The silence of the Church: The problem (part 1)

May 3, 2022 by

Julie Harren Hamilton, Christian Post:

I hesitated to write this article because I am not a pastor or a theologian. But I am a Christian counselor, working with the wounded, and desperate for the spiritual back-up of the Church. I often feel like a paramedic, out in the field, treating people on the scene, ready to send the wounded to the hospital, but finding hospitals no longer assist with these types of cases.

The wounded I treat are the victims of the sexual revolution that eventually led to the LGBT movement. They are bombarded with the lies of the culture — “born gay, can’t change; it’s harmful to try to change; gay is good; dissent is bad; gender is inconsequential.” As a former president of a research organization that reviewed the science behind the issue of homosexuality, I know those claims are false. And as a Christian, I know that God has a plan for people who have unwanted same-sex attractions — attractions that are neither genetic nor a choice. I know God also has more for people who are dissatisfied with their biological sex or who feel uncomfortable in their bodies. But part of the tragedy is that people who are deceived by the cultural lies are not hearing these truths.

The silence of the Church

LGBT issues are the issues of the day. I meet with teenagers and young adults who are immersed in cultural deception. They say they have same-sex attractions, or they want to be the opposite sex. Their parents are telling them God’s Word says not to act on those feelings, that there are other options for them. However, their siblings, peer group, and culture are telling them God’s Word is outdated or misinterpreted and they would be denying their true selves if they did not act on their feelings. They are not sure whether to believe their parents or the culture. I ask them what their pastors say about it. They tell me their pastors and youth pastors say nothing about it.

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See also:

Responding to Homosexuality: Culture of Care versus Culture of Cure, by Hans Madueme and John Wingard, The Gospel Coalition. Review of ‘Still Time to Care’ (Greg Johnson).
“The book is well written, full of pastoral warmth and hard-won wisdom. Johnson writes with verve and models a winsome orthodoxy that Christians everywhere should emulate…[but] Johnson needs to communicate a more carefully developed theology of sanctification in the book.”


Croydon Catholic school closes due to strike over LGBT book talk, from BBC News:
National Education Union (NEU) members started industrial action on Thursday morning with about 40 people outside the school gates.

The truth about the ‘teen author’ and the Catholic school, by Simon Caldwell, TCW:

Press release from the Archdiocese of Southwark giving examples of what Simon Green writes in his books for children

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