8 responses

  1. quo
    June 10, 2007

    It may be wrong for Michael Johnston to blame all his bad behavior on hus homosexuality, but the fact is that being homosexuality makes it much easier for men to engage in certain kinds of bad behaviour – sexual promiscuity, for example. So, if Johnston makes a connection between his homosexuality and his promiscuity, it’s not without reason.

  2. Jason
    July 12, 2007

    I am a graduate of Pure Life Ministries and from Alaska. I have first hand knowledge about these issues. Nicely handled article. Keep in touch,

    Jason

  3. Jason
    July 12, 2007

    I am a graduate of Pure Life Ministries and from Alaska. I have first hand knowledge about these issues. I have also seen the video. Keep in touch,

    Jason

  4. jackkirven
    January 2, 2008

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… jason, please. girl, i’ll see you at the club. quo, you seem to have a working knowledge of what gay men do – are you speaking from personal experience? either way, you need to shut up before you put both feet in your mouth. mister burroway, i think some peole are missing the point of your story.

    “i like christ very much. i don’t like christians though. they aren’t much like christ at all.” – Ghandi

  5. Jason D
    January 3, 2008

    just to clarify, that wasn’t me posting above. I’m the Jason who usually posts here. So I’ll add a D to my name to make that distinction from now on. There’s only so long that you can use a sole common name.

    we can’t all be “Cher”

  6. Jason D
    January 3, 2008

    “but the fact is that being homosexuality makes it much easier for men to engage in certain kinds of bad behaviour – sexual promiscuity, for example. So, if Johnston makes a connection between his homosexuality and his promiscuity, it’s not without reason.”

    It’s a flawed reason. I’m gay, I haven’t slept with every man alive. Nor have most of my friends.

    I do know some promiscuous gay men, but they’re mature enough to A) be smart and careful about it and B) they don’t blame their gender, their sexuality on it, they know they are completely in control of what they do. Homosexuality doesn’t force you to be promiscuous.

    What Johnston did was blame his behavior on his “former homosexuality” rather than the real culprit: himself. If he had taken responsibility for his actions, if he could publicly say, “yes I was a dumb, naive, careless, reckless, irresponsible, self-destructive and opportunistic person.” that would be the mature thing to do. But it’s so much easier to demonize all gay men by suggesting that his experience is the same as mine.

    I don’t know what’s worse, that he callously infected other people at orgies, or that he’s using that horrible behavior to attack responsible people like me.

  7. Sandra Dorsey
    November 25, 2009

    The Bible is very clear about behavior whether it’s homosexuality, fornication, adultery, lying, gossiping, stealing, murder etc. ALL of it is sin and an abomination to God. If you don’t repent then your behavior will give you a one way ticket to hell. God loves the sinner but hates the sin.

    As for Johnston, I see him as a person caught up in the deceit of the devil like so many of us BUT he’s trying to do better. It’s not easy but it can be done only with the help of God. You can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.

  8. Timothy Kincaid
    November 25, 2009

    Sandra Dorsey,

    Perhaps you are an expert in ancient Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. And perhaps you are a scholar of theology with an understanding of the complex interplay of other ancient and first century beliefs. And perhaps you are a cultural anthropologist who can place the various textual proclamations into context to provide a rich understanding of not only what was said, but what was not said.

    But I doubt it. So when you say “the Bible is very clear”, my only response is pity.

    I am so very sad for you that you think that the words you read in an English translation of a multiply-transcribed collection of documents (the originals of which are long lost) were written to be applied thousands of years later without consideration of context. It really does make you seem, well, a bit unsophisticated and naive.

    To paraphrase, God loves the ignorant, but hates the ignorance.

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