As a social scientist, I have concluded that sexual orientation is almost never a choice and I have seen how damaging it can be to try to “cure” someone from being gay. As a Christian, my responsibility is not to condemn or reject gay people, but rather to love and embrace them, and to endeavor to draw them into the fellowship of the Church.
In this never before seen video Tony Campolo speaks candidly about the sexuality of men and women and the redemption of our sexuality through Jesus. Only the miracle of the spirit will enable us to become whole people. Jesus came to make us whole. Our sexuality does define us because society has told us how we should be. Jesus came and said, be like me. We can recover the dimensions of our personality that culture has suppressed. If we are going to be complete human beings we have to recover those parts of humanity that society has suppressed. The gospel empowers us to recreate the lost part of our humanity. To men I say become like Jesus, to women I say become like Jesus. There is neither male or female we become one in Christ Jesus.