Right on Lynnae, it is amazing how many people will endlessly dissect anything in the Bible, but will uncritically accept claims of “science” without the slightest question.
Try watching the Ben Stein video “Expelled” and you will realize how badly our current “science” is distorted. The truth is: nothing you read or hear is anything more or less than somebody’s justification of their own bias.
This is why Christians follow the Bible – it comes from a higher source – untainted by human bias and distotion.
Sébastien Lifshitz is best known for his gay features ( Presque rien , Going South ), but his finest work to date is this revealing documentary in which gay men and women in their 60s and 70s talk about their lives and loves. While some tell stories of repression, family estrangement and catholic guilt, all are out, proud and inspiring, from the infectiously enthusiastic lesbian activist to the octogenarian bisexual shepherd unrepentantly recalling his many sexual conquests. Stirring archive footage from the 1960s shows pro-gay demonstrations – interestingly, many of the straight onlookers support the liberal marches.
Poverty was one motive for adopting an abstinence-only policy, but entrenched conservatism was another. The programmes remain, along with other efforts to legislate morality in the state. In 2011, Louisiana Family Forum, a powerful lobby group, successfully fought a bill that would have prevented government agencies from discriminating against sexual orientation when hiring new employees. Bias against homosexuality makes both men and women reluctant to get tested, because a positive result is seen as a sure sign of being gay. ‘The number of times I’ve heard someone say, “I don’t want to get a test because I don’t want to know my status”,’ Bowen said. She told me about a client whose family made him use a paper plate and plastic fork at a holiday meal, instead of regular dishes like everyone else.