There’s an insufficiently recognized irony in the culture wars between Christians and homosexual activists. On the one hand it’s become politically correct orthodoxy for atheists to support homosexual rights.
Yet, if atheism is true, homosexuals are worthless. They are worthless, not because they are homosexual, but because, if atheism is true, no one has intrinsic value. We’re just fleeting, fortuitous packets of matter–like sand dunes in the wind.
On the other hand, if Christianity is true, then homosexuals do have intrinsic worth. They are creatures made in God’s image. They are fallen creatures, but they are also redeemable creatures. They are sinners, but that’s also true of Christians.
The very religion they revile is the only worldview that makes their existence meaningful and worthwhile–if they avail themselves of the gospel. It’s the only worldview that offers them the hope and promise of healing and wholeness, of having their deepest longings met–if they repent of their sins and trust in Christ.
Atheism offers them poisoned apples while Christianity offers them the tree of life. Take and eat.