Gay Near-death Experiences

Homosexuals have near-death experiences just like everyone else. Studies have been done that were exclusive to them - a special look to see if they are different when faced with death, clinically dead but later resuscitated. No real differences appeared. Source: P.M.H. AtwaterAn international authority on near-death states, PMH Atwater is the author of 10 books, her writings have also appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. She has lectured twice at the United Nations and guested on tv and radio talk shows such as Sally Jessy Raphael, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, Regis & Kathy Lee, Geraldo, and The Shirley Show in Canada. Recently she was awarded the ’Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists and the ’Outstanding Service Award’ from IANDS (where she has also been a 2 term board member).

Who has Near Death Experiences?

NDEs are “equal opportunity” experiences. People from many cultures and background, and of all ages—from infants (describing their NDEs once they could talk) to elderly people—have had NDEs. NDEs have been reported by males and females, people from all levels of education, of all religions as well as people not involved in any religion or spiritual practice, people of all social/wealth levels, heterosexuals and homosexuals, people with a life history of “good” or “bad” actions, and people with and without mental illness. None of these aspects of a person has made it possible to predict who will or won’t have an NDE, or whose NDE will be pleasurable or distressing.

And what does the NDE have to say about sex in this regard? It is interesting that not too much is ever said about sex in most accounts. It seems that God really isn’t too interested in our sex life, but is very interested in our love life. By that I mean that we have to ask ourselves if our sexual behavior is based on love, and is it given as an expression of our caring for another, or is it just for our own sensory gratification or to boost a lonely or deflated ego. In addition, several gay people who have had NDEs write that, although they felt or were made to feel shame on Earth for their sexual orientation, having a homosexual orientation was not a major issue on the other side (Liz Dale, PhD, Crossing Over & Coming Home). Again, what was more important was where they were coming from in the relationship—was the other person a sexual object, or a person and human being that they loved and cared about? Whatever our sexual orientation, this greater understanding about love is indeed needed in our modern culture, which has often forgotten that love is caring.

International Association for Near Death StudiesThe International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is an organization for studying and disseminating information on the phenomena of the near death experience (NDE). IANDS was founded in the USA in 1981. Today it has grown into an international organization, which includes a network of more than 50 local interest groups. IANDS also supports and assists near-death experiencers (NDErs) and people close to them. | IANDS Web Site

What about sexually diverse people?

If this world was to ever find out just a small amount of what sexually diverse (gay) people are here to do on this planet, there would never be one single wisecrack or hurtful remark made ever again. Instead there would be great respect! People who speak disrespectful things about people of this orientation ... enact judgment, and do so from a place of unenlightenment, insecurity, ego and socially induced prejudice. Some may use mistranslated scriptures taught to them, not by the Holy Spirit ... but by fear-filled human beings. Many will choose to sustain a Divinely unsupported satanic hate-based rage against these children of God, rather than using Love to bring understanding and healing between both peoples. Christ said, THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT IS THAT WE ARE TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER! When people sling condemnation, judgment and bitterness at others, they are not practicing the great commandment. They are allowing their Souls to fall into darkness.

Christian AndréasonCounselor, teacher, speaker and published author, Christian Andreason is a man of many talents. He is also an award winning recording artist and songwriter, winning the 2000 GLAMA Award in the area of Contemporary Spiritual Music. Since his near-death experience in 1995, people have been drawn to Christian and have sought him out far and wide. Renown, for his impressive intuitive and counseling abilities, thus far Christian has worked in ministry with a great multitude. As a Spiritual Therapist, his Loving Christ-centered method and integral command can produce a stimulating and life-changing Spiritualized event.. | Christians NDE Story

NDE Anaylasis of Homosexuality

Countless near-death experiences describe the unconditional love that God has for everyone. This, of course, includes gays and lesbians. Just the fact that God created so many homosexuals (approximately 10% of the population) should be enough proof for any reasonable person. Unfortunately, there are people out there who, out of ignorance, fear, and bigotry, persecute them by treating them as second class citizens.

The following insights comes from near-death testimonies concerning bigotry. These insights show how homosexuality is just as natural as heterosexuality and is certainly not offensive to God as some religious texts claim.

