It is worth noting because it gets at the heart of the conflict unfolding among evangelicals about LGBT identities and lifestyles. Sexual and gender minorities do not have to choose between their faith and queerness : Both parts of their complex identities belong, and the two actually inform each other. The underlined portion really is the nub of the issue.
I am not gay, but a wonderful neighbor is and the current national brouhaha has reached my little town. Within the last several weeks, our new mayor elected mayor amongst the town council reps themselves publicly stated he will NOT perform any civil unions, despite the new law in NJ, due to his religious beliefs. A second council member leaped to "amen" the comment.
Christian leaders have written about homosexual male-male sexual activities since the first decades of Christianity ; female-female sexual behaviour was almost entirely ignored. However, in the 20th century some prominent theologians and Christian religious groups have espoused a wide variety of beliefs and practices towards homosexuals, including the establishment of some 'open and accepting' congregations that actively support LGBT members, which they consider biblical in light of other rebukes in the New Testament that Christians might gloss over, such as wealth women refraining from speaking in church  or covering their heads while praying and protestant churches lack of support for adults who do not want to marry, such as building monasteries even though New Testament verses speak of the virtues of remaining single such as the example ofmales who are not to be "defiled"  with females before being redeemed in the apocalypse. Several post World War 2 translations now have one to four verses literally rebuking homosexuals while replacing all mention of fornicators with "the immoral" or "sexual immoral" and leaving ambiguous homosexual or heterosexual immorality.
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In the struggle against LGBT rights, many have tried to make love an evil and ruthlessness a good. In the middle, between the ideologues, are a mass of people who in the last twenty years have come around to the light and realized that perhaps love is just love. Despite that, there is a much darker aspect to the hatred spat towards the LGBT community.
This page is archived and may not contain current information or working links. Marq is an activist based in Chicago who proudly and un-apologetically expresses their truth. This started as a thread on Twitterbut I felt this topic was more than due the attention of a full post. And when you add in the racism of addressing Black, Gay men, that attitude only grows… even from other Gay men.
India is not, of course, the only nation to retain severe punishments for homosexuality. In some Islamic nations — Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, for instance — sodomy is a crime for which the maximum penalty is death. But the retention of such laws is easier to understand in the case of countries that incorporate religious teachings into their criminal law — no matter how much others may regret it — than in a secular democracy like India.
Even if genes play some role in determining homosexuality, as seems more and more likely, genetic testing for gayness is both doomed to inaccuracy and morally wrong, a leading researcher said at the AAAS last week. Last summer, Hamer and his colleagues made worldwide headlines when they announced that a region near the tip of the X chromosome probably contained a gene or genes for homosexuality. Thirty-three of 40 pairs of gay brothers the researchers studied inherited the same version of this chromosome region — significantly more than the 20 pairs half expected by chance This Week, 24 July