yesterday, there was a bit of an online uproar on this post from The Gospel Coalition in which contributor thabiti anyabwile uses the argument that christians and society should be grossed out by homosexuality and gay marriage.
i’m not making this up. that’s quite literally the point of the post.
the author invokes countless scare quotes around the very concept of homosexuality.
in one portion, he writes -
“Gay” and “homosexual” are polite terms for an ugly practice. They are euphemisms. In all politeness, we’ve actually stopped talking about the things that lie at the heart of the issue — sexual promiscuity of an abominable sort…
and after citing the ‘yuck factor’ and using self-described ‘obscene descriptions’ of sex acts (the details of which would make just about anybody blush) he continues,
That sense of moral outrage you’re now likely feeling…that gut-wrenching, jaw-clenching, hand-over-your-mouth “I feel dirty” moral outrage is the gag reflex.
in the interest of full disclosure, i don’t know thabiti anyabwile. i can’t recall ever reading a thing he’s previously written and had never heard of him before yesterday. and i doubt he’s heard of me or read anything i’ve written.
but i hope he – and The Gospel Coalition – reads this.
his article attempts to elicit and steer feelings of revulsion and disgust toward LGBT people. he purposefully seeks to criticize, marginalize, ostracize and dehumanize.
and that. is. unchristlike.