Over the last thirty years, religious and non-religious alike have spent time thinking about what it means to be gay. And Christians have considered the question of, “Can someone be both gay and a Christian?” As one might expect, answers to this question vary.
Matthew Vines has argued that being gay is not a sin, and so there is no problem to being both gay and a Christian; he also argues that we should redefine marriage to include same-sex sexual partners.* Others argue that one can call themselves a gay Christian, but gay Christians cannot engage in same-sex sexual activity (e.g., Wesley Hill). Still others deny that Christians can claim the identity of being a gay Christian, although they affirm that some people are same-sex attracted. Finally, some argue that any same-sex attraction (and so a claim of gay identity) is sinful.
So who is right? While arguments from all sides are legion, Christians should affirm the sufficiency of Scripture to provide an answer. So let’s take a look at what the Bible says about the question, “Can someone be both gay and Christian?” [Read more…] about Can I Be a Gay Christian?