a revolution!

In 1962, the Supreme Court outlawed organized, public prayer in our schools (without citing a single historic precedent to back its decision), and we complied with that ruling. In the year 2000, the Court has banned voluntary public prayer in our schools. Why have we complied with this ruling too? At what point do we say, “We must obey God rather than man”? At what point do we say, “Enough is enough”? We need a revolution!

On April 12, 2000, at Pearl River Central High School in Carrierre, Mississippi, the Spirit of God fell upon the students attending a voluntary, pre-class assembly led by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As students lined up fifty deep to confess their sins and get right with God and one another, the principal, Lolita Lee, herself a Christian, decided to let the meeting go on through the day. Civil libertarians were outraged, but, as Time magazine reported (June 5, 2000, p. 61), “The school received hundreds of congratulatory e-mails. ‘Thank you for your courage,’ wrote an Ohio man to Lee. ‘You have done the equivalent of not moving to the back of the bus.’” Isn’t it time we follow suit? If not now, when? What more needs to happen?

For more than two hundred years, the Bible was commonly used as a textbook in our schools, and generations of children learned the ABC’s with a Scripture truth for each letter. But in 1963, the Supreme Court banned required reading of the Scriptures from our schools, and once again, we complied with the ruling. Why? By 1980, the Court had ordered the removal of the Ten Commandments from public view in our schools and by 1985, it outlawed benedictions or invocations in formal school activities. Some lower courts even ruled against students praying out loud over their cafeteria meals. We need a revolution!

When the governing authorities seized the apostles and charged them not to speak in Jesus’ name, Peter replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:19-20). And they kept speaking! As a result, they were arrested, whipped, and strictly ordered not to speak any more in Jesus’ name. But, Scripture records, “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah” (Acts 5:41-42). Can we learn something from this?

Christians around the world today are severely persecuted because they refuse to obey oppressive, unjust laws. Many of them are model citizens in every way, obedient, respectful and peace loving. But when the government – or religious establishment – forbids them to read their Bibles, forbids them to baptize, forbids them to share their faith, forbids them to gather together, forbids them to make disciples, then they say with the apostles, “We must obey God rather than man.” At what point does this apply to us?

Our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world have been discriminated against, deprived of their livelihoods, imprisoned, tortured, and killed, all because they refused to render to Caesar that which does not belong to Caesar. Yet we are afraid to take a stand for Jesus if it would threaten our income, or cost us a scholarship, or make us unpopular. Why this double standard? Why do they refuse to comply – even when threatened with imprisonment and death – while we willfully comply, even when there is no threat? We need a revolution!

When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were commanded to worship an idol or be subject to a fiery death, they refused to bow down (Daniel 3). But today, with no one commanding us, we freely worship the idols of our society, bowing down to the gods of unclean entertainment, sensual fashion, and unbridled materialism and greed. Our obsession with sports is idolatrous as well, to the point that many churches throughout the land make sure their Sunday services end in time for the afternoon football games, canceling their meetings entirely the night of the Super Bowl. We need a revolution!

When Daniel was told that an edict had been passed declaring that “anyone who prays to any god or man during the next thirty days, except to [the] king, shall be thrown into the lions’ den . . . he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before” (Daniel 6:10-12). It’s time that we follow his lead. Godly defiance spells triumph while retreat spells defeat. We need a revolution!

Year by year our religious freedoms have been taken away, while special rights and freedoms have been given to those whom the Bible calls “unrighteous” (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; in the Scriptures, homosexual activity is classified along with adultery, fornication, theft, drunkenness, hatred, anger, greed, and hypocrisy, and all who practice such things are called “unrighteous”). Thus the Supreme Court ruled that a school full of Christians cannot choose to have prayer before a school sporting event since it would offend and exclude the minority who don’t want to pray. But when homosexuals introduce children’s textbooks into our schools outlining in graphic detail the intricacies of gay sex, the offended majority is told to accept it. Right is now wrong and wrong is now right, and the will of the godless is imposed on the will of the godly. We need a revolution!

