Is There Such a Thing as a Gay Christian?

The term “gay Christian” has long been disputed, even among those who agree with the traditional Christian sexual ethic.

Christian author Rosaria Butterfield continued that argument in a recent article, titled “I Don’t Have an LBGTQ Neighbor—And Neither Do You.” In the article, Butterfield argued that there is no such thing as an LGBTQ+ person, because sexual orientation is a social construct. Furthermore, Butterfield argued, this an issue of identity, and identifying by sexual orientation enslaves a person to sexual sin.

Any number of Christian leaders agree with Butterfield completely. However, many do not.

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the differing views of people on LGBTQ+ issues. Specifically, we take a closer look at the range of views among those who hold to a traditional sexual ethic on issues of terminology, celibacy, and how to best approach our LBGTQ+ neighbors.


READ: Navigating LGBTQ+ Pride Month With Grace and Truth
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LISTEN: Unconditional Conference, Andy Stanley, and LGBTQ+ Issues in the Church


READ: “I Don’t Have an LBGTQ Neighbor—And Neither Do You” by Rosaria Butterfield
The Lust of the Flesh: Thinking Biblically About “Sexual Orientation,” Attraction, and Temptation” by Jared Moore
People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue” by Preston Sprinkle


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