Focus on the Family’s President Jim Daly has been trying to backtrack his group’s hatred of lesbians and gays repeatedly of late. In a recent interview regarding how family members should respond to having a lesbian or gay child, Daly pretty much said that homosexuality is not a ‘super sin’, but it was still wrong and called on parents and grandparents to condemn ‘homosexual behaviors’:
DALY: Well, first of all. I don’t mean this controversially but it may sound controversial. The one big thing is: homosexuality is not a super sin. It’s one of many, including adultery — other things — lying, cheating, gossiping; it’s right there in the list. So often I think in the Christian community, because of the political nature of it today, that we tend to raise it up as something worse than all the others.
I would say to that grandparent: make sure that tether of love stays attached to their grandchild who has come and said, “I’m gay.” They need you more than they realize, and really, that’s family.
And how do you do that? There’s going to be times when you may not be able to condone, obviously, what they’re doing. And you need to explain it in a heartfelt way — the difference.
Unfortunately, FotF and Daly continue to live in a fantasy world where ex-gay therapy somehow works, homosexuality is a ‘political statement’, and feels that homosexual and transsexual individuals are disordered and unhealthy.