Is CARM homophobic?

by Matt Slick

No, CARM is not homophobic. "Phobic" means fearful, and we don't fear homosexuals. For the most part, they are productive and helpful people in society. We are no more homophobic than they are heterophobic. Rather, CARM recognizes the moral and social implications of the homosexual agenda that seeks to move into all areas of society and redefine morals. What is the agenda? It is to make homosexuality an accepted lifestyle in society, to have it be considered normal and healthy, a legitimate marriage choice, and a morally sound option among all people.

To this, CARM stands in opposition because the Bible--in both the Old and New Testaments--clearly says that homosexuality is a sin (Lev. 18:22, 20:13, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Rom. 1:26-28). Therefore, we exercise our right to express our religious views, defend what the Bible teaches, and expose the spiritual, physical, and emotional harm that homosexuality poses.

Furthermore, we reject the label of being homophobic (see The battle over words ) since it is a negative term designed to bring derision and emotional condemnation upon those to whom it is applied. We are not homophobic. We are pro-traditional marriage, and we are pro-traditional sexual practice. It is the homosexual community that wants to redefine proper sexual conduct and marriage. We could easily say that the pro-homosexual movement is heterophobic and/or christophobic.

Words have meanings.