Joe Dallas is a former homosexual and author of the books devoted to phenomenon of homosexuality. Dallas is founder of Genesis Counseling, which seeks to “Reclaim Godly Sexuality through the Saving Work of Jesus Christ, The Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit and the Body Ministry of the Christian Church.” According to Dallas, the church is required to give a defense of the Christian claim that God has defined human sexuality in His Word, and to do this clearly and compassionately. In his testimonies, Dallas tells of his struggle with homosexuality as a teenager and how the Holy Spirit convicted him of sin.
Sketches of a Life
By age 23, Dallas, ordained Calvary Chapel minister, was entangled in sin and found himself in an adulterous affair with a friend's wife and homosexual relationship with the owner of a gay bar. He was defrocked from the ministry and had nowhere to turn as he thought his community never takes him back. Still, he craved for fellowship from a local church. Thus, he visited the Metropolitan Community Church in 1978 and adopted a new identity as "Gay Christian". He began to regularly attend this church, but something kept gnawing at him. He could not ignore the red flags from the pulpit and often questioned the Biblical accuracy of the "Gay Christian" movement. Dallas quickly discovered that his desire for truth began to outweigh his desire for comfort. He met the number of people who've said that they prayed earnestly, and feel doing what God has told them to do. The implication of their belief was that earnest prayer or an attempt to discern God's voice can somehow override Scripture's plain teaching. Dallas now contend we have to objectively rely on the written Word alone.
- A Strong Delusion: Confronting the "Gay Christian" Movement.
- Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity
- The Gay Gospel: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible In this book, Dallas presents Scripture-based rebuttals of pro-gay theology, for example arguments like "I'm a Born-Again Gay", "We Feel the Spirit Too!", "How Can Love Be Wrong?", "The Bible is a good book, but conservative Christians pick and choose which of its verses they take literally", "General wickedness, not homosexuality, was the sin of Sodom," that many proponents of the "Christian Gay movement" use. The Gay Gospel mostly addresses the pro-gay movement and its affect on the Church.
- Scott Lively (2009). Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the "Gay" Agenda, 1 (Version 1.1), Veritas Aeterna Press, 21.
- Joe Dallas Critiques ‘The Gay Gospel’. Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (13 Jan 2008). Retrieved on 30 Nov 2016.
- Speaking of Homosexuality with Joe Dallas. CRI. Retrieved on 30 Nov 2016.
- Lori D'Augostine. An Ex-Gay Speaks Out. The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.. Retrieved on 12 Jun 2017.