After much criticism from conservative Christians, a large part of the Evangelical Church has distanced itself from ministries that promote the idea of “gay Christianity,” even if they promote “celibacy.” The most notable of these gay movements in the Church is Revoice — a ministry that is designed to normalize homosexual and other aberrant sexual orientations as outside the scope of sanctification and likely to never change, even upon repentance and faith.
Even moderate leaders, such as Al Mohler, have denounced the Revoice movement, albeit after the damage has been done, and many others have followed suit, though still clinging to slightly less atrocious but just as erroneous ministries such as Living Out.
However, one progressive Christian outlet, The Gospel Coalition, is still promoting Living Out’s materials, despite the fact that many of its contributors have openly denounced it. In an article written by Ed Shaw — a gay contributor for Living Out and many of whose articles have been removed from Living Out’s website — wrote a glowing piece titled Figuring Out Faithfulness with Same-Sex Attraction promoting Revoice founder, Nate Collins’ book All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender and Sexuality.
In his review at The Gospel Coalition, Shaw teaches that men being physically attracted to other men that manifests into intimate relationships doesn’t necessarily make one gay, and is generally normal.
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And it isn’t merely among females; straight males, too, can have a deep draw towards male beauty that manifests in joy, appreciation, and intimate friendship, though it’s true that the art of friendship has seemed to wane in the recent generations. Beauty itself doesn’t seem to be able to hold the key to what it means to be gay, because deep same-gender appreciation and draw exists across orientations.
No. No. No. That’s gay! Men being attracted to other men and falling in love with them is gay. Period. Gays, stop trying to justify your vile affections and repent. Gay!
Yet, The Gospel Coalition, despite giving lipservice to biblical fidelity and employing a number of conservative Christian authors tends to still, as an organization, present itself as one