  • Creed, race, gender, and sexual preference have no real meaning to God. No matter who we are, we were all children joined under one God. The only rule is God's true law "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." ( P.M.H. Atwater)
  • Those religions which claim superiority over others, or exclude people for various reasons, go against God's law that we love one another as we love ourselves. (Sandra RogersLessons from the Light
  • There is no one religion just as there is no "chosen" people or person. We are all children of God in the sense that we are all souls of God's creation. What counts is what comes from the heart, not what one professes to believe. The most difficult thing for a person who has been deeply steeped in a particular religious tradition is to realize that the form alone is not what elevates a person; it is the heart. ( PMH Atwater)
  • It also needs to be recognized that not all teachings described as religious are beneficial. Religion which is judgmental, prejudicial, critical, and narrow may impede the spirit's natural growth. It is love, not religion, which creates spiritual growth. Where religion teaches love, there is growth. Where religion impedes love, there is stagnation. ( Nora Spurgin)
  • Kevin Williams:Kevin R. Williams is the webmaster of 'Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife' at www.near-death.com. His website is one the most comprehensive websites on the internet concerning this subject. Mr. Williams believes his mission in life is to bring information about the near-death experience (NDE) to the internet and world. He states, 'My mission is to magnify the truth and to shine a light in this world of darkness. I seek to end the ignorance and fear of death and to plant seeds of more spiritual love and light within my fellow human beings.' Near Death Experience Researcher



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    Near Death Experience

    A near-death experience (NDE), refers to a broad range of personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body; feelings of levitation; extreme fear; total serenity, security, or warmth; the experience of absolute dissolution; and the presence of a light, which some people interpret as a deity. Some see NDEs as a paranormal and spiritual glimpse into the afterlife. Internatonal Association of Near Death Studies 

    Covenant

    bĕriyth

    1) covenant, alliance, pledge
      a) between men
         1a) treaty, alliance, league (man to man)
         2a) constitution, ordinance (monarch to
         subjects)
         3a) agreement, pledge (man to man)
         4a) alliance (of friendship)
         5a) alliance (of marriage)
       b) between God and man
         1b) alliance (of friendship)
         2b) covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)

    #1285 Strong's Hebrew Lexicon

    Doctors Opinion

    I gave a lecture on GLBT (Gay/ Lesbian/ Bisexual/ Transgender) NDEs at an IANDS Conference some years ago. As part of preparation for this, Ken Ring provided me with the narratives of about 20 GLBT NDEs. While we don't specifically ask people their sexual preference on the NDE form filled out on NDERF to share the experience, it is clear reviewing the narratives that some NDErs are GLBT, and I have encountered at least several dozen GLBT NDEs over the years. The best book on this is by Dr. Liz Dale 'Crossing Over & Coming Home' with a review of several dozen more GLBT NDEs. Here's the executive summary of all this: GLBT NDEs are basically indistinguishable from non-GLBT NDEs, with the exception that I have not yet encountered a frightening GLBT NDE. Generally there is nothing in the NDE regarding their sexual preference (true for non-GLBT NDEs), and no negative judgement about their sexual preference. On the few accounts where there is reference to GLBT sexual preference, the best summary is as one put it: 'God is more interested in our love life than our sex life'. Dr. Jeffery LongIn addition to Dr. Long’s professional interests, he has an interesting hobby. Over 10 years ago he began studying near-death experiences. He published his research findings in the book “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.” This book became a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Long has discussed near-death experiences extensively with the media in the past, including appearances on ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, NBC Morning Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Discovery Health, and The Learning Channel. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Time.com. His website devoted to near-death experiences is the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (www.nderf.org). | NDERF

    Jack Rogers

    bibleIn this revised and expanded best seller, Jack RogersJack Rogers is Professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary and Moderator of the 213th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He also served as vice-president of San Francisco Theological Seminary and founded their Southern California campus. Earlier, he was Professor of Philosophical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary for 17 years. argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination

    Individual Journey

    Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
    ~James Baldwin

    Human Love

    In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
    ~ Simone de Beauvoir