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Being LGBT Is Not A Sin, Condemning Them Is by Rogue-Ranger Being LGBT Is Not A Sin, Condemning Them Is by Rogue-Ranger
A surprising number of Christians believe that being LGBT is a sin.

But sin is an action, not a person. For example, if I were to suddenly punch you in the face, that would be a sin, but neither my fist nor your face would be a sin. Similarly, planning in my brain to commit a crime would be a sin, but my brain itself would not be. Both my hands and brain are just as capable of doing loving things.

But, since this is still a common belief, let's explore the primary reason that some Christians cite for believing being LGBT is a sin: the belief that the Bible condemns being LGBT.

Sodom

The story of Sodom and it's destruction in Genesis 18-19 is the oldest and most famous biblical account used to condemn homosexuality. In fact, it's where the word sodomy comes from. The specific part referenced is when angels visit Lot and a mob attempts to gang rape what they think are invading strangers.

While this may seem odd today, rape of outsiders and enemies was actually a common practice in ancient times. Conquering soldiers would often rape the men of the conquered villages, sometimes to humiliate them and sometimes with sticks covered in spikes to torture them. Being a receptive participant in anal sex has long been seen in patriarchal cultures as "feminine" and therefore "weak". The rapists were of course heterosexual.

This is also illustrated in the later passages that mention Sodom, repeatedly referring to its inhabitants as inhospitable to strangers. Although many reasons are given for its destruction, including being wealthy but ignoring the poor and being unkind to widows and orphans, no passages mention homosexuality or male-male intercourse, let alone attractions or loving relationships. In fact, none mention the attempted gang rape, implying that it was merely a part of the often repeated inhospitality to strangers.

A similar event to this occurs later in Judges 19-20, however this time a female outsider is actually gang raped and, since no angels intervene this time, she is gang raped to death. Interestingly, this event is never mentioned by those who believe that Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality. Gibeah was also destroyed following the gang rape, so would it not be logical to conclude that, if attempted gang rape of angels condemns homosexuals, the gang rape of the Levite woman would condemn heterosexuals? After all, if gang rape that results in a city's destruction is the same as a person falling in love with someone of the same sex, surely it cuts both ways and condemns opposite sex couples too. Anything else would be hypocritical and downright deceitful.

Old Testiment Laws

There are over six hundred Jewish laws listed in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Of these, only two are used to condemn LGBT people. One is that men should not wear women's clothing and women should not wear men's clothing. The other is that men should not have sex with each other as they do with a woman, presumably referring to anal sex. The word translated as abomination, used to describe the act, refers elsewhere specifically to idol worship and by itself to a statue, implying that the context is ancient temple worship, as described in the immediately preceding (and almost never mentioned) verse.

While crossdressing is distinctly different than being transgender and same-sex attractions or relationships are not the same as treating a man like a woman sexually, which was considered degrading in ancient patriarchal cultures, many Christians still cite these verses to condemn people who have done none of those things.

The reason that these laws are singled out with no mention of their context is because they are next to laws that forbid wearing clothes made of more than one type of fabric, eating or touching a variety of animals, a man having sex with his wife too close to her menstruation cycle, getting a haircut, and hundreds more. Many of these may sound mild today yet were punishable by exile or even death.

It's no wonder Jesus spent much of His ministry replacing Old Tesiment laws, including eye for an eye, hating your enemy, dietary restrictions, working on the Sabbath, divorce, adultery, polygamy, and much more, by measuring them against love to follow the only true law. Many Christians believe that, when the Bible says Jesus fulfilled the law, Christians are no longer bound to the old law, as described in Paul's letter to Rome.

Romans

The first chapter of Romans, which is a letter written by Paul to the church in Rome, is another popular passage used to condemn LGBT people. The section in question describes people in the temples of Rome worshiping idols in the shape of reptiles and birds. Those familiar with temple worship and sex orgies in ancient Rome may not find this surprising, but what follows is.

