On her radio program today, Mission America’s Linda Harvey continued to stun, rolling out a new anti-gay claim: that it would have been better if Christians in the LGBT community and those who support equality had “simply walked away from Christianity.” Discussing One Wheaton, a group of LGBT and allied allumni of the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois, Harvey reprised her theory that God couldn’t possibly make people gay, bisexual or transgender. She also repeated her earlier argument that LGBT people don’t exist, saying, “There’s no evidence there are different humans called LGBTQ people.” Towards the end of the broadcast, Harvey said that LGBT-identified Christians and their supporters should actually abandon their faith in Christ rather than “try and stay and change” Christianity:
Harvey: To try to slither around sin is not a novel idea, but to organize a group of folks to proudly renounce the teaching of Scripture is fragrantly defiant. They have bought the idea that there are people who are born to be homosexual or bisexual or in the wrong-sex body, it defies not just the teaching of Scripture but common sense, what kind of a Creator puts someone in the wrong-sex body? Or creates people destined to mate with just the same-sex, never being able to create new life together and always having problems making the anatomy work. Well, there’s a simple answer: our loving and all powerful Creator did not do this. This is the foolish and wandering heart of man.
Once you buy into the ‘born that way’ idea then self-delusion is not that far behind. There’s no evidence there are different humans called LGBTQ people, these are sinful behaviors, not in-born identities. And people do not have to cower in fear or depression or shame, if you truly love God you accept His will knowing it’s best for your life and it’s His design that will make you happy. God’s grace can and will help anyone who resolves to go beyond these feelings, to put them aside, and decide that He is sovereign.
But One Wheaton has apparently decided they are sovereign. They would be more respectful if they simply walked away from Christianity. But to try and stay and change it is worse than hypocrisy—it’s deception.