What if the scientists and the theologians are wrong about homosexuality?
He’d heard the hell-fire and brimstone sermons from angry, self-righteous preachers. He’d studied the psychologists’ interpretations of same-sex attraction, genetics and biology. He’d observed the agenda-driven political and religious debates from both sides of the ideological spectrum.
But when David McGrinn, an infantry Marine with a degree in psychology, began interviewing gay men, researching Scripture and examining the claims of modern psychology, he realized that neither side of the debate was telling the whole truth.
McGrinn discovered that scientific findings and biblical teaching on the origins of homosexuality were not that far apart. Conversations with his gay friends confirmed his newfound understanding: When it came to interpreting the evidence, the church—and modern psychology—were both missing the point.
McGrinn’s journey gave him a deeper compassion for those struggling with same-sex attraction and a stronger conviction of his own need for grace. God, Why Was I Born Gay? is a book for anyone tired of the religious rhetoric that offers no hope for the homosexual—as well as the postmodern suggestion that one’s sexual orientation is of no eternal consequence.