In an odd bit of symmetry, I’ve realized it will take me three posts to address Albert Mohler’s columns on homosexuality here, here and here. In the first post I point out Mohler’s picking and choosing among sins to take his stand. In this post I’ll address why lifelong monogamous relationships between gays aren’t a sin at all.
What disturbs me about Mohler’s approach in his columns is that he leaves gays out of the discussion entirely. He quotes various historians, sociologists, and theologians from both sides of the debate, but ignores the personal reality of gay Christians altogether. His is an academic, theological argument that seems to discount that gays themselves have any relevance to the subject at all.
Keeping the discussion biblically grounded, let’s consider Christ’s second commandment:
‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘”You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’