Each practice in the temples is described as a punishment, using language such as "for this reason" or "therefore, God gave then over". The progression starts with the first few commandments, including having other gods and making graven images, but progresses to heterosexual and homosexual sex acts and eventually murder. It is of course the brief mention of "unrestrained lust" or "all lust but no love" in these orgies, specifically for the same sex, that is used to condemn homosexuals, but more interesting still are the conclusions that many Christians draw.

In order to believe the first chapter of Romans condemns homosexuals, you must believe that homosexuality is 1) a punishment from God for worshiping idols and graven images, 2) is solely about lust and orgies, and 3) results in every sin imaginable, including murder. So, it should not be surprising that some Christians conclude that people turn gay when they abandon God, do not feel genuine love, and that they are murderers, possibly by spreading sexually transmitted diseases.

However, people are born LGBT, homosexual included. Direct observation, witness testimonies and scientific data all confirm this. They are capable of the same range of feelings as anyone else, including both love and lust. Although they are more likely to be murdered than be a murderer.

If someone is going to condemn a whole group of people because the Bible says lust without love is wrong, surely all heterosexuals should be condemned, since the Bible condemns opposite-sex lust without love as well.

Adam and Eve

Some people argue that the existence of Adam and Eve somehow invalidates the existence of people who are not called to be heterosexual and procreate. However, Adam and Eve's children intermarried, Abraham married his sister and another woman, Jacob his two cousins at the same time, etc, but does that mean that the Bible says we should all practice incest and polygamy? No, of course not.

The Bible says many different things for specific situations that do not apply to other situations. For example, many may argue that the command "be fruitful and multiply" speaks against not being heterosexual, but that command is only stated twice in the Bible; when there was only Adam and Eve's family on earth and when there was only Noah's family on earth. It is never commanded again, so this can not be used as an argument for why everyone must find a mate of the opposite sex and breed.

We all have different paths in life and this can be seen clearly in statements like Paul's in 1 Corinthians, that it is better not to have sex ever. Obviously this doesn't mean no one should ever have sex, but that celibacy is a gift for some people. It's like the argument "if everyone were gay, people would stop existing". No one is arguing everyone should be LGBT, but some argue everyone should be straight cisgender and forced to breed against their will. There is no biblical evidence that we are all called to be like the first humans and in fact many verses say the opposite.

Other Verses

There are a small handful of verses that are also used to condemn LGBT people, but those passages discuss temple prostitution or child kidnapping in all but the recent anti-homosexual Bible translations. For this reason, many Christians avoid them unless they believe their modern translation represents the only version.

For example, in 1 Corinthians 6, several modern translations claim the two Greek words translated into English as "men who have sex with men" or "effeminate" are the active and passive partners in anal sex between men, but admit in the notes of those bibles that one word refers to boys kidnapped for sex and the other to a "male with many beds". This can be seen clearly in 1 Timothy 1, when the word translators claim is the "passive" partner is missing and instead "kidnappers" appears next to "active" partner (literally translated pimp).

This is just one example of how a few in the church who exploited children replaced the Bible's clear condemnation of their actions with one against a convenient scapegoat. Other translators simply followed suit. So, in many bibles, modern translations simply put "homosexuals", so as to include not just men who don't have anal sex and so don't even fit into the easily discredited theory of the Greek words but also women who happen to be homosexual. They apparently believe God's Word needs to be "fixed" of it's oversights.

Interestingly enough, although the Bible clearly describes female sexual desire, sometimes graphically such as in verses like Ezekiel 23:20 or in the Song of Solomon, some modern translators translate male temple prostitutes as "homosexual" but leave female temple prostitutes alone, even when they appear in the same verse. This is because patriarchal culture has long believed that women have no sexual desires, only men. This is why, in the 1950s, when Alfred Kinsey, after receiving praise for his studies revealing the diversity of male sexuality, was nearly blocked from studying female sexuality. Women and children were considered to be sexually innocent and the men in power feared seeing their wives and girls differently.

