Openly Celibate Gay Christians?

There is a growing movement within the Church of Christians who openly identify as gay, but who are also openly committed to celibacy. Some of you have never met anyone like this and maybe never will, but I guarantee that the Church will have to make a place for them. In fact, they may the key to help us establish a more robust theology of singleness that the evangelical arm (in particular) of the Church sadly lacks. I believe that this will not only enhance our understanding of spiritual intimacy and fellowship within the Church, but in turn will strengthen our understanding of biblical marriage (man and woman).

My blog is called Just a Thought for a reason. I want to have you think deeply with me about the Bible and Theology as it relates to life. And thinking through the issues of celibacy and singleness, especially as it relates to our brothers and sisters who are same-sex attracted will require some pretty hard work. Let me begin by giving you the link to an article that was written last year in the Washington Post. It deals with the celibacy issue but pay special attention to whether you believe the Bible teaches that sexual attraction is in itself sinful or whether the sin is found in the lust and behavior that follows.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/gay-christian-and–celibate-the-changing-face-of-the-homosexuality-debate/2014/08/04/65a73d6c-1c1a-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I haven’t read the Washington Post article yet; but I’ll give an Amen to your thought. Doesn’t matter, gay or heterosexual, “a more robust theology of singleness ” is sadly lacking in many churches. All singles deal with this issue. We’re talking about human nature here. Kind of like, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”, or the baptismal water so to speak.

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  2. Posted by Ecron Muss on August 3, 2015 at 1:53 am

    *Celibate

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