When a gay man is beaten to death because he is gay – this is a reprehensible, despicable act that every decent person should abhor – it causes a national uproar, with loud voices in the government calling for new legislation against hate crimes. And we should speak out against such deplorable crimes. But when Christians students are shot to death as they profess their faith in God, the government raises its voice to forbid the placing of memorial crosses on school property. The handwriting is on the wall. The strategy is clear. We need a revolution!

Teachers in our public schools can give condom demonstrations to our teens and use books like “Heather Had Two Mommies” to teach our kids to read, and we are required to support this with our own tax dollars. But let a teacher read from the Scriptures to a seeking, needy student, and that teacher could be out of a job – all because of the First Amendment’s so-called separation of Church and State.

But that is not what the First Amendment intended. It simply stated that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” meaning, first, that the government could not form a national denomination (like the Church of England of old) and require all Americans to be part of it, and second, that there would be religious freedom for all. As emphasized by Stephen Carter, professor of law at Yale University, “The wall of separation of church and state is not there to protect the state from the church; it is there to protect the church from the state. It stands as a divide to preserve religious freedom. And one needs to protect the church from the state because the latter will utilize its enormous powers to do what the state has always done – either subvert the religion or destroy it. If we continue our slide toward a state that breaches the wall of separation whenever it is convenient, then I worry about the great risk to religious freedom. In the end, such a breach could destroy our ability to form the communities of resistance that are crucial if we are going to have a chance to transform the nation.”

Our forefathers wanted to ensure that the government would not be able to impose its will on the church. For more than one generation now, this has been totally reversed and stood on its head, and the price has been very high, with skyrocketing crime rates and plummeting rates of morality and literacy. And what has become of the First Amendment’s guarantee of “the free exercise” of religion when the courts tell us that we cannot use religious symbols on public property, cannot post the Ten Commandments in government buildings, and cannot use the name of Jesus in public school events? We have lost our religious freedom. We need a revolution!

In 1999, a bill was brought before Congress that would have required businesses – which by implication could have included churches and religious institutions – to hire gays and lesbians if they were qualified for the job in question, despite their sexual preference. And the bill failed by only one vote! Even more distressing is that if the bill did pass, there was another bill ready to follow, calling for a ban on even speaking against a person’s sexual orientation. (A similar bill has now been passed in Canada.) Such speech would be deemed hate speech, punishable by law, and potentially meaning that a pastor simply expounding the Scriptures to his flock could be arrested. Yet this is the very thing from which our Founding Fathers were trying to protect us. So much for the First Amendment and religious freedom! The fact that such laws could even be crafted for Congress proves that we have long since passed the breaking point – yet some Christian leaders would have felt obligated to obey these laws if they had passed. We need a revolution!

We have gone from debating a woman’s “right to choose” to sucking out the brains of third trimester babies (with the backing of the courts!), from arguing about the medical definition of death to legalizing physician-assisted suicide, from needing metal detectors at airports to needing metal detectors at schools (and soon at houses of worship?), from tracking down absentee fathers to trying to figure out who the father is, from the outlawing of mandatory school prayer to the outlawing of voluntary school prayer. We need a revolution!

Without a holy, counterculture revolution, America could become a society where candid religious expression is outlawed, a society where it is almost impossible to keep our children free from the pollution of the world, a society teetering perilously close to the thunderous judgments of God. Such things have happened to other nations, and such things could happen to us.

But all is not lost! The gospel has changed societies before, and the gospel can change societies again. For countless centuries, India engaged in the practice of widow-burning, where the widow of a deceased man was sometimes burned alive with her husband’s corpse. This horrific practice was outlawed through the tireless efforts of missionary William Carey. Both slave-trading and unjust child-labor laws were abolished in Britain through the fearless work of the Christian political leader William Wilberforce. And this followed on the heels of England’s transformation through the sacrificial labors of John Wesley and his Methodist followers, saving the nation from the anarchy and violence of the French Revolution. Around the world today, whole communities are being impacted by united prayer and evangelism, and here in our land, there is a rising momentum of concerted, twenty-four hour worship and intercession not seen for decades.

