No longer content with widespread acceptance, activists are fighting to eliminate any program aimed at helping those struggling with same-sex attraction or gender identity
Contact: Don Otis, 719-275-7775
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The level of hatred and bullying is not like anything we've seen," says Stephen Black, who lived as a gay man for 8 years, over 35 years ago, and now Executive Director of First Stone Ministries is in the crosshairs of gay activists.
Black is the author of a ground-breaking book that reveals that 70-percent of people who want freedom from a destructive same-sex lifestyle find it. In Freedom Realized Black and his colleagues examined 25 years of case files and found incontrovertible evidence that people can and do change.
On April 6, First Stone Ministries (firststone.org) is hosting a public screening of the documentary film, Tranzformed: Finding Peace with Your God-Given Gender (tranzformed.org/). "This documentary is about 15 people who were unhappy as homosexuals and transgendered and wanted more in their relationship with Jesus Christ," says Black. Gay activists have already sent death threats to a Michigan pastor and his family and are now setting their sights on Black.
Gay advocate and protestor, Sara Cunningham, vowed to close First Stone Ministries (she appealed for a $25,000 grant from Starbucks for her mission). Her goal is to mobilize and eliminate any mention of the possibility of change, even if people want it and even if it means a transformed life. "To agree to disagree on this issue and this type of ministry is no longer acceptable," says Cunningham. But Black sees it differently, "In the last ten years, there has been an increasing attack on the gospel-centered message of freedom from homosexuality." Activists are intent on shutting down any counseling that leads to new life in Christ and freedom from homosexuality.
Black is the board chairman for the national Restored Hope Network, a coalition of sixty regional agencies that help those who struggle with same-sex attraction. He says the idea of "gay Christianity" is an affront to everything Christ died for and giving people hope is what we should be about as sincere Christians, not just enabling them to stay stuck in a harmful lifestyle. "Freedom from homosexuality comes only through a new life of absolute surrender and a complete dependence on Jesus Christ," says Black.
To schedule an interview with Stephen Black contact Don Otis at 719.275.7775