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Recommended Resources: Homosexuality

Here are some highly recommended resources that deal with the question of homosexual practice from a biblical perspective. There are literally hundreds of books, articles, and websites that could be listed here, but those that follow provide good starting points and make reference and/or link to other important material and websites.

1) The Bible and Homosexual Practice

The most comprehensive, scholarly study to date is Robert J. Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press, 2002). Prof. Gagnon also has a website that deals exclusively with these issues: http://www.robgagnon.net/. For an excellent, 112 p. summary of the biblical case against homosexual practice, see http://wtseminary.gospelcom.net/pdf/reformreview/gagnon_autm05.pdf

2) Sharing the Gospel with Gays and Lesbians

A very helpful new book is God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door: Reaching the Heart of the Gay Men and Women in Your World (Harvest House, 2006), written by Alan Chambers and other leaders from Exodus International. It is solid in its biblical approach and brings an excellent balance of compassion and truth.

3) Helping Those Struggling with Homosexuality

The Restored Hope Network website is a great place to start: http://www.restoredhopenetwork.org/ Restored Hope is an inter-denominational membership governed network dedicated to restoring hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. See also :#5, below, dealing with Scientific, Medical, and Ethical issues.

4) Addressing "Gay Christianity"

The best book on this subject is Joe Dallas, A Strong Delusion: Confronting the "Gay Christian" Movement (Harvest House, 1996). The author is a former-homosexual who was once part of a "gay Christianity."

5) Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Issues

The NARTH website is highly recommended: http://narth.com/. NARTH stands for the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. Not only does this website carry hundreds of important articles, but it provides important discussions and critiques of the relevant major issues being raised in both the scientific community and the popular culture.

6) Homosexual Activism

For relevant updates and links, see www.citizenlink.org., where you can also subscribe to their daily alerts on a wide range of social and moral issues. The most important book written to date is Alan Sears and Craig Osten, The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today (B & H Publishing Group: 2003). The authors are attorneys who lead the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance devoted to defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation (see http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/main/default.aspx).

7) Homosexuality, The Church, & Society - 6 DVD Set

This could be the most important resource ever produced by this ministry! More than eight hours of eye-opening, carefully-documented, shocking truth that cannot be ignored.

Topics include: The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Separating Fact from Fiction; What the Church Can Learn From the Gay and Lesbian Community; Is There Really a Gay Agenda?; Corporate Sponsorship of "Diversity"; Debunking the Myth of The Human Rights Campaign. For more details and to order, click here.