Meet Michael Bussee. He’s one of about five people who helped set up Exodus International in 1976. That’s his claim to fame. Had he not sinned, abandoned his wife and daughter for homosexual adultery, you might have never heard of him. But now, he’s an ex-exgay spokesman. Last year, the ex-exgay group Beyond Exgay (BEG) began trotting out people like Bussee to publicly “apologize” for believing and teaching homosexuality is a sin. Their major contention: they couldn’t become “straight”. We’ve already addressed that fallacy, but its now becoming lucrative for them to make such declarations.
In the video, Bussee says he is an ordained Presyterian elder and member of the church choir. Spiritually, that’s no real accomplishment, but Bussee uses it as leverage to serve himself some credibility. After all, if an ordained Presbyterian Elder says being gay is okay with God, then that settles things. What he hopes is that you will be spiritually immature enough not to know he’s about to draw a false parallel.
As we discussed in this post, the word “Christian” actually has a narrow definition in scripture. Yet, many of those who are backslidden are attempting to spin their sin by claiming since they could not become heterosexual by their own efforts, its justification for them to claim God made them homosexual. Bussee cites predictable gcm lines: “you can be both christian and gay” without any biblical substanitation.
Bussee’s first error is to create his own “proof”.
Hundreds of thousands of people of all faiths who embrace both both their sexuality and their spirituality.”
According to Michael Bussee, numbers equal sanction. But that conflicts with scripture. As a matter of fact, if you looked at Numbers 25 you’d see that God destroyed 24,000 Isrealite men for sexual sin. In Exodus 33, Moses commands the Levites to put 3,000 to death for idolatry and sexual sin (vss 25-29). Note: God would have destroyed them all, except for Moses’ intercession (vss 7-9).
More sin spin:
“Everybody at my church knows I’m gay and nobody cares. Its a non issue the issue is that God loves you and we join together to affirm that.”
His secord error is to judge himself by a false standard. Judging oneself according to human standards rather than God’s always results in a false conclusion. In this case he falsely concludes that sin is a “nonissue”. You may wonder why gay christians avoid using the Bible as a source self examination. Just listen to Michael Bussee and it becomes clear why.