Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal
By Melanie Hunter | cnsnews.com
Janet Boynes, the author of “Called Out” and founder of Janet Boynes Ministries, told the C-SPAN audience on Friday that soon ministries like hers, which help people exit homosexuality, will become illegal thanks to the efforts of the homosexual lobby.
“Those who seek help to leave the life of homosexuality may soon discover that there is no longer any help out there,” she said. “Homosexual activists and their homosexual attorneys are pushing to ban any type of ministries such as Janet Boynes Ministries, which help people exit homosexuality.”
“Their goal is to indoctrinate our kids. Their goal is to silence us. Their greatest fear is men and women like myself who have walked away from that life. Soon it may become illegal to even have this kind of ministry. Who knows how much longer we will have to do what we’re doing today, unless we act now,” Boynes said.
And Boynes should know. She lived life as a lesbian for 14 years before leaving the homosexual lifestyle in 1988. She said same-sex marriage is being litigated as a “potential federal civil right” by the U.S. Supreme Court, “but we know this is not a civil rights issue.”
“See the color of my skin is an immutable, unchangeable characteristic,” she said. “I can’t change from black to white, but I did live a homosexual life for 14 years, and I’ve been out 17, so we know change is possible through the power of Jesus Christ.”
And “if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land, no one can even imagine or predict the ramifications that this decision will have,” said Boynes.
Boynes said the reason you won’t see her in the mainstream media is because she would “tear down their belief system, and that’s my goal – is to debunk everything that they’re saying to be true, when I know it’s a lie.”
“We have tragically watched our nation cave in to homosexuality propaganda. More and more people are falling for the lie that homosexuals are born that way. Well we know that’s a lie anyway. Homosexuals have successfully made inroads into Hollywood, television, our children, public schools, universities, our government, the president of the United States, and now our churches,” she said.
“I know from personal experience that homosexuality is a false identity that is rooted in sexual or emotional brokenness. Same-sex marriage is a rejection of reality of God’s design for how to raise our children. When we reject reality, we harm our children,” she said.
As one of seven kids who had four different fathers, Boynes understands what it is to grow up without a father, “because of all those four fathers, none of them was around,” she said.
“Every child deserves and wants a father and a mother,” something that is “critically important to their sexual development,” Boynes said.
“In the 14 years that I lived as a lesbian, I saw firsthand that there is no substitution for the role of a father and mother that they play in a child’s life. Each parent offers a unique contribution to the health and wellbeing of our children,” she added.
“I know this to be true, because when I was in a homosexual life with a woman who had two children, I tried to fulfill the role of a daddy. At that time, I realized I wasn’t equipped or capable of being a father to these girls. More and more children, family members and friends – those who were never predisposed to the homosexual before, are now experimenting sexually, trying out homosexuality and becoming hooked,” Boynes said.
However, efforts to silence programs like Janet Boynes Ministries could make it impossible to help people who want out of the homosexual lifestyle.
“We must be bold and not allow ourselves to be forced out. We cannot lay down our religious freedom,” Boynes said.
She challenged President Barack Obama, who has had homosexuals as guests in the White House, to hear the voices of those who have walked away from homosexuality.
“I thought about what President Obama said in his inaugural speech. He said, ‘You might not have voted for me, but I will be your president.’ Really, Mr. President?” Boynes said.
“You have allowed gays and lesbians into the White House. You’ve sat down with them. You’ve had dinner with them. You heard their voices, but not once have you allowed those of us who walked out life of homosexuality to come into the Oval Office, to come into the White House, and hear our stories. I challenge you today to allow us to come and you listen to what we have to say,” she added.