How do I relate to my new neighbor friend who is gay?

gay marriageQuestion from a reader:

How do I relate to my new neighbor friend who is gay? He is asking me if I am open minded and tolerant toward gay marriage.

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

It is very hard to communicate on this subject with both grace and truth. We are concerned for a person’s soul, and not wanting to be harsh, but it is also critical not to back off from the truth that any sex outside of the biblical marriage between a man and woman is wrong. I oppose gay marriage, but not only as a matter of righteousness, but also because it is deadly to those involved in it. It is always deadly for all of us to choose the path of sin.

Here are links to some articles I wrote that might be helpful in relating to your friend:

How can we lovingly decline attending my sister’s lesbian wedding?

Why do other believers continue to persecute and shut out gay and lesbian people based on passages of Scripture that are very much open to a different interpretation?

A Lesbian responds to grace and truth

How do you know whether or not someone who is homosexual and claims to know Jesus is truly a Christian?

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries