Monday, May 26, 2008

Alan Chambers on preventing gay suicide: They're not told it's a choice.

Alan Chambers on Chris Fabry Live

May 16, 2008

Plenty to pick from with this interview, but this tail end below begins @ the 25:40 mark:
Chris Fabry: We had another email that talked about, especially teenagers, and how many teenagers are caught in this emotional trauma, and how many take their own lives because of the homosexual issue. You were a teenager caught in that too weren’t you?

Alan Chambers: I was a teenager, you know the bulk of my struggle was during my teenage years, from about 11 to 21 or so, and I understand feeling like the only way out is you kill yourself. In fact one of the things that made me want to die -- was when I heard, there is no way out of this, this is your only option, there is no other choice, in fact there is no choice - you are who you are and that won’t ever change. And I thought, that can’t be the truth, and if it is, I can’t live this way. But the amazing thing was, and the thing that changed my life, wasn’t that I was told change was possible, the thing that changed my life was God said I love you no matter what, and I’m going to help you out of this, and that makes all the difference in the world. And I think that’s our job as Christians, the ‘Jesus with skin on,’ is to help people feel like they have an option. That God loves them no matter what, and that He absolutely has a plan and a way for us to deal with these very complex issues.

Chris Fabry: Alan Chambers is president of Exodus International, it is the largest evangelical organization dealing with this topic in the world today. He has written a book called “God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door.” And Alan I thank you for coming on with us today, it’s been very helpful.

Alan Chambers: My pleasure Chris, thank you.

Obviously if preventing suicide means that telling gay teens that their own human-sexuality is 100% choice, then clearly teaching them that they are the equivalent of pedophiles will help to prevent even more suicides:

Exodus International: Is there a connection between homosexuality and predatory behavior, like pedophilia?

If they don't respond to that, make sure to tell them that they are responsible for the Holocaust:

Homosexuality and the Nazi Party

Any remaining gay-teen suicides should easily prevented by the wisdom in his book: "God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door."

Which, tucked waaaay at the back on page 218 we find:
Alan Chambers: "This is why I believe that it is so important to clarify that just living a celibate gay life is just as sinful as living a sexually promiscuous one. The sin is in identifying with anything that is contrary to Christ, which homosexuality clearly is."

Thus, according to the Christian morality of Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, the reason gay teens commit suicide, is because no one is offering them "the option" of a lifetime of perpetual lonliness and shame.

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