Earlier today, I participated in a debate for a radio program about homosexuality and church discipline. The program is “Up for Debate with Julie Roys,” and three of us were debating this question: “Should Churches Discipline Gay-Affirming Members?” I argued that they should. The other two guys argued that they shouldn’t. Here’s the description of the show from the website:
With same-sex marriage becoming increasingly common, more church-going Christians are affirming same-sex relationships. Should churches discipline, and even excommunicate, these believers – or overlook the offense? This Saturday on Up For Debate, Julie Roys will discuss this issue with Denny Burk, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, who advocates discipline and even excommunication. Challenging his perspective is Hector Sabido, a pastor who advocates a more tolerant approach — and Tim Otto, a gay, celibate member of a so-called “Third Way” church.
The audio of the debate is now available. If you are interested in listening to our discussion, you can download it here or listen below.