Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.
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Why do some Christians believe it’s OK to be gay, when the Bible says it isn’t? – Queer Grace
Recommended books. Same-sex marriage. While I'm not trying to sound like a Biblical scholar or know-it-all, it irks me how blind so many Christians are to the historical context of the stories from the Hebrew Scriptures Old Testament and Christian Scriptures New Testament which are typically used to condemn gay people and the fact of being gay. Below are the some facts about the Biblical time periods, in which the " Clobber Passages " were written. These texts are typically interpreted as saying: "The Bible clearly states that being gay is a sin. Check out these passages :.
Why do some Christians believe it’s OK to be gay, when the Bible says it isn’t?
Within Christianity , there are a variety of views on sexual orientation and homosexuality. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views, and not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality. The history of Christianity and homosexuality has been much debated. Some maintain early Christian Churches deplored same-sex relationships , while others maintain they accepted these relationships on the level of their heterosexual counterparts. These disagreements concern, in some cases, the translations of certain terms, or the meaning and context of some passages.
We all sin. Countless studies have assessed the impact of various forms of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people. The negative consequences of discrimination, bullying, and family rejection are well documented, but fewer studies have actually looked at the direct effect of religious condemnations of homosexuality.