'Sin of Homosexuality' Video Inspires Gay Pride Dance Party at OCHSA

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​How does a musical-theater-loving school respond to an anti-gay video featuring one of its own students?   

With Gaga, natch.  

Kids at Orange County High School of the Arts launched an impromptu Gay Pride Day, complete with rainbow flags and a "Born This Way" dance party, after seeing a YouTube clip titled, "Homosexuality in High School." The video is hosted by Bobby Blakey, high school pastor of Aliso Viejo's Compass Bible Church, who preaches that those who are "trapped in the lifestyle" of homosexuality can be "freed" by Jesus. 

It has since been removed, but was re-uploaded by others here and here.
 


Over eerie music, Blakey states that "many students, though they don't think of themselves as homosexual, have completely embraced the lifestyle as legitimate for their friends. If you don't accept homosexuality, you're not 'in' with what's happening today."    

Homosexuality, he says, is the "one issue that defines this generation." 

In comes two fresh-faced boys, Tyler and Patrick, who share how they once believed they were gay, but then read the Bible, and turned their lives around.
 
"It wasn't a choice for me anymore," Tyler says in the video. "I knew that this is what I had to do."   

This week, the video riled up students at OCHSA--which Tyler attends according to Queerty and student comments--so much so that they broke out in dance.  

"We believe in acceptance," the description of the OCHSA event reads. "We believe in love." 


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Joe
Joe

If you really knew what goes on at Compass Bible Church it would scare you.  It is an abusive church.  They are highly controlling, manipulating and cult like church.  The worst there is an associate Pastor who does counseling.  His name is Pete and he is the sickest of them all.  Don't ever let anyone you know see him for counseling.  He should be arrested for the abuse he causes. 

Annonymous
Annonymous

I thought I was the only one abused at this church. 

Moh
Moh

Great job OCHS kids.  Truly inspirational providing a positive outlook for the future of our society.  Go forward and spread the love.

forgayrights
forgayrights

Mitch "Why are you so afraid of someone deciding to control their own sexual destiny?"If you truly believe in what you just said... then why make this video? because this video is telling people who are gay to be not gay or they will burn in hell.... so your telling me (gay teenager) that i can choose my own sexual destiny... well i am choosing to be myself. I am gay. so why are you telling me it is wrong to be?

Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson

I work on the same street as this church and know that they have very limited parking as it being located in a business park of all places. Clarient, Inc. Headquarters being one of the largest that allow church parking in their lot after hours for Wednesday's, Sunday's and special events.Please write to the address below and ask for them to not allow parking for the members of this church for the reasons of what Paster Bobby Blake said in the video. This will cause a great burden on this church as their is no other parking in the area of walking distance.

Clarient, Inc. Headquarters 31 ColumbiaAliso Viejo, CA 92656

shadow_man
shadow_man

For those of you claiming homosexuality is a "lifestyle", that is a false and ignorant statement. Homosexuality is not a choice.  Just like you don't choose the color of your skin, you cannot choose whom you are sexually attracted to. Virtually all major psychological and medical experts agree that sexual orientation is NOT a choice. Most gay people will tell you its not a choice. Common sense will tell you its not a choice. While science is relatively new to studying homosexuality, studies tend to indicate that its biological.

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There is overwhelming scientific evidence that homosexuality is not a choice. Sexual orientation is generally a biological trait that is determined pre-natally, although there is no one certain thing that explains all of the cases. "Nurture" may have some effect, but for the most part it is biological.

And it should also be noted that:"It is worth noting that many medical and scientific organizations do believe it is impossible to change a person's sexual orientation and this is displayed in a statement by American Academy of Pediatrics, American Counseling Association, American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American School Health Association, Interfaith Alliance Foundation, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Social Workers, and National Education Association."

shadow_man
shadow_man

 This is the perfect example of how anti-gay people change the bible's words for their anti-gay agenda.

Corinthians 6:9-11Let us examine that very closely.

