Question of the day: “gay Christian”

Last week sometime I posted a question as my facebook status. The question brought about some good discussion, opened my eyes to a few things I had not considered before, and made me re-think my stand on the issue.

I’m not saying I have it all figured out – truly, God is the final Judge… but I thought I would post the question here and get fellow bloggers involved. There are a lot more people out “there” than there are on my facebook.

So what are your thoughts? Why? Is it merely opinion? Facts? Do you have Scripture to back it?

Here’s what my status said…

~~Question of the Day: Can there be such a thing as a “gay Christian”…? Your thoughts?

If this post encounters a lot of interaction, I will turn off the comment moderation for a couple days so as to prevent hindered conversation.

Something I have been learning {a lot} lately is compassion. Please keep your thoughts and comments respectful. I have learned that approaching such topics with torches and spears brings about nothing good. Compassion. Humility.

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Posted on November 8, 2010, in Question of the Day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Sin is sin is sin is sin! Can a sinner be a Chistian? Of coarse, we are all sinners.
    So to assume that if a person is gay they are not a Christian is no different than assuming a person who struggles with pride, or vanity, or lust or any other sin is not a Christian.

  2. Another point of view…

    Can you have a Christian who thinks it’s ok to drink?
    Can you have a Christian who thinks it’s ok to smoke?
    Can you have a Christian who thinks it’s ok to dress immodest?

    I could go on but I’m sure you get the idea. There will always be differing veiws among Christians, some more misguided than others. It doesn’t mean they are not Christians.

  3. No… There is no such thing as a “Gay Christian”. God created man to be fruitful and multiply (this can not be done with the same sex) and He does not make a person gay… now can a person have the temptation to be with the same sex? YES! Like the other comments that others have posted. A sin is a sin… The temptation is not. We see Jesus being tempted through out His stay on earth. Did HE sin? No. IT is no different than someone being tempted to lust, steal, hate and the list goes on. It does not mean they have sinned. Now once they have acted on those desire then yes they have sinned.

    I enjoy the site keep it up.

  4. Heather, Christianity is not a classification of people according to lifestyles. Paul says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”—Galatians 3:28. So, if we are “all one in Christ” not only can there be no such thing as a gay Christian, there is no such thing as a strait Christian, or single for that matter. These are just labels of a state of being.

    The more pointed question to ask is (which is the one I think you mean) “can a person walk with Christ and be gay?” That’s the real point needing to be addressed. The “Can there be such a thing as a gay Christian?” is a faulty premise assuming you can divide Christianity by lifestyle or by cultural barriers. To answer that question I must assume something other than what Paul states as truth—you’ve given us a loaded question here you young rascal. 😉

    jrh

  5. Actually, I think you’re asking the wrong question! I’d like you to consider the lives of two men from scripture… King David, and Esau. When we look at the life of Esau, we may not consider what he did to be “that bad.” However, Esau was more conserned with immediate pleasure… than future rewards.
    When we look at the life of David: here we see a man after God’s own heart. However, he had a weakness and he fell. He committed adultery and then covered it up with murder. I have to say that the part that gets me the most is that this “man after God’s wn heart,” couldn’t see the “sin” in his own life. The bible says, “All the ways of man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. prov. 16:2
    God had to send a prophet named Nathan to open his eyes… so that he could see his own sin. It was only then that he realized that his sin had seperated him from God. Ezekiel 14:7,8 talks about how our sin seperates us from God.
    David had to come to understand that the greatest part of his sin wa that it was separating him from God. Sadly, we don’t even know it unless God revealsit unto us… Esau on the other hand we are told in Hebrews 12:16- 17 that he never found repentance thoughhe sought it carefully with tears.
    I John 1:8-10 “If we say we have no sin… we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. Esau, was sorry when things didn’t go well for him… but, he refused to see his sin as separating him from a Holy Saviour.

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