AirTalk for January 27, 2011

Is homosexuality compatible with Christian faith?

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by Jay Bakker

Fall To Grace: A Revolution of God, Self and Society

No issue inspires more division and debate in the modern Christian community than homosexuality. While LGBT people of faith are gaining more of a foothold in the religious community than ever before, opponents are pushing back just as hard. Jay Bakker, son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, is a loud and passionate advocate for acceptance, thrust by birth into the very heart of the controversy. His new book “Fall To Grace: A Revolution of God, Self and Society” is equal parts autobiography and clarion call, as Jay explores his understanding of “grace” and how he came to see homosexuality as fully compatible with a life lived in faith. There are many, however, who believe that homosexuality is clearly and directly labeled a sin in the Bible, and that accepting homosexuality would be akin to accepting adultery, or theft. Is homosexuality compatible with Christian theology or not? Is it time for members of the community of faith to open their hearts to their gay brothers and sisters? Or would that be utterly contrary to the written word of God?

Guest:

Pastor Jay Bakker, author of Fall To Grace: A Revolution of God, Self and Society


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