There are pockets of spiritual renewal throughout the country, and the tides of a radical youth revival are rapidly rising. Another Jesus people movement could be near, a heaven-sent revolution far greater than the worldwide Jesus movement of 1967-1975, when hundreds of thousands of hippies and radicals were swept into the kingdom. Even now, it is at the door. And not only will multitudes of lost sinners be truly saved, but multitudes of casual church goers will also be truly saved. Just think of what would happen if even one-quarter of America’s professing believers got totally and uncompromisingly right with God – and then each of them touched just five or six other people. It would quickly reverse our nation’s moral decline. Despite our perilous condition, it’s still not too late!

If our nation could be changed for the worse in one decade – this is what happened in the 1960s, despite progress in Civil Rights and some other social areas – it can be changed for the better in one decade. If angry student protests on college campuses could help stop an international war (Vietnam), what could holy student “protests” on our campuses accomplish?

America can be impacted for the good, and as followers of Jesus, we are called to make that impact. We do it by walking in the light, as He is in the light; by calling the lost to turn back to God in repentance; by preaching the gospel and making disciples; by proclaiming liberty to the captives; by pursuing righteousness in every area of public and private life; by acts of kindness, mercy, and compassion, overcoming evil with good; by prayer, fasting, and the power of God; by living holy lives and setting holy examples; by being a prophetic voice and a moral conscience to society; by Spirit-led community involvement and godly political action; by non-violent resistance of injustice and oppression.

What else should Christians do? Should not the presence of tens of millions of believers be felt in a nation? Should we not make a difference for God? Should we not be a force for spiritual and moral reformation? Should we not actively extend the kingdom of God? Should not the Great Commission leave tangible results in its wake?

This is our sacred moment, our solemn time for action. If we will unshackle ourselves from the love of this world – from our lusts, our addictions, our obsessions – and give ourselves wholly to the purposes of God, we can shake this nation. If we learn the principle that to save our lives is to lose our lives, while to lose our lives for the Lord is to save our lives, then we can really live. As Martin Luther King declared in 1965, “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right; a man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice; a man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” It’s time we take our stand!

The counterculture revolution of the 1960s began when people said, “Something is missing. Something is wrong. There must be something greater than this.” And they were right! There must be something greater than eating and drinking, working and sleeping, existing. There must be something greater than the American dream. There must be something greater than simply getting a good education so that you can find a good job and have a good family so that your kids can get a good education and find a good job and have a good family so that their kids can a get a good education . . . . Is this really it? Is this why God put us here on this earth? There is more!

Our goal is revival, not survival, the transformation of the human race, not the preservation of the human race. There is a divine purpose and destiny to our time here on earth. Even atheistic revolutionaries understand that there must be a higher purpose to life, and they give themselves for their cause, freely dying for their revolution so that their families can live in what they hope will be a better world. And they do this without the promise of heaven or eternal life. How much more should we give ourselves to the cause of our Master? How much more readily should we hear the call?

Nate Saint and Jim Elliot, martyred as missionaries in 1956, understood this well. They recognized that life was far more meaningful, far more rich, far more significant than most of us ever realize, even if we live to be 100 years old. As Nate Saint wrote, “People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget they too are expending their lives and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.”

Yes, everyone’s bubble will burst one day. The dust will return to dust and the spirit will return to God who gave it (see Ecc. 12:7). On that day, only one thing will matter: Did we fulfill the purpose of God? Did we make a lasting impact for Jesus? Did we leave behind a blessed legacy for the generation to come? All the silly little things that seemed so important to us during our few years here on earth will seem utterly insignificant when they are viewed in the light of eternity.

How wise it was for Jim Elliot to write these now-famous words: “That man is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” And how wise it was for him to lift up this petition before the Lord as a young man in college: “God, I pray, Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.” Oh, that all of us would lead truly full lives!

Columbine martyr Rachel Scott was not wrong when she wrote in her journal, “I have no more personal friends at school. But you know what? I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus. I am not going to justify my faith to them, and I am not going to hide the light that God has put into me. If I have to sacrifice everything, I will. I will take it. If my friends have to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend Jesus, then that’s fine with me.” Jesus is worth it to the end!

