In this video, Ravi Zacharias answers the question of whether or not a person can live a homosexual lifestyle and still be a Christian.
Notes from the video:
Christian’s fight against racism because race is sacred. It is given by God and should not be violated. The same goes for sexuality, it is sacred and should not be violated.
Just as we would not justify the violation of the sacredness of sex through adulty, the same goes for homosexuality.
People are tempted all of the time to violate the sacredness of marriage through adultery. Even when someone loves their spouse, they can be tempted. The proclivity or disposition does not justify expressing that disposition and that proclivity.
At different levels of commitment, there are differing levels of standards to which you are held. If you were to ask what it takes to be a Christian, I will give you the answer. If you were then to ask what it takes to be a part of a church, a community of believers, I would add certain doctrines onto that. If you were then to ask what it takes to teach at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, I would say there are even more standards to which you must subscribe.
At each level, there is greater responsibility and accountability as dispensers of the truth.
Can one be a Christian and have this disposition, yes. Can one practice this lifestyle and be a member of a community of believers, no. Where do we begin to draw the line?
Can we make a distinction between that which makes a Christian and that which allows one to become a member of a church?
How do we defend the sacredness of sex to a non-believer?
Are feelings a sure enough foundation on which to base an ethical standard?