World Vision’s Decision & the Hazard of Drawing Lines


World Vision’s announcement they will accept same-sex married couples into their employ has stirred a backlash. In arguing against this concession, one well-known website has argued:“To treat regular homosexual intercourse as less dangerous than fornication, adultery, greed, theft, and drunkenness is to treat perdition as if it were a small thing, or not really coming. [This list is derived from 1 Corinthians 6]. The same text that imperils active fornicators and adulterers and thieves and co … [Read more...]

Christians *Should* Apologize to Gays, and Gays to Christians


The recent closing of Exodus International, a Christian ministry dedicated to helping people overcome same-sex attraction; and the apology to the gay community from the organization’s president, Alan Chambers, have spawned a rousing theological discourse in defense and/or condemnation of this organization’s evolution.A (gay) friend of mine and I navigated this minefield over 10 years ago in the spring of 2001 at the invitation of two students (one gay, one Christian) from Tufts University. My … [Read more...]