Well-known conservative comes 'out' in upcoming book

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-life leader is urging Christians to pray for a conservative columnist who has come out as homosexual. 

Townhall.com editor Guy Benson, 30, also a talk show host and contributor to Fox News, shares in his forthcoming book that he is homosexual.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality says Benson is a young and talented conservative who has stated he's not on a campaign to promote homosexuality.

LaBarbera, PeterBut the problem with gay conservatives, LaBarbera suggests, is that they're predictably more liberal about homosexuality.

"They may be conservative on a bunch of issues, and do wonderful work on those issues, but when it comes to homosexuality, they become gay rights activists," LaBarbera charges.  

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Benson refers to his homosexuality as a "footnote" in the book, "End of Discussion," which he co-wrote with Mary Katharine Ham. 

Benson told BuzzFeed

Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions — or my passions - and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people. But the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I’m a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward.

Benson reportedly has an evangelical background, so LaBarbera is calling for Christians to pray for the columnist.

"I believe homosexuality, homosexual practice, is a sin," he tells OneNewsNow. "People fall into it for a variety of reasons but there is no positive identity, a God-given identity, based in homosexuality." 

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