Donald Sensing echos some points I made about homosexuality and the church last November. The essense is this (from my earlier post):
Why, then, do many Christians see homosexuality and homosexuals as particularly evil? Theologically, we shouldn't. The real difficulty, however, is that although most of us acknowledge the wrongfulness of our many lies, thefts, and boasts, many people deny the wrongness of homosexuality. Our culture glorifies many types of evil, but individually we mostly agree that greed, slander, gossip, and the rest are bad and that we should not participate in them. However, when it comes to homosexuality, many people argue that it's not wrong at all; and unless we are willing to confess the evil of our actions, God will not forgive us. We must be willing to submit ourselves to God's dictates on right and wrong, and we must be willing to agree with him when he condemns our actions.
The problem isn't that homosexual behavior is worse than any other evil, the problem is that people don't want to ackowledge that homosexual behavior is wrong at all
. Until we are ready to confess and turn away from our evil actions, God will not forgive us.