My Position On The “Gay Issue”
“I’ve noticed you have not made a clear statement of your own views on same sex relationships and you waffle on the issue when you do say something. Is this because you’re an Anglican now? What is your position?”
Here’s my position.
After lots of reading and lots of study I am unpersuaded that the historical view of the church regarding marriage and sexual relationships is in error.
I affirm the historic Christian view and the historical moral theology of the church on this issue.
Having said that, I’m also a pastor.
There are gay people and people who struggle with same sex attraction that read this blog.
Some of them are very broken and fragile people.
None of them are “militants”.
I care about them.
I am utterly unconvinced that continual condemnation will result in their sanctification.
I want to maintain relationships and demonstrate the love and patience of God to them.
I don’t give a damn about checking off the doctrinal boxes for the sake of taking my place in the culture wars.
Frankly, I deal with about a thousand times more “straight” moral failure…
The part of the Anglican communion I’m seeking to join is one that split off from the main body over these issues and affirms the tradition view of the Christian church.
That should cover all the questions…