“The heterosexual gospel is one that encourages SSA men and women to come to Jesus so that they can be straight, or it says that coming to Jesus ensures that they will be sexually attracted to the opposite sex,” explains Perry.
“It usually sounds like, ‘I know you’re struggling with being gay. I can promise you, if you give your life to Jesus, he will completely deliver you from those desires because he loves you.’ Or, ‘I know a guy that used to be gay and now he’s married. Jesus will do the same for you if you trust him.'”
Perry, who used to be a lesbian but is now married to a man and has two daughters, warns that the “heterosexual gospel” is problematic because it “tends to put more emphasis on marriage as the goal of the Christian life than on knowing Jesus.”
“What the gay community needs to hear is not that God will make them straight, but that Christ can make them his,” she continues.