Friday, October 06, 2006

Foley's Case Typical: Molested Youth Often Turn to Homosexuality

Stephen Bennett, an ex-homosexual with a Christian ministry reaching out to homosexuals hoping to change, has some interesting things to say about the Mark Foley story. See Ex-Homosexual Ministry Leader: 'My Heart Breaks for Mark Foley.' (Agape Press, 10-5-06) Excerpts:

According to the ministry founder [Bennett], what the disgraced political figure needs to do now is to admit he has a problem and take full responsibility for his actions.... Foley's attorney told the press that the Congressman is, in fact, homosexual and that he had been sexually abused by a clergyman while between the ages of 13 and 15.

Stephen Bennett, a former homosexual and founder of Stephen Bennett Ministries (SBM), says his ministry often deals with homosexuals who were abused as youngsters. In fact, he says there is a definite correlation between molestation and homosexuality.

"This is the truth that people need to understand, that molestation is a vicious, vicious cycle and the media is afraid -- most of the secular media, because it's politically incorrect -- to make that association between molestation and homosexuality," Bennett says. However, he asserts, just because Foley has suffered at the hands of a homosexual clergyman does not mean the former Congressman has to be a by-product of that cycle....

[I]t is time, Bennett urges, for people "to stop worrying about being 'politically correct' in the media regarding homosexuality and finally deal with the truth ... that homosexual (and heterosexual) molestation of children can and [does] produce future homosexual men and women.

"Foley's story is so tragically typical," Stephen Bennett says. But the good news, he adds, is that the former Congressman and others like him can find deliverance from the homosexual lifestyle through a relationship with Christ, because help and hope are available, and change is completely possible.