Is it possible for someone to be homosexual and a christian?

United States
May 25, 2009 1:05pm CST
I have heard alot of discussion lately about gay bishops in the church and so on. But it is my feeling that the teachings of the Bible regard these types of lifestyles as sin and therefore would make it impossible for someone to be "gay" and christian at the same time. What do you think?
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10 responses
• United States
25 May 09
ho mosexuals dont CHOOSE to be gay- thyey are BORN that way your GOD created them to be that way I would think that if he created them that we surely he would love them as they are I know many gay Christians and they are GREAT people!
@owlwings (40439)
• Cambridge, England
25 May 09
From my experience, gay Christians are more committed and more humble Christians simply BECAUSE they have been forced by the 'Church' to think through their relationship with God more profoundly than others whose sexuality is counted as 'normal'. A gay Christian is more likely to be a committed Christian than anyone else simply because they have had to deal with who they are (and what their relationship with God is) in a way that challenges the beliefs that others feed them.
• United States
25 May 09
I will agree with that!
• United States
26 May 09
no one is created homosexual. It is a chosen lifestyle. There is no PROOF, only theories, of anybody being born or having a genetic disposition to being homosexual. Also if it were God's intent for people to connect in such a way there would be a natural way for them to do so as there is with male and female. Simply put, in order for homosexuals to have a "physical relations" they must abuse the part of their bodies meant to expell waist.
@Reneemm (39)
• United States
25 May 09
no!!!!!!!!!
• United States
25 May 09
why not? please explain (one word responses are frowned upon here)
• United States
26 May 09
That's right, Reneemm. No!!!!
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
28 May 09
Well I don't consider homosexuality a sin, but we'll say it is for the sake of argument. All of us are sinners and yet we can still be Christians. Why would that sin be the only one to stop someone from being Christian? Frankly it wasn't even a big enough sin to make the top ten list. Failing to keep holy the sabbath is a mortal sin and yet I have not heard one person say that you can't be a Christian if you fail at that.
• United States
28 May 09
No Taskr, we are not all sinners. We all have sinned(Romans 3:23). There's a big difference. I was a sinner but after I recieved Jesus Christ as my savior, i was no longer a sinner. If someone consistently lives a sinful lifestyle be it stealing, lying, whatever, he is not a Christian. But all sinners, no matter what the sin can be saved by accepting Jesus' sacrifice for their sins.
• United States
26 May 09
I am sure you can go to church and be gay. But its in the bible we are not suppose to be or even bi. God made us one way and that is straight. Now gay bishops I have a hard time with that one. God made man and women to be a couple. Not man and man and not women and women.
• United States
27 May 09
I totally Agree. :-)
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
25 May 09
lol yeah.. it's possible to be homosexual and be anything. being homosexual doesn't make you any different in the sense that you can't be a christian or whatever. now some might say "no" because they don't believe it but it really doesn't matter what someone else believes. if someone who is homosexual wants to be a christian. Then they can be a christian.. and i can tell you. there are a lot of homosexual christians out there... A LOT.
• United States
27 May 09
there's no such thing as a homosexual Christian.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
25 May 09
I moved to the Nashville area about 4 years ago, and as you're aware, this is definitely Bible belt country :) My opinion, for what it's worth, the people here claim to be so religious, but yet they're so judgmental. They're quick to condemn anyone that does not agree with their views, and if you don't agree with them, then simply put, you're going to hell. My teenage daughter was at work, and was talking to a lady, who turned around and informed her because we're Catholic, we're going to hell. So, the way I see it, God is the only one that can judge us, not other humans. If someone is gay, that's their business and between them and their God. It in no way affects me or anyone else for that matter. We have no right to judge someone else. If they're gay, I don't see any reason why they can't be Christian. Religion is a personal matter-different to every one of us. And in the end, it really only matters to that individual and God :)
@owlwings (40439)
• Cambridge, England
25 May 09
I hope that you, Signal, (but especially your daughter) knows how not to take offence at such people - and certainly not to believe what they say about 'Hell' - but, instead, to say a prayer for them which is, effectively, to let God deal with it. Hell is not a place but a state of being apart from God (and knowing it). Sadly, I believe that, in the past, the Catholic Church has tended to teach the doctrine of Hell as a place where sinners go. I believe that, these days, the Church is somewhat more enlightened - though not all priests have accepted everything yet. I have certainly encountered Catholics who are seriously distressed and confounded; who have found more 'Christian' people outside the Church (and, indeed, outside any church) than they find in it.
• United States
30 May 09
While I don't believe it's within God's will that a person be a homosexual, I also don't believe that keeps that person from being a Christian. Remember, homosexuality is a sin and if our sins kept us from being Christian, no one would be Christian. As far as bishops being homosexual, I believe they should be ashamed of themselves for either not knowing God's word any better than that or not caring what His Word says.
@Reneemm (39)
• United States
27 May 09
Genisis. 19:24 please read in the bible and this will tell people why this had happened by Gods Hands. Have a good day to all. :)
@drsenergy (159)
• United States
26 May 09
it is possible for a homosexual to have christian beliefs but living a gay lifestyle is contrary to christian teachings. It is possible for a Christian to struggle with homosexual feelings but if you consistantly live a gay or lesbian lifestyle you are not a Christian.
@sid556 (31000)
• United States
26 May 09
hi there, Read thru some of your responses here and have to tell you that you are wrong...they are born gay. Why in the world would they "choose" to be gay and put up with so many people like yourself? They wouldn't. They are what they are...simple. As for being a christian...now that is a choice and that just amazes me that any of them would even want to be a part of a group of people as judgemental and self-righteous. Are you sure that there is even an issue within the church on this? Most of the gay people that I know that went to church as children are not even trying to be a part of it. Why would they be?