If the church accepts homosexuality, what is to keep us from accepting sins like adultery, incest, bestiality, and sex with children? Don’t we have to draw the line somewhere?

– Mark Douglas

 

This question raises a legitimate concern that all Presbyterians ought to take seriously: if we accept one form of sexuality that is sinful, what’s to keep us from accepting other sinful forms of sexuality? Yet while the question is legitimate, the assumption behind it may not be. For the question assumes that one form of sexuality – namely heterosexuality expressed within the context of marriage – is nonproblematic while other forms are sinful. But if the Reformed tradition teaches us anything, it is that sin pervades every part of our lives – including all our sexual lives. Or, said more directly, there are no sinless expressions of sexuality

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