I just posted the link to a very informative yet brief book that can quickly address many points of the gay “issue” from several perspectives:
* Family Life
To Download the FREE and Complete version of the book overview described below, copy the following link into your browser:
For English version, go to http://pcmk.org/blue_book.pdf
For Spanish version, go to: http://pcmk.org/bluebookSpanish.pdf
Some words from the preface to this FREE downloadable book:
"...Experience has taught us that not everyone is interested in the same aspects of this issue, so a “Question and Response” format is used. Most of us were concerned initially with the survival of our families. Some wanted to know more about the scientific perspective or social issues; others wanted to know exactly what the Bible said. Some of us did not quite understand why a gay person would “come out” or what sexual orientation is.
The Question and Response format allows readers to refer quickly and directly to those questions that most interest them The subject matter is divided into sections including scientific, social, family life and theological perspectives.
These questions cover areas that we wish we had understood before our loved ones disclosed their identity. Like any organized society, families with information, openness and love can heal and be transformed. We hope that our experience and search will be useful to others and will open dialogue, reduce fear and estrangement among families and help in the healing of broken relationships.
The common perception that gay people are marginal, identifiable and rare is untrue. Our loved ones lead productive and happy lives. They work, live, love, pay taxes, have friendships, interests, contribute to the world and are honored by their families. Their lives are just as special and just as ordinary as ours.
Many of us grew up with the idea that homosexuals are a visible enemy from whom we must protect ourselves and our families. The reality is that most gay people are invisible because the world is unsafe for them and they are among the people we most love and respect.
The Presbyterian Church
Mt. Kisco, New York..."
Consider the index of topics covered, then click on the link in my recommend books list: