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Old 05-14-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Now this was interesting...

In my daily scan of various newspaperso online, I went to the website of the Daily Press, the local newspaper in the town of my university. On the front page there is a poll:

Is it possible to be openly gay and Christian?

The options:
Yes, God loves everyone
Yes, if you're celibate
No, they're incompatible


I voted "Yes, God loves everyone"

It also links to several articles about gays as Christians, and Christians accepting gays. Interesting stuff.

If you're interested, www.dailypress.com to vote in the poll, http://www.dailypress.com/features/d...2.storygallery for the collection of articles.



Now please, if at all possible, let's see if we can have a productive discussion without getting this thread closed.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
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There are plenty of gay Christians so it's kind of a no brainer. Obviously it's possible.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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oh its obviously possible (see teeth above)

i think really you're asking if its acceptable and i think that depends on the christian company one keeps, but you'd think those who are openly gay probably attend churches where its not an issue.
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I'm not asking if it's acceptable, I already accept it, I'm just putting the question out there for others to consider. I'm good friends with a gay couple in my church who regularly attend and are active.
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On what basis would it not be possible?
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On what basis would it not be possible?
You've been in FYM long enough to know that some believe it to be impossible.
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OK, let's go along with this newspaper for a sec and pretend that homosexuality is a sin (which I don't think it is!). Then shouldn't they have about 1000 different polls? Can you be a gambler and a Christian? Can you cheat on your spouse and be a Christian? Can you watch porno every day and be a Christian? Can you wish your boss would get hit by a bus and be a Christian? etc etc etc.... Maybe then they'd see how silly it is to constantly be judging people over things that aren't their damn business.

Now, seeing as I DONT think homosexuality is inherently sinful, at least not any more inherently sinful than heterosexuality, I don't even know how to respond to this poll
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On what basis would it not be possible?


the folks who look at it as a disorder or perversion of sexuality, that there is no homosexuality, nor is there heteroseuxality, just sexuality, and if you truly loved god you wouldn't be afflicted with such an intrinsic disorder.
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the folks who look at it as a disorder or perversion of sexuality, that there is no homosexuality, nor is there heteroseuxality, just sexuality, and if you truly loved god you wouldn't be afflicted with such an intrinsic disorder.
and once again, thats not a question of possibility its a question of acceptance

u2dem answered her own question when she said she knew an active and openly gay couple in her church - its therefore possible, whether you accept it or not is a different ball game
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u2dem answered her own question when she said she knew an active and openly gay couple in her church - its therefore possible, whether you accept it or not is a different ball game


but taking the point of view of those who would call homosexuality unnatural (which is different than an abomination), the gay couple who participate at their church aren't true Christians for they cannot be if they have same sex attraction.
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Can you be a gambler and a Christian? Can you cheat on your spouse and be a Christian? Can you watch porno every day and be a Christian? Can you wish your boss would get hit by a bus and be a Christian?
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You've been in FYM long enough to know that some believe it to be impossible.
I think there are many who make the assumption that others believe it is not possible. Discussions of theology rarely survive long enough to fully explore the question.
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I think there are many who make the assumption that others believe it is not possible. Discussions of theology rarely survive long enough to fully explore the question.
No, it's been said in here before by some that it's not possible. Stating that you can't ask for forgiveness for a sin that you live in and don't recognise as a sin.
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Stating that you can't ask for forgiveness for a sin that you live in and don't recognise as a sin.
That is a separate issue, and one that is faced by everyone.
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That is a separate issue, and one that is faced by everyone.
I'm just showing some people's logic...
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