Exodus Takes on Celibacy

The writer at Disputed Mutability recently read the Exodus book God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door, authored by Exodus President Alan Chambers and other Exodus leaders. I have yet to muster the grace to read it myself; I prefer a face to face conversation whenever possible (plus I still have to finish reading Inga Muscio’s Cunt.)

In her consideration of the book, Disputed Mutability writes,

I’ve been listening/reading to Exodus stuff for quite some time, so there weren’t a ton of surprises in here. But one thing that shocked me was their hostility toward the celibate gay route. I had always thought they had a live-and-let-live attitude and were cool with the celibate gay Christians doing their own thing. It turns out I was just projecting.

She goes on to list a few quotes from the book along with an insightful runnicommentaryary that exposes the contempt that Exodus (a dedcidedly Protestant group) has for the Catholic consideration of celibacy when ministering to people with same-sex attractions. She quotes Alan Chambers,

This is why I believe that it is so important to clarify that just living a celibate gay life is just as sinful as living a sexually promiscuous one. The sin is in identifying with anything that is contrary to Christ, which homosexuality clearly is. (218)

(As if dishonesty is less contrary to Christ.)

Read all the quotes and commentary at Exodus Takes on the Celibate Menace.

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  1. Contemplative Activist on October 7, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    ‘Cunt’ sounds like better reading to me!

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