Young Life’s Beliefs and Policies regarding Homosexuality


An audio recording of teaching regarding sexuality at a Young Life theology training in Columbus, Ohio during the summer of 2017:

It talks about homosexuality specifically beginning around 1:05 and again around 1:34.  He recommends the book What Does the Bible Really  Teach About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung.

Important quotes:

“It gives you seven common things that people say that would try to defend a homosexual lifestyle, how it’s okay Biblically or how it’s okay for them.”

“It’s not a book about how to relate to someone who has same sex attraction.”  

“Just the one flesh, man and woman, that automatically puts them in the camp of ‘It’s wrong, it’s sexual immorality.'”

“It’s something that we need to do for the kids we’re working with.  I mean, in Kilmore, we just had two gay guys [students] go on our trip, so, you know, if you’re not thinking about what’s going on there, we can be very offensive and not very compassionate.”

“This book is great.”

“I’m just going to read what it says in the Greek lexicon, it says ‘Including premarital sex, adultery, which is extramarital, homosexuality, incest, and sex with animals.’ Those are all the ones you can’t do.”

“The idea of sex outside of marriage is the same as violation of homosexuality, it’s all there, it’s all the same.”

Watch this video with the author to get a better idea about the beliefs expressed in this book, which was recommended at a Young Life theology training:

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