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  Homosexuality and Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditional Christians, on the other hand, consider the Levitical condemnation of homosexuality to remain in force, because they believe it is reinforced elsewhere in the Bible, including the New Testament, as well as in the later revelations to the mystic-saints.
Proponents of the view that homosexuality is not a sin would likewise argue that those views started as minority movements that grew into a majority and draw analogy between their support of gay-rights to previous leaders against slavery among others.
Liberal Christians argue that Jesus explicitly condemned divorce—equating it with adultery in the Sermon on the Mount—but never forbade homosexuality; so they call it hypocritical for fundamentalist to criticize homosexuality more based on vague passages when it is clear that divorce is a sin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_views_of_homosexuality   (4015 words)

 Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and the Lord and sole Savior of all humanity as the Jewish Messiah.
Christians continued many ideas and practices from the Hebrew faith, including monotheism, the belief in a Messiah (or Christ from the Greek cristos, which means "anointed one"), certain forms of worship (such as prayer, and reading from religious texts), a priesthood, and the idea that worship on Earth is modelled on worship in Heaven.
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation, atonement, crucifixion, death and resurrection to redeem humankind from sin and death; the belief that the New Testament is a new part of the Bible; and supersessionism.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/christianity_1   (3143 words)

 Homosexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus it is common for homosexual individuals in hetero-normative societies to love, marry, and have children with individuals of the opposite sex, a practice that may be done primarily for social reasons in intolerant environments, as a cover for one's orientation (such relationships are known as "beards").
Homosexual behavior is common in the Animal Kingdom, especially in species closer to humans on the evolutionary scale, such as the great apes.
Homosexuality since ancient times has been documented to be more common in militaries with their strict sex-separation contrasted to society at large.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homosexuality   (9710 words)

 Christianity - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Most Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah of the Jews as prophesied in the Old Testament (or Hebrew Bible).
Christianity originated in the First century AD According to Acts 11:19 and 11:26 in the Christian New Testament, Jesus' followers were first called Christians by non-Christians in the city of Antioch, where they had fled and settled after early persecutions in Judea.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /christianity.htm   (5064 words)

 Encyclopedia: Christian views of homosexuality
Many Fundamentalists view homosexual behavior as a choice, and believe that it is possible and desirable to make a transition to heterosexuality.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to homosexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman." It believes the Bible consistently affirms the pattern of heteromonogamy, and all sexual relations outside the scope of spousal intimacy are contrary to God's original plan.
Because of the Church's views on homosexuality and its large membership of lesbians and gay men, it has been subject to bombings, desecrations, vandalism, threats, and arson.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Christian-views-of-homosexuality   (5243 words)

 Christian views of homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Christian theologians who do not believe homosexuality be a sin argue that the traditionalists misinterpreted the pertinent Bible passages or quoted selectively.
Many traditionalists view homosexual behavior as a and believe that it is possible and to make a transition to heterosexuality.
The United Methodist Church officially considers "the practice of homosexuality be) incompatible with Christian teaching" and states "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" cannot be ordained as However some local congregations have defied the leadership on this issue and are fighting policy in church courts.
www.freeglossary.com /Christian_views_of_homosexuality   (2543 words)

 Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Christians generally believe that faith in Jesus is the only way to achieve salvation and to enter into heaven, and that salvation is a gift given by the grace of God.
The central belief of Christianity is that by faith in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus, individuals are saved from death—both spiritual and physical—by redemption from their sins (i.e., faults, misdeeds, disobedience, rebellion against God).
During the Crusades, Christian atrocities against Jews in German and Hungarian towns, later also in those of France and England, and in the massacres of non-combatants in Palestine and Syria initiated a tradition of Christian anti-Semitism, which was further bolstered by the blood libel cult, and continued into the 1500s by the Spanish Inquisition.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Christianity.htm   (5568 words)

 Anglican views of homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However many bishops of the Episcopal Church the American province of the communion argued extensively in favor of the view homosexual behavior is not a sin and have various dioceses of the Anglican Church Canada.
The current Archbishop of Canterbury has stated his personal view that Bible never considered the possibility of faithful only that of homosexual recreation by heterosexuals that therefore the question is open.
As a result of the controversy over ordination of homosexual bishops and the blessing same-sex unions on October 15 2003 Anglican from around the world met in Lambeth Palace in an attempt to avoid a schism on the issue.
www.freeglossary.com /Anglican_views_of_homosexuality   (667 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Dean Says Faith Swayed Decision on Gay Unions
Driving the debate is a theological dispute over the Bible's view on homosexuality and a political one over the secular and spiritual wisdom of allowing gays to marry.
Dean has been expanding on his religious views in a series of conversations with reporters, but his remarks Tuesday and Wednesday were the first time he has talked about how faith has influenced his policymaking.
Dean, who is a member of the Congregationalist Church, which preaches a liberal brand of Christianity, falls on the side of Episcopal leaders in the United States who recently stirred international controversy by ordaining a gay bishop, and the millions of Americans who do not consider homosexuality a sin.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A63152-2004Jan7?language=printer   (836 words)

 Islamic views of homosexuality
Note that homosexuality, as a psychological disposition, is not technically against the Sharia, which governs the physical actions, and not the inner thoughts and feelings.
In Saudi Arabia, homosexuals may be killed for their practices, although in practise this is not usually done unless the state perceives a threat to its power http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/saudi_arabia/saudinews19.htm.
In Afghanistan at least 10 homosexuals are known to have been executed for their sexual conduct by the Taliban.
www.datamass.net /is/islamic-views-of-homosexuality.html   (1168 words)

 Views - OneLook Dictionary Search
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noun: purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of' (
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 Christian Views on Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My intent is to show that homosexuality is not "natural" and that it is not the local, State or Federal Government's job to promote homosexuality through hiring quotas or through our educational system.
Being homosexual is not the same as being handicapped, it is not the same as being fl.
The only way that a homosexual will ever be able to break free of the sin that holds him in bondage is the same way that all who sin find freedom.
www.planetkc.com /stm/homosexual.htm   (1425 words)

 Quaker views of homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quakers are divided on the issue of homosexuality.
Because Quaker decision making is based on a consensus method termed "unity," the number of individual Quakers who support equality for homosexuals probablylarger than the number of groups which support it would indicate.
However, the Friends United Meeting and Evangelical Friends International, which represent programmed Quaker meetings, have takenofficial stands condemning homosexuality.
www.therfcc.org /quaker-views-of-homosexuality-42688.html   (109 words)

 Homosexuality and religion
Interactions of churches with homosexuality and homosexuals: Theological questions, incidence of homosexuality, dealing with gay groups, etc.
Ann Shepherd, "Summary of Religious Views on Homosexuality," at: http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/1348/churches.htm
This menu, and our menu on Homosexuality and the Bible were both chosen to be among the top 5 web sites on Gay and Lesbian Spirituality by Suite101.com on 1998-DEC.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_chur.htm   (472 words)

 Soulforce - Biblical Evidence
What the Bible Says and Doesn't Say about Homosexuality
Homosexuality: The Verdict Is In - Not A Sickness!
Mel White -- Draft of Video for comment.
www.soulforce.org /main/biblical.shtml   (94 words)

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