Are Those Drawn to Homosexuality Born That Way?
If a person identifies as same-sex-attracted, shouldn’t they be able to be in a gay relationship if they want to? And who are Christians to judge in saying one way or the other. Doesn’t the Bible say not to judge? Plus, Christians don’t follow the Old Testament dietary laws, or things like that. So, then, why should Christians follow the Old Testament view that homosexuality is a sin? The New Testament says explicitly that God is love. So, two gay people should be able to love each other if they want to, shouldn’t they? Besides, being gay doesn’t hurt anyone, does it? Or does is? Regardless, what’s the big deal? This episode wraps up the Faith Debate’s four-part series on the LGBTQ+ issue facing the Christian church.
Troy Skinner. Faith Debate host and Pastor of Living Faith Ministries in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Jonathan Switzer. Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.
Sharon Watts. Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, Maryland.