Eve Tushnet is a blogger, and she published an article about the impact of “gay” people on Christian churches. She describes herself as “gay” and also a committed Christian. She reconciles herself to Christianity and its prohibition of homgenital sex by advocating and practicing celibacy. Hers is actually a very interesting article although I find that most western churches have given up on teaching the basics of sin and sexual ethics so she needn’t bother.
This author is allowing Christianity to change her, but I believe the majority of “gays” in churches, and their sympathizers, are hoping to change Christianity. If I understand her point correctly, I believe that she agrees. One only has to look at the sad example of the troubles in the Church of England and the Episcopal Church USA to see the damage and disintegration that the rejection of historic Christian teaching brings. The destruction of humanity’s bond with Christ is the ultimate goal of the evil one.
An excerpt: “As the gay movement has enjoyed remarkable success, a new kind of coming out is occurring, in which gay or same-sex attracted Christians openly discuss both our sexual orientation and our desire to live according to the historic teaching of the Christian church, which bars sexual activity outside marriage of one man and one woman…
Trust me I am all for chastity, celibacy, abstinence — bravo. As a single person — who desires to live as though Christ dwells within and be in sync with the same all the above are desirable and mandatory. Since this lifestyle is clearly forbidden, a scriptural leaning christian is discouraged from associating with people who think that which is forbidden is acceptable. And it matters not what the sin is – theft, lying, adultery, blaspheming (name in vain), scripture makes it quite clear that such is to invite something else.”
You may read her complete article at the The American Conservative online.