Christians, do you find yourselves fighting inside/your beleifs over the issue of homosexuality?

Posted by: Fight4Liberty

I sure as heck do.

  • Yes, I do fight my beliefs/self over the issue of homosexuality.

  • No, I do not fight my beliefs/self over the issue of homosexuality.

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  • Yes, I do. I have had multiple gay and lesbian friends, and I have had several discussions with them about biblical beliefs. I struggle with what I should feel about this issue.

  • I don't advocate homosexuality simply because the society I live in does, if it is unjust ( eternally) and is not according to human nature then I'm not conflicted what is once wrong is always wrong

  • I debate myself occasionally, but there isn't really much change going on.

  • I dislike homosexuality completely, and I'm never going to be homosexual mainly because of God's word against it. However, before anyone starts chewing me out, let me tell you, rest assured because I've also read the sections in Scripture where it warns against discrimination. We Christians will always be careful not to go against the Bible, and any hate towards anyone is despicable in God's eyes.

  • My personal beliefs is that homosexuality is a sin according to God so I don't do it. the one and only new commandment that Jesus said to follow in the new testament was love. Love your neighbours as yourself, love as God loves you, love love love! So I will not play God and judge them or condemn them but shower them with love. also homosexuality is a sin, God sees all sins as equal, so everytime you lie, steal, cheat, break the law, think lustful thoughts about someone, look at dirty pictures or break any of Gods commandments its exactly as bad as the homosexuals you say are going to burn in hell maybe try to think of that next time you see 2 guys holding hands.

  • Do people that are gay and Christian actually stop themselves from being who they are? Homosexual behaviour occurs in hundreds of other mammals throughout the animal kingdom. Find proof for your chosen God before you begin to question your own worthiness as a human being! The Bible was written over 2000 years ago by Middle Eastern desert-men and has since been translated countless times and you actually find yourselves wanting to live by a book claiming to know what your God (that you have no proof exists, just like all the other God's that MAN has created through history) told these people what he does and does not like to occur on this tiny little planet in the vastness of the Universe. Please, for your own sakes, READ A SCIENTIFIC BOOK, LEARN ABOUT THE EARTH FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS, THE UNIVERSE, HOW THINGS ACTUALLY WORK! Ask yourself why you weren't raised to be a Muslim, a Buddhist, any other religion? Most likely because of where you were born. Turn away from your religion and find salvation in the REAL world for your own damn sakes.

