Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?
If we are talking about Christians, some are very open to homosexuals, some are tolerant in love, and some openly dislike them. Several denominations are making room for gays to worship and serve in church...while other denominations are intent to show them love, but still believe it is sinful...and other groups are the ones we see on tv holding signs about how God hates them. The issue is mainly based on how they traditionally interpret Biblical Scripture regarding homosexuality...and there is no clear-cut agreement. There is presently a lot of research into looking into the meaning of those passages (exegesis) then and properly applying them today (hermeneutics). One has to study and weigh the issues for him and herself...as religious conviction is a very personal matter and should never be compulsory...but at the same time, times are a' changin', for as homosexuality has been taken up as a civil rights issue...it will likely change the church landscape.