Focus on the Family

Revisionist Gay Theology

by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

No matter where one turns in the culture today, the issue of homosexuality and "gender identity" is being hotly debated. The "homosexual rights" ideology continues to seek legitimization – not just tolerance – of homosexual behavior, resulting in changing societal mores and values that deeply impact Americans in their day-to-day relationships with family members, neighbors and co-workers.

Revisionist gay theology takes the movement for the legitimization of homosexuality a step further by attempting to redefine homosexual behavior as God-ordained and morally permissible. Leaders of the "gay-Christian" movement defend this position arguing that:

  1. Christians' prejudice against homosexuals leads them to misread biblical texts about homosexuality.
  2. Christian leaders speak out against homosexuality merely to raise funds and increase their visibility.
  3. Scriptures that supposedly condemn homosexual behavior have actually been mistranslated.
  4. Scriptures that supposedly condemn homosexual behavior have been taken out of context and do not apply to our present society.

Cause for Concern

The same-sex revisionist theology threatens to substantially alter the Christian church and biblical doctrine.

by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

The revisionist gay theology threatens to substantially alter the Christian church and biblical doctrine. When God is said to sanction what He plainly forbids, then a serious heresy is unfolding before us in bold fashion.

Confronting this false doctrine lovingly – but firmly – is necessary because this revisionist theology demands that we confirm professing Christians in their sin, when we are biblically commanded to do just the opposite.


Our Position

Focus on the Family is dedicated to defending the honor, dignity and value of the two sexes as created in God's image.

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Talking Points

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