Fellow-soldiers, holy servants of the risen Lord, blood-bought disciples of the Master, heed the call. It’s now or never, time to put up or shut up. Either we take a stand once and for all or forever we hang our heads in shame. History is eagerly anticipating our next move. This is the hour we have been waiting for. So, on with it – by life or by death. The revolution won’t wait.

 

*The Jesus Manifesto: A Call to Revolution (Copyright © 2000, 2005, Michael L. Brown) is distributed jointly by FIRE School of Ministry (www.fire-school.org) and ICN Ministries (http://askdrbrown.org/). It may be reproduced and distributed freely in any form, provided that it is reproduced unedited, in its entirety, and with proper attribution, and is not sold or distributed for profit. Some material in The Jesus Manifesto has been adapted and excerpted from Michael L. Brown, Revolution! The Call to Holy War (Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 2000).

(Source: http://voiceofrevolution.askdrbrown.org/the-jesus-manifesto/)

 


Jason International praktiziert keinerlei Form von Therapie. Wir sind eine Selbsthilfegruppe und Seelsorge-Organisation.

Neu: Jason bietet auch Menschen jeglicher Orientierung, die sexuelle Probleme haben, seelsorgerischen Beistand an!


Jason is not out to please anybody. We are not bragging with high numbers of followers or counting the media-appearances we had and where we spoke at. When we speak somewhere, we certainly do not tell people what they want to hear, but what they need to hear. Everything else would not be Christian love, but irresponsibility. Jesus wasn't "liked" by everyone either. In fact, they nailed Him on the Cross. We don't want people to buy our stuff, we want them to find freedom.

NEEDING PRAYERS -
February 1st, 2014

This country is falling apart in ways that are unprecedented in recorded history…and I can prove it to you. Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of the United States upheld a powerfully dark California law. This law, (SB1172), bans all therapeutic treatment for minors who seek to reduce or eliminate homosexual feelings, even if they are caused by same-sex pedophiles. Unless this law is struck down by the United States Supreme Court, it will be illegal for any licensed therapist in California, their minor clients, or the client’s parents to have a right to participate in any therapy “which seeks to reduce or eliminate homosexual feelings.” Additionally, there are now at least 4 other states who are seeking to pass this same law this year. Make no mistake; homosexual activists have the money and political connections to make this happen in other states.

You heard this correctly. Have you ever known of any nation that has passed laws such as this? To be more specific, here are the primary negative effects of SB1172:

1. Thousands of little boys and girls throughout our country who have been sexually abused will have to suffer through their homosexual feelings, which in many cases have been brought on through sexual abuse by pedophiles, even though sound change therapies are readily available. Can you imagine you and your little boy in anguish and tears walking into a therapist’s office only to be told, “I’m sorry, I can’t help you?!”
2. The government is stating that they know best how to help your child with homosexual issues, and there is nothing you can do about it even if you attempt to sign a release form. Reparative Therapy would still be illegal.
3. The government is stating that if you are a licensed therapist who is employed by a church, you cannot practice your religion via therapy that is a direct outcome of your religious beliefs.
4. The government is saying that the right to free speech, (which is necessary in standard talk therapies), is no longer valid for therapists, minors and their parents who seek conversion therapies.
5. The highly regarded, time honored, ethical right of clients to seek the treatment that they want will become illegal.

I have the honor of being the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to strike down this law. The case is called Pickup vs. Brown. There is only one chance left for SB1172 to be defeated. Within the next several weeks the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether or not to take on this case via our lawsuit that is fiercely challenging SB1172. If they do not take this case, the abuse of our children will continue. If they do, our nationally respected lawyers, (Liberty Counsel), have informed us that there is a good chance they will strike down the law because of its denial of human rights.

I am asking every single person who comes in contact with this letter to pray to our Father in heaven that the Supreme Court will take this case. I am asking every one of you who receives this letter to send it on to every member of your church, to your families, to your friends and to your state legislators so that per chance God will grant our prayer. I am asking you from my heart and soul that you make plans to pray fervently for this cause. The inspired word of God tells us that our prayers will be answered. Please pray in faith, nothing doubting.

