Matt Barber is right:
"Sexuality is fluid," acknowledges a GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) sponsored "Prideworks" seminar for teens. It "can change over time."
As devastating an admission as this is to the larger left's discredited "born that way" meme, my friend and fellow pro-family advocate Linda Harvey caught both GLSEN and the radical group PLFAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) making an even more shocking confession.
In a recent WND column headlined "LGBT double-talk on 'change,'" Harvey wrote: "From the 2008 Prideworks conference, here's a section of one of the handouts, still available online, discussing the Klein scale of sexual attraction:
"'Klein's research and the experience of many people indicates that sexual identity can be fluid (at least for some people), and can change from one period of a person's life to another. A person's identity may move to a new position on the continuum; that is,
"'a heterosexual may change to a bisexual or homosexual identity;
"'a bisexual may change to a homosexual or heterosexual identity;
"'a homosexual may change to a bisexual or heterosexual identity.' (Emphasis added)
"Then there's the GLSEN-backed manual, 'Tackling Gay Issues in School,' in use since 1999," continued Harvey. "Page 45, in a lesson plan for high schoolers and older, says:
"'In dealing with sexuality, it is important to realize that orientation, behavior and identity are all separate entities and will overlap in different ways for each person. Orientation, behavior and identity may also be fluid over time.'
"So then, what's the problem with changing from homosexual to heterosexual? Doesn't sound here as though they believe it's harmful at all," Harvey concluded.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)