Janet Boynes is the author of “Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom” and she describes herself as “a person who lived a homosexual life for many years before being freed by the power of Christ.”
In an article written for Charisma News, a Christian publication, she speaks out and says that pastors need to be more vocal about how sinful same-gender relationships are. Boynes is partially responding to the states of Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington who all voted to approve same-gender marriage. Boynes says she is surprised at how many pastors avoid talking about homosexuality because they are afraid of losing church members.
“There is strength in numbers, but in the past election the numbers weren’t on the side of those who care about Christian values. The lack of unity in the church has caused us to lose ground in the fight to keep the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
This election saw residents of Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington all vote their approval of same-sex marriage. Statistics suggest that even many self-identified Christians joined in this approval, while other believers either didn’t vote or chose to remain silent on the issue in the run-up to the ballots. Where is the wisdom in all of this? If the Bible says that the “fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Ps. 111:10), then it is clear that as a nation we have lost the fear of God.As a person who lived a homosexual life for many years before being freed by the power of Christ, I now have the privilege of helping those who struggle with same-sex attraction. I have received countless emails and calls from men and women who are battling this issue, as well as from families who feel hopeless because a child or loved one has decided to live a homosexual life. Many of those who have contacted me are couples whose marriages are falling apart and who desperately need support from their local churches.”