We're not supposed to try and change their minds. One-hundred-five people leveraged Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law last year. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Romans chapter 1 is a graphic picture of behavior as associated with pagan religion. As one who was raised in the LGBT community and has many friends who identify as LGBT in some way as well as my parents my goal isn't to condescend at all. Meri June 21, at 3:
I think that instead of quoting scriptures when a person comes out to us, the best way that we can represent Jesus Christ is to be kind and listen to them. At first, the church rejected this outright. I know a few Muslims who did come out and they have had an extremely hard time. Over time, her relationship with her family has changed. He cautions Christians not to discard gay Christians as enemies of Christ and references 2 Timothy 3: It is truly offensive to people like myself and hundreds of other men and women I personally know over the past years who have really died to self and embraced real change.
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But there are also reasons why you may not want to attend. A lesbian couple asked me this question. In the book of Nehemiah, the leader condemns marriages between Jewish and non-Jewish people, and casts out all non-Jewish wives and children Nehemiah The procedure did not work. Not why I love my partner or my family.
Please donate and help us thrive. Homosexuality is not sinful, nor is homosexuality a perversion of nature as some mistakenly claim. He listened to them and spoke compassionately, respecting their dignity as human beings that He had created. Ioan has often found himself explaining his life to his friends, who sometimes have difficulty understanding his faith. The prophet Ezekiel condemns the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their greed and lack of care for the needy Ezekiel Kevin Kelly We live in an age of innovation, and a debate is raging about whether technology is improving our lives or making them worse.