Most Christians *are* homophobic. While I agree that it's wrong, I do not agree that the Bible is not the source of homophobic thinking.Tide....not even sure what the game is you think would even be a possibility but I can assure you I am talking from the heart. It is not that I dont think others can have a change of heart, in fact I specifically said some may feel how they do because they lack the necesarry experience or information that would help them see otherwise. and what you are talking about is someone teaching u hate. that is different than what I was talking about. I am saying nobody entering the faith imo who simply read the Bible and came to their own conclusions would suddenly turn bigot if they understood and wanted to follow the commandments of Christ. Sure if someone used the Bible to teach u to be homophobic or bigoted that was wrong but nothing in the nt would have allowed them to do that. and can ppl have a change of heart? sure. I did so y not others. I am saying I dont think until them someone is immoral because they sincerely believe homosexuality is an act peoploe shouldnt engage in. Ppl can say they think they ..cont
Most Christians would disagree with _you_ on this issue. I realize that you take a much gentler approach to this subject, but it seems that you are in the minority. You think it's a 'sin', but you don't think on a personal basis that it's wrong (as I understand what you've written) to the extent that most Christians take it.
What I see happening in Christianity now is trying to excuse away the actions of some Christians by saying 'they don't understand the Bible' essentially rewriting the Bible to be less objectionable.
When you have to rewrite it, it can only mean one thing: you think God made mistakes in the OT and had to make up for it by sending his son to correct those mistakes.
When God said his laws would be good to the end of time, he must not have been able to see the future and what it would take to correct some of those laws.
Jesus taught the Torah. He taught his followers to obey the Torah. Then, according to Christians, he suddenly changed his mind at the last supper and made a new covenant with them and they no longer had to obey the Torah...the laws that were supposed to be in place forever? I personally do not think so.