Therefore, what about homosexuality? Forde was a strong defender of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. He opposed the gay agenda on the basis of the harm it does to the social order, the family, and the need of children for a mother and a father. He used reason and the wisdom of the Bible and tradition in his arguments, but he never claimed that the issue is settled by the Bible. He never claimed that Ten Commandments give us “divine law” or that moral law found in the New Testament is “God’s answer.”
In contrast, his Lutheran Quarterly editors regard the issue of homosexuality as settled by divine law which they have access to in the Bible.
A detailed comparison of the two contrasting positions is available in a tabular format here.