What is 'Gay Christianity'?
Let’s see if you’ve heard any of these statements before:God made people gay and therefore being gay should be celebrated and affirmed.
- Jesus never mentioned homosexuality even once.
- The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is about inhospitality and greed, not homosexuality.
- If the Bible were written today, it would be gay-affirming.
- The Bible doesn’t say anything about sexual orientation.
- Christians hate gay people and need to change their theology to be more loving.
If you’ve heard one or more of these statements before—whether on social media, in conversation with a family member, or even promoted by a supposedly Christian pastor—you have just encountered one of the many influences of “gay Christianity.”
Throughout two thousand years of church history, Christians have understood—and Christian churches have taught—that homosexuality is a sin. It is “against nature” (Romans 1:26–27). It is an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). It can be described as “vile affections” or “dishonorable passions” (Romans 1:26). It is not God’s design for marriage or family (Genesis 2:18–25). It is something that God does not bless, nor can He because it is defiantly against His revealed will (1 Corinthians 6:9–10). And because it is against God’s will and design, to embrace and celebrate homosexuality is to evoke God’s judgment—as an individual, church, or nation (Genesis 19:1–29). Since Christianity took root in the West, the Bible’s teaching against homosexuality has defined public policy and social attitudes in Europe and America.