Let us be loving and listening to one another, sensitive to the winds of the Spirit and our highest calling to care for one another in the body of Christ. I remember going for a walk, with many thoughts, not knowing what to do or what to think about. Which is so unfair because many people were barely even thinking about it.
Even if we believe homosexual orientation or behavior is a sin, we are constrained to respond to sin with compassion, understanding, forgiveness, and encouragement to righteousness. Some folks will have you to believe you can buy your way into Heaven.
This was causing them no exertion of effort or energy at Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in.
And that is really hard. The Christian lobby galvanized. In June of the church ordained six men and women as deacons according to Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in normal democratic process set forth in our bylaws. I hope readers who are struggling with this will connect to Jewish Multiracial Network and the other organizations that hosted the national convening.
Nothing appeared. Some would argue from Genesis 1 and 2 that God created only male and female to be partners.
I had a major reality check. My biggest religious choice involved letting go the notion of all-or-nothing universal standards and instead embrace the value of relationship and community. So I didn't want to go through that. I was so lost when she told me that. Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Homosexual persons do not engage in all forms of homosexual behavior. And even if we legalize gay marriage, homophobia will still exist.
And Beeching was being booked to perform at mega-churches throughout California. What frustrates me so much about a lot of the literature on this subject is that it will say something diminishing toward the Bible at the very beginning. To what ancient practices do they refer?