By Shawn Mathis - Posted at Pastor Mathis:
(This is part of a multi-part series investigating the subtle changes in conservative views on homosexuality. Part one here)
The promotion of Sam Allberry by The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is disconcerting.
It is disconcerting because of what Allbery teaches. And an investigation into those public teachings in turn brings up an important question about TGC’s promotion of this man: does The Gospel Coalition believe in the heinousness of homosexuality?
Allberry’s book, Is God Anti-Gay, was published in 2013. The book was warmly reviewed at TGC’s website and promoted far and wide with glowing endorsements from other respectable Reformed leaders. Allberry is an editor at TCG. Meanwhile, Allberry’s speaking engagements spread and his 2017 video clip came across my facebook feed:
“I am same-sex attracted and have been my entire life. By that I mean that I have sexual, romantic and deep emotional attractions to people of the same sex. I choose to describe myself this way because sexuality is not a matter of identity for me, and that has become good news.”
Such a detailed admission is shocking. I decided to investigate the backstory of the aforementioned video. ...