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Same-sex attraction is not a gift, Christian essayist argues

July 31, 2012

A Christian with same-sex attraction explains why he does not identify himself as a “gay Christian” in a thoughtful essay for First Things.

Daniel Mattson remarks that many “gay Christians” see their sexuality as a gift from God. He responds:

I think it is a mistake to view homosexuality as a gift, in and of itself. Those who identify as gay speak of the great gifts that supposedly flow from their homosexuality. But of course, any goods that are supposedly unique to homosexuality are common to man, and all that is good in man is the result of being made in the image and likeness of God.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 31, 2012 5:31 PM ET USA

    Daniel Mattison is an admirable man, and his article is inspirational.