If you have any questions or need an email copy of this letter, please contact me. See the information below.

“Who knows whether God has brought us to such a time as this?” (The book of Esther)

THANKYOU.

David H. Pickup
15051 Preston Rd. Suite 347
Dallas, TX 75254
[email protected]
(818) 481-2745

Remember:

The only reason why people don't find freedom from same-sex attractions is because they don't believe it can be done!

Why is the only condition we have on someone who wants to join Homosexuals Anonymous the will to be free? Because without it everything else would be futile. You have to know what you want and you have  to really want it. You need a passion to go for your goal, no matter what. If there are no emotions involved and you try to reach a goal simply through a change of cognitive thinking patterns, or because someone else wants you to and you have not the slightest wish to do so, this only become negative stress for you. It is all about how you see and evaluate this goal of being free of same-sex attractions and the way that leads to that. For some it is a drag, a pain in the butt. For others the same tools are an exciting challenge.

Think about it.

Rob

HA: New Homepage!

Homosexuals Anonymous has a new homepage:

http://www.homosexuals-anonymous.com/

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Is Change Possible?

To make it very clear: Yes, the Jason ministry definitely believes that change is possible. We believe in God and His power to change our hearts and minds.

Matthew 19:26 King James Version (KJV):

"26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

"Whoever says that a person with SSA cannot change does not know my God."

Pastor Paul

Oceania and Africa

Thanks to the outstanding service and commitment of Pastor Paul, we were able to expand our ministry in Oceania, Africa and Asia. For more information please click here.

Was ist das eigentlich, "Homosexualitaet"?

Kurz gesagt, die Tatsache, dass sich jemand überwiegend und über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg in sexueller und/oder emotionaler Hinsicht zum eigenen Geschlecht hingezogen fühlt. Wir bevorzugen aber den Begriff "gleichgeschlechtliche Neigungen". Zum einen ist der Begriff "Homosexualität" (als eigenständige Form der Sexualität) noch gar nicht so alt. In klinischer Hinsicht konzentriert er sich vor allem auf die sexuelle Anziehung, was jedoch zu kurz gegriffen ist, da man hier die emotionale Zuneigung außer Acht lässt. Zum anderen sind wir als Christen der Überzeugung, dass es nur eine Gott-gegebene Form der Sexualität gibt - und das ist die Heterosexualität. Ja, es gibt Menschen, die - aus welchen Gründen auch immer (und seien sie "genetisch") - gleichgeschlechtlich empfinden, wir sehen dies aber nicht als eine eigenständige Identität, sondern als Teil der Heterosexualität an. Dies bedeutet keine Abwertung von Menschen mit gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen oder eine Minder-Bewertung unseres Empfindens - ganz im Gegenteil. Wir sehen uns als Teil von etwas, das größer ist als wir (Gottes heterosexuelle Schöpfung) und sind weder besser noch schlechter als andere Menschen noch sehen wir uns als etwas Besonderes an und blicken auch nicht auf die herab, die ihre gleichgeschlechtlichen Neigungen ausleben. Auch konzentriert sich unser Leben nicht auf unser sexuelles und/oder emotionales Empfinden, sondern auf den, dem wir nachfolgen und der uns eine teuer erkaufte Freiheit geschenkt hat, damit auch wir frei sein können: Jesus Christus.

Homosexuals Anonymous

Jason is affiliated to Homosexuals Anonymous:

www.homosexuals-anonymous.com

 

Dr. med. R. Febres Landauro

http://dr-richi.com/german/index.php/de/

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What is Homosexuality?

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The 14 Steps

1. We admitted that we were powerless over our homosexuality and that our emotional lives were unmanageable.

2. We came to believe the love of God, who forgave us and accepted us in spite of all that we are and have done.

3. We learned to see purpose in our suffering, that our failed lives were under God's control, who is able to bring good out of trouble.

