Any gay Christians here?

  • johnnyqhomo7

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    Sep 11, 2014 11:50 PM GMT
    Hi. Are there any gay Christians on this board? If so, how do you deal with the haters in the Christian world? Im me guys, I need prayer icon_smile.gif
  • tazzari

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    Sep 12, 2014 12:23 AM GMT
    I am - vestry member, lay preacher, etc. Haters? Ignore them; we're a Welcoming and Affirming church, and no matter what we believe, as Christians or otherwise, there will always be haters - that's their choice.
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    Sep 12, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
    The bigger problem is how to deal with the haters in the gay world.
  • Sunny_x9

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    Sep 12, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    tazzari saidI am - vestry member, lay preacher, etc. Haters? Ignore them; we're a Welcoming and Affirming church, and no matter what we believe, as Christians or otherwise, there will always be haters - that's their choice.


    yep u r right , and also I m an atheist (Christian earlier)
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    Despite the very loud homophobes, there are far more Christians who are accepting of gays as fellow Christians.

    I'm not a Christian and I prefer to pass my Sundays in God's(or whatever) glorious outdoor creation.

    But the few times I visit with friends in church, I always feel welcome.

    Ask around in your community or ask Mr. Google about local churches where everyone is welcome.

    OR try a Unitarian Church---where the only requirement for attendance is that you recycle.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:27 PM GMT


    Christian - me. Bill's atheist. No problems.

    When the bible thumping literalists bother you, reply with Timothy 2: 12 and Matthew 19. They usually shut up. If they thump the old testament, take them down the Deuteronomy road. That shuts those ones up.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    I am, ignore the haters.
  • Iota

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    Sep 12, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    I don't give the people that judge me much of my energy. If they want to judge and send hateful messages then that is their deal, I prefer to send messages to compassion and love, and pray those people!
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
    I'm a catholic. And the church does nit hate gay people just doesn't allow them to get married ir have sexual relationships. But welcomes them to church and receive the sacraments of initiation.
    As for haters i guess i just ignore cause they aren't real christians if they hate.
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    Sep 12, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    Atheist-Christian, if that counts.
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    Sep 12, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    Here is a Christian response to haters. The lecturer in this video explains that current anti-gay-marriage interpretations of the bible are misguided.

    http://youtu.be/ezQjNJUSraY
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    Sep 12, 2014 6:43 PM GMT
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?
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    Sep 12, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    LOL Gay christians? Good luck with that.
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    Sep 12, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    I am a Christian first, and a gay guy secondarily.

    Because the essence of Christianity is love, any Christian who hates a person is indicted by his or her own belief system.

    Christians are called upon to hate certain behaviors such as idolatry, murder, lying, and adultery.

    As far as Christians "hating" gays, I have not experienced that on a personal level. I see evidence of it on blogs and I respond to it in a civil way (my opinion).

    The key misconception I see among some Christians is the belief that being gay is voluntary. That which is involuntary, by definition, cannot be sinful.

    There is always a need for clarification about what it means to be "gay."

    Some people use the word gay when referring to same-sex attraction, which is not voluntary.

    Some people use "gay" when referring to sex between persons of the same gender, which is arguably voluntary.

    I believe that every human being is entitled to a healthy, responsible sex life, including those with same-sex attraction.

    If anyone chooses celibacy, more power to him or her, but that is not a realistic option, in my opinion, for most people.

    Another key assumption among some Christians is that all sex outside of marriage is sinful.

    It's almost as though "Thou shalt not commit adultery" should have been rendered "Thou shalt not have sex outside of marriage." These people evidently think that God made a mistake, which is absurd.

    This no-sex-outside-of-marriage deal is usually preached by people who are married or people who have taken a vow of chastity.

    This is a great topic and difficult to cover briefly.

    In conclusion though, I have experienced far more hate from anti-Christian, anti-Bible bigots on RJ than I have from anyone calling themselves "Christian."

    Peace and grace.
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    David3K said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!


    Definitely a different point of view icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!


    Definitely a different point of view icon_smile.gif


    So you need Christianity to have morals? If christianity never existed, would you support killing people?
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    jockfever said...
    Christians are called upon to hate certain behaviors such as idolatry, murder, lying, and adultery.
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    No they're not. They're called upon to abstain from certain behaviors.

    Behaviors are inherently human. To hate a behavior is to hate the human(s) acting out that behavior.

    <-- Former Christian; current Atheist
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jockfever said...
    Christians are called upon to hate certain behaviors such as idolatry, murder, lying, and adultery.
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    No they're not. They're called upon to abstain from certain behaviors.

    Behaviors are inherently human. To hate a behavior is to hate the human(s) acting out that behavior.

    <-- Former Christian; current Atheist



    Hate is also a human behaviour.
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
    kevex said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!


    Definitely a different point of view icon_smile.gif


    So you need Christianity to have morals? If christianity never existed, would you support killing people?


    Not at all, but since I was raised Christian, I follow many traditions and opinions though I do not believe in God (or AN Abrahamic God).
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    Sweetooth said
    kevex said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!


    Definitely a different point of view icon_smile.gif


    So you need Christianity to have morals? If christianity never existed, would you support killing people?


    Not at all, but since I was raised Christian, I follow many traditions and opinions though I do not believe in God (or AN Abrahamic God).


    What traditions? Christmas? I celebrate christmas so does that make me a christian? A christian atheist?
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    kevex said
    Sweetooth said
    kevex said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth said
    David3K said
    Sweetooth saidAtheist-Christian, if that counts.

    what is that supposed to be?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism

    That's cool!


    Definitely a different point of view icon_smile.gif


    So you need Christianity to have morals? If christianity never existed, would you support killing people?


    Not at all, but since I was raised Christian, I follow many traditions and opinions though I do not believe in God (or AN Abrahamic God).


    What traditions? Christmas? I celebrate christmas so does that make me a christian? A christian atheist?


    Christmas is a Christian Pagan mix, so you are in fact celebrating a Christian Pagan holiday....weird eh?
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    Sep 12, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    kevex said
    paulflexes said
    jockfever said...
    Christians are called upon to hate certain behaviors such as idolatry, murder, lying, and adultery.
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    No they're not. They're called upon to abstain from certain behaviors.

    Behaviors are inherently human. To hate a behavior is to hate the human(s) acting out that behavior.

    <-- Former Christian; current Atheist



    Hate is also a human behaviour.
    Hate is a human emotion, not a behavior.

    And since I'm atheist, I'm allowed to hate haters. icon_twisted.gif
  • mybud

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    Sep 12, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
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