Watch this video. What do you think?
The Gay Christian Network conducted this survey and it reveals some trends that are disturbing to me. For instance, straight Christians who believe that gay sex is a sin answered the survey in the following ways:
Only 16% said that being gay was not a choice.
78% said that gays can become straight if they want to.
54% said that it’s a sin to be gay even if you never have sex.
When I first came across this video two weeks ago, I was both shocked and not shocked at once. Shocked because I was afraid this is what I’d encounter at Calvary Church (it wasn’t), and not shocked because I know there are a lot of people who haven’t had to examine their views on these questions critically, and their answers may reflect that.
Do you agree with the video’s conclusion that we need to define our terms better and listen to each other’s stories to bridge this gap?
Have any of you had to change the ways you would have answered these questions? What caused you to change your mind?
I know these conversations aren’t always done well, but please don’t feel afraid to put yourself out there in the Comment section. I promise to do what I can to keep this blog a safe place to dialogue, even if we disagree.