Earlier this year, Christian Post ran a three-part series about â€śthe debate on the Bible and homosexualityâ€ť. They launched the series with an interview with Matthew Vines, a 22 year old, Harvard University Student, who professes to be both Gay and Christian. On his Facebook page Vines states that he is â€śan advocate for the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people within Christian communities and in society at large.â€ť Vines, who is currently on a leave of absence from the University, launched an hour-long YouTube presentation where he challenges the interpretation of six passages of Scripture that are commonly used to condemn homosexuality. Vines basic argument in the video is that Loving, same-sex relationships are not addressed in the Bible, and therefore certainly not condemned. Rather, Vines contends that the Bible only condemns the lustful, casual homosexual behavior. And with that as his basic premise Vines makes the audacious claim â€śThis video dismantles every Bible-based argument against homosexualityâ€ť. Vines has also launched an organization called â€śThe Reformation Projectâ€ť. The website for his organization says that it is a â€śBible-based, Christian non-profit organization that seeks to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.â€ť
By publicly promoting the agenda of the so called â€śGay Christian Movementâ€ť, Vines has given the church a great advantage in exposing and opposing this sinful strategy.
First, by helping the church to unequivocally state that such a pernicious attack is currently in progress. And by reminding the church how to defeat it.