Answered by Jimmy Creech, former United Methodist pastor for nearly 30 years at the center of the controversy around the blessing of gay and lesbian unions in the church. A growing number of religious groups have issued statements officially welcoming LGBTQ people as members. What is at the heart of the position that the Bible is clear on the subject "that homosexuality is forbidden by God? How do you view the Bible's or God's position? Sincerely, Susan. A : Dear Susan, At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible.
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Being gay is not a sin. Neither is being lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The Bible never claims that it is. These same folks also want to use the Bible to condemn LGBTQ people and to deny them the rights of marriage and church fellowship, but they have another problem: the Bible. They have all sorts of issues to contend with there.
My major goal in life is to be as much like Christ as I can be. I am struggling with the people around me. My family, in particular, thinks that all gay people are going to hell. I guess my question to you is: Is it possible for me to have a gay relationship with another man, marry him, and still be a Christian?
When I first came out as bisexual, I had no idea how to be both bisexual and Christian at the same time. I had a vague notion of how some lesbian and gay Christians had reconciled their sexuality and their faith, but their stories never completely spoke to mine. How could a lesbian or gay Christian discuss the decision to come out as bi and open themselves to censure despite being in or pursuing only seemingly straight relationships?