Which side are you on? And are there more than two?

– Cynthia M. Campbell


In the debate about the status of gay and lesbian members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), it sometimes seems as though the only options are “for” and “against.” Either one condemns homosexuality as contrary to God’s will or one affirms homosexual persons and puts discussion of appropriate behavior off limits. Like most issues, this never has been as simple as “for” and “against,” because in fact there are several different questions being asked at the same time … about the nature of human sexuality as well as about what is right and wrong in sexual behavior. In this essay, I suggest that rather than two sides there is a range of responses to the issue of homosexuality, each of which is based on different theological ideas and ethical values…

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