Christian Parents Must Not Abandon Their LGBT Children, Says ERLC's Andrew Walker

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(Screenshot: live.erlc.com)Andrew T. Walker, director of research and senior fellow in Christian ethics at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaking at ERLC's annual conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Oct. 11, 2018.

Christian families must not forsake family members who identify as LGBT, says Andrew T. Walker, director of research and senior fellow in Christian ethics at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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"Do not abandon them. I do not know how this poisonous thinking infected evangelicalism, but in my role at the ERLC I've heard from parents who have a gay or **** or transgender child who think that because their child is identifying as one of those categories, it means they have to abandon them and banish them away," said Walker at the ERLC's annual national conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Thursday.

"If you have that attitude toward others, you should crucify it. If you have that attitude yourself about your child, you need to crucify it. Here's why: because there is nothing, I repeat, nothing that can nullify the relationship between a parent and a child."

Walker - Issues - Transgenderism - Culture - War

Walker also denounced how so many issues on transgenderism are "politicized," noting that it's not just a "culture war" issue but also pertains to other issues.

"As Christians we can't leave it just at that level, we have to understand that this is an issue of the love of neighbor, it's an issue of human dignity, it's an issue of human flourishing, it's an issue where vulnerable people's lives are on the line, but it's also an issue and a test of biblical authority," Walker said.

Year - Walker - Book - God - Transgender

Last year, Walker had a book released titled God and the Transgender Debate, which focused on accepting transgender individuals while objecting to transgender ideology.

"This warm, faithful and careful book helps Christians...
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