God Made Adam, Eve, and Steve

For the good part of thirty years, I held to the belief that homosexuality was a sin in the eyes of God. [Read more…]

An Open Letter to Christians Who Are Against Homosexuality, From a Homosexual Christian

Christians claim to be full of love. Christians claim to not be judgmental. But so many Christians have absolutely no idea how wrong and hurtful they are. [Read more…]

We Agree: We Can’t Agree to Disagree on Anti-Gay Bigotry

When bigotry uses the tools of my trade — in this case Greek philology — I feel duty-bound to set the record straight. [Read more…]

I Was Wrong About Homosexuality

I lived out the greater portion of my life operating under the premise that it was a sin to be gay, but I was wrong. [Read more…]

Is The Bible Lying?

Though the original comment is ostensibly a response to the (blasphemous!) idea that the Bible does not actually condemn homosexuality, and though it lacks a developed argument, it’s a fine example of the sort of mindset that drives many conservative Christians, especially regarding contentious moral issues. [Read more…]

Homosexuality and the Bible: Beyond the Dichotomy between Biblical Prophets and Cultural Compromisers

The topic of homosexuality has assumed for many conservatives (“the prophets”) the status of a sort of litmus test that distinguishes those who accept “what the Bible teaches” over-against those “compromisers” who allow their opinions to be shaped by the contemporary culture. [Read more…]

A Gay Pastor Explains What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

Unfundamentalist Christians founder John Shore recently shared a letter from a gay Christian who is struggling with his sexuality and faith. Among the many encouraging comments on that post was one from a gay pastor who beautifully explained his understanding of the Bible, Christianity, and sexuality. [Read more…]

Clobbering the Confusion About 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

The debate about 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 is confusing, and there simply isn’t one decisive answer that resolves all the difficulties in this passage. [Read more…]