IFAS | Freedom Writer | March/April 1998 | frc.html

Group claims homosexuality treatable

Washington, DC The Family Research Council, the lobbying group founded by James Dobson and Gary Bauer, claims that homosexuality is "preventable and treatable." In an article titled "Nobody Has to Be Gay," in the February issue of the Southern California Christian Times, Robert H. Knight, the Family Research Council's director of cultural studies said, "There is hope and healing including sexual healing in the gospel of Jesus Christ."

"When men and women channel their lives and sexual desires into the God-given state of marriage," Knight wrote, "they not only maximize their sexual potential, but they also create the foundational unit of civilization."

Commenting on the Boy Scouts of America's policy against allowing gays in its ranks, Knight wrote, "The Scouts have spent an estimated $7 million in legal fees to protect their constitutional right to retain their moral code in the face of this intolerant siege by pro-homosexual lawyers." Knight also said that "the blessing of same-sex unions under church auspices sends the destructive message that the church no longer rests on God's law as expressed through nature and written in the Bible."

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