Your Same-Sex Attracted Pastor

Labels, Nuance, Worldly Terminology, and Confusion


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March 06, 2024

Confusion reigns among evangelicals these days on the subject of same-sex attraction and gay identity. What do you say to a pastor applying for a job at your church who says, “I have (present tense) sexual, romantic, and deep emotional attractions to people of the same sex (or some other category of person or thing).” Specificity, clarity, and minimal nuance is recommended in these discussions which tend to gravitate towards too much contradiction and obfuscations and the use of worldly terminologies. Would celibacy or a fundamental change of mind (repentance) be preferred for the one who burns? 

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.