Homosexuality: Three Christian Views
I reprinted this because I really, really liked it.
Homosexuality: Three Christian Views*Experimental Theology* by Richard Beck In recent reading about homosexuality I have, for the most part, come across three different views in the Christian literature.
View 1: Same-Sex Attraction is Sinful
Summary: This view argues that same-sex attraction/desire/arousal is inherently sinful or, at least, a symptom of sin.View 2: Homosexual Behavior is Sinful
Summary: This view expresses, generally speaking, indifference about same-sex arousal and focuses, instead, upon behavior. That is, same-sex arousal might be “genetic” or “natural” to some degree and, thus, relatively “fixed.” Regardless, acting upon that desire is sinful.View 3: Sexual Promiscuity (Homo- or Heterosexual) is Sinful
Summary: The root problem is promiscuity, the cheapening of human sexuality. Sexual behavior (homo- or heterosexual) should only occur within a lifelong, covenanted and monogamous relationship.