Why do churches turn away away gay people?

United States
September 26, 2010 3:27pm CST
If an alcoholic came to the church, the church would not turn him away. Ive heard of many situations where churches turn away gay people. Im not sure why. I know what the bible says about being gay, but why would the church, which is supposed to do unto others, turn away people who are seeking out help or something? I dont go to church but this mystifies me.
2 responses
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
i have not heard a church who turned away gay people. for born again christians, every one is accepted. they would however, encourage a gay person to go back to being a straight guy.
• United States
29 Sep 10
You would have to give me some examples because - churches normally don't turn people away unless they seek to do harm to the church. This is not across the board but I can only give you examples from my experience as a church member, church leader, and pastor. Most gay people that have visited our church don't come seeking help, but approval. Approval that is, of their lifestyle which is contrary to the bible...when a true church (like ours) rises up and says, NO - then gay people take that as being discriminated against or rejected. The truth is, they are not being rejected, they are rejecting the truth...God will not fellowship with people who refuse His truths...it's no different with a drunkard, fornicator, adulterer, etc. Understand?