True, Tragic and Unnecessary Gay Youth Suicide Stories......................
PART 2 (page 18 of 34)
Did Jesus Ever Say Anything About Homosexuality?
Christians, You’re Not
If homosexuality as we know it today is so evil and of such huge importance
in God’s New Testament message to us, why didn’t Jesus himself ever mention
it even one time during His stay here on earth with us? It is my understanding that God
sent his Son Jesus to earth to share with humankind His love, His very
nature, His wishes, hopes, dreams and concerns for His creation. And He
seemed to cover all the subjects that were important to Him while He was
here. He even made a whip and drove the money-changers out of the temple
which I believe is a good example of what Jesus did when the behavior of
humans really bothered Him. So then why did He not ever, not once, talk
about homosexuality if it is so evil?
Maybe the answer is that the
subject of two men or two women loving each other in a lifelong relationship
just wasn't a priority to Him since He considered it covered any time he talked
In his book,
Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality, John
Shelby Spong says that this "does suggest that those who consider this ‘the most
heinous sin’ must be terribly disturbed that our Lord appears either to have
ignored it completely or to have said so little on the subject that no part of
what he said was remembered or recorded." (1)
And furthermore, if homosexuality as we know it today is so evil and of
such huge importance in God’s eyes why out of all the
31,173 verses in the Bible are there at most only 8 passages
that even remotely deal with it. And yet the
word love appears 319 times in the Old Testament and 232 times in the
New Testament in the NIV Bible; so much for having our priorities in
Here to read more on this topic in an article entitled
When religion loses
its credibility, dogmatic sophistry is sure to follow by Mel Seesholtz,
Religious Conservatives Are the New Minority, But They’re Not Victims
By Gene Robinson in
The Daily Beast
March 30, 2014
Sure, it feels bad when the
world you took for granted seems to have turned against you overnight. But
Christians complaining about “discrimination” should realize what real
victimization looks like.
From what I read and
hear, conservative evangelical Christians are feeling victimized by
developments in American culture and in the ways they are being treated
under new anti-discrimination laws. In ever greater numbers, they are
appealing to the courts to grant them “relief” from regulations that they
feel violates their freedom of religion. “Religious liberty” has become the
rallying cry for a legal “remedy” to the violation of what they see as their
freedom to practice their religion.
It is understandable that religious conservatives would feel uncomfortable
and unsettled by recent developments in the church and in the culture. But
are they victims? Is there, as many would claim, a “war on religion?”
This is especially
obvious in the changing understanding about homosexuality. In ever-greater
numbers, and across every religious and cultural demographic, acceptance of
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is increasing. In American
religious communities, across every denominational demographic, support for
equal rights for LGBT people, and particularly support for marriage equality
for gay couples, is on the rise. In most denominations, that rise has
resulted in majority support even when the denominational hierarchy
Why have we seen such a sea change? Twenty years ago, most Americans would
have told you they didn’t know anyone who was gay. They may have been
suspicious about certain family members or co-workers, but it was not
something openly talked about or acknowledged. Now, is there anyone left in
America who does not know some family member, former classmate, neighbor, or
co-worker to be gay?
And the result of
knowing someone gay is that most people are now unwilling to believe or
accept all the negative things said about us. The sky has not fallen, nor
have church roofs caved in, just because gay marriage is legal in 17 states,
plus the District of Columbia. Life goes on pretty much as normal, and in
fact, people are seeing that marriage equality strengthens the institution
of marriage, rather than undermining it.
For those religious conservatives who see something sinister and immoral in
gay and lesbian couples having the right to marry, it must feel as if the
moral universe has gone awry. The reaction to this development has
engendered a fear that cultural morality is veering out of control. Nothing
is as it should be. And it must feel to them that if such a proposition as
marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples is accepted, nothing will now
stop the world from careening out of moral control. That would be a pretty
scary place for a religious person to live. To continue reading click
The Right Reverend
V. Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and
the IX Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire. Follow him on Twitter @BishopGRobinson.
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(1) Spong, John Shelby, [Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ, USA]
Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality, San Francisco: Harper
San Francisco, 1988, pages 135 - 136.
Gay Teen Short Story ♂♂
GOD MADE ME THIS WAY
by Grant Bentley
Church is so confusing for Zack.
His new pastor preaches nothing but hate and condemnation of gays and
lesbians, but no matter how carefully he reads his Bible, he can’t find
where it says God hates him. Will things change when Zach's boyfriend
Billy suggests that they all go to his church instead? Click
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What Jesus Did Say
By Their Fruit You Will Recognize Them
Gay and Lesbians as Quality Parents
Do God and Truth Mean The Same Thing?
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The Anti-Gay Religious
Right's Really Cruel and Idiotic Argument
Their Message to a Gay Person is: Be alone. Live alone.
Homosexuality is neither a Choice nor a Sin - Table of
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