Many Christians believe that “homosexual behavior” is the worst of sins and that God hates homosexuals, based on Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13, where same-sex intercourse is called an “abomination.” Does the Bible really justify this conclusion? Do we know what abomination really means? Let’s see if the rest of the Bible sheds light on the … Continue reading –>
Conscientious Christians frequently remind us that we are “to call sin by its right name.” 1 So I shall try to make an effort to “call sin by its right name” in this post. First of all, it seems to me, we need to define sin. We all recognize the classic definition that “sin is the … Continue reading –>
“How can one be gay and call oneself a Christian?” These words bring back memories of the time when I thought that “gay Christian” was an oxymoron. Since then I, a conservative Christian who believes that sexual activity was designed by God as a special bond and procreative act within heterosexual marriage, have gained some … Continue reading –>
When I was the caretaker of an apartment complex, I got a work order to change locks on a tenant’s door. Apparently someone had a key that was fitting the lock on her apartment. No problem. I changed the lock. A couple of days later I was asked to put a second dead bolt on … Continue reading –>
Although most men identify themselves as straight, some will say that they are gay, and there are a others who would rather be called “bi.” I have trouble with these labels, for I am not sure whether a person is talking about orientation or actions. Instead of representing human sexuality as three separate boxes, I … Continue reading –>
As a Christian, how do you answer that question? Being same-sex attracted, Tim felt that he was “gay.” So when Andrew asked him, “Are you gay,” he got that deer-caught-in-the-headlights look, which was a give-away even without the “yes” that followed.
I wouldn’t expect to see an uncompromising statement regarding the Bible’s condemnation of homosexual sex featured prominently on CNN. com. But on March 3, 2011, that’s exactly what happened. While we may not agree 100% with all of what Dr. Gagnon writes, he makes some thought-provoking statements. What do you think? My Take: The Bible … Continue reading –>
Gay marriage has been accepted in Canada since July, 2005. From media reports, one would think that probably ten or fifteen percent of marriages in Canada were between people of the same sex. Statistics Canada (2006) listed six out of a thousand marriages as being between same sex couples. That is just over one-half of … Continue reading –>
Many Christians believe that homosexuality is the worst of sins because, after all, God destroyed Sodom for it, didn’t He? But does the Bible really say this? For the sake of completeness, I have done a digital search of the Bible for all references to Sodom. I haven’t copied them all in this post because … Continue reading –>
Most conservative Christians answer Yes to that question. And same-sex-attracted persons listening feel condemned because they understand homosexuality to be their sexual orientation, just like heterosexuality is a sexual orientation. But when conservative Christians say “homosexuality,” they usually think of gay sex, rather than sexual orientation. And that creates a lot of misunderstanding.
Many gay Christian men wonder whether they should come out of the closet or continue to quietly hide behind the mask and appear like everyone else.