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04/02/2010

Video: Max Lucado teaches us about fear. You know, like the kind he's fomented regarding LGBT peeps

by Jeremy Hooper

Kathie Lee and Hoda are simple enthralled with Max Lucado:


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But as for us? Well, not so much. And why is that? Well, because of hostile comments that compare our lives and loves to alcohol abuse, pornography, pedophilia, or any other "immorality":

LARRY KING: Max, since you're not -- we're all equal, I presume, you're not saying that a gay person is less than you, are you?

LUCADO: Not a bit.

KING: Not one inch less.

LUCADO: In a remote sense, I have -- I think I can relate to the dilemma a person with a gay preference or gay choice makes. When I was 15 or 16 years of age I discovered I have an insatiable appetite for beer. And for 16 or 17 -- and for the 16th and 17th and 18th year of my life, I gave into that.

I am very confident that had heaven not intervened with me, I'd be a mess right now if I were alive at all. And I often wrestled during those days with this question. God, why do I find it so difficult to walk away from alcohol? And today, I have to be very careful.

And I've sat there and talked with my friends who are out at the gay community and heard similar questions, you know, they say why do I have this desire? And I don't know what to tell them as to the origin of that desire. But I can tell them with confidence both from my life and with talking to many people, with God's help you can walk away from it, With God's help, there can be strength.
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LUCADO: The issue of marriage is simply this, and that is God has ordained sexual activity between a man and a woman in the boundaries and covenant and confines of marriage. You know, sexual activity is the explosive, the radiation of our lives. And we have to keep it in check in the right perspective.

And God's plan is to do that in the covenant of marriage. He's not anti-gay, in that sense, he's anti-immorality period. Anti- pornography, anti-pedophilia, he's anti any use of sex outside of the boundary and the covenant of marriage, because that's where it's safe. And that's where it honors God.

8/4/05 [Larry King Live]

Oh, or presentations like the following, where he not only decries our civil marriages, but actually quotes groups like NARTH in support of so-called "ex-gay" therapy:


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So uhm, less fear in lives? Sorry, KLG and Hoda: But the flawed, exclusionary, demonizing teachings of folks like Max Lucado are the number one reason why our LGBT lives have been filled with so much unnecessary strife!

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