Chances are you know someone who is gay--a coworker, parishioner, family member, student, or friend. And chances are, as a Christian, you're not exactly sure how to relate to this person. Should you welcome him to church? Confront him? Avoid the topic altogether? While the church has been pretty good at "hating the sin," it hasn't really known how to love the sinner without homophobia or fear of condoning a homosexual lifestyle. Oddly, many Christians feel they need "permission" to love gay people.
In Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would, Chad Thompson, a man who has struggled with homosexual feelings, calls Christians to disarm the gay community by "loving first." Drawing from the life and words of Jesus, Thompson teaches readers how to love and befriend homosexuals before they change--and even if they never change--their sexual orientation. He addresses in detail many common questions surrounding homosexuality: Is being gay a choice, or is it genetically determined? Can homosexuals change their orientation? If so, how does it happen?
This book includes an appendix of additional resources as well as a useful list of endnotes. It will be a valuable tool for pastors, educators, therapists, and any Christian struggling with the controversy over homosexuality