The Bible And Homosexuality by C. Ann Shepherd

The Bible has long been used by society to discriminate against, and persecute gays and lesbians. Careful study, however, reveals that while the Bible does condemn homosexual and heterosexual cult prostitution, it says nothing about loving committed homosexual relationships. Jesus himself said nothing about homosexuality, which leads many to believe it was not one of…

Do Homosexuals Need to be Healed of their Homosexuality?

I have written this for those whose guilt has been etched deeply by the official positions of various Christian denominations as well as for those whose pain has been exacerbated by the unkindnesses shown to them through the actions and reactions of church-goers. It is my hope and prayer that the seeming dilemma between homosexuality…


Some Talking Points on Christianity and Homosexuality

~ by Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker About a year ago, after my giving a talk on how the Bible doesn’t condemn, but actually affirms, same-sex love, a woman with a gay brother, raised in a Christian family, asked me to write out “talking points” on the subject of the consistency between Christianity and homosexuality,…


Translations of “Malakoi” and “Arsenokoitai” Through History (I Cor 6:9)

by Jeramy Townsley The purpose of this page is to show the difficulty in translating the words arsenokoitai and malakos – two words used (incorrectly) to condemn gays. Throughout the history of English translations, there has been little agreement on the meanings of these two Greek words. Most of the English translations describe malakos as…

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Does the Bible Condemn Homosexuality? Interview with Dr Rev Cheri DiNovo

As the debate rages over the legality and morality of same sex marriages, many Christians rely on the Bible as their guide. Many believe that the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality, and they provide specific passages to back up their claim. We decided to give the other side of the debate a chance to answer. So,…


Queer Positive Bible

Introduction In contemporary Christianity, there is probably no single issue more contentious and no debate more acrimonious than that which surrounds the discussion of homosexuality and the church. Questions of justice are often contrasted with questions of biblical faithfulness; even those new to the discussion quickly become familiar with such terms as “hermeneutic” (studying the…


Does Jude Condemn Gays? by Rick Brentlinger

by Rick Brentlinger The sin that Jude condemns is humans having sex with angels. He does not mention or condemn homosexuals and lesbians, yet many anti-gay Christians take the following verses out of context to condemn gays and lesbians. They assert (falsely) that verse 7 is a negative attack on gay men and lesbian women….


15 Reasons Why I Have Changed My Mind (by Roberta Showalter Kreider)

In August of 1984, my youngest brother, who had been my childhood playmate, died with AIDS. Just two weeks earlier, while visiting him in the hospital, he told my husband and I his lifelong secret. He was gay and had always been gay. I have wished many times since that brief encounter with the person…


Christianity and LGBT People: A Teaching Summary

~by Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker Question: How do you define Christianity? Answer: The Gospel means: Good News! The good news is that we are God’s children by God’s grace alone (unmerited favor) and we appropriate that grace through our abiding faith (implacable trust) in God (i.e. trusting God over and above seen circumstances), love,…


“Love The Sinner Hate The Sin”: Plea For A New Paradigm

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the line “love the sinner, hate the sin” when the topic of homosexuality comes up I’d be a rich man (or at least have enough to pay my bills). It seems to be an ‘easy’ response to the situation but one that irks me considerably….


Stop Arguing About the Bible and Homosexuality by Candace Chellew-Hodge

“Nothing in regard to controversial matters ha(s) ever been settled by the Bible.” ~ William Lloyd Garrison Gays and lesbians will never “win” the argument over what the Bible says or does not say about homosexuality. The good news is: we don’t have to. It will not be arguments over the Bible that will ultimately…


Think About It by C. Ann Shepherd

1. Even though current research indicates that sexual orientation is fixed and unchangeable, some still insist that homosexuals could change if they wanted to. 2. Many people assume that homosexuality is a choice, and that gay people have made the decision to be gay. 1. Even though current research indicates that sexual orientation is fixed and unchangeable, some still…

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Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled

~ by Joseph Adam Pearson, Ph.D. Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled is a 184 page downloadable book offered free by the author, Dr. Joseph Pearson. It also comes with a PowerPoint Presentation and as an audio series. Proviso The PowerPoint Presentation slides for Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled by Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson are intended to accompany…

01. The Bible and Homosexuality Summary of “Clobber Verses”

There are selected passages in the Bible that lean toward a negative and prohibitive stance on homo-erotic behavior as it was understood within the social context of antiquity, but these passages reflect nothing on the lives of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people today. The word homosexual doesn’t appear anywhere in ancient Greek or Hebrew…