Major problem here. If you still have the sinful desire it is still a sin. Jesus said that even looking upon a woman for adulterous purposes is sin-hanging on. Matthew 5:28 (AMP) “But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
So you can gloss over her statement all you wish and not be rid of the real issue – lust retained is sin retained and has not one whit to do with diversity.
Wheaton College should know better – that to compromise one jot or tittle of the Word is to structurally damage the whole edifice of their reason to exist.
My problem with Julie Rodgers’ hire as Wheaton chaplain and as a speaker (she is a celibate lesbian) is certainly not that both are trying to reach out and minister to students who struggle with homosexuality (or what is nowadays sometimes euphemistically termed “same-sex attraction [or orientation]”). Homosexuality is not an “untouchable” sin, and homosexuals need the transforming power of the Gospel and Spirit like all of us other sinners. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11:
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and…
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