Growing Momentum In Christian Acceptance Of LGBT

According to a recent article on a religious site, more churches are changing their tune on homosexuality. Apparently, there is a stream of churches welcoming LGBT people and rejecting the old version that called homosexuality a “sin”.

One of the reasons the old guard is having trouble holding it ground is the issue of teen suicide. The rate of suicide among gay teens is several times higher that among straight teens.

The stuff shirts of the past claimed, and some still claim, homosexuality caused the suicides. This makes no sense to any reasonable person. We could find out if this really was true if we could run an experiment where gay teens were accepted by their parents, their church stopped saying it is a sin and were not teased and taunted by their peers. If the suicide rate were higher we might suspect it had to do with homosexuality.

But as it is, the only reasonable conclusion is the suicide rates are higher because gay teens are treated like pariahs. It is also reasonable to say the church likely contributes to the suicides.

The link quotes Senator Orin Hatch, a Mormon from Utah, saying he no longer believes it a sin to be homosexual. He sees the hand writing on the wall. Either the church changes or people will leave it behind.

The scripture used to condemn homosexuality as sin has always been a weak argument. Jesus is not quoted as saying anything about it. There is no reference to long term commitments like gay marriage.

6 Responses

  1. Mike Vespa

    FYI your source is not from a religious site it’s from a religious reporting site from the University of Missouri school of Journalism and no Homosexuality is not being accepted by most Christian Churches just a few mainline denominations. Interesting how you choose to word things !

  2. John

    Leviticus 20:13 “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.” The scripture never changed and will never change, it still does condemn homosexuality. Always has always will.

  3. charlie

    The Bible says it is a sin Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. Also look at Leviticus 20:13 Check out 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

    I have my own sin to deal with and I am not the one to judge them. That is Gods gig.

    1. Charlie 7:33 Welcome to the forum.

      We have a lot of scripture quoted here. In the ones you gave us there is no explanation or elaboration. They don’t mention sex. This allows everyone, no license is required, to be an expert in telling us what they mean.

    2. Juan Ruiz

      “abomination”

      The Hebrew word used here is “to-eivah,” which means “repulsive.” This is why I come down so hard on translations.

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