Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christianity and Homosexuality....

This won't interested any non-Christians checking out the blog, so you can move on to the pics... :)
I was just doing some thinking this weekend that basically for someone raised Christian or hopefully commited themselves to faith in Christianity, then suddenly finding yourself sexually excited by the same sex must be very very difficult. There are a lot of places online to read about it, I suppose, this site for example - Gay Christian network...
A lot of options for those people I guess. You might pretty much decide that since a many churches are perceived as responding so hateful to homosexuality, a person might decide to reject religion altogether having been rejected themselves. Maybe you someone decides to continue their faith and also pursue a homosexual relationship. Notice I make that singular, relationship. on the other hand I suppose you could have a Christian person continue to pursue living by faith and not pursue their homosexual attractions.
I think the website mentioned above puts Christian gays into two basic groups, a side A and Side B, Those who see nothing wrong in God's word living in a homosexual relationship as a Christian.....and those who believe God's word does say something is wrong with homosexuality and live as Christian while perhaps abstaining from any relationship with the same sex.
The only reason I'm mentioning any of this, is that if you were raised in a Christian church then usually you understand to wait until marriage for sex, and then if you are going to be gay and Christian then how does that correspond to lots of sex before a maybe marriage etc etc...
of course , there are a LOT of heterosexual Christian guys who don't wait until marriage but I'm talking about the serious Christian minded who maybe didn't wait until marriage but still weren't complete male whores sleeping around with any willing girl. The thing is with guys, what guy is not willing if there a bit of attraction between two of them...
all right, well these are just thoughts. I got enough on my mind with what the President is saying tonight anyway, that's a whole NUTHER post!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

here is a church for you in Austin:

www.staopen.com

Very open and loving congregation. It is named St Andrews Presbyterian but do NOT let the name fool you. you can watch and listen online to the services. there are many gay and lesbian singles and couples as members and guests. Very enlightened minister.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget waiting until marriage 2000 years ago was maybe age 14-16, around puberty for boys, and likely earlier for girls.

Sex practices back in the day had a lot to do with the possibility of pregnancy, and its complications with regard to property rights and birthrights, and the class system.

The boys married girls, but could easily play with other boys at the bath houses.

Anonymous said...

I disagree completely that "LOTS of churches" are "hateful" about homosexuality. I know that is the Hollywood stereotype but I think it is not widespread. There is certainly strong disapproval over the behavior, but the "hate the sin, love the sinner" attitude of compassion is the one I usually see. I've been to lots of Baptist churches and never seen a truly "hateful" attitude that fits the media image.

dan said...

it's a good point, I wasn't clear enough with what I was trying to say in that churches may not be truly hateful at heart, but I think many are perceived as such, this is definitely changing in churches compared to say ten or twenty years ago. ? yes?
I EDITED it a bit....

Anonymous said...

Follow-up: Yes, maybe the tone has moderated a bit, although I think the tone from most pulpits (for a long time and I'm far older than you) has generally been loving toward individuals while deploring practices like adultery, promiscuity, and homosexuality. Of course with tens of thousands of small Protestant congregations, there are bound to be exceptions. But, in my experience, the personal "hate" pops up in a few deacons or others in the pews who were not paying attention to the "love" part of the sermon.

Anonymous said...

Any homosexual who has a deeply profound and abiding Christian faith faces a dilemma: how to adhere to the tenets of one's faith and lead a healthy, loving, meaningful human existence that is not devoid of a committed, chaste, monogamous, sentient relationship. As a Catholic man i have gained some valuable insights from the following website:

http://www.informedconscience.com/home.asp

cheers!