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              What many would consider their worst nightmare has become a reality for Christopher Yuan. While attending dental school, he began living promiscuously as a homosexual and experimenting with illicit drugs. Within a few years, he was expelled from dental school, imprisoned for drug dealing and discovered that he was HIV positive.

              But God has turned his nightmare into an exciting and inspiring story of redemption, grace and transformation. Christopher has an understanding heart for and a desire to minister to those working through issues of sexuality and to those living with HIV/AIDS. He speaks locally and internationally to youth, on college campuses, in churches and in prisons.

              Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and is currently pursuing a doctorate of ministry at Bethel Seminary. He now teaches at Moody while continuing his speaking ministry which has reached four continents around the world. Christopher has spoken at both Saddleback Church and Willow Creek Community Church in America and at many conferences including InterVarsity's Urbana and the Moody Pastors' Conference and Men's Conference. He is also featured in the award-winning documentary, "HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS" and has co-authored with his mother, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope (forthcoming May 3, 2011 by WaterBrook Multnomah a division of Random House).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Ugandan Parliament is considering an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which would criminalize homosexual acts and even impose the death-penalty for repeat offenders or those who are HIV+. In addition, the bill would require anyone (including pastors, health care providers, counselors and even family members) to turn over to the authorities those suspected of homosexual behavior.

Not only is this against every person's right to life and liberty, but it would make the work of pastors to minister to homosexuals difficult if not impossible. I believe that our call as followers of Jesus Christ is to share the transforming truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and extend the love of God through our compassion and love for all.

Passing a bill such as this would not extend the grace and loving-kindness which would draw people to the redeeming work of the Cross.

Therefore, I have signed a letter to Uganda’s President and First Lady Museveni along with Alan Chambers (President of Exodus International), Randy Thomas (Vice President of Exodus International) and Dr. Warren Throckmorton (Member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors). This letter expresses our grave concerns with this legislation and requests that the President not support this bill.

You can read the letter by clicking the image above. Please join us in voicing our opposition to this bill by joining the Facebook group started by my friend, Dr. Throckmorton.


Blogger Honouring God from a Cliff said...

I'm 100% supporting your cause Christopher! I've been to Uganda before, love that country and have many friends there. it would be sad to see something so evil established amoung them.
its so not the right way to deal with homosexuality.

November 24, 2009 at 5:48 AM  

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