Andy Stanley: Evangelical Churches Must Change on LGBT Issue: ‘Learn from Us’

ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley delivered rare remarks on the issue of gender and sexuality Sunday, defending his church’s hosting of a conference with LGBT-affirming speakers and asserting that evangelicals must change their approach on the issue of homosexuality. 

Last week, Stanley’s North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga., hosted the Unconditional Conference. This event was billed as a conference ‘for parents of LGBTQ+ children and ministry leaders looking to discover ways to support parents and LGBTQ+ children in their churches.’ The conference’s speakers included individuals who have argued Christianity has been wrong on the issue throughout its history. Among the speakers were two gay men. 

Protestia posted the audio from Stanley’s sermon.

Stanley criticized theologian Albert Mohler without using his name. The seminary president had written a column denouncing the conference as a departure from historic Christianity and had used an illustration, arguing the theological train for Stanley had left ‘the station.’

‘I have never subscribed to his version of Biblical Christianity to begin with. So, I’m not leaving anything,’ Stanley responded. ‘… In my opinion, it is my opinion, his version of biblical Christianity is the problem. … His version of biblical Christianity is why people are leaving Christianity. … [It’s] because they can’t find Jesus in the midst of all the other stuff and all the other theology.’

Stanley added, ‘That version of Christianity draws lines. And Jesus drew circles.’

The North Point pastor revealed that his church hosts a quarterly event for parents of LGBT-identifying children and teens…”

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