Gays and lesbians cannot be welcomed with open arms by Christians because the Bible says the practice of homosexuality is "not negotiable" in the Christian faith, Michael Brown, host of the nationally-syndicated radio program, "Line of Fire," writes in a column for TownHall.com.
"While God alone is the judge of every professing Christian, be that person gay or straight, we cannot embrace as fellow brothers and sisters those who are affirming, practicing, and even celebrating homosexuality," Brown says.
"What Scripture says on homosexual practice is not negotiable … No new textual, archeological, sociological, anthropological, or philological discoveries have been made in the last fifty years that would cause us to read any of these biblical texts differently."
Brown adds that if not for the sexual revolution, no one would be "reexamining" what the Scriptures state.
"No one would be wondering if two men or two women could 'marry' or if a husband could also be a wife," he says.
"No one would be doubting that the Lord made men for women and women for men and that any deviation from that pattern was contrary to His design and intent."
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