Thursday, March 5, 2009

Is Being Gay A Sin?

I wrote this blog a couple of years ago on Yahoo 360 and I wanted to post it here since it is still relevant to many.

Finally what you all have been waiting for the blog on is being gay a sin. This series is expressing mostly christian views and beliefs on homosexuality. Alot of what you will read is a collection of views found on this issue. Enjoy!

These two topics have recently seemed to be mutually-exclusive. Members of the religious right say that one cannot be a good Christian and be homosexual while some members of the gay community say one cannot be an honest homosexual and Christian. Both of these statements are false and show a good deal of ignorance and fear on both sides of the issue, please read on.

Homosexuality is not unique in its status as an issue some people use to justify their hatred and/or repression of others. Throughout the history of this country, the world, and the church there have been other issues that were divisive in nature: anti-Sematism, slavery, and female clergy to name a few.

How many of you or people you know are left-handed? A minority - it is a biological variation, being right-handed is the "norm" and many lefties find that functioning in a right-handed world can be difficult. The early church actually shunned such people and attempted to force everyone to use their right hand as using one's left was considered to be against God's will and the work of the Devil.

Many non-gay Christian leaders, speakers, and followers mistakenly use certain Biblical passages to outrightly condemn homosexuality. These passages: Sodom/Gomorrah, Leviticus, Letters of Paul and Jude are used out of context without proper understanding of their original language6 (see Below), their historical surroundings, their intended purpose, and their intended audience. These failures to simultaneously examine the part while holding the whole, provides for a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of The Word.


thegayte-keeper said...

nah NOT @ all...

Jamar Herrod said...

Nope. To answer the question without going into EVERY DETAIL ABOUT religion and homosexuality as an act (perception) and not the nature of the relationship between two men.

JanaB said...


So . . . this is random but I wanted to make sure you saw this. .

It's in Boston. . but I thought it was fun!