It’s Saturday, so taking a day off from “Hope & Humor” to address “Heavy topics with a light touch.”
Today, another Christian music artist has “come out” saying she has had same-sex attraction since age 13. Vicky Beeching, best known for songs “The Wonder of the Cross,” “Above All Else” and “Glory to God Forever,” told The Independent, “When I think of myself at 13, sobbing into that carpet, I just want to help anyone in that situation to not have to go through what I did, to show that instead, you can be yourselfa person of integrity.”
Of course Christian websites, blogs, Facebook accounts, etc. etc. are reacting with holy hysteria!
I’ve addressed my struggles with sexual identity as a teen on my site (I’m straight) and recently attempted to present a comprehensive statement on Christianity and homosexuality. I’ve sought to be biblical and compassionate (and “biblical” requires that we be compassionate).
Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself (Galatians 6:10, emphasis mine).
So, here’s a round up of my posts addressing these complicated and complex issues:
What are your thoughts on these issues? Comment below: (Feel free to be passionate, but also compassionate.)