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