It’s hard to have a fruitful conversation about faith & homosexuality these days unless you’re having them with people that already think like you on the topic. Hopefully, what follows will lead all of us (whatever side you’re on) to having conversations about these topics that actually lead somewhere.
Homosexuality is such a loaded word. Because it’s so loaded, it really makes it tough to have a conversation about it. Two people can use the word ‘homosexuality’ and have two completely different things in mind. (It’s kind of like using the word “trunk”. It could refer to a part of an elephant, a storage container, the base of a tree, the rear of a car, etc. There are so many uses of that word that it has to be defined further before any intelligent conversation can be had.) So, it’s no surprise that when Chris Broussard was baited into a question about homosexuality and Christianity, and he answered with grace and precision, an entire community of people were enraged. Read more →