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Parents and the Sexual Orientation of Their Children

Stephanie Escobar

Enrique Chuvieco - published on 06/27/14

Therefore, it is not true that a child is born gay or a girl is born a lesbian; and on the other hand, the family loses something very important: the blessing that it can be to have a boy or girl with those features.
You said that you were a homosexual. Did you feel uncomfortable having this kind of relationship?

I lived a gay life for many years. I had several boyfriends and lived with one of them for three years. After being raised as a Jew, the last one was a Catholic and loved Jesus. Through him, I ended up knowing and loving Jesus and realized that the Lord works in mysterious ways. At one point, we read in the Bible that God does not like homosexual behavior. I was really upset with that, because I did not want to stop. Later we decided not to have sex. I converted to Catholicism and asked God to take away my homosexual feelings. I was celibate for nine years, and then I met my wife and we got married, but that was a hell, because I had not resolved my attraction to people of the same sex. I had just repressed it.
How did you definitively leave your homosexual practices behind?

I was looking for documents, courses, seminars, therapists, priests all over the world who could help me, but no one understood the problem in all its complexity. That was 31 years ago. It was very painful and it took me a very long time to understand why I was attracted to the same sex. I also understood that during those years I had prayed wrongly, since I begged and prayed to the Lord: Take away my homosexual feelings! He could do it but he did not. So the prayer that I should have prayed was a different one: "Lord, teach me the meaning of my homosexual feelings, why I have them."

It happened that the Holy Spirit revealed to me one by one the reasons I was attracted to people of the same sex. So, I started to touch those points in therapy and received the approval and affection of heterosexual men. Naturally, my homosexual impulses disappeared. I asked God what he wanted of me and discerned that he was asking me to return to college, to get a psychology degree, and to seek out and help others who have unwanted same-sex attractions and to support their families. This was 27 years ago. So in recent years, as a therapist, I have helped thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions to become heterosexuals.

In recent years, many people have appeared declaring that they are homosexuals, as a result of political and media attention in developed countries. Do you see you other factors?

The book Opening the Closet Doors perfectly explains the history of the gay rights movement, which began in the U.S. in the 1960s, following the civil rights movement. Before they were rejected by their families, churches, and everyone. As is natural, they were resentful and hurt, got together, and decided on a strategy to gain acceptance from people. They developed a homosexual manifesto, which I summarize in the aforementioned book, where I explain their history, motivations, and strategy.

Wherever you go, they try to suppress your actions. Do you think homosexuals are afraid of you and so prevent the exercise of your freedom of speech?

The homosexual movement is like a building set on two pillars. One says, "We were born gay," and the other says, "Therefore, we cannot change." I appear, a former homosexual, married, with three children, and I have worked as a therapist for 25 years and helped many people, and I affirm that, scientifically, you cannot prove that people are born homosexual. Therefore, change is possible, which destroys their building, and they hate me for that.

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