So you think being gay is a sin? I have a challenge for you.

This post is a perfect example of why the pro-gay or “affirming theology” is so shallow. You cannot find a good social/psychology/biological/theological defense. Affirming theology is always heavy on the idea that if you simply knew someone who identified as gay, that you would change your mind. I know a lot of sinners, and I’m a practiced sinner myself. It’s shallow theology to say that to know a sinner means someone isn’t a sinner. It’s disappointing really that we can’t even find people who do a good job of defending their theology. People really only believe it because they WANT TO.

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We are six days into 2017 and the conversation that has dominated most of my social media in recent days centers around the sinfulness of LGBTQ people. For those who do not know, the presenting circumstance was a sermon preached by Kim Burrell, a Gospel singer and pastor, wherein she said that gay Christians in her church would die in 2017.

This is honestly a conversation I am tired of having, mostly because the conversation does nothing to change hearts and minds. No matter how many times you point out the inconsistency and incoherence of anti-LGBTQ theology, those who hold such views refuse to see it.

I am not writing this article to convince people about the holiness of human sexuality generally, including non-heterosexuality specifically, because that would do nothing to further the conversation. Instead, I am writing this to challenge all straight-identifying Christians who interpret non-heterosexual and non-cisgender (

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