Not so fast, says John McWilliams. One thought circulating only within a small circle of us really discusses the nature of same-sex intimate relationships. He claims that well-informed LGBT folks are aware that those relations can pose some particular medical dangers – and he’s not talking about AIDS (a disease that can pass between any two sexual partners, along with other non-sexual means).
McWilliams, a Presbyterian pastor, has posted a lengthy study on his blog page. It’s not light reading, not for young eyes, nor for the faint of heart. It sounds an alarm, urging his denominational colleagues to consider if it is advisable to give their approval to what might be risky behavior.
As he puts it, “I find it speaks volumes that Dr. Goldstone, an openly gay non-Christian and Dr. Diggs, a heterosexual conservative Christian, both highly respected in their fields, agree with regard to the inherent dangers of normal homosexual sexual relations, even between two healthy monogamous men.”
Amid his report of this research, McWilliams also decries the fact that “… many Christians simply write off homosexuals in disgust and uncalled for judgment. That is sin of which the church must repent. Nothing could be further from what Christ would have us do than turning our backs on the homosexual community.”
He contacted us at the Outlook, asking if we would post this study on our Website. While we have not shied away from controversies, we recognized the sensitive nature of what he had written. We knew this would take the cause deep consternation to some of our most loyal friends and supporters. We chose not to post the article.
So John posted it on his own blog page and asked us, in the spirit of open dialogue, for which the Outlook is so well known, simply to offer a link to his blog, on the Amendments Resources page, which carries a wide range of articles pro and con. In that spirit, we have agreed to provide the link here: http://pastorjohn500.blogspot.com/