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Why did you write this book?
God's Love for LGBTQI is a book full of promises.
There is so much hurt and injustice in the world. What if there was a book that offered hope, comfort and peace? The perfect source of daily encouragement, God's Love for LGBTQI, offers love from the Bible.
Is this book for adults or teens?
Both. Being a teenager is hard enough without the complications of gender identity. Knowing that you are not alone and God is there for you, makes all the difference.
The website http://www.healthyplace.com/gender/glbt-mental-health/lgbt-youth-and-mental-health-concerns/ gives the following statistics:
“35% of LGB youth reported a suicide attempt in the last 12 months”
“LGBT youth have a much higher rate of substance use than do their heterosexual peers. In a study published in 2008, when compared to heterosexual youth:
The odds of substance use in LGB youth were 190% higher
The odds of substance use in bisexual youth were 340% higher
The odds of substance use in lesbian youth were 400% higher”
The Safe Schools website, http://www.pflagnyc.org/safeschools/statistics, gives the following statistics with regard to LGBTQI teens:
“Gay teens are 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide and 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression…”
“Studies indicate that between 25% and 50% of homeless youth are LGBT and on the streets because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBT youth are overrepresented in foster care, juvenile detention, and among homeless youth.”
The instances of domestic abuse in LGBT relationships is substantially higher than in heterosexual relationships.
At http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/04/2-studies-prove-domestic-violence-lgbt-issue they state "that 21.5 percent of men and 35.4 percent of women living with a same-sex partner experienced intimate-partner physical violence in their lifetimes, compared with 7.1% and 20.4% for men and women, respectively, with a history of only opposite-sex cohabitation."
Does this book condemn the LGBTQI lifestyle?
No. This book is an encouraging read for anyone who opens it.
What does the back of the book say?
"What are God’s promises to LGBTQI? Find out how much God loves you and the place that you hold in His heart with sound biblical references. God has filled His word with specific promises for each person. Bask in the glow of His never-ending love and discover His great plan for you."
Who are those weirdos with the signs at funerals and stuff?
Those are people from a "church" called Westboro Baptist. 99% of Christians have no idea what those people are doing. I think that I'm being generous to think that even 1% of Christians understand them. They do not represent the Christian community in any way shape or form. It would be like finding out that 1% of a city were murderers and assuming that everyone in that city liked to murder- they do not represent the majority. Jesus said to love your enemies, so even if they consider veterans, LGBTQI, and Catholics (just some of the people they condemn) their enemies, according to the Bible they should be loving them. Instead they are making hateful signs. Their actions are not consistent with the Bible.
Does the Bible talk about LGBTQI issues in the New Testament or just the Old Testament?
WHAT IF I WANT TO CHECK OUT A CHURCH, WON'T I BE SHUNNED OR SOMETHING?
The Amish are the only people I know who use the word "shunned." So you're safe!
Most churches do not like anyone getting touchy-feely with their partners in service. It doesn't matter if the people doing it are heterosexual or homosexual. So as long as you are not doing that, no one should bother you. However, churches are made of people, and people are often foolish...or at least I am. If you catch me on a day that the dog has been up all night vomiting, I lost my keys and my hair got caught in the car door, I might be less than friendly at church. Don't take it personally. It's not about you, it's all about me.
What if I want to try this Christian thing out?
God meets people where they are. He never says, "Be perfect and then come find me." He loves everyone and wants every person to get to know who He is. These links will help: