Revoice in their own voice
By Colin Smothers - Posted at ANCHOR⚓D:
Much controversy has swirled around the upcoming Revoice conference being held at a PCA church in St. Louis on July 26–28. Here is its stated purpose: “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.”
A number of writers have signaled significant disagreements with the personalities involved with the Revoice conference:
- Steven Wedgeworth, A Critical Review of Spiritual Friendship, Mere Orthodoxy
- Kevin DeYoung, Words, Labels, and ‘Sexual Minorities’, The Gospel Coalition
- Tim Challies, The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference, Challies.com
- Denny Burk, What about the Revoice Conference?, DennyBurk.com
- Richard Phillips, Can the “Welcoming Church” Speak the Truth?, Reformation21
- Todd Pruitt, For the Love of Those Fighting Against Homosexuality, Mortification of Spin
- Owen Strachan, The Revoice Conference and the Hope of Every Sinner, Center for Public Theology
The disagreements include issues related to the Bible’s teaching on sexuality and how Christians should live in accordance with the Christian faith as revealed in the Scriptures.
Unfortunately, those involved with the Revoice conference have complained that such critiques contain misrepresentations or distortions of their position(s).
This is why I have spent a significant amount of time gathering the dozens of quotes below that, I believe, represent in their own words the most problematic parts of what is being promoted by those involved with Revoice. I have included sparse commentary with some of the quotations and have bolded some text within the quotations in order to signal why I find it to be relevant. The only way to claim misrepresentation or distortion in the following text would be to point out that the quotations have been taken out of their original context—which is why I encourage you to go and read these sources for yourself.