“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.”
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?