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post #1 of 220 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

I totally have 100% respect for gay people and married gay couples.
However, growing up in a catholic high school, I've been told that if a gay couple is married, then that is not exactly the correct thing.

Me, I believe God wants everyone to be with whoever they love and makes them happy, whether it's the same sex or different sex.

What do you guys think?

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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

I agree with you.

Have you read any of Lorna Byrne's books? She is a Catholic woman in Ireland who sees angels. She says that homosexuality is part of God's creation, and that she sees angels wrapping cords of love around homosexual couples just like they do heterosexual couples.

I don't get all the hatred of gays, either. I don't know what people are scared of.
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I totally have 100% respect for gay people and married gay couples.
However, growing up in a catholic high school, I've been told that if a gay couple is married, then that is not exactly the correct thing.

Me, I believe God wants everyone to be with whoever they love and makes them happy, whether it's the same sex or different sex.

What do you guys think?
I respect everyone, and I do not look down on gay people.

However, if you're looking for Gods(Jesus Christ, from the bible) perspective, its pretty clear in the bible, and any post otherwise is talking about a different God. The bible is clear that it is an 'abomination' and sinful. God created man and woman to be together.

Before the haters come out, just realize that I'm simply replying to the question in hand and not spewing religious dogma everywhere when people didn't ask for it.

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The bible is clear that it is an 'abomination' and sinful. God created man and woman to be together.
Zildjian, do you know any gay people? Do you really think they want to be with the opposite sex?

They are who they are, and they are attracted to their same sex. You can't change that. It is what it is.
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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

I think there's no god, and people should do as they wish, as long as it doesn't harm others unnecessarily.

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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

To the OP. It depends on what religion you're talking about.
In the Judeo Christian Bible, Homosexuality is a sin.
But honestly It is nothing more special Then any other sexual sin.
I don't think it's any bigger of a deal then all the nutjobs out they're screwing up there heterosexual relationships.
BTW, I know several gays And my best friend was gay Just out of high school.
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Negative religious views on homosexuality are about the preservation of the religion and nothing else. Why would an all powerful God create a class of humans that were dammed from birth? What purpose could that serve?
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Hey Just write your own Bible. You sound convinced of what you know.
Or just find a god you like.
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Hey Just write your own Bible. You sound convinced of what you know.
Or just find a god you like.
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I guess you were offended by my statement. How loving of you!
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Nope. Just trying to be helpful. Religions are born almost everyday. And if you don't like what one God says find another. Why would you worry about a god you disagree with?
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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.
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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

I agree with Conan. The bible does call it out, but no more so than any other sin. It also makes it crystal clear that EVERYONE is a sinner. So IMO hetero sinner Bob has about as much room to bag on gay sinner Frank as the other way around.

TLDR: unless someone's hurting you, mind your own business and let God sort it out.

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I do not condemn them. However, the lifestyle contradicts the one major purpose of marriage - procreation. The day sex between two men or two women can produce offspring, then the gay lifestyle will be deemed right & natural. Till then, no one was born to be gay...people just chose that (twisted) lifestlyle!
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I do not condemn them. However, the lifestyle contradicts the one major purpose of marriage - procreation. The day sex between two men or two women can produce offspring, then the gay lifestyle will be deemed right & natural. Till then, no one was born to be gay...people just chose that (twisted) lifestlyle!
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My marriage is about much more than procreation.
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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

Strictly speaking, Torah does not comment at all on Lesbianism.

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