Homosexuality and the Bible: Answering Objections to the Biblical View is the latest video from Charlie Campbell that I’ve watched. In it Charlie mostly focuses on the many issues that non-Christians have with the portrayal of homosexual behavior in Bible, how they perceive Christians treat gay people, why they say the Bible contradicts itself on this subject and how gay marriage is not bad, if gay people are like normal couples, except just two of them happen to be the same gender.
Now, to me this video felt pretty different than Charlie’s other videos about Mormonism, Jehova’s Witnesses, Hinduism, etc. because in those he went into great detail over the origin of that thinking, what caused its eruption/growth in recent times and what is sustaining it in spite of Christianity’s reach all over. Here he does none of that, and I almost wonder if it’s because he wants to avoid upsetting potential gay listeners by avoiding saying not-so-great things that’ll immediately make them want to stop watching (such as the Journal of the Family Research Institute, Vol. 18 No. 1, Feb 2003 study showing that 69% of serial killers were homosexual, making the clear connection between deviant and other extreme/dangerous behavior). He sorta covers potential causes of the lifestyle choice, but doesn’t explain it enough to show the cause (knowing the cause helps with the cure!).
Instead Charlie focuses on the most common questions and objections raised by unbelieving gays, and does a good job through easy-to-read presentation imagery and calm, well-spoken dialogue. He aims to not rock the boat here, and I do understand why, given the highly divisive topic and target rebellious audience.
Obviously this video is aimed at people who are homosexuals and would like more information on things they may have heard … but I do feel like more emphasis should have been placed on why this is such a crucial issue, and how much that lifestyle is tied into other terrible, anti-God decisions people make.