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​​​TABLE OF CONTENTS (paperback)

Preface…i

Introduction…… iii

Chapter One ……….. 1
Sex is a Privilege…Not an Entitlement

Sexual Immorality Defined  ………………..2

Sexual Immorality Identified ……………… 5

Premarital heterosexual sex………………. 5
Polygamy…………………………………………….    11
Adultery………………………………………………   13
Incest………………………………………………….   17
Prostitution………………………………………..      22
Bestiality…………………………………………….     28
Homosexuality…………………………………..       30

Marriage according to the Bible …………   33

Main Point ……. 37
Conclusion……..37

Chapter Two ……….........39
The Scriptural Arguments…A Detailed Look

The Six Passages ……..    40
Leviticus 18:22   ……………………………….      41
Leviticus 20:13   ………………………………..     46
Romans 1:18-32 ……………………………….      50
1 Corinthians 6:9-11………………………….       55
Genesis 19:1-25 ………………………………..     58
1 Timothy 1:8-11 ………………………………     64


Main Point ………  65
Conclusion ……….65

Chapter Three ………….. 68
Popular Gay Affirming Arguments… “Alternative Facts,” Half-truths, and Spin

The Jesus Arguments………………………………………………………….    69
The Animal Argument…………………………………………………………    81
The Entitlement Arguments…………………………………………………     82
The Emotional Blackmail Arguments…………………………………..         85
The Language Arguments…………………………………………………….    91
The Pope Argument……………………………………………………………..  95
The “No right to judge” Argument………………………………………        96
The Suppression Argument………………………………………………….    105
The Homosexual Relationships of the Bible Arguments……..               106
The Submit to the Governmental Authorities Argument…………          118

Main Point ……. 125
Conclusion…….. 125

Chapter Four ……….            130
But… “I was born this way”

Is it a Choice or not?...............   131
Explaining Righteousness……    146

Main Point …..   158
Conclusion…..   158

Chapter Five ………. 161
The Gay Christian…An Oxymoron or a Reality?

The Baby Christian ………………………….       162
The Backslidden Christian……………………    164
The “Christian” Imposter……………………..    172
The so-called “Christian”……………………..    175
The Mature Christian…………………………..   177
Evidence of Salvation…………………………..   180


Main Point ……  184
Conclusion……  184

Chapter Six…………  187
Red Herrings…The Art of Blocking and Diverting

The Red Herring Interracial Marriage……………………….       187
The Red Herring of the Civil Rights Movement…………..       188
The Red Herring of Women’s Hair……………………………….  201
The Red Herring of the Bible and Slavery…………………….    209

Main Point……   234
Conclusion……  235

Chapter Seven……… 239
Forced to Choose… Is it a Question of Bigotry or Persecution?


Tolerance vs. Support………………............................................... 239
Forced Conversion…………………………………………………………  240
Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech………………………… 241
Incidences of Christian Persecution in America……………………… 243
Additional Examples of Christian Persecution in America……….      252
The Biblical Mandate to Obey God……………………………………… 256

Main Point……   257
Conclusion……. 257

Epilogue……......259

Appendix –What Christians Believe and Why…. ….. 272

Essential Doctrines………….  272
The Bible as the Word of God………………. 272
The Absolute Authority of the Scriptures……............275

Evidence of the Bible as the Word of God……............277

Authorship…………………….............277
Circulation…………………….............278
History………………………                278
Prophecies……………………             278
Jesus Supported the Scriptures...     279
Archaeology………………….........     281.
One God in Three Persons……………………..       281

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior……………….       283

Jesus is God……………………………………           285

Jesus identified Himself as God……….                288

Jesus Christ can Forgive Sins………………….       294

Evidences that Jesus is God……296
The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ…………  307
Evidences of the Resurrection…311

Satan is Real……………………………………          314

Bibliography………………………… 319

Subject Index ………………………  322

Name Index………………………..    324

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Elreta Dodds is an ordained Minister and teaches Bible studies on Christian apologetics. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Masters Social Worker. Elreta has a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, both of which were obtained from Wayne State University where she graduated with honors. Elreta taught courses in community services for eight years as an adjunct instructor at Siena Heights University and is retired from the state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services after twenty-five years of service. She is winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Award in Social Change for her book, "Racism, The Bible, and The American Dream" (published in 2010). Her latest title, “The Right to Be Christian in a Gay Rights America” paperback is her seventh work of non-fiction. The eBook is her eighth work of non-fiction.


Pub Date: July 31, 2018

BOOK DESCRIPTION - PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK

this book provides a biblical and constitutional defense against the persecution of Christians who do not support homosexuality and explains why their non-endorsement is a question of faith and religion, not of intolerance and bigotry. The intent is not to castigate those who identify themselves as gay or to inflame emotions, but to present a convincing argument as to why many Christians believe they cannot support the homosexual lifestyle, or associated lifestyles, and to equip Christians with the necessary tools to defend the faith as well as themselves when it comes to this particular social issue.

There are Christians in America who have been persecuted (fired, jailed, sued, maligned, physically threatened, expelled etc.) for not supporting, approving of, or participating in the affirmation of homosexuality. There is a difference between tolerance and support, but the line between the two has been blurred causing many Christians to be unjustly accused of intolerance and discrimination.

 This book focuses primarily on the injustice of persecuting Christians who believe homosexuality goes against what the Bible says, and thus do not condone the lifestyle. The book supports the position that says it is reasonable, when taking into account the Scriptures that address homosexuality, for Christians to believe that homosexuality is immoral and that it is therefore a violation of their First Amendment rights of religious liberty and freedom of speech if forced to go against their belief, or if persecuted for upholding it.


BISAC CODES: REL105000, REL067030, REL012110


Press Toward The Mark Publications

Christian apologetic books (books that defend the faith) that focus on racism, sexism, chauvinism, slavery, and sexuality.

P.O. Box 2099 Detroit, Michigan 48202 / Business Phone: (313) 527-0068 / Email address: elretadodds@yahoo.com


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