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The Unhappy Gays

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The Unhappy Gays
What Everyone Should Know about Homosexuality
LaHaye
1978

Most of you should be familiar with Tim LaHaye, author of the Left Behind series of books. This evangelical Christian minister wrote this in the late 1970s, not so coincidentally at the same time Anita Bryant was openly criticizing the gay liberation movement.  In fact, we featured her treatise on the evils of gay people on this site 2 years ago. LaHaye lavishes praise on Anita’s good works standing up against those militant gays.

I know many of you are wondering why the gays are so unhappy. I thought maybe they were unhappy because this guy (and many others) are trampling over their rights. I guess I am wrong, because the real reasons are the following:

They aren’t “normal.”
They are promiscuous.
They like sex too much.
“Insatiable quest for the erotic.”

Also, you can add things like selfishness, guilt, hostility, and a host of other issues. What causes all of this? Glad you asked.

Smothering mothers
Dominant mothers
Absent/passive fathers
Permissive parents
Demons

There is also a formula to make someone gay in the book. (See the fourth picture below) LaHaye has the cure for the wayward gay people. These include attending a bible centered church (no wacky Methodists or crazy Catholics), don’t hang out with gays, do hang out with “nice” Christians. There are a bunch more, but you get the picture.

Weeping for humanity (again still),

Mary

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No Petting Allowed!

Life and Love coverLife and Love
A Christian View of Sex
Narramore
1971

Sex advice books from yesteryear are always fun.  I think the old fashioned language used is interesting and probably dates a book more than the information contained. I think petting as a term was out of fashioned by the 1970s. Petting was a term my mother used.

Otherwise, some advice includes moving on to another “activity” when the urges become too much. (I would imagine some clarification on “another activity” is probably a good idea.) You can also buy the young lady a present. (I am not quite sure how a present works in this scenario.)

Regardless of one’s personal beliefs, I cannot imagine this book being much help to our modern teens, Christian or otherwise.

Mary

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Does Jesus need an appointment?

god speaks to modern man coverGod Speaks to Modern Man
Lickey
1963

It’s like Jesus just shows up at the office. Does he have an appointment?

Regardless of how you might feel about religious materials, you just gotta love these illustrations. What’s not to love? Giant Jesus at the UN or perhaps a sad David Schwimmer look alike contemplating good versus evil. (Hint: The devil has a mustache.) In other pictures, he looks like a mean William Powell or Snidley Whiplash.

Mary

 

 

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