Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of “Gay Christianity”

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Book: Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of “Gay Christianity”

Author: M.D. Perkins

Cover Designer:  Canada Burns

Publisher: American Family Association, 2022

ISBN-13:  9781935932376 Paperback

ISBN-10:  1935932373 Paperback

Website(s): http://www.afa.net (publisher)

Language level:  1

(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)

Recommended reading level:  Teens and adults

Rating: ***** 5 stars

(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)

Category: Non-fiction

Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

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      Perkins, M.D.  Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of “Gay Christianity” (Published in 2022 by the American Family Association, 107 Parkgate Dr., Tupelo, MS  38801).  Since 1968, the L.G.B.T.Q+ movement has made significant inroads into churches that call themselves Christian. The affirming church movement has become mainstream through the erosion of mainline denominations. Queer theology has taken hold in many academic settings. The emergence of “gay celibate theology” is causing confusion in evangelical churches through its appeal to modern psychology and L.G.B.T.-lived experience. How did we get here? What does the Bible say about all of this?  Dangerous Affirmation is an insightful analysis of the influence and spread of “gay Christianity.”

     Author M.D. Perkins exposes the way this movement handles theology, biblical interpretation, the church, personal and group identity, and political activism. John N. Oswalt summed up the book by saying, “At the heart of his argument is the claim that homosexual desire is not an ‘orientation’ to be accepted but a temptation to be overcome.”  While many people who identify as Christians are being won over to this immoral cause, Dangerous Affirmation serves as a sober-minded call to faithfulness amid cultural and religious chaos.  I seldom regard any book, except the Bible, as a “must read,” but for those concerned about the culture wars in our society, this one is a must-read.

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