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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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).
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