It wasn't until recently that Christians began using Romans 1 to condemn lesbians, as the original texts describe intercourse, possibly with animals. Because of an unwillingness to see women as sexual, to this day that passage remains the only verse argued to condemn same-sex relations between women.

Because of the gay rights movement, some translations that added "homosexual" after its invention changed it to "homosexual offenders" to narrow the meaning and seem less condemning. Many modern Christians believe that people being born LGBT is like being born with a temptation to sin, but if they pretend to be straight and cisgender their entire lives, they are remaining pure.

Therefore, to maintain the belief that the Bible condemns LGBT people to a life of lies, lies about the Bible's content are necessary. Moreover, it requires not mentioning all the verses that speak positively about LGBT people, such as the epic love story of Jonathan for David and it being "greater than the love of women", the tender love of Daniel and Ashpenaz, Jesus praising the Roman centurion for his faith before healing his male partner, the familial love and commitment between Ruth and Naomi, the role of eunuchs who would today be called LGBT, and many more.

In fact, as early as the first century translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint) that Paul uses in his letters to the early churches that make up much of what became the New Testament, references to same-sex relationships, including much of David and Jonathan's, were deleted. And, since even the now quite old King James Bible deliberately added the invented word "sodomite" to replace words that have nothing to do with Sodom solely in an attempt to perpetuate the myth that Sodom was a gay city and that the Bible condemns being gay, LGBT people are often forced to study the origins of the Bible and read texts in their original language in order to find the truth, whereas anti-LGBT Christians have centuries of special made bibles altered and ready for condemnation.

Conclusion

Some Christians become angry with attempts to "twist" scripture or "insert perversion" (as if being LGBT makes someone more of a pervert) into the Bible by including LGBT people into God's plan. They argue that Satan wants churches to welcome LGBT people so that they have a chance to know Christ (as if Satan wants people to come to know Christ) and that forcing LGBT people out of churches and deliberately altering the Bible for generations is fighting Satan (despite it resulting in many LGBT people abandoning their faith, which would be Satan's real goal). 

Yet, those same Christians calmly explain away slavery and polygamy as cultural or alterations to the Bible as improvements, when all LGBT affirming Christians argue is to stop the generations of twisting scripture to condemn one group of people. And, while some anti-LGBT Christians admit that people are born LGBT, they still deny it's part of God's plan, saying it's the result of sin entering the world. However, there is no biblical evidence for this and in fact it contradicts Jesus' teaching on differences from the norm not being the result of sin but of God's love and glory (John 9).

Christians who condemn LGBT people do not necessarily claim to hate them and some admit there is no direct evidence that being LGBT is wrong, only indirect appeals to "natural law" that being straight and cisgender is "normal", but they still ask what the harm is in condemning them.

Jesus was incredibly clear that Christians must love everyone and hate no one and to treat everyone with kindness, even those who are considered "enemies". The famous teaching in the gospels to treat others as you would want to be treated rather than how you are treated is actually preceded by teaching to walk twice as far with someone than asked and give twice as much to everyone who asks, even also giving your shirt to someone who asks for your coat. A true follower of Christ would bake two wedding cakes for someone asking for one, not deny even the one. And, since Christ judges others by how they welcome strangers, they would welcome someone to use their own bathroom, not deny them from a public one.

But, not only is treating LGBT people any differently than non-LGBT people a sin, it's a grave sin. When discussing the topic of murder, Jesus teaches that someone who calls someone else worthless condemns himself and that someone who calls someone evil damns himself. The original Greek word used is the same used for the most grievous offenses. Yet many Christians condemn being LGBT as not part of God's plan, making their existence worthlessness and, more than that, call them "abominations" and "evil sinners". Thus, as Christ teaches, by the measure they judge others, they are also judged and condemned. If they sentence someone to hell and claim to speak for God, they actually sentence themselves.

