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On Litmust Tests and a Fractured Witness

In my corner of the Bible Belt, nothing is discussed more than human sexuality. One’s views on human sexuality is the way that we have come to judge the sincerity of someone’s faith, the strength of their orthodoxy, and the commitment of their discipleship. This is what search committees ask potential pastors to separate the faithful clergy from the apostate, this is what Christians ask one another to separate the wheat from the chaff. In my experience, the church spends an inordinate amount of time talking about sex: who can do what with whom and when. Somehow one’s view on human sexuality, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ folks, has become the litmus test for orthodoxy.

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