There are some Scriptures in the Bible that resound in my spirit and they are:
Romans 1:18 (King James Version)
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
James 3:13-15 (Common English Bible)
13 Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom. 14 However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead, it is from the earth, natural and demonic.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
These particular Scriptures stir my spirit because they testify of Truth….God’s Truth….the Spirit of Truth that bears witness with man’s spirit so that we are not deceived. But many people in the world continually deny truth and they fight against truth with all of their might; why? It’s because God’s Truth doesn’t agree with their wants, needs and desire.
It seems to me that People of today are more selfish and self-centered than any other generation in the history of the world. They are doggedly determined to have their way, at the expense of any and everyone else….yet, in their minds they justify what they do as an act of unselfish love.
People of today will stop at nothing to fulfill the carnal desires of their hearts; so much so that they are willing to destroy the very fabric of our existence to advance their own ideas and ideologies to create a new reality for mankind that is totally against what God has purposed for us.
And how long will it be before we are forced to deny God’s Truth and Jesus Christ?
I came across the following article which is a subject I’ve often wondered about. If you think about it, there is no real effort to interview adult children of same sex parents to get their views on growing up in this type of family environment. The subject in this article brings up some very valid points that support the position that people will deny the truth and go to any length to promote their own agendas….and who suffers? The children of course.
Please read the following article….I hope that it will give courage to others who are living in this “alternative” family lifestyle to speak the truth about how it has affected their lives:
Adult Children Speak Out About Same Sex Parents
By Maggie Gallagher
It was the TV pictures that first got to Bronagh Cassidy. Same-sex couples marrying in San Francisco: “They were so proud of themselves. And then they had these little children with them.” Cassidy, a 27-year-old married mother of two, sighs. “Something inside of me wants to be able to help those kids, because I know they are going to have problems.”
Sound ignorant, maybe even bigoted? This week, as the Senate is expected to begin debate on a constitutional amendment to protect marriage, many voices will try to convince you that people like Cassidy are, as Cheryl Jacque, head of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, put it in a recent letter, “hate-filled people who will stop at nothing to achieve their discriminatory, offensive goals.”
But Cassidy knows better: She is one of the first generation of “gayby boom” babies, raised by two moms. Adult children of same-sex parents are rare. I recently came across Cassidy’s story by accident, after she e-mailed a friend of mine who is a family scholar.
Back in 1976, Cassidy’s mom had a religious ceremony with a woman named Pat. To make Cassidy, they did artificial insemination at home, mixing the sperm of two gay friends “to make sure nobody would ever know who the father was,” says Cassidy. (That was in the days before widespread DNA testing.) The two women stayed together for 16 years, until Pat died. Three years later, Cassidy’s mother married a man.
What was it like for Cassidy being raised by two women she called “Mom” and “My Pat”?
“When growing up, I always had the feeling of being something unnatural,” Cassidy says. “I came out of an unnatural relationship; it was something like I shouldn’t be there. On a daily basis, it was something I was conflicted with. I used to wish, honestly that Pat wasn’t there.”
Why does she oppose same-sex marriage? “It’s not something that a seal of approval should be stamped on: We shouldn’t say it is a great and wonderful thing and then you have all these kids who later in life will turn around and realize they’ve been cheated. The adults choose to have that lifestyle and then have a kid. They are fulfilling their emotional needs — they want to have a child — and they are not taking into account how that’s going to feel to the child; there’s a clear difference between having same-sex parents and a mom and a dad.”
Sounds judgmental in print. But up close, Cassidy comes across as fiercely protective of her mom (Cassidy is a pen name she’s adopted to protect her mom’s privacy). Like many children of same-sex parents, she was expected to defend and protect her mothers from society’s homophobia. Her own troubled feelings about her family life were clearly unacceptable to her parents. Even now, the prospect of speaking about her own experience gives her the shakes.
Cassidy’s story is not science. It’s just her own feelings. Many researchers say most kids do just fine in these alternative family forms. Cassidy doesn’t buy that research, though. “I don’t think a fair study could be conducted because children currently in that family wouldn’t necessarily be open to speaking their true feelings about it.”
A few years back, she watched “20/20” interviews with children like her. “They were asked questions like: ‘Are you happy? Do you love your parents?’ I don’t think it’s fair to ask them those questions. These are their parents. They aren’t going to say they are suffering, because they don’t want to make their parents feel bad.”
Some people will say if Cassidy’s mom and “my Pat” had been legally married, everything would have been fine. Cassidy doesn’t think so. “Even if society were open to it, there’s just the whole issue of your self-identity. I always had the feeling I was in a lab experiment.”
She feels driven to do something, say something to protect other children like her. “Whenever I see it on TV, something inside of me says NO. I don’t think it’s fair that the kids are being put in this situation. They don’t have a choice about it.”
Do any other adult children with same-sex parents feel the same way? Will we allow any space in this intense debate between adult combatants for something as simple as one child’s feelings?
After reading this article, I reflected back to when I was a child growing up, there was a time when I didn’t know anything about gays or lesbians, it wasn’t something that anyone talked about. What I do remember though is whenever I was around someone gay….there was an uneasiness in my spirit that I didn’t understand….I believe it was the Holy Spirit inside me that was being grieved. So I can identify with what the subject in the article speaks of….but as a child you don’t know what to think or say and you generally say nothing.
But God did not design us to live in untruth according to Psalm 51:6 so my prayer is this:
Father Yahweh, I give you all praise and honor and glory because you are worthy. You are Sovereign and Holy….full of Mercy and Grace and Truth.
Lord you have a plan for all mankind….to those who are willing to submit to your will and walk in truth and love. I pray for your Spirit of Truth to penetrate us and make us to know wisdom. Your word says that Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Forgive us Father for turning away from your Truth and your Wisdom and leaning to our own understanding. Forgive us for denying your Truth and believing the lies of the Devil. Forgive us for putting our own selfish desires above what you desire for us and for causing our children to live in chaos and confusion because of our actions. In the name of Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ I bind all the works of the flesh and the devil and cast out lying and seducing spirits, I take authority over lusts of the flesh and pride of life and every demonic influence that has come against your people. In the name of Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ, I loose your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Liberty and your Spirit of Peace upon us. I pray that we your children will walk in truth and love and all men will know that the church really is the ground and pillar of truth. Satan, the Blood of Yeshua is against you! I pray this prayer in the name of Yeshua Messiah…Amen.