• A significantly decreased likelihood of establishing or preserving a successful marriage
  • A five-to ten-year decrease in life expectancy
  • Chronic, potentially fatal, liver disease-hepatitis
  • Inevitably fatal esophageal cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Internal bleeding
  • Serious mental disabilities, many of which are irreversible
  • A much higher than usual incidence of suicide
  • A very low likelihood that its adverse effects can be eliminated unless the condition itself is eliminated
  • An only 30 percent likelihood of being eliminated through lengthy, often costly, and very time-consuming treatment in an otherwise unselected population of sufferers (although a very high success rate among highly motivated, carefully selected sufferers)
  • Even though its origins are influenced by genetics, the condition is, strictly speaking, rooted in behavior
  • individuals who have this condition continue the behavior in spite of the destructive consequences of doing so
  • Although some people with this condition perceive it as a problem and wish they could rid themselves of it, many others deny they have any problem at all and violently resist all attempts to "help" them.
  • People who resist help tend to socialize with one another, sometimes exclusively, and form a kind of "subculture"

The above list of qualifications introduce Jeffrey Satinover's book Homosexuality and the Politics of TruthSatinover explains that anyone who has a friend or family member struggling from this list above would care deeply for them and consider the condition affecting them worth treating in an effort to eliminate the condition entirely. 

Satinover's list above are the results of Alcoholism. Identifying the condition as undesirable, Satinover shows Alcoholism to be a form of "compulsive addictive behavior that has relational, family, psychological, social, and genetic 'causes'. Whether it can be considered an 'illness' in the strict sense makes for an interesting philosophical discussion...Nonetheless, and in spite of the relatively modest 'cure' rate, it is worth treating, and treating as though it were an illness, because of the enormously serious personal and social consequences of not doing so."

Satinover then identifies a similar condition with the following expected results:

  • A significantly decreased likelihood of establishing or preserving a successful marriage
  • A twenty-five to thirty-year decrease in life expectancy
  • Chronic, potentially fatal, liver disease-infectious hepatitis, which inreases the risk of liver cancer
  • Inevitably fatal immune disease including associated cancers
  • Frequently fatal rectal cancer
  • Multiple bowel and other infectious diseases
  • A much higher than usual incidence of suicide
  • A very low likelihood that its adverse effects can be eliminated unless the condition itself is eliminated
  • An at least 50 percent likelihood of being eliminated through lengthy, often costly, and very time-consuming treatement in an otherwise unselected group of sufferers (althrough a very high success rate, in some instances nearly 100 percent, for groups of highly motivated, carefully selected individuals)
  • Even though its origins may be influenced by genetics, the conidition is, strictly speaking, a pattern of behavior
  • Individuals who have this condition continue in the behavior in spite of the destructive conseuqences of doing so
  • Although some people with this condiditon perceive it as a problem and wish they could rid themselves of it, many others deny they have any problem at all and violently resist all attempts to "help" them
  • Some of the people with this condiditon- especially those who deny it is a problem- tend to socialize almost exclusively with one another and form a "subculture" 

The above list identifies the results of homosexuality, and despite the similarities between alcoholism and homosexuality, education regarding the two are drastically different. The homosexual lifestyle is taught as a viable orientation for youth in many of the today's public schools.

Homosexuality is brought forward in many public schools as a productive sexual orientation, demanding childrearing and marriage privileges. However, studies show the behavior not only physically detrimental to those who participate, it is also destructive to the primary social institution, the family.

Mark Regnerus, a social scientist from the University of Texas at Austin, was recently vindicated of academic misconduct for his research project published in the Social Science Research journal. His New Family Structures Study set out to study 3000 adults, comparing how young-adult children of a parent who has had a same-sex romantic relationship fare on 40 different social, emotional and relational outcome variables when compared with young-adults of other family-of-origin types. 

Regnerus' 10 year academic study identifies that children are more likely to require mental health therapy, identify themselves as homosexual, choose cohabitation, be unfaithful to partners, contract sexually transmitted diseases, be sexually molested, have lower income levels, drink to get drunk, smoke tobacco and marijuana, suffer from poor impulse control, depression and suicidal thoughts. Clearly the above list is not desirable for students, however a homosexual lifestyle continues to be promoted in many school and academic institutions.

Regnerus notes in his study, "While it is certainly accurate to affirm that sexual orientation or parental sexual behavior need have nothing to do with the ability to be a good, effective parent, the data evaluated herein using population-based estimates drawn from a large, nationally-representative sample of young Americans suggest that it may affect the reality of family experiences among a significant number." This may best be seen by research participant Robert Oscar Lopez.

Lopez, writing for thepublicdiscourse.com, a branch of the Princeton-based Witherspoon Institute notes,

"Forty-one years I’d lived, and nobody—least of all gay activists—had wanted me to speak honestly about the complicated gay threads of my life. If for no other reason than this, Mark Regnerus deserves tremendous credit—and the gay community ought to be crediting him rather than trying to silence him...Regnerus’s study identified 248 adult children of parents who had same-sex romantic relationships. Offered a chance to provide frank responses with the hindsight of adulthood, they gave reports unfavorable to the gay marriage equality agenda. Yet the results are backed up by an important thing in life called common sense: Growing up different from other people is difficult and the difficulties raise the risk that children will develop maladjustments or self-medicate with alcohol and other dangerous behaviors. Each of those 248 is a human story, no doubt with many complexities. 

Lopez's reference to common-sense is also noted in a secular text used to augment Hillcrest's Sociology class. The text, titled Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships is employed by History instructor Gregg Preston as a help to teach his students to think critically and challenge assumptions brought forth in texts. The book reads, 

"Why study sociology? Most importantly, because it can help you gain a new perspective on, or view of, yourself and the world around you. This new view involves looking at social life in a scientific systematic way, rather than depending on common-sense explanations. By adopting a sociological perspective, you can look beyond commonly held beliefs to the hidden meanings behind human actions. 

This unfounded and confusing introduction to sociology by author W. LaVerne Thomas instructs students to approach social life in a scientific systematic way, explained through their secular explanation of society, calling students to leave common-sense out of their study.

A number of our students have arrived at Hillcrest from school systems that not only educate students to understand homosexuality as a lifestyle, but promote homosexuality as a positive sexual orientation for students.

At Hillcrest we work to understand the whole structure of society, noting God's design in every social sphere. We educate students to understand the impact social spheres have on each other, noting the family as the first and most important social institution for the establishment and betterment of society. The Biblical design of the family is our starting point, using rigorous academic studies as testimony of God's design for stewardship in His world.

Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and participant in the Continental Congress noted, "The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue....We waste so much time and money in punishing crimes, and take so little pains to prevent them...we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government, that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity."

Hillcrest seeks to train students to understand common-sense practices in society for the stewardship of God's creation. Stewardship for the world was in God's design for Adam in the Garden of Eden, a responsiblity given before the fall, and is our inherited privilidge as image-bearers of Adam and God. 

It is our passion that God's word might convince students of His design and emboldened them as bearers of Truth who compassionately persuade others of the reality of Christ and His order in social spheres, calling all of mankind to live a life of significance.  

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