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The pride flag, news articles, and flyers for social events on this high school
bulletin board represent the diverse support and advocacy purposes that
Gay-Straight Alliances are student organizations, found primarily in North
American high schools and universities, that are intended to provide a safe
and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered
(LGBT) youth and their straight allies (LGBTA).
Most, if not all, gay-straight alliances are aimed at making schools a safe place
for all students, no matter their sexual orientation or identity. Many participate
in national campaigns to raise awareness, such as the Day of Silence,
National Coming Out Day, and No Name Calling Week. Many GSAs work with
local chapters of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, commonly
called GLSEN. Registered number of GSAs to GLSEN is over 2500, as of
A common misconception among the student body and the parents of those
students is that GSAs are simply dating services, or places where the "gay
kids" can get together. In actuality the diversity of a GSA's membership varies
widely. Some GSAs find that their members are mostly straight, while some
memberships are completely gay. Some GSAs change their name to place
less emphasis on the word "gay," resulting in creative alternatives such as
"Project Rainbow," "Pride Alliance," "Common Ground," "Spectrum," or even
the "Straight-Gay Alliance." One school, finding that the name "Gay-Straight
Alliance" was not all-encompassing, created a BAGHLT, for Bisexual, Asexual,
Gay, Heterosexual, Lesbian and Transgender individuals.
The preceding article speaks of the attempts of certain organizations
in high schools and colleges to make homosexuality, bisexuality,
asexuality and transgender sexuality acceptable to both faculty and
We live in a time and place where nothing is wrong except saying
something is wrong. That is the tolerance being taught and enforced
by our schools (and our tax money).
It has become necessary to note in any discussion of right and
wrong, that you are not encouraging violence against those who are
on the other side, or mistreatment of any sort. However, it must
also be acknowledged that there are consequences to be faced when
engaging in wrongful behavior. There is also a difference between
saying that violence or mistreatment are not acceptable, and saying
that the wrong behavior is acceptable.
We must always hate the sin, but love the sinner. Read the entire
"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the
kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomite (or
calamites), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers,
nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were
sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus
and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) NKJV
Homosexuality, asexuality, bisexuality, transgender sexuality are all
mentioned in this passage along with other sins such as sex outside
of marriage, theft, drunkenness, etc. One cannot live in sin and
enter the kingdom of God.
But the message is not that these individuals are separated from the
love and grace of God. The message is that these individuals do not
need to be separated from the love and grace of God. Some at
Corinth had been caught up in these sins. However, they were now
washed, sanctified, and justified by the authority of the Lord Jesus
and the Holy Spirit. The message is one of hope for these people.
They can be delivered from their sins if they will.
We need to make the truth know so that our young people, and our
old people are not deceived by the untruthful and errant message of
those who teach what the Gay Alliances do.
"So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of
His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an
inheritance among all those who are sanctified." (Acts 20:32)