What Do ‘True Christians’ Believe about Homosexuality?

In the aftermath of the Phil Robertson-GQ debacle, one talking head, Wilson Cruz, spokesman for GLAAD (formerly called Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), ignorantly said this in GLAAD’s statement to Robertson’s comments: Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true…

Review: Is God anti-gay?

Sam Allberry. Is God anti-gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible, and same-sex attraction. United Kingdom: The GoodBook Company, 2013. $7.19 (Amazon). 89 pp. In the past several months, there have been many frequent and heated conversations about homosexuality. Too many to recount or rehash here, of course. As long as there are people on the…

Jesus, Paul, Homosexuality, and Identity

You have heard the argument before—or maybe you have argued this way: “Jesus never talked about homosexuality. So, he doesn’t condemn it.” It’s an old argument and a tired one. It’s tired because ancient Jewish culture did not celebrate homosexuality like Western culture does today. How do we know? Though people probably engaged in homosexual activity, it…

Is the Bible unclear and ambiguous about homosexuality?

On September 23, the Omaha World Herald ran a story in the Midlands section about a couple Creighton professors who wrote a book with alternative views of sex.  The book is called The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology. Their views differ vastly from traditional Catholic teachings, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops…