Last November 2012, I wrote a blog post entitled “Do I think homosexuality is a sin.” I wrote honestly about the fact that I didn’t know. As you can see, I haven’t wrote anything else about this topic for several months. This was intentional on my part because I am not one to pretend I know something when I do not!
I spent the entire summer researching and studying Scripture in its original languages, scholarly articles, the context in which the Bible was written, and the history of the Church’s teachings on homosexuality. Most important of all, I spent much time in prayer and seeking godly counsel from a mix of people who hold different Scriptural interpretations on this topic.
I chose this picture because my journey of reconciliation between my Christian faith and sexual orientation has been a process rather than a single event. Trust me, it has been a long, anxiety-filled journey!
So, Do I think homosexuality is a sin? My simple answer at this point in my life is no. I do not believe faithful, committed, monogamous same gender relationships are sinful. This is my simple answer. Sometime in the near future, I will share why I have come to this conclusion.