Is God anti-gay?

Is God anti-gay?

and other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction

A practical and sensitive exploration of the Bible's teaching on homosexuality.


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Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality and there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view to the culture's.

So is God homophobic? And how do we relate to both Christians and non-Christians who experience same-sex attraction?

In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures. Drawing on his own experience, he offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate.

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Part of the Questions Christians Ask series: a range of short, simple books designed to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions and many more in the Bible.

Product details


  • Introduction
  • 1. Getting started: the Bible, marriage and sex
  • 2. The Bible and homosexuality
  • 3. Homosexuality and the Christian
  • 4. Homosexuality and the church
  • 5. Homosexuality and the world
  • Conclusion


Age range: 14 - 100
Contributors Sam Allberry
ISBN 9781908762313
Format Paperback
Dimensions 110mm x 178mm x 10mm
Print size 9pt
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Listen to a Q&A with Sam from Boyce College, Louisville

Watch Sam at an Is God Anti-Gay conference at Westside Church
(4 sessions + Q&A)


Timothy Keller

Author and Chairman of Redeemer City to City

Is God Anti-Gay is filled with biblical teaching and pastoral wisdom. Sam writes as a same-sex attracted Christian who does not experience his life as impoverished or sub-human. I am delighted to recommend this book.

John Dickson, Host, the Undeceptions podcast

I know of no more trustworthy resource on the fraught questions around same-sex intimacy than this book. Whether it is Sam’s thoughtful commentary about key biblical terms or whether Jesus mentioned LGBTQ issues, or his generous pastoral response to difficult questions, his writing is marked by intelligence, clarity, and the warmth of a friend rather than the tone of an activist. Recommended for believers and doubters.

Rebecca McLaughlin

Author, Confronting Christianity

What I love about this book is also what I love about my brother, Sam Allberry: Jesus is its central theme. Christian sexual ethics makes no sense without Jesus at its heart. But as Sam helps us see, with Jesus's love for us as the animating center, all other kinds of love click into place. Don't read this book if you don't want to know how much the Son of God loves you, and how much more his love is worth than any other merely human love.

Independent reviews

Is God Anti-Gay?

Nate Collins, The Gospel Coalition, July 15th 2013

In this brief but important book, Sam Allberry combines pastoral wisdom, authentic autobiography, and sound exegesis to provide Christians with a helpful introduction to the topic of homosexuality.... continue reading

For and Against?

Philemon Tracker, Evangelicals Now, July 15th 2013

Sam's testimony is that biblical faith is a source of great comfort and joy. What comes across is a pastor’s heart for people. Sam offers practical pointers for Christians who are struggling with the issue. There is also some helpful guidance for churches that, perhaps more frequently than ever before, are being called upon to support such believers in their life journeys. All this wisdom is set squarely in the context of a succinct exposition of the relevant Bible texts.... continue reading

Is God anti-gay?

Dave McDonald, Macarisms, September 3rd 2014

It’s not shaped by politics, sensationalism, or right-wing ideologies. It’s not seeking to ride the trends of culture or church opinion. This book is an attempt to seek the mind of God honestly and sensitively from the Bible.... continue reading

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