New York University Press, In Hooker presented her findings--that no psychological differences existed between homosexual and heterosexual men--before the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association. Some accept it as unchangeable but say it is like the predisposition to alcoholism--that a person with this predisposition is not to blame for having it, but since acting on it can lead to much destruction in many lives, the person is responsible for not acting on it and, if he becomes an alcoholic, needs to recover from it.
The fact that we are in a same-sex relationship means that the predetermination of roles by gender, sometimes so destructive a force in heterosexual relationships, is not relevant to our lives. No, lustful same-gender sex acts are. The Biblical author can write only out of his own culture, understandings and presuppositions. Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts [malakoi and arsenokoitai], 10 nor thieves
It was their sins of the spirit that condemned these people who otherwise were so exemplary. There is certainly nothing in the Bible about anyone going to hell because he or she is homosexual. Conservative theologian Richard Hays says, "The notorious story of Sodom and Gomorrah--often cited in connection with homosexuality--is actually irrelevant to the topic.
They must be made to realize that honesty and integrity demand they make judgments on the basis of knowledge and not on groundless feelings and prejudice. He married Anna Marie in ; they have two sons and two grandsons. He tells of Pricilla's "expounding" the truths of Christianity to a man Acts