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [malakoi], nor homosexual offenders [arsenokoites], nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

First of all, before we address this line, let us consider one thing. Supposedly taken from a 2000+ year old book, understand that the word "homosexual" was not coined until 1869 by Austrian-born novelist Karl-Maria Kertbeny. So how it happens to be included in a true reading of the particular biblical passage should make you ponder how accurate the interpretation actually is. So man changing the words of the Bible to conveniently spread hate?

Absolutely.

shadow_man
shadow_man

We need to get the word out to religious communities that anti-gay people are twisting God's words to condone their hate.

Homosexuality is not a sin. The Bible is constantly being taken out of context to support anti-gay views. Scholars who have studied the Bible in context of the times and in relation to other passages have shown those passages (Leviticus, Corinthians, Romans, etc) have nothing to do with homosexuality. These passages often cherry-picked while ignoring the rest of the Bible. The sins theses passages are referring to are idolatry, Greek temple sex worship, prostitution, pederasty with teen boys, and rape, not homosexuality or two loving consenting adults.

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Qoheleth
Qoheleth

For what it's worth, Blakely is defending shrinking ground.

The Apostle Paul used a fair number of words that were either really rare or he coined.   Just about every word involved in this debate is in that category (maybe why the Apostle Peter said Paul's writings are hard to understand).  But one of those certainly doesn't mean what Blakely probably thinks it does:  what the KJV translates as "effeminate" almost certainly is better translated "wuss" or "coward".

I noticed on the church page, two reasonable comments that didn't approve of the church were removed.  That's the act of a coward.  And the site got flooded suddenly with positive comments to overwhelm the others -- which is the action of a wuss: bury criticism rather than face it.

So according to the Apostle Paul, the people at Compass Bible Church aren't likely to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

Grandma
Grandma

Homosexuals are deviants. At least some child molesters realize what they are doing is evil and they try to change.

David
David

Shame on you Grandma for your evil words. You are lucky that God loves everyone, even the uneducated like yourself. Come out from under your rock and do a little FACTUAL research, not from your bible; which has more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese!!. 

Mithrandale
Mithrandale

"Deviant" is a statistical statement -- as such, your claim is true.

But morally, it's idiotic.

Scott H.
Scott H.

Coming from a male in South Dakota who calls himself "Grandma" that says a lot.

Troll much?

David
David

Thanks OC Weekly!!! You always have your finger on the pulse!! Bobby Blakey, the so-called pastor at Compass Bible Church has just destroyed the lives of those two boys in his anti-gay video. He just may have blood on his hands when his "Pray the Gay Away" spell wears off and they both take drastic measures to end their lives due to self-hating. I pray that these two boys are able to come through this with the outpouring of love and acceptance that truly is God. Bobby's video is nothing more than adult bullying, he needs to be held accountable for all the damage he has done and is still doing.

Wingnut1
Wingnut1

To those who say homosexuals are "born that way," how do you explain the observation that some pairs of identical twins have different sexual orientations?

David
David

Ever heard of Google?? Type in your question and you too shall be educated in this matter, with facts, not heresay or biblical BS.

Mithrandale
Mithrandale

It's called statistics -- it's not a mechanical thing, but like rolling dice.  Think of it as having a pair of dice where any roll totaling eleven or more means "gay".  The genetic effect may be something as subtle as replacing the ones on the dice with sixes.  The more interesting thing about the twin studies is that twins are more likely to both be gay.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Did you mean to address the people who say they ARE or ARENT? 

Wingnut1
Wingnut1

I hate bigots. They all deserve to die. Everything in the world is their fault.

909Jeff
909Jeff

"I hate bigots"

Isn't that exactly what bigots do? 

Stanley J
Stanley J

My vanity  license plate is  SINMORE    My wifes is MORESIN.

We wanted bcumgay but they wouldnt give it to us.

Some parts of xtianity are the curse of human civilization every bit as much as Islam.