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briantheliberal says2014-06-03T23:34:39.9827960-05:00
I am not a Christian, but from what I have observed, a lot of Christians view homosexuality based off of what they hear, and what they were taught to believe, anti-gay Christians especially. It's all a result of lack of education, in regards to the Bible and real life. The truth is, the Bible itself never specifically condemned homosexuality, but in the Old Testament it only condemned homosexual relations, but it says nothing about loving, committed homosexual relationships. The New Testament is incredibly vague about the topic but the word homosexual didn't even exist until the late 1800's leading to a lot of misleading translations about what the Bible actually states. Aside from this, many Christians are uneducated about the topic of homosexuality anyway. They know very little of the biological implications of homosexual attractions, leading them to draw the conclusion that it is some kind of choice people make because they were taught that the Bible said it was a sin, and sin implies choice. It's no surprise that many anti-gay Christians are incredibly hypocritical on the topic when you provide evidence proving their propaganda to be incorrect even within the Bible itself. It's not really about the Bible or Christianity, they just use that as a cowardly way to hide their hatred and ignorance.
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-03T23:40:01.9779831-05:00
I've been very cautious on the issue, and I honestly fight myself constantly on it. (Yes, I know it's none of my business.) I do recognize when Jesus addressed a man about his 'boy,' the boy was actually forced into the homosexual act. Then you have Leviticus saying it's wrong... But we don't live by the old testament... I'm a bit of a baby in my faith because although my parents are die hard Christians, I was agnostic as a child. (Somehow...) I went through alot of dark periods and refused to read my Bible for awhile so this is uncomfortable for me. If any one would like to 'converse' with me on this issue, I'd like to hear it.
missrepresented says2014-06-03T23:49:48.0247094-05:00
The only reason being "gay" is in the forefront of "issues" is with every progression of culture or a generation, the right wing or Christian Coalition has to find something to be incensed about. If you look at some of the arguments that have been made against gay's, gay rights and gay marriage...They almost mirror image the same arguments of the sixties about blacks, civil rights, and interracial marriage. So in actuality this is nothing new, just another strategy to the same game. Also, Romans and Greeks did not give a flip about homosexual sex, so there is not even a Hebrew word for homosexuality, so these blurbs taken from the bible out of context to support being gay is wrong, are unfounded anyway. Did the bible change after the 60's about interracial marriage, cause that was thumped about being in there too? People are going to hate, have an agenda, or be a blind follower no matter what the cause du jour is. It is called the human condition and sometimes I get so sick of it and it' almost predictability I could puke.
discomfiting says2014-06-03T23:51:08.6187856-05:00
Fight, I know two Christians that are gay. They have no problem at all with their sexuality and being religious. When I asked him how he can be gay if Christianity is anti-homosexuality, he told me about the stories about Jesus breaking the laws and putting love over law. 8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, Romans 13:8-10 “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet, and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." In his eyes, putting love over law is fulfilling the law. Accepting his sexuality and everybody is fulfilling the law.
discomfiting says2014-06-03T23:52:21.2835856-05:00
I kind of butchered that. Let me write it.
discomfiting says2014-06-03T23:53:10.0135094-05:00
Fight, I know two Christians that are gay. They have no problem at all with their sexuality and being religious. When I asked him how he can be gay if Christianity is anti-homosexuality, he told me about the stories about Jesus breaking the laws and putting love over law. "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet, and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." In his eyes, putting love over law is fulfilling the law. Accepting his sexuality and everybody is fulfilling the law.
briantheliberal says2014-06-03T23:56:10.2449302-05:00
I wouldn't say Christianity itself is anti-gay, that just how anti-gay Christians interpret it.. However Christianity is obviously flawed, primitive and based off of plagiarism from Pagan gods.
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-04T00:00:43.4044322-05:00
(I'm just trying to converse, not argue.) To me, I've only looked at love as one thing: Sacrifice. And is it Sacrifice by risking the possibility of giving your partner a sexually transmitted disease? (Sorry if this is offensive/somewhat inaccurate.) My best friend was actually very bisexual, but I started taking her to church and she's changed alot on her perspectives. I have/had feelings for a girl, and I quite frankly don't develope feelings for others easily. It really freaked me out because I just wanted to care for her. I've just seen both sides and I don't know what to think. (This is such an unthought out reply XD)
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-04T00:06:46.1813596-05:00
Discomfiting and briantheliberal, I do appreciate you guys discussing this without being insulting, I feel strange questioning when I've been taught it's just wrong and "he who doubts is like a wave in the sea." I love my faith, but some thing I beleive have been distorted.
briantheliberal says2014-06-04T00:12:37.3634325-05:00
It's okay, we aren't arguing. I understand your frustration but if I could help by suggesting a few things, starting with interpreting what is right and what is wrong from a logical perspective. What makes something "wrong" ? The way I see it, morals are a personal thing, and from my own perspective, I consider something to be wrong when it negatively affects other people or causes harm. Homosexuality doesn't directly harm anyone, in fact it does the opposite. There are many loving, committed gay couples out there. How does their existence negatively affect anyone else? Many of them adopt and raise children who need loving homes, they pay taxes and contribute to the economy and to their communities. Instead of condemning this, we should encourage this an embrace this as something positive.
Craighawley215 says2014-06-04T08:23:53.0737895-05:00
The trouble here is that homosexual relations are mentioned in the Old Testament, along with a plethora of outdated laws that Christianity outgrew. For example: the Bible also says that you are not to cut the hair from the sides of your head. So it becomes extremely hard to define whether or not the Old Testament view of homosexuality is reenforced in the New Covenant. However, far more important than the Biblical view of homosexuality is the Biblical stance on how people should treat each other. We Christians have no authority to condemn or look down upon anybody. In addition, we are charged with the responsibility of showing love to everybody, regardless of orientation. This is something that the Church consistently fails at.
mishapqueen says2014-06-13T23:43:29.8030174-05:00
I don't struggle over my beliefs on homosexuality because, while I believe it's wrong, I also believe that God loves gays as much as he loves me. Therefore I should love them because they are a person created in the image of God. I believe God calls Christians to the balance of hate the sin, yet love the person entangled in it.

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