In either case, a same-sex attracted man is not above reproach, and is not qualified for church leadership. Nor is a man qualified for leadership who is same-sex attracted but does NOT “identify” as same-sex attracted. Simply dropping the identity label does not validate what the label represents. The issue is the heart, not the label. Consequently, a man who continues to experience same-sex attraction but no longer identifies as a same-sex Christian is disqualified for church leadership.