Note that two of the three types of pro-gay theology* agree that the Bible describes the behavior as sinful, and the other type is easily refuted. That’s why the “converts” never get into the scriptural details. They just use a bunch of mealy-mouthed weasel words to gloss over their change. But as Erick Erickson notes, it is really about the $$$.
One megachurch pastor in the Southeast I know has said his gay congregants are the best tithers and he, therefore, expressly avoids approaching any portion of the Bible that might hurt their feelings.
Yep. Gays have lots of disposable income and love to donate to causes that further their agenda. What better way than through a fake church? One famous gay has dropped nearly half a billion dollars pushing his passion. Remember, the men of Sodom persisted even after being literally blinded because of their sin. You’d think that if God did that to you that you just might pause your sin for a few moments to think things over. Not the LGBTQX lobby. They are most persistent.
Eugene Peterson, author of the awful Bible paraphrase The Message, thought it was safe to take off his mask. He had been a slippery pro-gay proponent for years but had fooled a lot of evangelicals. He apparently figured that at age 84 and phasing into retirement that he could safely come out. But within 24 hours he pretended to reverse course. Here’s the short version:
Peterson: Sure, I’d perform a same-sex ceremony.
Lifeway: We’re going to stop selling your books.
Peterson: I was kidding! When you stop selling my books, I was kidding.
Of course the “Christian” Left uses these “converts” as examples of why they are on the supposed right side of history. “See?! These alleged Bible-believers switched to our view!” Yeah, the $$$ and trying to avoid being unpopular with the world had nothing to do with it.
Remember that churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” — i.e., the “Christian” Left — have nearly identical views to the world on a host of issues such as abortion, adultery, porn, etc.. It shows who their real father is. They should consider these passages carefully.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
*Pro-gay theology tends to fall into one of three categories. They are all wrong, but for varying reasons. Sometimes they overlap categories. The point here is that the first two agree that the Bible describes homosexual behavior as sinful and the third is easily refuted.
- The Bible is either not the Word of God, or most parts of it aren’t. This view claims that we can ignore the prohibitions against homosexual behavior because they were written by homophobic Jews.
- The Bible is the Word of God and does clearly and emphatically describe gay behavior as sinful. However, the Holy Spirit has given additional revelations such that this behavior is now acceptable. This view holds that God has changed his mind on this moral issue and not only is it now acceptable, but it is sinful if you don’t affirm this behavior and same-sex relationships.
- The Bible is the Word of God, but it doesn’t really say homosexual behavior is wrong. This view holds that people just aren’t reading the Bible properly, and that God’s Word is actually affirming of gay relationships.