Last updated on: 5/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David N. Glesne, DMin Biography

Title:
Senior Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The second myth is that homosexuals are born that way… I have spent a significant amount of time reading and researching the literature and listening to the stories and experiences of homosexual persons. I have read major books and countless magazine and newspaper articles and periodicals. In all this reading and researcher, I have not been able to find one conclusive documented scientific study that substantiates the hypothesis that homosexuals are born that way. On the contrary, there is a consensus among geneticists who state that there is no firm basis for believing that homosexuality is genetically determined.”

Understanding Homosexuality: Perspectives for the Local Church, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN
  • Faculty member, The Master’s Institute
  • Faculty member, Lay Ministry Training Center
  • Former pastor in Joliet, IL and Yorba Linda, CA
Education:
  • DMin (Doctor of Ministry), Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MDiv (Master of Divinity), Luther Seminary
  • BA, Concordia College
Other:
  • None found