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Archbishop of Canterbury: Christians must repent for their homophobia. Do you agree?

Asked by: chrumbelievable
  • What would Jesus do?

    Matthew 7: 3-5
    Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    Matthew 22:37-40
    Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Matthew 5:43-44
    Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

    AND FROM THE LORD'S PRAYER:
    Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us.

  • People should be able to be who they are you guys know that god didn't write the bible, man did. God doesn't discriminate you do

    Next time think ok we are all humans no matter what, i bet you haven't even experinced to see if you were a homo so knock off the crude cause i is basicly bullying in a way and you are hurting peoples feelings and thats not ok at all understod

  • Jesus would be ashamed

    There is no reason for christians to behave how they do against homosexuals, especially after Jesus commanded his followers to love ALL people as their equals, no matter what. Yet they look and see how the old testament commands their deaths. This contradiction must cause great arguments within their religion, but the barbaric practice is far from commendable. This is just another reason why christianity falters as a moral compass, is because they are forced to cherry pick the very word of god because, and in the words of Thomas Paine, "It is more likely to have been the words of a demon, than a loving god."

  • Why repent for being right

    Not one but many reasons:

    It Violates Natural Law.
    It Is Not Marriage.
    It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother.
    It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right.
    It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union.
    It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage.
    It imposes Its acceptance on all society.

  • People are gay get over it god dosnt give a crap

    God dosent ''hate'' anyone and if their is a god he better not hate anyone cuz thats what we are taught not to do. If u have a problem with someone loving someone else then u have a problem loving yourself. People are born a certain way and you cant change what they were how they were born

  • The bible says so

    Leviticus 20:13 states "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." We are thus commanded to hate homosexuality (the act) but to love the person.

  • The bible says so

    Leviticus 20:13 states "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." We are thus commanded to hate homosexuality (the act) but to love the person.

  • The bible says so

    Leviticus 20:13 states "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." We are thus commanded to hate homosexuality (the act) but to love the person.

  • Sin not sinner

    Leviticus 20:13 states "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." We are thus commanded to hate homosexuality (the act) but to love the person. That is to hate the sin but yet love the sinner. Separate the person from the act. Therefore we need not repent if we hate the sin. But we do need to repent if we hate the sinner. If "homophobia" means hating the sin, then we need not repent - we are being obedient.

  • No, that generalizes all Christians, and we are commanded to hate sin.

    Some Christians have taken anti-homosexuality too far and have sinned in hatred. After all, we are commanded to love our enemies, so we shouldn't hate homosexuals. Hatred of anyone at all is a sin, not just homosexuals. However, the accuser is implying that all Christians hate homosexuals. That is not the case. Of course that doesn't mean we support and embrace homosexuality itself. On the contrary, we should hate it and be making our best attempt to spread the good news. We have no reason to repent for hating homosexuality, for it is a sin, and we are commanded to hate sin; however, anyone who hates anyone should repent and pray for love. We are all sinners, and we Christians have no merit in and of ourselves that makes us any better than homosexuals. The only difference between us is that we have God's grace through our Savior Jesus Christ, so we should pray that homosexuals receive it as well and repent of their sinful ways. We should pray daily that God would bring a revival to this sick nation and world.

  • No, homophobia doesn't exist.

    Homophobia is a political term, not a scientific term. Linguistically it makes no sense either...An exaggerated and inexplicable fear of the homo genus, which includes human beings? It is a term designed to ostracize and discourage those that find homosexuality objectionable and reprimand the natural human revulsion to it. It isn't comparable to legitimate phobias like claustrophobia. With that said, you can find a small, extreme group like the Westboro Church group that are highly incendiary in their disdain for it and un-Christian in their behavior. As for the Archbishop of Canterbury, specifically on this statement, his remarks have absolutely no theological basis and his reasoning was based of the prevailing winds of a secular society. Like many mainstream churches in America, he is softening Christianity to the point of irrelevancy.

  • Only if they are homophobic.

    I do not believe that homosexuality is bad, and I think that homosexuals should have the same rights as straight people. But not all Christians are homophobic. Jesus himself never said anything about homosexuality, and a Christian is defined as someone who follows the teachings of Christ. As such, a Christian does not need to be homophobic.


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