by Greg Krehbiel on 14 August 2013
I agree. There’s simply no reason for a homosexual to hide it. Rather, probably the reverse.
But it’s interesting to see his reasons.
If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery — or any of those other sins that are in the Bible — those are sins, too.
Exactly. Preachers have been afraid to offend their congregations by pointing out that extra-marital sex, divorce and remarriage (except perhaps under specific circumstances), alcohol abuse, pornography — and even simply lusting after a woman — are also sins.
So let’s say you really struggle with alcohol abuse, and the preacher is all over you for it, but he never calls for the repentance of the well-known adulterers in the congregation. Humans have a built-in escape valve for that situation — i.e., accuse the pastor of being a hypocrite and therefore ignore what he says about you, even if it’s true.
For decades pastors have been looking the other way over mainstream, middle-class sexual sins, and they’ve lost their moral authority because of it.
-- 2013-08-14 » Greg Krehbiel