Friday, 2 September 2011

Cornwall Pride?

August bank holiday saw the 4th annual Cornwall Pride event in the county city of Truro. On its official web-site there is this link with the heading 'Healthy Gay Cornwall' and the following description....' Healthy Gay Cornwall provides a range of services to improve the sexual, physical and mental well being of men who have sex with men in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.' Visiting the web-site however gives some Interesting statistics. Statistically gay men smoke more, drink more, take more drugs than their hetrosexual counterparts. Gay/bisexual men are known to experience mental health issues in higher numbers than their hetrosexual counterparts. Furthermore statistics have shown that the gay lifestyle can shorten a mans life by up to 20 years. Far from experiencing freedom and liberation many men are being robbed of so much. Paul wrote about those who engage in same sex relations "Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion" Romans 1:27. Sad but so true. It begs the question. Why are the powers that be promoting, and endorsing a lifestyle that is clearly bad for your health? The Bible clearly teaches homosexuality is not God ordained but sinful and is a punisheable offence. God does not warn us about sin becasue he is a kill- joy, he warns us about sin because he knows sinful practices harm us and he wants the best for us. As the writer of Romans so aptly put it "Let God be true and every man a liar, so that you (God) might be proved right whenever you speak." Romans 3:4.

1 comment:

T Childs said...

Like with any sinful lifestyle or practise, we need to try and understand why someone would pursue something that was particularly sinful. Many people have never experienced God in their lives, so quite simply they don't know what they are missing. And some people who are not-particularly-Christian see people calling themselves Christians acting in just as worldly a way as most everybody else. We must be firm and say that sin is sin, but we must also be tender and try to understand a gay man or lesbian women and do as Jesus would have done; simply be prepared to listen and walk with that person.