Exodus Weighs in on the Church & Sexuality

Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to allow hire of homosexuals

NEW MAN EMAGAZINE (September 14, 2009)New Man eMagazine recently interviewed Jeff Buchanan, Exodus International’s Senior Director of Church Equipping, in  Dealing with Homosexuality in the Church.

New Man: How did you feel about the ELCA’s decision?

Buchanan: Well, I was extremely disappointed. It doesn’t really affect just the Lutheran denomination; it affects the entire body of Christ. It doesn’t promote a biblical worldview of homosexuality, and it goes to the core of what it means for men and women to be made in God’s image.

New Man: How do decisions like this affect those who are torn between same-sex attraction and their faith?

Buchanan: I think it sends a very confusing message to those struggling with same-sex attraction. The Lutherans obviously aren’t the only denomination dealing with this. A number of mainline denominations, including the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church [U.S.A.], are dealing with this issue this summer and coming to decisions about it. When you see so many denominations dealing with this and compromising biblical truth, it sends a confusing message to those who are struggling. They start to think, “Maybe there is something in this ‘open theology’ that I should consider.” So what it does is draw people into this heresy . . ..

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