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 –>
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.
I used to wonder why gay people, in particular, objected so much to the “love the sinner but hate the sin” expression. I wondered until I received a note …Continue reading -->
We understand that same-sex attractions are real and not just a chosen behavior. Whether they are caused by heredity, pre-natal influences, environment, or a combination of these factors …Continue reading -->