Tag Archives: clobber passages

Letter to an Anti-Gay Relative

A person recently asked for sample letters to convince an anti-gay Christian that they were wrong. I don’t think that is likely to help, so I submitted this… Dear Uncle Luke, I think you know you are very special and … Continue reading

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How I Changed from Disapproving LGBTs to Being Totally Affirming

Not long ago a close friend of mine, a conservative evangelical, brought up the issue of gays. As we talked I asked, ‘What about gay Christians?’…‘What?!’ they responded very flustered. ‘Gay Christians!’ They could not imagine such a thing. The … Continue reading

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God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines: a Book Review

If you don’t trust ‘progressive Christians’ or ‘liberals’ with the Bible, then let me tell you something about Matthew Vines. He isn’t even close! He makes it clear from the outset that he has a ‘High View’ of scripture, and … Continue reading

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TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays vs. Christians Debate – a Book Review

Justin Lee was a normal Southern Baptist boy who was very dedicated to Jesus and the church. When his friends began to notice girls, Justin began to notice guys. He had heard there was sometimes a period of sexual confusion … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Paul and Homosexuality

Believers who condemn gays often use Paul’s comment in Romans as airtight proof of their position, but there are three reasonable alternative perspectives of this passage: Paul thought homosexuality was evil Paul had in mind practices connected with idol worship … Continue reading

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Questioning Paul and Homosexuality in Romans

Those who condemn gays often see Paul’s letter to the Romans as the definitive statement on God’s rejection of homosexuality. Romans 1 reads: God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. … Continue reading

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Adam and Eve vs. Adam and Steve

Some of you may remember the witty slogan, “God made Adam and Eve—not Adam and Steve.” It was popularized by fundamentalist leader Jerry Falwell. Slogans are an easy way to communicate where one stands on an issue; but they are … Continue reading

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Does Leviticus Say Gays are Detestable and Must be Killed?

As a child, I knew the Bible said, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (Exodus chapter 22 – KJV). Yet we knew where some witches lived; it was less than a mile from our house. We were afraid … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: The Questionable Case of Sodom

Sodom! The very name suggests the vilest evil and causes us to shudder. The story of Sodom is found in Genesis chapter 18 and is the most well-known biblical passage associated with homosexuality. The Story of Sodom Two messengers of … Continue reading

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How My Views on Gays Changed

Fifty years ago, when I was a young believer, opposition to homosexuality was general throughout America. It was considered unnatural, and no one I knew even questioned whether it was ‘wrong’; it was just assumed to be wrong. We were … Continue reading

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