4. We came to believe that God had already broken the power of homosexuality and that He could therefore restore our true personhood.

5. We came to perceive that we had accepted a lie about ourselves, an illusion that had trapped us in a false identity.

6. We learned to claim our true reality that as humankind, we are part of God's heterosexual creation and that God calls us to rediscover that identity in Him through Jesus Christ, as our faith perceives Him.

7. We resolved to entrust our lives to our loving God and to live by faith, praising Him for our new unseen identity, confident that it would become visible to us in God's good time.

8. As forgiven people free from condemnation, we made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves, determined to root out fear, hidden hostility, and contempt for the world.

9. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs and humbly asked God to remove our defects of character.

10. We willingly made direct amends wherever wise and possible to all people we had harmed.

11. We determined to live no longer in fear of the world, believing that God's victorious control turns all that is against us into our favor, bringing advantage out of sorrow and order from disaster.

12. We determined to mature in our relationships with men and women, learning the meaning of a partnership of equals, seeking neither dominance over people nor servile dependency on them.

13. We sought through confident praying, and the wisdom of Scripture for an ongoing growth in our relationship with God and a humble acceptance of His guidance for our lives.

14. Having had a spiritual awakening, we tried to carry this message to homosexual people with a love that demands nothing and to practice these steps in all our lives' activities, as far as lies within us.

While the Homosexuals Anonymous Fellowship was inspired by the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, they are not really an adaptation. Rather, they were created specifically for this Fellowship, and should not be construed otherwise. AA, which is a program concerned only with recovery from alcoholism, and is not in any way affiliated with this Fellowship.

Homosexuals Anonymous

Arthur Goldberg

New Homepage: Voices of Change!

Click here for more info.

If

If you were a Facebook member, and if you received a message to accept Jesus as your friend, would you?

If you received Him as a friend and you had the opportunity to say Like Him, would you share Him with your friends?

If He shared some awesome messages on Facebook with you, that could save lives, would you tell your other Facebook friends?

If Jesus asked you to tell your Facebook friends about Him, would you be to ashamed to do so?

If Jesus came to your door today, would you let Him in?

If Jesus walked into your door, would you let Him be your friend?

If Jesus shared a life altering message with you, that could save lives, would you tell your friends?

If you had the opportunity to tell others about Him, would you be too ashamed to do so?

If Jesus allows you a glimpse of Heaven, would He be ashamed of you?

If Jesus opened the door for you to see the Father, would He be your friend?

If Jesus asked the Father to be your friend, would He be ashamed of you?

André

www.thewordswithin.org

 

Homosexuals Anonymous

Homosexuals Anonymous Fellowship Services

www.homosexuals-anonymous.com

USA

Homosexuals Anonymous is an international organization dedicated to serving the recovery needs of men and women who struggle with unwanted same sex attraction.

This fellowship of men and women, who through their common spiritual, intellectual and emotional experiences have chosen to help each other live in freedom from homosexuality.

Welcome to our website

If you are a person who struggles with unwanted same sex attraction, you are not alone Homosexuals Anonymous and many other related ministries, counselors and therapists provide valuable resources that can be of great use to you.

Remember always that while no one chooses to have same sex attraction, many do choose to diminish and eliminate those feelings of attraction. All people have the right to self determination, the right to choose for themselves the aspects that comprise their identity. Through HA, you will meet many people who see their identity as being rooted in their faith and not in their unwanted desires and behaviors.

If you are a parent, relative or friend of someone who struggles with unwanted same sex attraction, you can find helpful resources they will appreciate.

If you are a parent, friend or relative of someone who embraces and lives a gay lifestyle, you can find support, encouragement and hope in the material you will find available to you in website. If you are interested in online support groups or forming a local parents support group, please contact us and let us know how we can serve you.

If you are a minister, counselor or therapist looking for a support group and other resources to serve the needs of a counselee wanting freedom from homosexuality, then please read through our website. In your exploration you will learn who we are and how we can help you.

New Book by Dr. Douglas McIntyre!

