Since a very high percentage of those who come out and vent their (veiled) disgust toward LGBTQ are heterosexual Christian males, I thought I’d offer them some food for thought.
This blog post is not trying to “SHAME” anyone, but to draw the curtain on the other side of the “LGBTQ vs Christians” debate. In fact there isn’t a real debate, not a real conversation. I have repeatedly tried to point to this over the last year, since I myself came to realize I had only one answer: to belabor the same talking points over and over again. I had to repent and since then it allowed me to move forward in my understanding of God’s expectations toward myself and others.
So much obsession about sex, though… Could it be hiding something? Let’s explore that potential, shall we?
“A number of years ago a national conference for church youth directors was held at a major hotel in a city in the mid-west. Youth pastors by the hundreds flooded into that hotel and took nearly every room. At the conclusion of the conference, the hotel manager told the conference administrator that the number of guests who tuned into the adult movie channel broke the previous record, far and away outdoing any other convention in the history of the hotel.”
(Steve Farrar, ‘Finishing Strong’)
“I interviewed hotel managers about this when I was teaching in the sociology department at Univ of Virginia. All managers said that porn rates increase during conferences in general. That’s normal because they have more guests. A few admitted that it seems to be the same or a bit more when Christian conferences come to town. One manager was a Christian and he said a line I’ll never forget: “Unfortunately, ‘they know you are Christians by your…porn consumption’ is more truthful than ‘love’ when it comes to this.”
(Justin Holcomb)
In her book Sex, Lies and the Media, Eva Marie Everson recounts the following story: “My friend Jack Samad with the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families shocked me with the story of his attendance at a religious convention. The manager of the hotel where he had been staying noticed the posters and other paraphernalia he had carried through the lobby early one morning and then back in again later that afternoon. He stopped Jack and asked him what he was doing with all that information on pornography. Jack told him he was part of the Christian conference being held in the city. The manager chuckled. “Get real,” he said. Porn movies in our hotel are accessed at a higher rate during Christian conventions than at any other time.”
“With statistics showing that at least half of Christian men and 20% of women are viewing porn (see Porn Statistics) this means that the church, God’s people, are:
1. Funding the multi-billion dollar porn industry. Millions of Christian Americans are tithing to two churches: the church of God and the porn-church of Satan. We’re literally backing the work of demons.
2. Supporting the destruction of men, women and children. The U.S. is the porn producer of the world, and the church is paying pornographers so they can continue to produce more materials that will destroy the lives of the actors and actresses in those movies, and the marriages, families and children in every corner of society.
3. Corrupting ourselves. Our hearts are stained with lust and our marriages and families are paying the price.
4. Giving mixed messages to the world. On one hand we’re holding God’s standards for sexual purity aloft, while in the next we’re winking at the enemy. The Bible calls such people Hypocrites… Pharisees.
5. Dishonoring the Lord. What does our approval and funding of the porn industry say about God? Does it make the outside world question His power, or even His existence? After all, shouldn’t a powerful God be strong enough to free His people from sin? Or… is the problem that we really want our sin more than God?
6. Fueling the demand for porn. A big market for their product encourages the porn industry to ramp up production; more lives are destroyed.
7. Putting ourselves nearer to God’s judgment and discipline (or scourging, as the writer in Hebrews 12:6 puts it). Not a good place to be.
The above should make us sick to our stomach… angry…. and broken hearted. We’re destroying lives. We’re backing Satan’s work. We’re sending people to hell. A church does this when it refuses to take bold action and confront the truth.” (Source = Mike Genung –
Technically, I am not sure, but to me it’s like marijuana is to stronger drugs – entry-level dive downward.
“In his book “The Sexual Man”, Dr. Archibald Hart revealed the results of a survey of some 600 Christian men, on the topic of masturbation:
– 61% of married Christian men masturbate
– 82% of these have self sex on an average of once a week;
– 10% have sex with self 5-10 times per month, 6% more than 15 times per month, and 1% more than 20 times a month.
– 13% of Christian married men said they felt it was normal.
– 77% of online visitors to adult content sites are male. Their average age is 41 and they have an annual income of $60,000. 46% are married. (Forrester Research Report, 2001)
AND THE MAIN REASON THE WORLD IS DISGUSTED BY CHRISTIANITY is NOT because so many Christians and churches act as holier than thou and cause people to live in depression, rejection, dejection, oppression and condemnation – although that’s enough to warrant running away – but mainly because of the way church-going Christians have a very hard time loving one another. For reals. And THAT is the ONE commandment Jesus gave us. And He added no condition to it: just go and do this, your neighbor is anybody in need you cross path with. Before we keep filling online threads about our superior knowledge of Scripture, let’s OBEY the commandment Scripture points to.
We can help reduce the amount of waste of relationships online, and encourage younger believers, and well-intentioned but misguided older ones, to focus on what is really important. Humanity is self-defeating, self-destructing. No one (1) sin is responsible for this state of affair, rather it is as old as the world is. It’s time we start saturating the world with a Christian love that moves beyond prerequisites for love and dignity.
Andre Lefebvre
21st Century Christians FB Group
Thank you to for their article : “Statistics and information on pornography – internet porn and other forms – in the USA”