Theoretically? Yes. Practically? No. Our churches don’t teach the rich theology of lifetime singleness in Scripture and there is little support for celibate Christians, leading to painful results for the Church.
Boy Erased highlights a theologically and psychologically destructive school of thought. The practice of gay conversion therapy has led millions of LGBT+ Christians to lose their faith and commit suicide. And these ideas and practices continue today, albeit in more subtle ways. The Church must repent of what we have done, and we must make sure it never happens again.
We want to provide you with the EQUIPment needed to become a Church where sexual minorities belong. We’ll explore the need, what the Church can do about it, and how we’re taking steps in Nashville toward that goal. We hope the ideas and stories found here inspire you to take up this work in your city.