Same-Sex Attracted but Celibate

“Allberry’s use of the term ‘same-sex attraction’ is concerning because of the impression it gives that sodomite feelings are in some way to be excused.”

Enoch Burke
Hedonism & Homosexuality — p. 79

I can understand why Paul asked the Galatians… “Who has bewitched you.” In that context St. Paul was dumbfounded that anybody could have returned to the Judaizing doctrine of Justification by works. I would like to say to the modern American church … “Who has bewitched you?” How could anybody be satisfied with the idea that sodomites impulses are just fine as long as they are not acted upon? Queer but celibate is an acceptable category? “American Christians… who has bewitched you?”

Sam Allberry in one of his “I’m same-sex attracted but I am celibate” diatribes faults the Church for too often thinking it needs to challenge a sodomite coupling when they attend church over their lifestyle playing the “but you don’t do that when an unmarried couple who live together show up in Church” card. Allberry is suggesting if we don’t challenge one we shouldn’t challenge the other about their immoral lifestyles.

This willingness to believe this shows that we are bewitched. Would you countenance someone saying, “I am Holstein-cow attracted?” If someone showed up to attend church with their mare horse and confessed that they were sexually attracted to horses would you say to yourself…

“Well, as I wouldn’t question a visiting man and woman about their living together as unmarried when they showed up as visitors to church therefore I shouldn’t question the Man and mare horse that just showed up for Church out of a matter of civility, good manners, and Christian charity. After all, a man and woman living together unmarried and having sex out of wedlock is no more sinful then a man and a mare horse living together unmarried and having sex out of wedlock?”

The fact that we have made peace with sodomy in the Church is seen in that we can treat same-sex attracted but celibate sodomites as if they are not mentally unhinged. We wouldn’t treat someone who confessed to us that they were dead people attracted but celibate as not unhinged. Why do we accept the idea that someone who is same-sex attracted but celibate as not mentally unhinged?

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

2 thoughts on “Same-Sex Attracted but Celibate”

  1. The evanjellyfish are lulled into being accepting toward them when these demon-led confused people merely _display_ behaved proper manners and respect (respect including _not_ making sexual advances on the same-sex, also including the more sneaky ways they use — subtle “fishing for ways in”, no pun intended). It is by this Trojan horse of seemingly good behavior that they become tolerated rather than being begged unendingly to repent until they do.

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