Follow up to Willow Creek’s stance on anti-gay-ness

Bill Hybels
Bill Hybels. Image via Wikipedia


I wanted to post a link to Hemant Mehta’s take on Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz canceling an appearance at Willow Creek Church out in Chicago’s suburbs.

I posted about it here.

Check out Hemant’s post here.

I particularly liked how Hemant contrasted the recent statement from Willow Creek’s pastor Billy Hybels to a 2007 sermon with the following three bullet points and quotes from Hybels:

Myth 1) Homosexuals are born that way. (“This is a widely believed myth!… this myth is often spread aggressively by the gay liberation advocates…”)

Myth 2) Homosexuals lead happy lives. (“The gay life is anything but gay!… the homosexual lifestyle is a horrible lifestyle and a horror-filled lifestyle… did you know that the average — the average! — homosexual, over the course of a full lifetime, will have between 500 and 1000 sexual encounters with different men?It’s less for lesbians. They have fewer casual episodes or sexual encounters.”)

Myth 3) There is no hope for the homosexual. (“Friends, would you please try to put on the moccasins of a homosexual just one time before we conclude this service?… I frankly have never met a homosexual, or a lesbian, who went all the way to the point of sexual reorientation, sexual wholeness, without the help, without the careful longterm assistance, of a knowledgeable therapist…”)

The entire sermon can be heard here.

Maybe Hybels should interview Phil Hinkle and get a first-hand account of those “myths.”

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