Speakers: Stephen Black & Laura Leigh Stanlake (October 2021)
Both of these godly people’s stories of brokenness and pain to healing and wholeness include loss, pornography, homosexuality, encountering the living Christ, and God’s transforming, sanctifying, and securing grace. This conference, however, was much more than just their testimony to God’s grace; it addressed Biblical truth, the causality of homosexuality, the deceptions surrounding “Gay Christianity,” and much, much more.
Stephen Black is very passionate about shedding light on several of the deceptions that are given by LGBTQ+ proponents. Here are only a few of them: “Jesus never talked about homosexuality.” “I was born gay; God made me this way.” “No one can ever really change.” He addressed these, and others, in a well-thought out way with quotes and studies to back up his statements.
In his presentation he included a quote from lesbian activist and writer, Camille Paglia. “Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction. No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait.”
When it comes to homosexuality, Stephen is adamant that “it’s not nature; it is nurture (or lack of it).” That being the case, he states, “It’s important to understand the common causes of homosexuality if we are to compassionately help anyone to recover.” As a brief overview, his book (Freedom Realized) contains 11 pages on this topic. He and Laura also spent a considerable amount of time discussing this in the conference as well.
These two amazing and compassionate people fielded questions both during the presentation and after. Grounded in Christ and in the Bible, they would point people to various free articles on their resource table and take the time to pray with people.