Homosexuality

Creation, sexual orientation, and God’s will: The LGBT issue, part 13

Three proposals for thinking about creation, sexual orientation and God’s will.

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Mohler says gay diplomat unpopular among Christians in the Dominican Republic

The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says elections have consequences that can extend beyond the borders of the United States.

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Mohler says churches cannot avoid LGBT issue

Theologian and seminary president Albert Mohler says this week’s ouster of a church means no Southern Baptist congregation can sidestep the question of whether homosexuality is right or wrong.

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Jimmy Carter on gay rights: Jesus didn’t discriminate

Former President Jimmy Carter says Jesus didn’t discriminate against people because of “who they were,” and neither should Christians when it comes to matters of LGBT equality.

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Russell Moore supports ouster of ‘third way’ church

Southern Baptists’ top expert on moral concerns says even unbiblical marriages between a man and a woman are still a “marriage,” but the same cannot be said about same-sex unions.

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Southern Baptists oust ‘Third Way’ church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC’s purpose.

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God made them male and female: The LGBT issue, part 12

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

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Two odd little words: the LGBT issue, part 11 (Revised)

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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Culture writer Jonathan Merritt says SBC warning against ‘third way’

While some evangelicals are opening to dialogue about homosexuality, the Southern Baptist Convention isn’t budging, observes Religion News Service Senior Columnist Jonathan Merritt.

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California Baptists expel ‘third way’ church

New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., teaches that Christians can agree to disagree on homosexuality in the same way that they hold different views on divorce and remarriage.

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