Women couldnt vote - ti would destroy the family.  (really the dominance of men over women) note how the most conservative churches keep women as second class citizens

Inter-racial marriage was banned in most states until 1967,  the conservatives rallying cry was to "protect the sanctity of the white race'

the marriage license requirement came from blacks being allowed to marry after the civil war. Most were destitute and couldnt pay the fee.  (same game re the poll tax)

It goes on and on.

Re the fixed gays - they are terrified by being told they will burn in hell etc etc. Essentialy the church turns them into  pathological liars about themselfves.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

The gays should crash the Compass Bible Church Fall Fest at Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine for Halloween.  A bunch of fairies dancing in thongs at this event would be some sweet righteous indignation. 

David
David

i had exactly the same idea as i drove past it today!!!! maybe we should....

Stanley J
Stanley J

I'm going to a halloween party at a gay str8 bar - attended by about 50 50 gay - str8

I'll have my special homemade catholic cardinals hat - with two horns made out of small dildoes.

And a cross...............................................................

mitch young
mitch young

Have a good time, Stan!

mitch young
mitch young

That's rich, coming from the founder of the Down Low Low Riders de Aztán.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

The only thing that Mitchie's more obsessed with than Mexicans are the gays—methinks some hombre way back when spurned Mitchie's advances haha

Sue Yourschool
Sue Yourschool

ANYONE who says "being gay is a choice," is themselves BISEXUAL, because being gay for them is a choice and they cannot see beyond their own experience of their own sexuality.

Gay people and straight people know their is no choice, as do psychologists, scientists and doctors.

Joe
Joe

I did a study of gay men while in College.  One of the questions I asked was "were you molested by a man, when you were a child?  25 of 25 men said yes.  So please don't tell me that these men were not influenced by some gay-molester.  If your a poof, it's because you made a choice, consciencely or sub-consciencely.  Most people with dis-orders seem to rationlize thier issues.     

sebastiane
sebastiane

Here  is a actual study that finds homophobic men most sexually aroused by gay porndone by Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens USA.The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.

Moh
Moh

Joe your an idiot not a scientist.  How embarrassing for you to base your deductions on a college study you did.  Credibility much?

Wingnut1
Wingnut1

This is the central issue. Is it a choice? If this were decided once and for all, then there would be no more discussion, no more controversy. So, is it a choice or isn't it?

Mithrandale
Mithrandale

Why does it matter if it's a choice?Being a religious bigot is a choice, being a Democrat is a choice, being part of Habitat for Humanity is a choice. If it were proven to not be a choice, those who choose to be religious bigots would still say it's evil -- like alcoholism, of course -- those who choose to be Democrats would still probably support gay marriage, and those who choose to work with Habitat for Humanity would still just want to know if you can swing a hammer.The bigots will keep on being bigots no matter what.

Stsebastiane
Stsebastiane

Yes and you breeders only have sex to reproduce if that were true porn would not exist

Moh
Moh

This is not a comment from someone who "went" to college.

Joe
Joe

You poofs swear that it is natural.  Look at the genetics man cannot reproduce with man? is that normal?  No you meat slurper.    

mitch young
mitch young

A lot of guys in prison, ships, and British boarding schools would say differently.

Stanley J
Stanley J

it has little to do with what you do, epecially occasionally. And everything to do with to whom you are attracted.

See my comment several other comments above to mitch young

I only wish it was a choice.  Double the opportunity, double the fun.

And prob 1 out of 3 would choose to be gay - enough to support and drive same sex marriage to fruition.

While helping to stop the population bomb.

And providing so many loving homes for all those kids who are aborted.

(bet I got the conservative churches having a fit on that one)

Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson

This guy is a complete JOKE! Gay and Proud here!

Born to be Me
Born to be Me

I wonder if the parents signed release forms for this video...???

Notyrbznes
Notyrbznes

Dear blond kid in the video,

You're obviously gay. God loves gay and straight people. Denying your true self, the way God made you, is NOT Christian of you. You are only hurting yourself to try to please a nonsense-spouting bigot.

