Author Archives: Billy David Dickson

Billy is a writer , Bible college student, radio show host, and youth worker. He has worked with young people for over ten years. His work includes teaching children youth in Bible studies, and Sunday School classes.
He currently does a radio show everyday at 6:19 E.T. on KCRO radio 660 A.M. in Omaha, Nebraska.

Helping Teens Understand Homosexuality – Facts to Help Youth Withstand the Culture 

This week a radio program I listen to had 

Sue Bohlin giving commentary on how to help teens deal with homosexuality. 

Here is some of what she said…

schools and in the rest of the culture today, only one perspective is allowed to be heard. Consider four lies that are very familiar to teens today:
First, “Homosexuality is normal and healthy.” It’s neither. The fact that it simply occurs (in about 2% of the population) doesn’t make it normal. When we look at the way males and females were designed to complement each other both emotionally and sexually, that tells us something about the nature of homosexuality, that something has gone wrong somewhere. This is not judging the people who experience same-sex attraction; it’s like a red light on the dashboard of a car, denoting that something needs attention.
Acting physically on same-sex attractions is certainly not healthy. Those who do are at far greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS; alcoholism and drug abuse; depression; emotionally exhausting relationships; and a shortened lifespan.{1} Please see the “Facts About Youth” website from the American College of Pediatricians, especially this article: Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle.
Lie #2: “If you’re attracted to someone of the same sex, that means you’re gay or lesbian.” Not so. It really means that there are unmet, God-given needs for love and attention that were supposed to be met earlier in life. Having crushes on other people, of both sexes, is also a normal part of adolescent development. It means teens are transitioning emotionally from child to adult.
The third lie is, “Since you were born that way, you can’t change.” First, there is no scientific evidence that anyone is born gay. It’s a myth that has been repeated so often that people believe it. Second, thousands of people who were once gay have experienced significant changes in their attractions and behavior.{2} Change is possible.
The fourth lie is, “Embrace and celebrate your gay identity, because gay life is cool.” Those in ministry to those dealing with unwanted homosexuality have heard many heartbreaking stories of the truth: a dark side of intense and difficult relationships, relational patterns of disillusionment and breakups, physical and emotional unhealthiness.
Countless people have said they wished they never entered the gay community in the first place, but it’s hard to leave.
Teens and Sexual Pressure
Adolescents are under an extraordinary amount of sexual pressure. They live in a sex-saturated culture, and the messages they receive from the media and, unfortunately, in school, clearly communicate an expectation that sex is just part of having a social life. Rarely do they hear about the heart-wrenching consequences of being sexually active, both physically and emotionally. The agenda pushing sexual freedom is also engaged in trying to normalize homosexuality as well.
Teens are pushed to decide early if they are gay, straight, or bisexual, as young as middle school. But kids in their early teens are no more equipped to “decide” their sexual orientation than they are to choose a college major and career track. A landmark study done by the University of Minnesota determined that at age twelve, one fourth of the students were unsure of their sexual orientation. Their bodies were just beginning to experience the changes that would turn them from children into adults, and they were being asked if they were gay, straight, or bisexual. No wonder so many were confused! But by age seventeen, that number of kids unsure of their sexual orientation had dropped to 5%.{3}
And psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Satinover says, “[W]ithout any intervention whatsoever, three out of four boys who think they’re gay at age 16 aren’t by 25. So if we’re going to treat homosexuality as a state, 75% of ‘gays’ become ‘non-gay’ spontaneously. That’s a statement which I consider ludicrous, but if you accept this tacit proposition—that being gay is an actual state, like being short or being tall, black or white—then in three out of four people that condition changes itself spontaneously. . . That’s with no outside intervention, just the natural processes of development.”{4}
We need to tell teens, “It’s too soon to ‘declare a major’ in your sexuality.”
Teens are also pressured to experiment with both sexes as the only way they can know their sexual orientation. It’s presented as nonchalantly as our cruise ship table partner suggesting we try escargot—”Hey, how can you know if you like it unless you try it out?”
Teenage sexual behavior can have lifelong consequences, but they are not in a position to recognize that. Their brains don’t finish developing until age twenty-five, and they tend to make decisions out of the region of the brain that controls emotion. So they are easily swayed to make dangerous and irresponsible choices, like engaging in any kind of sexual behavior.
Teens need to be encouraged to face the sexual pressures and stand against them.

( You can read the rest of commentary by Sue Bohlin here  or you can listen to the audio.)

Don’t take your child to a Trump rally 

Don’t take your child to a Trump rally (CBS News). From Charles Krauthammer: … he’s not conservative. Trump’s winning the nomination would convulse the Republican party, fracture the conservative movement and undermine the GOP’s identity and role as the country’s conservative party. 
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California parole board gives ex-Mexican Mafia killer another chance at freedom

A convicted killer and former shot-caller for the Mexican Mafia who developed an unusually close relationship with law enforcement was again granted parole today, a year after the governor rejected his previous bid for freedom. 
( California parole board gives ex-Mexican Mafia killer another chance at freedom )

Laura Ingraham : ‘Big Mistake’ for Trump and Cruz to Attack Each Other

Read the story here.

Women praying at the wall 

Men and women will soon be able to pray side-by-side at Judaism’s holiest site for the first time following a historic decision by the Israeli cabinet.
The measures, passed on Sunday, will see a new plaza built where men and women can pray together at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. Two other sections will remain segregated by gender.

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Circumcision Becomes Focus of Controversy After ‘Duck Dynasty’ show Airs 

Circumcision Becomes Focus of Controversy After ‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad Airs Son’s Procedure on New Show

Another prediction of The Donald’s demise ( Billy hopes he is correct and Evangelicals wake up ) 

A pioneer in the conservative political movement predicts the GOP primary will narrow to two names – neither of them named “Trump.
Richard Viguerie tells OneNewsNow he believes the GOP nomination will be between two U.S. senators, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
“I think that Trump is going to be around awhile and get a certain percentage of the vote,” says Viguerie, known as the grandfather of direct mail politicking. “But to me the nominee, it appears at this time, is going to be either Senator Rubio or Senator Cruz.”
Viguerie bases his prediction on Trump’s own lifestyle and stated beliefs, which Viguerie predicts will be his undoing in the weeks to come.
Yet voters who identify as Evangelicals have told pollsters they are backing Trump despite behavior that would typically turn off such voters. 

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The Bum Rap

Many times, toddlers get into trouble for simply exploring and investigating their world.
Listen to the thoughts of Dr. Dobson here.

Why Did Obama Become a Christian?

The written commentary is here.

Could Obama be helping Radical Islam 

Political 

observers are shaking their heads after President Barack Obama visited a mosque Wednesday to demand tolerance for Muslims.
If the President is concerned about religious freedom, says Gary Bauer of American Values, he should pay a visit to the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Who has brought the full weight of the Obama administration and the federal government down on the heads of the Little Sisters of the Poor,” says Bauer, “trying to force them to be complicit in abortion.”

Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where he singled out Republicans for tying Muslims to terrorism and claimed Muslims are being targeted for their faith.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)The mosque in Baltimore has close ties to the controversial Muslim Brotherhood, says author David Rubin.

Their goal is to create a Muslim civilization from what was a Judeo-Christian civilization. That is the goal,” Rubin tells OneNewsNow.

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