Definitely. It also depends on what variation of Christianity you're talking about. If it's one of the stricter variations, I'm not so sure. However, I am a Methodist, which is a branch of Protestant Christianity (at the lenient end of the spectrum). It does say somewhere in there that being gay is "a sin," but it also says being jealous is a sin, so if I like your art and I say I wish I had your talent, you could say something like "omg that is a sin y'all need Jesus"
Also, I believe many many parts of the Old Testament are to be taken metaphorically, not literally, so you can take the lesson out of a story instead of "okay so this guy lived 657.976467 years"
This is all my opinion, like I said, it all depend on how you personally interpret the Bible. In my opinion, I'm no homosexual, but if you are, great for you, just don't go shoving it down people's throats just like plenty of heterosexuals do.
Yea, the Old Testament says you can't touch a woman on her period, or look into her eyes, or eat food prepared by her... or that you can't wear clothes made out of more than one material, or that you can't eat shellfish or hare and other things... xD I don't know, it's like, people just pick the parts they like and are like "this is outdated" but they decide what they find convenient to be outdated? It's weird.
Yeah, if those things have been acceptable, I don't understand what's so hard to let go about discrimination against homosexuality. It also says to love everyone, which I think trumps any hateful thing like that. Christians who say being gay is wrong and try to use the Bible to back them up are being really contradictory, even hypocritical.
I'm not a religious person, but I do study all kinds. I understand why both sides might not like the other. But I hope one day they can leave each other alone. And I do think that times are changing so they're both more understanding and open to the idea/opinions of the other.
But hey humans discriminate dog breeds and even class potatoes on the way they look so it's purely a thing of chance.
I support just about anything as long as you're not hurting anyone or cramming it down my throat.
I'm a gay Christian so I automatically think religion and homosexuality can co-exist ovo I hate how people twist words in the Bible to bash people based on who they love, because if God truly is who they say He is, He wouldn't punish people based on their sexual orientation.
I am Christian and support homosexuality! My religion doesn't control me, and I am allowed to support what I want and have my own opinion. So I definitely think homosexuals and Christians can co-exist, even though not all of them do.
The thing about religion is that there's sooo much room for variation. In one church, people may stick glued to the book, following each rule to a T, including the anti-homosexuality one. In other churches, people stick to the love-everyone rule, thinking more of "Even if I don't like it, it's their life, not mine!" So, yeah, they coexist quite nicely!
I am Christian and support homosexuality. I am disgusted by things I see some other Christians doing though! Christians are support to value love and acceptance and tolerance! The Christianity shown in media is not what we stand for. Even if some Christians DO believe it's a sin, the bible also says to respect and treat kindly all people despite their moral choices/sins. Something I also find interesting is there is no mention of same-sex marriages or partnerships in the Bible, either for or against. I think there are a lot of things that have been implemented to Christians that do not actually appear in the bible. Like the bible never said anything about homosexuals going to hell. I definitely believe Christians and homosexuals can coexist, we're all people and we're on this earth to be kind and love one another. 8)
also, thank you for posting these polls! I love reading and adding to all these interesting discussions.
Yea, indeed, the Bible said nothing about such RELATIONSHIPS. They might've mentioned sex, but a relationship consists of more than that for crying out loud. They just reject a whole idea because something is said against ONE aspect of it? Sounds reasonable ^^
No problem! I like hearing opinions on topics like these ^^
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I'm a Christian, but I support homosexuality all the way! ^^ I think it's possible, that the two could co-exist, it's just that there are always the people who are against it etc. (and we know where it goes from there...) But I also think, that it has to do with how open-minded you are.
Not if you are a bible literalist, but that would include believing in noahs flood and creationism wich we know is nonsense anyway, except for some people that are so detached from reality they rather believe an old book than science. But where I live most people take the bible metaphorically or as old stories, they just believe in God and Jesus but not certain old stories that have been disproven. This means they can "choose" weither they think its a sin. If someone dislikes homosexuals its easier to say "the bible said its wrong" than having to explain yourself. :U I realised that even bible literalists like to ignore and reinterpret the bible however they like it. Also did you know the most agressive homophobes are most likely gay themselves?
Yea, indeed, it makes no sense that you can just pick and choose what fits best? I don't know. I know people who would cite Bible verses ALL THE TIME when talking to them about gays, and when confronted with a Bible verse that is completely irrelevant today, they would just ignore you and keep on copy-pasting Bible verses as if you said nothing. I heard owo
I'm Christain and I believe that people should love who they want (I'm demisexual myself). And Christains that activly condemn homosexuality as if it's the ultimate sin are rude and need to educate themselves. Becuase although it's technically a "sin" there is no one worse sin than any other. Also not everyone is Christain, so they don't need to follow our rules as well. I have close friends that are bi, pan, gay, etc. and a lot of them know my religion and thank me for not judging them. Sorry for the rant but getting back to the question, yes, it can, and I am prof of that.
I am an atheist and I am straight - but I accept homosexuality and for me the human is the one that counts, not his or her orientation.
I think that Christiany and supporting homosexuality is possible and depends on the open-mindness of the people. What is said, majority in Poland is aligned with the right-wing political parties and are homophobes, trying to prevent "the wave of immorality and abberations".
It seems very hypocritical for someone to be gay and claim to be christian. The bible clearly states it's a sin. The one thing I notice about religious people is that they choose to ignore the parts that don't suit them. Reading the other comments just proved that. Why people are proud to be religious is beyond me. I don't even consider people religious unless they believe everything the bible states (and those people are either crazy, brainwashed or just desperate for something to believe)
Hmm, at one point I understand your view, but on the other hand there's this godmademegay.blogspot.com.au/p… Well, there are many things in the Bible that make no sense whatsoever nowadays, so I wonder who completely follows it...
It seems very hypocritical for someone to wear two types of clothing and claim to be christian. The bible clearly states it's a sin. The one thing I notice about religious people is that they choose to ignore the parts that don't suit them. Reading the other comments just proved that. Why people are proud to be religious is beyond me. I don't even consider people religious unless they believe everything the bible states (and those people are either crazy, brainwashed or just desperate for something to believe)
I beleive if you base christianity on the bible and religon and not the people yes they can coexist. Everyone sins and while saying sleeping with another man is "wrong" it's never said to actually be a sin(from what I understand, I have never read the bible myself please anyone correct me if I'm wrong but with examples if you can please). It's no worse than cutting your hair or wearing a shirt with 2 fabrics, both are said to be very wrong to do in the bible.
If you base it on people, I know some places it will work and some places it never ever could.
absolutely. My best friend is very Christian but also very supportive of the LGBTQA+ community. She believes that there are basic things a Christian should believe in to be a Christian, but there are also many things I'm the bible that are unimportant or just wrong. Honestly a lot of Christians who think it's wrong just seem extremely ignorant and refuse to listen to pretty logical things, and all they have to say is "it's against religion" which I personally see as an illogical argumentent due to everyone having different religious beliefs. However, I do know a few people against it who aren't bad about it and don't necassarily support it, but are willing to listen to other opinions and have even become a lot more accepting of it. It all really depends to me.