UNC-TV Promotes Homosexual "Theology"
Special Report - April 27, 2011
A locally-produced documentary that aired the Monday night after Easter on UNC-TV provides a revealing glimpse into the homosexual agenda for the Church, both here in North Carolina and nationwide. The half-hour documentary, “Coming Out-Coming In: Faith, Identity and Belonging,” which aired on April 25, is aimed at promoting the idea that the Church should embrace the open practice of homosexuality as a natural expression of human sexuality and as part of God’s design. The program featured the stories of several homosexual men and women from Durham, Charlotte, and Carrboro, North Carolina, who shared their struggles to reconcile their homosexuality with their religious faith. Among the controversial points made by the individuals featured in the documentary were the comparison of the resurrection of Christ to someone “coming out” as a homosexual; the notion that homosexuality is a part of God’s image; and the overall contention that the Church is required to welcome the open practice of homosexuality in its pews in the name of promoting unconditional love.
The stories featured in the documentary included the heart-rending tale of “Steve” and “Lina,” whose love story, which began in college and produced a loving marriage and two sons, ended when “Steve” revealed his homosexuality to her in his mid-forties. (Interestingly, the documentary never revealed whether the couple officially divorced as the result of “Steve’s” homosexual identity, although it did feature video of “Steve” and “Lina” in their home together today). It also included the story of the “wedding” of two lesbians in North Carolina, complete with pictures of the two women in their wedding dresses. Throughout the documentary, there were clips featuring a variety of sound bites from homosexual men and women living in the Tar Heel state, including the following from an unnamed homosexual man: “For me coming out is a little bit like the resurrection in that something in you dies, something that everybody believes you are dies, but who you really are comes through.”
The program ended with “Steve” offering his personal view of God: “If we are made in God’s own image and there are many different types of us, then there must be many different facets of God. And I don’t think there is any way to see God, unless we see the whole. So if we are exclusive in any way, if we exclude liberal, or conservative, or gay, or straight, or black, or white, or rich, or poor, then I think we are missing out on a part of God, because God is all of those things.”
The documentary offered no theological defense for any of the statements about homosexuality and faith that were made throughout the program, other than one brief comment at the beginning that the Bible “only” mentions homosexuality a few times, although no direct quotes from the Bible about homosexuality were provided. Instead, the individuals (and the documentary as a whole) defended the position that homosexuality should be fully embraced by the Church in the name of “love.”
“This documentary not only reveals the homosexual agenda for the Church but also highlights the ultimate goal of homosexual activists, which is total societal acceptance of sexual and gender confusion,” said Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “ Biblical ‘agape’ love is an unselfish, unconditional commitment to the greatest good of another. This love does not mean watering down Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage, nor does it mean that the Church has to accept and promote sexual and gender confusion in order to minister to homosexual men and women in a loving manner. But for homosexual activists in our state and nationwide, the goal is to force upon society the complete acceptance of homosexuality as normal and healthy.”
Brooks added, “By running this documentary, UNC-TV shows that it is just one more resource that homosexual activists in our state and their allies are using to promote their radical agenda.”
In September 2007, Bill Brooks interviewed Joe Dallas, a former homosexual and the founder of Genesis Counseling, on the “Family Policy Matters” radio show about his book, The Gay Gospel: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible. Mr. Dallas discussed pro-homosexual theology and how it is being used in the Church to legitimize homosexuality. The radio show can be heard in its entirety here.
For more on the broader homosexual agenda and how it threatens the family and society, read our 2009 policy paper, “Connecting the Dots of the Homosexual Agenda,” which was featured in the May/June 2009 issue of Family North Carolina and can be found here.
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