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Developing An Effective Answer To The Gay Rights Movement

Editor's Note: This article is the fourth and final in the Love Won Out series first presented as lectures at Southern Seminary in spring of this year.

The first time I was asked to address a congregation on the subject of homosexuality, the hosting Pastor ushered me into his study before the service began, to offer a warning:

"Some of my people will think you're too liberal, because you say we need more compassion for homosexuals, but some will also think you're too conservative, because you think homosexuality's a sin. Some of the teenagers here can't stand homosexuals, but some of the parents here have homosexual teenagers, so be aware of both groups. And by the way, we just got word that some AIDS activists are going to show up and heckle you....