Broken Chains: A journey of recovery from ssa, anger, addiction and child abuse

Dr. Douglas E. McIntyre (Author)

Paperback: 80 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 19, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1481265334

ISBN-13: 978-1481265331

Get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Chains-journey-recovery-addiction/dp/1481265334/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356982439&sr=1-1&keywords=broken+chains+douglas+mcintyre

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Seek Me!

Jeremiah 29:13

King James Version (KJV)

"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

 

My King

Funny thing, if I remember correctly there once used to be a rabbi who did not have any business plan for church mega-growth. No publicity department. No homepage. No emails. No money. Even those He chose as followers were - theologically speaking - illiterates. A handful of dudes, and one even was a bum.

What was He thinking?

When He preached, He used words that drove people away from Him. He couldn't care less. He even asked the remaining rest if they wanted to leave, too. No political correctness here.

Again: What was He thinking?

He could have used other means. He could have been the kind of leader that people back then (and today?) were waiting for. The mighty warlord. The knight in shining armour. The one that kicks some .... and throws those Romans out.

Yes, He could have. He had all the power to do that - and more than that. And what did He do? He dealt with the lowest of the lowest and humbled Himself to their level. He loved people in a way unknown before. With a love that asked for nothing and gave everything. With a love that puts us to shame even today.

He did not fulfill people's expectations. He did not give them what they wanted. He gave them what they truly needed. And to do so, He gave His utmost: He sacrificed Himself and gave His life so we can live. He came down on earth to become man so men could become sons of God. Dying on the cross like a criminal, He even prayed for those who helped nailing Him up there.

And what's worst: He even asked everything of His disciples. They were told to give - no: to sacrifice! - everything they have. To sell all of their possessions, give their money to the poor and follow Him without even looking back. They were even told to give their own lives!

I guess He would still be sort of out of place in some of the churches today.

If I remember correctly, His name was Jesus.

Anybody by chance remember Him?

He is the ruler of my life. He is the one I love and follow.

He is my king.

My saviour.

Rob

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I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

"I have decided to follow Jesus. Though no one joins me, still I will follow."

Assam, north-east India, who held on to Jesus when being told to recounce his faith by the village chief. His wife was killed and Assam as well - while he was singing these words: "The cross before me, the world behind me." His strong faith kept on shining: The village chief and others in the village converted afterwards. (see: Wikipedia)

Freedom from SSA

Guys,

there are many professionals who are able to scientifically explain to you how to find freedom from same-sex attractions.

I am a simple man so I will try to tell you in simple terms.

Imagine a father who wants to teach his son how to ride a bike. He will not give him a lesson on the functioning of each single part, where it came from and what it is made of. Nor will he lecture on how the human body works and how the mind coordinates things. He loves his sonny and wants him to be able to ride that bike on his own.

Of course, he could let him continue to ride with additional wheels, but this is not what the father wants. Daddy knows that his son will likely fall a couple of times. There will be tears and some pain as well. But as a loving father he buys his son a bike and takes him out to teach him how to ride.

Now the son does not expect a big lesson or a manual to start with. Yes, he might be somewhat scared as he does not know what to expect and how to handle this bike without additional wheels that keep it stable. But he knows that he can fully trust his father. He loves his daddy more than anything - and daddy loves him. So he takes a courageous first step and lets daddy show him how to do it.

Daddy will fist be there all the time to hold his son while he rides. However, step by step he will let him run a little bit on his own.

Sonny will ride this first bits all shaky and insecure, but then again he trusts his daddy, so he manages to do it - sort of.

Sometimes he will fall and have his knee scratched. Tears will roll down his cheek, but daddy will hold him im his arms and encourage him to take another effort.

Day by day little sonny will drive a little longer all by himself, until he finally manages to ride that bike completely alone. Daddy will be so proud of his son and his son will come running into his arms, thanking his beloved daddy for keeping his promise to be there all the time when things were getting rough on him. Daddy told him that he will ride that bike and all his little son had to do is to trust him just enough that he goes for it.

Sometimes all that keeps us from succeeding is the lack of belief that it can be done.

Rob

Americans for Truth about Homosexuality

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