The Politics Of Sexual Identity

It also explains the politics of sexual identity. While it is true that homosexuality has been a common phenomenon in many societies throughout history, it has now achieved the novel status of defining the very essence of a person. Some Christians do not understand the significance of this and have naively attempted to put their their critique of homosexual sex into some kind of perspective by arguing that they also object to premarital heterosexual sex. In so doing, they miss the point. If sexual orientation is identity, then the Christian objection to premarital heterosexual sex is of a different order to the objection to gay sex. The former is a denial of the legitimacy of an activity; but the latter is a denial of the legitimacy of an identity. Contemporary political discourse regards that as homophobic hate speech and as morally equivalent to racism.

Carl Trueman | “McClay, Marcuse, and My Grandfather


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