They love to rip verses out of context in their efforts to psych us into feeling bad about our orientation. If you focus on the word sin, this freedom does not exempt you from these actions, but only from the law. Covenant Network is a network of Bible based, Spirit filled affirming churches under the leadership of Bishop Randy Morgan, who is also the founder and senior pastor of New Covenant Church of Atlanta. I have read the Bible through more than once, attended a Christian high school and college, and have had several unfulfilling heterosexual relationships. After a while, you just get sick of the constantly shifting goal posts. Religion gives people guidelines to live by and many religions think that is good enough to please God. The long journey from Genesis to the cross is a story of procreation; of barren women suddenly able to give birth and in so doing moving the lineage forward of sonship:
How can I reconcile being lesbian and Christian?
Hi forjesus - Thanks for commenting. Will I live by the opinion of Christians who try to put me under Old Testament Law, who try to guilt me into living by their out of context misunderstanding of the Bible OR will I live by what the word of God says, in context? One day you'll grow up, become an adult, and have the autonomy to choose your own church. Also, they cannot bring children into the world which are supposed to be a physical representation of their love. No amount of disagreement with these marriages will invalidate their Christ-like example of love and faithfulness.
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Our church is a community that affirms all people in the diversity of their sexual orientations. Both denominations allow clergy to opt out of performing same-sex marriages, while the ELCA allows ministers and their congregations to determine their own policies. Sarah You are a false prophet. Look for a gay-friendly Presbyterian church. How to love your enemy in times of crisis By Laurie Brink, O. Because of the diverse understandings of the terms welcoming and affirming, the best way to discern whether the church is truly gay-friendly is to contact the church directly and have a conversation with the pastor or other church leaders.
You attempted to answer a question about lesbians by citing two verses which do not mention gays and do not mention lesbians. Participants also reported that religious beliefs disseminated both in churches and in society were constraints that strongly impacted their wellbeing and their experiences in leisure. The only way to get peace with God on this issue is to: No one used that word in the Bible until the s. You might not change their opinions but you will connect with each other. We will seek to equip our conference participants in more effective ways to counter the religious exemption laws and efforts to rescind the hard-earned LGBTQ equality achievements of the last three decades. The voices represented in this statement are in the minority of people of faith in this country as a majority affirm LGBTQ equality.