Ex-lesbian Janet Boynes, author and
founder of Janet Boynes Ministries:
Called Out (Janet Boynes
Former lesbian Janet Boynes, the founder of Janet Boynes Ministries: Called Out, a Christian outreach ministry that helps people struggling with homosexuality, talked about the acceptance of gay “marriage” in our society, and stressed that “the Bible talks about [how] these things are going to happen in the last days.”
“That is not a marriage,” Janet Boynes said in a June 2 interview on Faith and Freedom radio. “And so we have to not allow ourselves to get so confused, and realize that the Bible talks about these things are going to happen in the last days.”
“We have to have a better understanding that the Bible talks about, you know, in the last days these things are going to happen,” she said, “and trust God that He has an answer for everything in his Word.”
The following is a transcript of the interview:
Janet Boynes: “There are so many children out there today that are giving their parents an ultimatum. I’m hearing about it all over the country. I mean, this young generation, they are bold, they are brash, and they want things their way. Their giving their parents an ultimatum: ‘Either you accept me and my same-sex partner, or I’m walking away.’
“The sad thing is a lot of parents are caving. They’re allowing, you know, they’re allowing their child [and] a same-sex partner to come to Christmas and Thanksgiving, and all these other things, as if they are a heterosexual couple.”
Host: “Or even a wedding, perhaps.”
Janet: “Or even a wedding. But anything else out of a man or woman is a civil union. That is not a marriage. And so we have to not allow ourselves to get so confused and realize that the Bible talks about these things are going to happen in the last days. We have to have a better understanding that the Bible talks about, you know, in the last days these things are going to happen, and trust God that He has an answer for everything in his Word.”
Host Mat Staver: “So let me give you a specific example of something that might - certainly could -- happen in a situation like this.
“Your son comes to you one day and sits down and says, ‘I need tell you that I am gay, that I’m involved in a same-sex relationship, or I’m attracted to men.’ And that’s step one. And then step two, there is a Christmas dinner, Thanksgiving dinner, whatever it might be, and that person wants to bring that person in which they’re having a relationship over to have a meal.
“Or, alternatively, they come to you when they’re grown, and they say, ‘I’m getting married to another man (a man getting married to a man, a woman getting married to a woman), and I want to let you know that I’m gay, lesbian, and I want you to come to the wedding.’How do you walk through that? What’s the steps?”
Janet Boynes: “It’s not an easy process the parents should do. And this is my recommendation, and this is what I believe this is what we’re going to - this is what is going to be in my new book coming out.
“Most gays and lesbians are going to be looking for affirmation, they’re looking to be affirmed, and the most important thing for a parent to sit down is, one, when you get the invite or they come to you, don’t ignore it, don’t push it under the carpet. You’re going to have to address this thing and be prepared to address it head on.
“And just tell them, ‘as much as we love you (which is not accepted by, you know, your child and the gay community -- ‘yeah, you can love me, but if you love me, you’ll allow me to do x, y and z.’) Let them know that, ‘yes, we do love you. However, we believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and for this reason, we will not allow you and your same-sex partner to be in the house. However, you are more than welcome, you are our child. You can come here, you can eat here, you can stay here, you can come here anytime you want -- you are our child. But your same-sex partner cannot come to our home and our holidays as a couple.’
“Then the question is, ‘Well, look, you let, you know, Joannie and Johnny come.’ ‘Yes, because we accept their relationship. They’re heterosexual, they’re doing things right. We feel that this is unacceptable, not only for myself, but in the Word of God.’”