Turns out children adopted by lesbian couples aren't OK after all...

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How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1)

Everyone who knows anything will tell you global warming is true; or at least likely enough to be true to justify a plate-tectonic shift in all the world's economies. Everyone agrees. Science doesn't lie.

Everyone who knows anything will tell you literalists are embarrassing to the young, restless, and Reformed entrepreneurial enterprise. It's time to climb on Jack Collins' and Tim Keller's bandwagon. It's time to join all the brilliant genomists and brilliant exegetes and embrace evolution. Everyone agrees. The high priests of the Human Genome Project and scientific exegetes don't lie.

Everyone who knows anything will tell you Scripture is stupid--an ancient collection of myths. Take, for instance, that very old myth that man was created first, then woman; and that the meaning of this fact is that woman is not to teach or exercise authority over man. Also, that same-sex intimacy is an abomination before God and that God abandons men and women to receive in their own bodies the fair or just penalty of their perversion. Everyone agrees this is not true. God's Word is a lie.

Everyone who knows anything will tell you gay parenthood is good for the children; or at least good enough to justify a plate-tectonic shift in artificial insemination, adoption, and family law. Everyone agrees. Science doesn't lie.

Then a social scientist does a study of the emotional and mental health of adult children of same-sex parents...

and this is what he finds:

...28 percent of the adult children of women who’ve had same-sex relationships are currently unemployed, compared to 8 percent of those from married mom-and-dad families. Forty percent of the former admit to having had an affair while married or cohabiting, compared to 13 percent of the latter. Nineteen percent of the former said they were currently or recently in psychotherapy for problems connected with anxiety, depression, or relationships, compared with 8 percent of the latter. And those are just three of the 25 differences I noted. ...While we know that good things tend to happen—both in the short-term and over the long run—when people provide households that last, parents in the NFSS who had same-sex relationships were the least likely to exhibit such stability. The young-adult children of women in lesbian relationships reported the highest incidence of time spent in foster care (at 14 percent of total, compared to 2 percent among the rest of the sample). Forty percent spent time living with their grandparents (compared to 10 percent of the rest); 19 percent spent time living on their own before age 18 (compared to 4 percent among everyone else). In fact, less than 2 percent of all respondents who said their mother had a same-sex relationship reported living with their mother and her partner for all 18 years of their childhood.

Will this study change anything? 

No--the world is hell-bent on normalizing the sodomite perversion as it's also normalized fornication and adultery and serial polygamy. And we should acknowledge the church has led the way in the normalizations of each of these sins--sometimes by refusing to discipline her children and sometimes by promoting the rebellion.

You know how they say "we're not going to turn back the clock." Look around and realize the next domino to fall will be incest and child molestation. The Sandusky trial is the final gasp of dying standards. Having run our morality play up the flagpole for all to see, we'll finally be free to give in and change our age of consent laws so they allow children to be as sexualized as we've already made them through our computers and television screens and cheerleader camps and Barbie Dolls. The social scientists will prostitute their discipline to the lusts of our culture on pedophilia and age of consent just as they have with fornication and (no fault) divorce and sodomy. Their scientific studies will prove that little boys lucky enough to be introduced to sex by a sort of Athenian gentleman who's enlightened and caring and responsive and kind grow up to show greater stability in their adult marriage and family life than little boys who lack such a wholesome introduction to sexual intimacy.

Dear brothers in Christ, don't ever believe authorities who are cited by rebels against God and His Word. It matters not a whit whether those authorities are in a pulpit and sit on the Old Testament committee of the ESV and run NIH, or whether they are Hugh Heffner and Lady Gaga. Like authority, rebellion is of a fabric.

God is true though all men are liars.

Love the Word of God. Eat it and taste how it's sweeter than honey. Submit to it and experience the Benevolent Authority Who is its Author. Heaven and earth will pass away before a single apostrophe or period of the Law passes away. He said it and He is our Savior and Lord.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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