Love,

a concerned person 

mitch young
mitch young

Maybe he doesn't want to be 'gay'. Maybe he is a guy with tendencies to be attracted to the same-sex but is fighting against that. Tons of middle age 'gay' guys have children, fathered in the normal way, they obviously got the junk working at some time with a woman.

There is no doubt there is  biological component to homosexual tendencies -- but that is all they are, tendencies. The guy chooses not to let those tendencies limit or define him.

Scott H.
Scott H.

I'm left handed, Mitch.  It doesn't "define me", it only limits me in choosing what side of a booth to sit in in a restaurant.  It just is what it is.

Stanley J
Stanley J

I've met about 17-18 people, mostly men who were in a hetero marriage, but were gay. Eventually all of these marriages failed. Even though most of the men were able to perform......

the bottom line was explained ot me by one -   My marriage was a lie, my wife knew it also.   I married because I was the third of five boys, it was expected.  As for sex, after every time we did it I silently almost cried.  It wasnt right it was a lie and almost like a rape to my emotions.

We ended the marriage and the lie.   I am still best friends with my Ex.  I helped her to find a truely str8 person to marry. He now is also a best friend to me and my male partner.

To this church of lies, control and yes hate - I hope the minister goes to eternal damnation.  he deserves it for the 10 year struggle I endured, and probably others as well.

Tmarucci
Tmarucci

Hoping someone suffers eternal damnation won't make it so, because despite what you may personally subjectively believe, there is an objective spiritual reality. I Hope and pray that you discover it, and live according to it, before you come face to face with it's eternal ramifications.

Scott H.
Scott H.

And maybe he'll be one of the many who can't deal with the guilt that has been programmed into him and kill himself before he makes a baby for Jeezus.

Would that make you happier?

Tmarucci
Tmarucci

You appear to be the one trying to "influence" and "control". I've noticed that twice in this post that you've tried twice in this post to "control" this young man who has chosen to honor God in his sexual choices. What makes you so afraid of his choices that you feel the need to control him. Your definition of "control", not mine. To me "control" means coercion by force. Apparently in a post modern culture you can choose to define a term however you wish, so I suppose I can't hold you personally responsible for making up your own definition.

Stanley J
Stanley J

isnt hatered qand bigotry the abslute worst mental illness of all time? Its the cause of the terrorism of Islam and of course of the hatred of gay, Jews, blacks, and orientals etc.

time these mentals were sent to the big house made famous in the movie "one flew over the cuckoos nest.

And the other part of the hatred - its something to rile up the people and get them to contribute more money.

Pat Robinson, chief homophobe and hater among xtians - well he flys around i pvt jets, owns a fabulously expensive antique car collection, and only god knows how many homes ( think of  McCain and the 08 election).

He told his followers after the terrible earthquake in Haiti  "they deserved it"   (because some arent xtians.

And of course his cultural past is that of justifying slavery, the kkk and segregation as per the bible.

Stanley J
Stanley J

they are so brainwashed into their beliefs they will say things like "it was his own fault."

Some religions are the curse of manking. Islam is not the only one, Xtianity is also.

And the orthodox Jews in the Israeli parliement who in jan 2009 said "gays are like bird flu"   A call for the genocide of the same people who shared hitlers ovens withe the close relatives of those orthodox jews , maybe even their parents.

the whole business is f...king sick.  I'm thiilled that two of my 3 children are aethists. My other son is still jewish, (no )   tks to his wife

shes going to have a baby by cesarian in two weeks. they told me I am expected at the circumcision jewish ritual.

I've made arrangements to disapear, and stay over a gay friends house on that day.and hte night before.

Notyrbznes
Notyrbznes

Given tthat there are so many bigots like the pastor of that church, who would WANT to be gay? No one. But some people are gay biologically. Bigots try to control other people's sexual destiny.

The real question is why are straight people so afraid of other people's sexual destiny?

mitch young
mitch young

Why are you so afraid of someone deciding to control their own sexual destiny? 

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