The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

“Beyond the Shades of Gray” by Dean Baily (revisited)

The Bible and HomosexualityWhen I wrote the review for this book, I touched the taboo topic of homosexuality and Christianity (or Judaism or Islam, for that matter). Some people called homosexuality a sin. Some called the attitude against homosexuality an act of discrimination.

I just found in the Believe Out Loud Facebook pagethat there’s another ministry that fights against “religious homophobia” — called The Bible and Homosexuality started by Matthew Vines from Wichita, Kansas.

“Within this framework, gay people have a problem, and that is that they want to have sex with the wrong people. They tend to be viewed as essentially lustful, sexual beings. So while straight people fall in love, get married, and start families, gay people just have sex. But everyone has a sexual orientation — and it isn’t just about sex. Straight people are never really forced to think about their sexual orientation as a distinctive characteristic, but it’s still a part of them, and it affects an enormous amount of their lives.”
Matthew Vines, The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality (08/03/2012)

I guess this post’s a mere excuse to open the same can of worms and see what happens. What’s your take?


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