Is gay sex defiling? – Matthew 15:10-20

 

In this episode we look at…

  • LGBTQ Christians are told that our sexuality is dirty and defiling — Jesus disagrees
  • Brian makes a blowjob joke 😉
  • What this passage might say about whether we should stay in unaffirming churches to try to “fix” them
  • Matthew 10:14: “ If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.”
  • What if you offend people who don’t affirm LGBTQ people?
  • How to work in solidarity with trans people

Read the transcript (PDF)

Matthew 15:10-20

Jesus called the crowd near and said to them, “Listen and understand. It’s not what goes into the mouth that contaminates a person in God’s sight. It’s what comes out of the mouth that contaminates the person.”

Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended by what you just said?”

Jesus replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father didn’t plant will be pulled up. Leave the Pharisees alone. They are blind people who are guides to blind people. But if a blind person leads another blind person, they will both fall into a ditch.”

Then Peter spoke up, “Explain this riddle to us.”

Jesus said, “Don’t you understand yet? Don’t you know that everything that goes into the mouth enters the stomach and goes out into the sewer? But what goes out of the mouth comes from the heart. And that’s what contaminates a person in God’s sight. Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adultery, sexual sins, thefts, false testimonies, and insults. These contaminate a person in God’s sight. But eating without washing hands doesn’t contaminate in God’s sight.”