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Old 01-20-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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Okay, this is a hot topic right now as pointed out by many of us on other topics. I would like to address the topic in a civil manner if possible and from a Biblical perspective. I understand that many like to reject all or parts of the Bible that do not agree with them. So lets please address this topic in a civil and loving manner according to the scriptures.

I will start by stating that we know the Bible does not condone any sexual activity outside of the bonds of marriage. Yes very often sexual encounters happened that are recorded but not condoned such as rape, polygamy, incest as well as references to prostitution and homosexuality. Jesus confirmed that marriage was to be between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife.

I do not hate the homosexuals and this is why I would like to reach out to them in love and draw them nearer to the Lord. Jesus is the one who continuously said "Go and sin no more".

As I said homosexuality is a hot topic right now and we have been asked several times why are we picking on that sin and ignoring the rest. Well the answer is because it is so prevelent and in the news it must be addressed. We also address abortion as it comes up, teen pregnancy, single motherhood, welfare, divorce, corruption and many other topics as they come along. The topic of this thread is "Homosexuality" so that is why it will be addressed.

 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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The controlling spirit of homosexuality does not allow much room for one that is in bondage to that spirit, to see that it is wrong.
Most have had to shut off that part of the consciousness in order to access the other parts of their lives with any assemblance of normalcy.

Very few if any will be able to discuss their situation as it being sin because of this hurdle. The more it becomes acceptable in society, the stronger the hold that spirit will have on this world and continue to lead the sons and daughters of God down the path of Obamanation.

Most of the discussions regarding gay choice end up being unproductive to those that are blinded in its practices.

godspeed,

freedom
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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It's like any other terrible sin and should be repented of if it is going on in a persons life
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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I can agree with both of you, but as loving Christians we must find a way to reach all who are blinded by and caught up in their sins.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Boston
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there is nothing wrong with homosexuality and it is not a choice. it is no different than heterosexuality other than having an attraction for someone of the same gender. love is love is love.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I will start by stating that we know the Bible does not condone any sexual activity outside of the bonds of marriage. Yes very often sexual encounters happened that are recorded but not condoned such as rape, polygamy, incest as well as references to prostitution and homosexuality. Jesus confirmed that marriage was to be between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife.
If you actually want to discuss it using the Bible as your reference then post scripture to go along with your supposition.

Just a thought
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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there is nothing wrong with homosexuality and it is not a choice. it is no different than heterosexuality other than having an attraction for someone of the same gender. love is love is love.
That is a difference of opinion. Love is a choice as is your choice of sexual partners. Now I believe I made it clear that I was seeking a civil discusion and the last two responders seem to want to make it something more.

If everyone were to become homosexual then mankind would be extinct within 50 years, so homiosexuality is not equal to heterosexuality. We also must realize that in a homosexual "family" unit, the children are always denied either a mother or a father. I realize that plenty of this is going on in the world without the homosexuals even being involved, but this is another point proving that homosexuality is not equal to heterosexuality.

There are plenty of statistics out there for both sides as well as there being religious beliefs concerning the subject.

According the scriptures homosexuality is a sin, an abomination to the Lord.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Actualy it is a hot topic because it is in the newspapers, on the news shows, in the media on many levels and constantly being presented. Prop 8 has helped bring it to the forfront as has the laws legalising same sex marriage.
The reason it's in the news is because the far right fundies keep making it an issue.

Can you imagine? Me, a gay man, my partner and our children, are living in a neighborhood, in peace, where we're viewed as parents, friends, neighbors, equals? No one preaches at us, no one quotes scripture at us. We go to church where our family and our relationship are rightly considered valid. We help our neighbors, volunteer at our church, nurture our children.

Is it totally foreign to you that gay people can live like this? Or does my description of my life contradict how you think gay men live? Do you even know any gay people on a personal level?
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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That is a difference of opinion. Love is a choice as is your choice of sexual partners. Now I believe I made it clear that I was seeking a civil discusion and the last two responders seem to want to make it something more.

If everyone were to become homosexual then mankind would be extinct within 50 years, so homiosexuality is not equal to heterosexuality. We also must realize that in a homosexual "family" unit, the children are always denied either a mother or a father. I realize that plenty of this is going on in the world without the homosexuals even being involved, but this is another point proving that homosexuality is not equal to heterosexuality.

There are plenty of statistics out there for both sides as well as there being religious beliefs concerning the subject.

According the scriptures homosexuality is a sin, an abomination to the Lord.
Well, until you step out of your dillusion that you chose to go straight, there's no point in conversing with you on this subject. You're insulting to me
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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there is nothing wrong with homosexuality and it is not a choice. it is no different than heterosexuality other than having an attraction for someone of the same gender. love is love is love.
No different? Never seen two women or two men make a baby... just doesn't work that way.

godspeed,

freedom
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