Melinda Selmys gives her talk at the 2012 Courage Conference titled, The Straight Story where she gives an account of her life where lived the lesbian life style and then came to God and became wife and mother of six children. She then gives her assessment of the origins and ramifications of her same sex attraction, discussing whether it is intrinsic to a person’s nature as many would have us believe today or whether it is simply a temptation for some people which can be resisted like any other temptation as part of one’s overall effort to conform their will to the will of God. She includes many references to philosophy, theology, psychology and to her own personal experience to form an intelligent, Christian, broadminded view of a very complex issue.
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This is a Christmas chant which has been adapted to a polyphonic / homophonic melody. The background image is Bartolome Esteban Murillo’s “Adoration of the Shepherds”. Here follows the English and Latin words to this shortened version:
O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio! Alleluia!
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger! Alleluia!