Or perhaps I should have titled that “Rob Bell Discusses Homosexuality and Andrew Wilson Discusses the Bible,” because there was a disturbing lack of Bible in Rob Bell’s answers and arguments. Instead, Rob argued along these lines (and I’m paraphrasing):
- People don’t like Christianity. Therefore, we should change the parts they don’t like.
- The modern world affirms homosexuality. Therefore, we should too.
- Monogamous homosexuals aren’t hurting anyone. Therefore, they’re not sinful.
- Monogamy is better than promiscuity because the latter is dangerous and destructive.
- Because homosexuals want to share their lives with each other, they should be able to.
I wasn’t familiar with Andrew Wilson prior to watching this video, but I appreciate the way he interacted with Rob. He was direct, logical, kind, persistent, and uncompromising.
Watch it for yourself.
This issue is not going away anytime soon. So it’s important that we understand it and be prepared to engage in the discussion.
Finally, in case you missed it, last week Jason Collins, an NBA player with a Christian upbringing, announced that he’s a homosexual; and Christian sports analyst Chris Broussard (among others) responded. Here are several posts that address those events:
- Broussard, Bigotry, and the NBA
- Homosexuality, the NBA, and the Morality of Making Moral Judgments
- Homosexuality: Six Ways to Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
- A Response to Jason Collins’ Announcement
- Jason Collins, Chris Broussard, and Our Cultural Temperature