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Is Christianity Homophobic?

birdfighter Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 8:19 AM
The way I understand it is that God loves you for your own good. Sort of like your parents, who want you to grow up kind, well-behaved and successful. Sin, then, must be something that is detrimental to your own good, and probably not for the good of others either. In other words, sin is something harmful, not something beneficial. Of course we can argue the semantics of "beneficial" but we generally know what it means. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin, and consequently homosexuality must be harmful.
Happy Jake Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 8:35 AM
"The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin, and consequently homosexuality must be harmful."

Even if it appears harmless outwardly, the harm it does to the soul is immense; and, frankly, it is our souls about which we should worry.
That "loving Jesus means hating gay people" is "proclaimed in Christian churches and on Christian television and radio broadcasts."

So declares Dan Savage in his review of Jeff Chu's "Does Jesus Really Love Me: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America" -- on page one of The New York Times Book Review.

Who is foremost among those who have made "anti-gay bigotry seem synonymous with Christianity"? The Family Research Council and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

So says Savage. And who is he? A cradle Catholic who says he "was in church every Sunday for the first...