Chandler: Every Christian should have a gay friend.

Dalrock hits on something Christians appear to forget: Salvation is deliverance from sin, not sacrifice of sin.

One thing he didn’t emphasize and should have (since he has previously): Marriage isn’t for the elite, but some Christian pastors insist Christians are only permitted into elite marriages. The result of this error is more and more single, fornicating Christians.

Dalrock

Complementarianism is about bringing the “progress” of the culture wars into the conservative church while pretending to retain orthodoxy.  Complementarians started with feminism, but many of the biggest names are now doing the same for the LGBT agenda.  Much of the battle here is to overcome Christians’ feeling of disgust at homosexuality.  Conservative Christians need to be taught what the rest of the culture has already accepted:

  1. Being disgusted by homosexuality is a grave sin and a sign of hateful bigotry.
  2. Gays are special people, and due to the virtue of diversity every organization must include gays and every person should demonstrate their lack of bigotry by having gay friends.

Pastor Matt Chandler does an outstanding job with both in his speech to Equip Austin, an event produced by the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) in 2015.  For a partial transcript of the speech see

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