To be fair, there are a wide variety of unconventional beliefs under the banner of “christianity”. Its seems to be the only faith system with an abundance of people who want the label, but yet refuse to adhere to its fundamental truths. But since this is gay christian movement watch, our job is to examine doctrine, practices, leaders and public events of the movement and compare it against what scripture —not conservatives— say.
There’s ample evidence that embracing and practicing a lie will spawn all types of spurious sub-beliefs. Case in point: “Christ, the Gay Martyr” [http://christthegaymartyr.blogspot.com]. Its a blog written by Don Charles a gay christian and a contributing writer to a slew of counter-culture magazines.
Charles takes identification with Christ down a road that could only be described as counter-biblical. By that I mean Jesus is rewritten in Charles’s imagination.
” The SAVIOR suffered just as LGBT [gay] folk suffer. He was called an ABOMINATION. He was MOCKED. He was BRUTALIZED. He was DEMONIZED. He was MURDERED. Knowing the means men use to humiliate other men, He may also have been RAPED. Jesus Christ may or may not have been HOMOSEXUAL in His Earthly form, but because He was GENTLE and HUMBLE IN HEART (Matthew 11:29) and UNMARRIED, it’s very likely that He was PERCEIVED so. Whenever we are PERSECUTED, we should remember that the Messiah also endured a GAY-BASHING. We should also remember that He said: “Blessed are those who are PERSECUTED in My name, for they will INHERIT THE KINGDOM.”
While we should identify with the Lord in his suffering, we are not to lose sight of the purpose of his suffering. He suffered and was brutalized to satisfy the penalty of sin, not to grant us social equality. If we fail to recognize that our sin was the mandate for his suffering, we miss the purpose of the cross and thus remain outside of God’s redemptive outreach to mankind. However, Charles takes a classic antinomianian stance on gender identity and sin. He exempts himself and other homosexuals from having to face their sin like the rest of us do. Sin and repentance doesnt apply, he believes, because homosexuals are a special class of people, somehow better than others due in part to “persecution”.
“The secret of GAY IDENTITY is found in Christian scripture, but NOT in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as many would have us believe! LGBT folk are a CHOSEN PEOPLE of God! Both Old and New Testaments affirm the special status accorded to God’s VIRGINS (women never defiled by men) and EUNUCHS (men who eschew sexual contact with women). Like the occupants of Heaven, we possess FULLNESS: Our souls are simultaneously MALE and FEMALE, which explains our unorthodox approach to GENDER ROLES. Prohibitions against same-gender intercourse have NEVER applied to us!
Since he doesnt provide any scriptural basis for his claim that homosexuals have male and female souls, its hard to refute that. Of course, its a ludicrous notion but at one point people believed the earth was flat. And Charles has his own ten commandments of gay christianity. If you live by this code, he states, you will most definitely be a proud gay christian.
“Do not commit RAPE. Do not engage in PROSTITUTION. Do not take CHILDREN as sex partners. Do not MUTILATE YOUR BODY to conform to human concepts of gender. Do not LIE about your LGBT status. Do not refer to yourself or others of your kind as PERVERTS, FAGGOTS, QUEERS, DYKES, TRANNIES, B***** or other derogatory names. Do not enter into “EX-GAY” THERAPY, be it secular or religious in nature. Do not engage in sex practices that ENDANGER YOUR HEALTH or the health of others. Do not attend or support an ANTI-GAY CHURCH. Do not follow the doctrines of any religious teacher except JESUS CHRIST, your SAVIOR.”