The Human Rights Campaign website has a new feature – “Out in Scripture” Yes, it is what you think.
I’ve always thought of gay and christian as almost contradictory. To be gay and christian means you need to edit out the parts of scripture that you don’t like. That begs the question, what makes the edited parts any less valid than the unedited parts? It’s like reading World War II literature and choosing not to believe in the Holocaust. Alright, I know that’s an unfair analogy – but what I’m trying to ask is if you feel you can ignore certain parts of a belief system, doesn’t that sort of also invalidate the parts that you do believe in? If you can’t take the bible’s word on homosexuality how can you take its word on anything else?
People grow up in church – they get comfortable in church – they rely on it as a staple of their lives and therefore they don’t question it. Maybe their afraid of losing that part of their lives, something they’ve grown to find comforting. For some reason people think of athiests of being immoral. People think that if they reject the church they’ll be immoral. Morality isn’t a christian exclusive.
I would like to hear the viewpoint of someone who is both gay and religious. I’d like to hear how they deal with the contradictions – how they find peace with it. Any thoughts?