The Summer of Our Discontent
The Churches on Homosexuality
by David Kyle Foster
There he was, wife at his side, on the August 17 cover of Newsweek. Ex-gay John Paulk is the new “Homosexuality & Gender Analyst” for the Legislative & Cultural Affairs department of Focus on the Family. Wife Anne’s picture had already dominated a full-page ad in the July 13 New York Times, with the words, “I’m living proof that truth can set you free” (from homosexuality). They have been at the center of a freshly ignited debate over homosexuality from both inside and outside the church. Para-church groups, such as Focus on the Family, have finally considered the issue of homosexuality important enough to create a staff position specifically to address it.
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