A Year in the Making

A Writer's Corner

Life continues regardless of whether we’re writing a book or not so it took a year to write my first book. I had never taken any “writing your book” kind of lessons or even read any articles about how to write or get started. I hear people say they get this story idea in their head and begin writing it. I’ve never done that!

I totally rely on the Lord to write whatever He wants to write about and it is aggravating to me when people will say to me, “But you wrote it!” Yes, I typed it but He wrote it. To me if I claim I wrote it that’s claiming the glory and I don’t think we’re suppose to steal God’s thunder, so to speak. Give Him the glory, the praise, and the honor for having given you the words to type. Pride easily sets in when we…

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Can I Have Your Autograph?

A Writer's Corner

Interest and enthusiasm wavered as the months passed by but finally I had the completed manuscript in hand and was ready to find a publisher. I prayed for the Lord’s guidance. I had no idea what to do and that big discouraging word, “Liable,” flickered in and out of my thoughts.

The Lord led me to a publisher but before submitting my long hard work in typed form I called the publisher. I explained to the man on the other end of the phone line that I had been sexually abused as a child and even though the book is not about that it is mentioned, it was my Dad who abused me, and I had changed names. Would this prevent me from having it published? “You’ll have to get a legal waiver from him.” The voice on the other end of the line stated. “He’s dead.” was my reply…

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Sneak Peek

A Writer's Corner

I am so stinking excited I can hardly stand it! I just received the proofs of “I Am” cover design and it is just unbelievable! The Lord just continues to pour out His blessings by the tons.

Several years ago I did a very large painting of Jesus. It hung in the church for several years and people constantly looked at it as we sang praise and worship, prayed, etc. Everyone said it was such a blessing. One man said, “It just spooks me! I’ve sat all over this church and no matter where I sit His eyes follow me.” I had to laugh because it’s true. The Lord is an artist along with all else He is. I held the paint brush but He did the painting. The painting went with me when I changed churches once I returned to Georgia and the choir was the ones that were…

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A Learning Process

A Writer's Corner

So many have thoughts of “making it big” when they think about writing a book. We see people like Steven King, Dr. Phil, and John Hagee, with dozens of books published and raking in the big dough, but that isn’t how it works with those of us with no “Title” behind our name. Those people have agents that represent them and even some well known authors may have “ghost writers.” Don’t hold me to that statement as the Gospel but I have seen a couple that finally admitted it.

Many publishers will not take unknown authors and sadly many bookstores will not carry our books due to that fact, we’re unknown. Their bottom line financially is uppermost in many bookstores, and in a way I guess I can’t blame them but it sure plays havoc with us little guys.

Here’s how all of this works. We write our story and…

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John Hopkins University’s Study Concludes People Are Not Born Gay

CULTURE

June is the official month for the LGBTQ community, which is affectionally called “Pride Month.”

This past Monday, officials at one of the most respected universities in the country, John Hopkins University, released a report that argues how there is no sufficient evidence suggesting gay, lesbian, or transgender people are born this way (sexual orientation or gender identity).

Many Americans believe people are “born gay” and that there is an organic basis for homosexuality, while most believe the other choice, which is individuals choose that type of lifestyle over a period of time.

Americans have been “forced” to accept the homosexual lifestyle with bullying tactics by the media and Democratic Party. Instead of people living their lives the way they want, there are those who feel this subject has been shoved down their throats and if you disagree publicly, you are targeted, and most are taken to court to force adherence.

The idea there that sexual orientation is fluid, that people change as people grow,” Lawrence Mayer, a co-author of the report and a scholar-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s psychiatry department, as well as a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, told The Christian Post. “There are probably some people that identify as hetrosexual [sic] that then later on identified as homosexual, so it goes both ways. The importance there is the fluidity and flexibility that these things change in time.

The three-part, 143-page report, which appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The New Atlantis, also investigated other commonly accepted ideas about homosexuality and transgenderism. Mayer and his co-author Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins, challenged the claim that discrimination and social stigma are the only reasons why homosexual and transgender people suffer higher rates of mental health problems and are more likely to commit suicide.

Studies of the brains of homosexuals and heterosexuals have found some differences, but have not demonstrated that these differences are inborn rather than the result of environmental factors that influenced both psychological and neurobiological traits,” the report explained. “One environmental factor that appears to be correlated with non-heterosexuality is child sexual abuse victimization, which may also contribute to the higher rates.” [PJ Media]

Well, there is a reason why John Hopkins, the first hospital in the US to perform sex reassignment surgery, stopped performing the surgery after ten years. They did follow-ups on their patients and found that the majority suffered from extreme depression, high rates of alcohol and drug abuse, and had much higher rates of suicide. They rightly concluded that the surgery did more harm than good.

Progressives care about winning and imposing their ideological vision on others rather than about the conceptual coherence or consistency of that ideological vision.

Consequently, progressive ideology is stitched together from a motley of incompatible, even contradictory, premises. To wit, LGBTQ’s are “born that way,” except that everything is a “social construct,” and there is no such thing as “natural determination” or “human nature.” Along the same lines, LGBTQ’s must be true to their “essential identity” and to “who they really are,” but “essence” is a myth, and all identities are “fluid” and subject to endless re-fashioning.

Such examples could, of course, be multiplied almost indefinitely: Women have universal and inviolable rights, but “universality” is a mask to conceal what is at bottom “Western hegemony.” Patriarchal oppression must be opposed, but Islamic subjection of women must be celebrated in the name of “multiculturalism.” On and on it goes.

In short, whatever evidence biological research may uncover the nature of human sexuality will not affect whatsoever on progressive opinion, unless such evidence happens to comport with the progressive meme-of-the-day.

The bottom line here is that Americans don’t care what you do in your bedroom. That’s your place of privacy, and it’s nobody’s business. Most Americans do not like to be preached to over accepting rules of how to live by, let alone being forced to take something that most feel they can’t support.

 

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

Former Trans Man and Former Lesbian Say Church, Was Key in Setting Them Free: ‘The Lord Can Heal Anyone’

This applies to more than just Trans or Lesbian. Christ is our Almighty Healer; physically and emotionally.

Cyber Support Group

CBNNEWS.COM
06-07-2019

As the Left celebrates gay pride month with a push for the “Equality Act” to broaden anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the US, the Church is facing the threat of more negative consequences if it doesn’t get on board.

But a former transgender man and former lesbian are speaking out, telling CBN’s “The Prayer Link” that it was going to a church and hearing biblical teaching that set them free.

“The Bible says sin is fun for a season,” Janet Boynes, a former lesbian said on the program. “My life was taking a downward spiral, but the Lord was working on my heart.”

Boynes was in a same-sex relationship for 14 years before a chance encounter led her to Maple Grove Assembly of God in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

“That’s where the Church assisted me and helped me come out of that lifestyle,” she said.

Boynes…

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Are You Kidding Me!?

A Writer's Corner

Those five years of moving around broke me of my so-called independence big time. I was on a short leash but with each move the leash got a little bit longer and by the time I returned to Georgia I was totally dependent on Him. I learned, the hard way I might add, that I can trust Him and also learned that He keeps His promises.

In two of the states I lived I was giving testimonies and I had a women’s support group once again. Upon returning to Georgia and a totally new location and church I was leading a support group and after a short time He changed my direction. My ministry was changing and new gifts of the Spirit was being manifested within me. But that’s a different story.

Relaxing outside on my patio while listening to the birds and watching the squirrels and a chipmunk I…

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