Ian Paul weighs in here while picking up some judicious comment along the way.
Preston Sprinkle weighs in here.
Some stern reading here (Rabbi Sacks) and here (Dreher). We ignore these warnings at our peril.
Yet do either of those readings mean we should sign up to the Nashville Statement?
Dreher says Yes; Merritt says Meh.
My own view is that I won't sign.
Not because I disagree broadly with the statement which is in line with a conservative, traditional understanding of Scripture on sexual morality.
No, I won't sign because such a statement is not just about what we believe to be true, it is also about groups of minorities in our societies.
Producing these kinds of statements, circulating them around the world, seeking signatures from church leaders strikes me as a form of bullying. Is it what Jesus would do?
Why, I ask plaintively, and not for the first or the last time, does such an approach singularly fail to also "target" those who remarry after divorce?
Why can such statement producers not offer as great a clarity on remarriage after divorce as on homosexuality and gender transitions and indistinctions?
Dear Rod Dreher, a true prophet of today should ask, where is just, non-discriminatory treatment of all sexual sinners?
LATER: A very thoughtful, appreciative, but, nevertheless, I will not sign, response from Matthew Lee Anderson here.
One point he makes really skewers the statement:
UPDATE: And now this, from a celibate, gay Christian.