Vaughan Roberts, rector at St. Ebbe's, Oxford, made the announcement as he re-released his book, Battles Christians Face, which describes eight struggles of Christian life and biblical sin (including homosexuality); Roberts says the book was written out of his own experience.
"As a single man I am celibate, because I believe the Bible teaches that the right context for sex is only in marriage between a man and a woman," Roberts stated.
In an interview with Evangelicals Now, Roberts says his struggle with sexual sin does not define him as a homosexual.
"I'm not making a revelation about my fundamental identity, other than that, like all Christians, I am a sinner saved by grace, called to live in the brokenness of a fallen world until Christ returns and brings all our battles to an end," he said.
Roberts is an ordained minister in the Church of England, which does not ...1