Below is an excerpt of the Q/A posted over at Apprising Ministries. But even better, click on the Apprising site below and scroll down to the video so you can to actually watch Rob Bell respond to the question in his own words. His body language is quite interesting.
Please notice Bell never compassionately shares the gospel in any shape,form or fashion. He remains absolutely silent about Christ salvific work that provides grace based repentance unto redemptive life transformation.
Nope, Ole Bell just can’t manage to articulate anything of biblical revelation as the answer to fallen man’s human condition.
To that I say,”Anathema!”
Man in audience: On a more serious note. You’re here in West Hollywood.
Man: [Kind of] the epicenter center of the gay community in southern California.
Bell: Yes. Yeah.
Man: A lot of the words that Christians have for us have been very negative.
Man: What do you think about that?
Bell: Yeah. Thank you for asking that. We’re here in West Hollywood, epicenter of a lot of gay culture and you’re asking—some people are gay (pause) and you’re our brothers and you’re our sisters, and we love you.
We love you. (audience applauds) And it’s really, really, really, important that we’re clear. I had a good friend—when I was in my teens—who was gay. And hadn’t told anybody. An’ I was the first person he told.
And (pause) probably the most loving, generous, holy—one of the most—he was extraordinary, is extraordinary. But at an early age I was like, some people are gay; an’ God loves them just like God loves me.
And they’re passionate disciples of Jesus, just like I’m trying to be. So, let’s all get together and try to do something about the truly big problems in our world; that I believe Jesus would us to band together, and tackle together.
So there you go.