By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
November 8, 2019
A new study performed by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pittsburgh finds that one in five teens experience a change in their sexual orientation during high school.
According to the Raleigh News and Observer, “The study, conducted between 2014 and 2016, found that 19 percent of these students reported at least one change in their ‘self-labeled sexual identity’ over the course of the study…and some reported more than one change. This could mean that a student who identified as heterosexual one year identified as bisexual the next….”
J. Stewart, a Ph.D. student at NC State and the lead author of the work, said in a press release:
“Some adolescents shifted between sexual minority identities and/or attractions – gay or lesbian, bisexual, etc. as well as varying degrees of same-sex attractions – across all three years. Others fluctuated between heterosexual and sexual minority groups. And when we looked at the extent to which sexual identity, attraction and sexual behavior aligned, we saw some interesting trends.
“The researchers found that the majority of people who identified as sexual minorities also reported some degree of same-sex attraction – and most had engaged in some form of sexual behavior with a person of the same sex.
“However, there was more variability among students who identified themselves as heterosexual – particularly for girls.
“For example, 9% of all female students labeled themselves as both heterosexual and having at least some attraction to girls. And 12% of girls who reported being both heterosexual and having no sexual attraction toward girls also reported engaging in same-sex sexual behavior.
“The results for boys mirrored those for girls, albeit to a lesser degree.”
Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, said he was not surprised at the findings of the study, but considers its results painful to hear.
“This is the outcome of normalizing LGBTQ,” said Rev. Creech. “It’s also part and parcel of the legalization of same-sex marriage and other LGBT laws. The law is a great teacher which either encourages or discourages certain behaviors. The reason every new generation of Americans believes slavery is wrong is because of the Thirteenth Amendment. There was a time in this country when most Americans believed abortion was evil. But the U.S. Supreme Court took what was once considered immoral and erroneously turned it into a so-called right. With the advent of same-sex marriage, which was foisted on the nation by the High Court, one would expect to see an increase in sexual immorality. And, voila, here it is!”
Creech added he believes this latest study about the fluidity of sexual orientation should be interpreted in the light of a study done by world-renowned Johns Hopkins University scientists Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh. Their study was a meta-analysis of data from over 200 peer-reviewed studies. It was published in the New Atlantis Journal and found:
- “The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the idea that people are ‘born that way’ — is not supported by scientific evidence.”
- “Sexual orientation” among adolescents is “fluid over the life course for some people, with one study estimating that as many as 80 percent of male adolescents who report same-sex attractions no longer do so as adults.”
- “Gay”- identified people are “at an elevated risk for a variety of adverse health and mental health outcomes.”
“I think despite the resistance, scientifically and morally, it’s abundantly clear there is no genetic component that makes someone lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Moreover, desires, whatever their source, do not justify or excuse certain behaviors. When we follow them, ignoring the design of our bodies, we’re entering territory that can prove very destructive, and even fatal,” concluded Creech. “Thousands of people have changed. But even if they couldn’t change their supposed sexual orientation, they can and should control their sexual behavior. We expect pedophiles and adulterers to change. They too are internally driven by sexual attraction. So why do LGBT get a pass?”
“It may sound grossly old-fashioned, but it’s still true: sex is like nuclear energy. When we keep it in its proper place, it produces beautiful and good things. When not kept in its proper place, it can be disastrous. What we are talking about are unleashed forms of fornication that overtime create an emotional, spiritual, and physical Chernobyl. This is why the Bible commands sex to be kept within the bounds of one man and one woman in the life-long committed relationship of marriage.”
The new study by UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and Pitt also comes on the heels of a momentous event that occurred in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda last week.
Life Site News reported that a group of “former gay, lesbian, and transgender men and women repented and interceded on behalf of the nation for the sins of homosexuality and transgenderism.”
The Life Site News report added:
“They were part of a group which came to Washington…to urge members of Congress to oppose the so-called ‘Equality Act’ and ‘Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act’ that would prevent others from seeking help to escape LGBT lives…They came to tell their stories of finding healing and fulfillment by rejecting the lies of LGBT ideology and turning to Christ.
“‘We repent on behalf of our country for the sins of arrogance, for the sins of sexual deviancy, for the sins that led us to the place where we are today,’ one man earnestly prayed as he stood beneath the capitol dome.
“‘You created us male and female. You created us in your image. You created man to find a wife, and that is a good thing,’ prayed a young woman. ‘We pray that the truth is revealed to those who have bought into the lies and deception. We pray that you remove the curtain of deception.’”
For more information about leaving the LGBT life, go to changedmovement.com