We are praying that this website will help Christians, especially pastors and ministry leaders, talk about same-sex attraction (SSA) with more humility, biblical clarity, and compassion. We also are asking God to use this website to encourage lonely SSA strugglers to take a step toward the community of God’s people. May the church of Jesus be a place of love and light, compassion and truth.
Joe Carter|12:25 PM CT
The phrase itself is rather new. It was almost never used before 1920, and only really entered common usage in the 1970s during the early gay rights movement. Since then, the term has expanded and contracted based largely on the political needs of activists. The typical definition of the term—for instance, the one used by the American Psychological Association—is that a sexual orientation "refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions."
When it comes to the Church’s response to homosexuals, a commitment to truth and compassion haven’t always gone hand in hand. But that’s just what Peter Hubbard recommends in his book “Love Into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church.”
- Eric Metaxas
Love Into Light is available on Amazon.com.