While only a small percentage of the population is LGBT, nearly half of all homeless youth are LGBT. If a Christian's response to finding out their child is LGBT is to disown them because of "the Bible's clear stance against it", not only are they demeaning their own children as an "it" instead of a person, but they are also defying the Bible's much clearer stance against their actions. 1 Timothy 5 says that if someone will not provide for members of his family, he has denounced his faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Jesus regularly condemned the hypocrisy of the religious majority of His time and yet the Christian religious majority of this time regularly fail to learn from their predecessors' failings. They hold LGBT people to standards that would anger them to be held to, from gang rape equalling love to idolatry and prostitution equaling love. Christ could not have been clearer: Doing this is a great sin that condemns the person who does it.

But there is good news! No matter how anti-LGBT someone is or how much they commit blasphemy by claiming God condemns LGBT people, God is willing to forgive them if they open their hearts to God's unconditional love through Christ. It begins and ends with love because God is love, so if you love everyone unconditionally, you have God within you. If not, it's never too late to change and become a follower of Christ.

No one is perfect and many Christians have been misled and honestly don't know they are being deceived or sinning against God and His creation, so LGBT Christians should forgive them with patience and love. People can change, learn and grow, with the help of the Spirit of God within them. Many already feel the tug on their hearts but are told by their church to ignore it. Many Christians are opening their hearts and many more already had them open, so acceptance of LGBT people as equal is destined to continue.

Being LGBT is not a sin. Condmening LGBT people is a sin. But Christ forgives sin.

More on this topic:

A Non-Hypocritical Perspective: The Bible Condmens Homosexuals and Heterosexuals Equally (stamp)

Speak Truth In Love: Can Christians Be Loving and Oppose LGBT Rights? (essay)

People Are Born LGBT (stamp)

The Heterosexual Agenda: A Message To Christians About Homosexuals (essay)

Christianity Is About Love (stamp)

God Loves LGBT People And So Do Christians (essay)

Pro-LGBT Equality and Religious Freedom (stamp)

Love the Person, Forgive their Imperfections (stamp)

