This is the twenty-fifth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a clip of a sermon preached by John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California.
About a year after coming out to my parents, I made the mistake of telling my evangelical mom I was agnostic. Of course her first reaction was shock followed by a you should read a book by John MacArthur about how the b-i-b-l-e is totally consistent (of course it is?). Naturally, that failed with me as I then proceeded to tell (maybe actually start an argument) her that there was no reason on earth I would listen to him about anything specifically because of what he said in this clip. Luckily one of my sisters was there to back me up on saying that MacArthur had lost any moral high ground because of his failure on this issue. I lucked out in many respects as she didnt outright reject me or do anything drastic when I first came out.
What causes homosexuality? Is it possible for a person to change his sexual orientation
The exact cause is not known, but it seems to be a naturally-occurring variation in a small percentage of the population and it doesn’t appear to be caused by a single gene – more likely it’s a combination of genes.
It’s generally accepted that sexual orientation cannot be changed, and that “conversion therapy” is psychologically extremely dangerous and should not be attempted.
(And why change, anyway? Most of the problems experienced by the LGBT community are caused by other people and are not the result of the orientation itself.)
Did Jesus ever specifically address homosexuality.