Christianity and homosexuality

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    Jan 12, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_ChristianityIn accordance with the traditional values of Abrahamic religions, most Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that homosexual relationships and sexual acts are sinful.


    Do you Christians think this summary is accurate?
    Does this mean gay Christians must remain virgins or become ex-gay?
  • Delivis

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    Why not judge for yourself whether you think homosexuality is wrong rather than just go by what others say?
  • Delivis

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    Jan 12, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    But as for the sociological part of your question there are christians who think homosexuality is perfectly fine, every bit as fine as heterosexuality. There are other christians who think homosexuality is one of the worst sins, some believe it is due to demonic possession, and one should avoid gays at all costs. There are others still who deem homosexuality to be wrong and especially homosexual acts but they are nice people who would hate to exclude anyone so they say something along the lines of "hate the sin love the sinner". I would guess as homosexuality becomes more accepted that more christians are falling into the latter camp.

    Interesting sociologically but nowhere in there can you find any real moral justification for homosexuality being wrong or not. Think for yourself.
  • twilight2010

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    Mar 06, 2012 8:54 AM GMT
    javalava said
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_ChristianityIn accordance with the traditional values of Abrahamic religions, most Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that homosexual relationships and sexual acts are sinful.


    Do you Christians think this summary is accurate?
    Does this mean gay Christians must remain virgins or become ex-gay?


    No of course not

    The Bible does not condemn homosexuality.

    These people who claim to be followers of the Savior cannot even get their Saviors name correct. They do not even know what the name of their God is?

    But yet they come out and preach against gays in the false name of Jesus. Why dont they use His real name???????????
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    Mar 06, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    javalava said
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_ChristianityIn accordance with the traditional values of Abrahamic religions, most Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that homosexual relationships and sexual acts are sinful.

    Do you Christians think this summary is accurate?
    Does this mean gay Christians must remain virgins or become ex-gay?

    I would say, generally speaking (very broad here), yes, as an accurate description for at least "evangelicals". The sexual act/behavior outside of heterosexual marriage is considered sinful. It just so happens that homosexuality falls into this category, along with adultery, infidelity, pre-marital sex, etc. Homosexuality is not necessarily singled out, though it may seem that it is in these circles. The subject comes up more and more perhaps due to the nature of current events, and the Church's inability to adequately address this issue well practically.

    These Christians ARE open to people attracted to the same sex being in their congregations, as long as they are "like-minded" about this understanding of appropriate sexual behavior within the context of marriage. So what is primarily frowned upon is blatantly and deliberately engaging in what is perceived as sinful behavior. There is an emphasis on loving the person, and trying to "help the person" NOT to sin or continue in what is perceived as sin.

    So yes, the logical conclusion is that you remain celibate and/or you go through that ex-gay stuff. However, this has proven impractical in my book, but that leaves them all at wits end to know how to address the matter. It's unfortunate because their operating theology really doesn't accommodate other possibilities.

    That said, there are the more vocal, fundamentalist, really conservative folk (who aren't really of the "main" evangelical tradition, in my book) who get mean and nasty about it. And are really out to insult, scare, thinking that reverse psychology will work. These are the people that give other Christians a bad rep/name. These are the ones that most gay people really are at odds with. Frankly, if they're so hateful, hostile and unloving, I really question if they even know Jesus at all. It's a shame they use the label "Christian". They're the "loudest" and get the most attention, but frankly, I don't think they are a majority. I think most are what you described.
  • twilight2010

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    Mar 06, 2012 10:03 AM GMT
    Delivis saidWhy not judge for yourself whether you think homosexuality is wrong rather than just go by what others say?


    Yes read the bible in the Hebrew and Greek and see for yourself

    It is church that is the real problem of today following doctrines of man

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    Mar 18, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    javalava said
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_ChristianityIn accordance with the traditional values of Abrahamic religions, most Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that homosexual relationships and sexual acts are sinful.


    Do you Christians think this summary is accurate?
    Does this mean gay Christians must remain virgins or become ex-gay?
    I'd say that statement is accurate. And yes, most people will claim you either must remain celibate or turn straight.

    Of course, that's not a Biblical position.