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Friday, November 7, 2014

I’m an evangelical minister. I now support the LGBT community — and the church should, too

I’m an evangelical minister. I now support the LGBT community — and the church should, too

Too many Christians stayed silent during the Holocaust and civil rights movement.

 

Washington Post

 For Christians, the LGBT debate has always been framed as a question of sexual ethics. Our argument has centered on six or seven biblical passages that appear to mention homosexuality negatively or appear to establish a heterosexual norm: the sin of Sodom, the laws of Leviticus and the list of “the unrighteous” in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. For most of my career, these ideas formed the foundation of my views and teachings as an evangelical minister and professor of Christian ethics. I co-authored a popular textbook that stated this position flatly: “Homosexual conduct is one form of sexual expression that falls outside the will of God.” I wasn’t mean about it. But I said it.

In recent years, my moral position has shifted. It has dawned on me with shocking force that homosexuality is not primarily an issue of Christian sexual ethics. It’s primarily an issue of human suffering. With that realization, I have now made the radical decision to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community. Read more...

David P. Gushee, author of Changing Our Mind and 19 other books, is distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University.

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

WE WILL SEE WHEN WE STAND AT JUDGEMENT-
YOU CAN'T TAKE THE PARTS YOU DON'T LIKE OUT OF THE BIBLE IT IS AN ALL OR NOTHING DEAL

Anonymous said...

God bless you. This is a very thought-provoking column. People who pull literal Bible quotes out of that massive body of work and use them out of context -- and espouse ignorance of other literal quotes that contradict the initial ones -- should never win the day when it comes to considering Jesus's teachings of tolerance, the perils of judging our Brothers and Sisters, and scads of other lessons. Thanks for much for posting this. I am pretty sure the bigots and self-righteous minority will spring up on this message board any minute know. As I read their comments I will try very hard to "love mine neighbor."

Anonymous said...

4:07 you don't make the rules

Anonymous said...

If you want to convert the gays, you first have to embrace them. Showing them your love and understanding will go a long way towards leading them to GOD.

PS: How do you think Obama got so many to vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Comparing the LGBT community to the holocaust is shameful to say the least! If you have to say you are a distinguished university professor of christian ethics that just tells me you are not! And 5:50 obama got so many to vote and give money to him because he lied so much ! Thank goodness people now realize it!

Anonymous said...

oh my, is this what we have become?

Anonymous said...

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the TRUTH and turn aside to myths. Timothy 4:3-4

Homosexuality is a one of the great deceptions by Satan. He distorts the truth of God's Word. God did not create people with evil urges. People have allowed themselves to be deceived and they embrace what is not Biblical. We all need to read the Word and understand what it says. Unfortunately, many so-called godly leaders are teaching that the gay life-style is ok, and loving people straight into hell.

Anonymous said...

in the end days "evil will be called good and good will be called evil"...God didn't send an army to Sodom and Gomorrah He personally burned them up...Leviticus 18:22...also 1st timothy explains what is expected of pastors and leaders...God said you will be held more accountable then any other man...you are guilty of leading people from the truth....God will judge in the end and only He...love the person and hate the sin but don't condone or sugar coat to meet them halfway...the bible is not a cook book, all the words are Gods word and will never change...scoffers let me have it for Jesus said we would be hated in the end because of Him who we follow...cant wait to see my new house in heaven...you can have one too if you only follow the truth and not the spew this guy spreads...

Anonymous said...

Homosexuality is a sexual preference, but what's more important is, it is a CHOSEN sexual preference and a perverted one at that. LGBT are not minorities and should not be looked at as one. A woman doesn't chose to be female nor does a black man chose to be black. That being said. If you want to be gay be gay who cares. But don't force me or the majority, or my children to accept it because we don't and that does not make us haters. It makes us Americans where everybody has the right to their own beliefs. Let's worry about the people starving, and unemployed in this country, not some femmy whiney perv who's feelings got hurt because someone called a spade a spade..

Anonymous said...

it was written that "some teachers will not preach the truth but preach to tickel the ears". and yes, Jesus does for give....those that repent from there sin. Jesus spoke more about hell than anyone in the Bible. he also said those teachers that lead people astray get judged harder

Anonymous said...

"And 5:50 obama got so many to vote and give money to him because he lied so much ! Thank goodness people now realize it!"

Hopefully people won't be as stupid with Hillary in 2016.

Anonymous said...

Amen 11:12 AM !