Apart from wrestling with the best way to handle the growing epidemic of sexual immorality within the church, Mr. Cheney’s pamphlet should make us stop and think once again about the ramifications of our hermeneutical approach to Scripture.And here's one of the quotations from that pamphlet:
"There is only one way to be sure of permanently eliminating the sex drive and guaranteeing the purity of our priesthood, and that is to remove the source of the hormone which causes it and the aggressive instinct which is its cohort…. Removal of the testes for the purification of the priesthood is not some new idea or experimental notion; it has been used for millennia. The history of this means of assuring purity is still traceable in spite of the suppression of information on the practice since the First Nicaean Council in 325 A.D."One of the weirder sermons I've ever heard involved the pastor hesitantly preaching that although he personally didn't think it was for him we shouldn't automatically rule out castration as a means towards achieving sexual purity just because it sounded crazy.
Alternate title: Eunuchs for Evangelism