I grew up in Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church of Atlanta. When his son, Andy, became a pastor I was excited that Atlanta would have another Biblically solid pastor. However, it seems that may unfortunately no longer be the case.
Christine Pack posted this article on her blog Solasisters.com describing how Andy Stanley recently gave a talk at his Buckhead Church, wherein he described a married man who had left his wife to pursue a gay relationship with another man. Stanley tells how the man wanted to get involved in the leadership of the church, but he had not yet divorced his wife. Stanley said in light of the fact that he was committing adultery, he couldn’t be allowed a leadership position in the church. However, he said nothing indicating that his active homosexual lifestyle should prevent him from holding a leadership position. He said that if the man would only divorce his wife, then everything would be fine. So apparently, adultery is out in his book, but an active homosexual lifestyle is okay.