From the July/August, 1998 issue of Touchstone
sex What Harm Can It Do to Study the Issue? by Alan P. Medinger

What Harm Can It Do to Study the Issue?

Alan P. Medinger on Homosexuality

Francis Osgood and several fellow clergy, along with several leading laymen, approached the Reverend Hugh Benchley, the head of their denomination, with a proposal. They believed that the church should study whether or not it would be appropriate for their denomination to cut off all assistance to the poor and needy. They threw out a few reasons having to do with the modern economy—jobs were available for everyone—and the fact that some modern studies showed how much people are damaged psychologically by receiving charity, and they offered a few references to Scripture, including the one that said if you didn’t . . .


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