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? (external link)
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Adalack Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You are quite correct in that sin is action, even saying a word or thinking/planning a thought is an action, but of a different part of the person... your point is quite valid. Therefore: the act of same-sex fornication, or any other same-sex act is, however, sinful in God's eyes... but that's the *act*, mind you; the *orientation* is far from sinful, it's merely a desire.
ticularly agree with you in that the Christian is called to be gentle to them, and many of them are in fact Christians, the two are not mutually exclusive- another reality vital for me to remember- I myself tend towards cruelty towards gays of either sex, and frankly, the critical point for me to recall at all times is the saying "no two wrongs make a right"- as you point out, punching someone in the face is usually a sinful act, unless you're doing so because the person you're fighting with is trying to do bodily harm to either you or your neighbor, and that's the only apparent way to stop him (usually it's a guy) from succeeding in his goal to harm his neighbor!
I agree with the bulk of your statement- totally- and for my own reasons, mostly because *I need to hear that reminder to be gentle with them* (I do not share the temptation that those people do- that's all I mean, they are my neighbors, but I'm not one of them in that manner, while I *do* have a sinful tendency to abuse them (favoring spiritual abuse), that's, as I pointed out, a sinful tendency, so any reminder that "right is right, and wrong is wrong" kind of thing is vital to me in my own efforts... I do not
nt to act up myself, that's all I really mean by that statement.), hence: gratitude to you for this post!
Sincerely your thankful ally in service to Christ due to your statement here (or so I *guess*);
Adalack.
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ArticWolfClaw Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A sin is a choice, sexuality is not
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a Christian and I support LGBT+ rights. c:
Let me explain the whole "Gay is a sin" thing:
Being gay in and of itself is not a sin.
The sin is being a "Homosexual offender".
Which means a person who rapes or sexually abuses people of the same sex.
And also it's a sin to have sex with a priest, especially if they're of the same sex.
So no, regular, consensual gay sex that doesn't involve a priest or a nun as one of the partners is NOT a sin.
Just thought I cleared it up. c:
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sjwmiku Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is all sexual assualt considered a sin? im curious cus im an atheist 
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. In Christianity at least.
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paperseagull64 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  New Deviant
   Yes, some of the Old Testament laws were abolished when Christ came. However, Homosexuality falls under the Ten Commandments which Christ constantly referenced and agreed with.
   On the topic of Adam and Eve, God originally created Eve because Adam needed a companion. He created Eve, because He knew that she would be the best fit for him. It was only after the fall, that homosexual behavior was seen. On the topic of incest, if you have only two people on Earth, of course the first few generations would intermarry. Later on, it was unnecessary as there was enough people on Earth, so God abolished it. 
   A pastor once told me that we all have weaknesses, and Satan exploits those weaknesses in order to get us to fall away from Christ. Some people are more likely to be an alcoholic because it's how they are. It doesn't make alcoholism okay. Some people are more likely to be attracted to others in an unhealthy way. Ex. pornograhy, homosexuality, pre-marritle sex, now these things may not be physically unhealthy, but they're spiritually unhealthy. God didn't create homosexuals to hate them, they're human like everyone else. And as humans, we want to rebel, it's only because of the Holy Spirit that we can follow God.
   If you're not sure if something is wrong, doesn't it make logical sense to assume that it's wrong, than assuming something isn't wrong, then suffer the punishment because of it?
   Temptation isn't a sin, giving into those temptations is. 
   Conclusion: Homosexuality is indeed a sin in which you give into spiritually unhealthy relationships. Yes, many twist the Bible to fit their own agenda. However, others try to accept things into the Bible that are conflicting to the other parts. We can't assume that it's okay if the evidence isn't there.
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R0SEPRINTS Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg like bless this stamp so much
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TheShrimptster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Student General Artist
using!
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LesbianCunt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  New Deviant
meh, i don't care if i go to purgatory
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ITMCBHPBGF Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it condems pagan gods & their followers (the Bible).
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clarkeco6 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Being a Mormon member of the LGBTQ community, (as well as fluid.) I have a boyfriend, who is the most amazing person and I love him to death. There are thousands of LGBTQ mormons like me. Be strong. 💙
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just recently became a Christian, and I've always been pan, and this stamp is super helpful!
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you found it helpful! Feel free to use it on your profile or share it on or off of DeviantART. :)
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm using it here.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and thank you! :D
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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woobypler420 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist
O u christian now?!?!1!!
i see how it is
lol jk i honestly don't care what you believe in as long as you aren't one of those people screaming " ALL GAYS BURN IN H E L L" or "ALL NON-CHRISTIANS DESERVE A PAINFUL DEATH"
( and wow look at my supper stalking skillz,looking at what you commented on. im freak whoops )
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*COUGH* READ THE STAMP



also i still support people of every religion, gender, race, sexuality...

i jUST SUPPORT PEOPLE AS LONG AS THEYRE GOOD PEOPLE OK?
quit stalking me T-T
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woobypler420 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist
i know i saw the stamp and i know you most likely wont because that one christian damnning all gays to hell
but i was stating it ig
gOOD. YOURE A GOOD P E R S O N
nah. i only quit stalking someone if they get a core\
so ye sorry your stuck with me view your profile when im bored
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol

I ALREADY TURNED OFF PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SEE WHEN IM ONLINE
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woobypler420 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist
YE WELL I CAN SEE WHEN U COMMENT ON SOMETHING IF IM ON YOUR PAGE AT THE RIGHT TIME RTGFREWDSZ
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XxAlphysNEOxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
that's....

creepy but respectable 
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woobypler420 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist
im very creepy
internet stalking 101

why is it respectable?? lmao 
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Buniis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
^^ Preach !
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Buniis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
You're welcome ! : )
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yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting. really!

it actually helps me to understand better!
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad the effort I put into researching this was helpful. :)
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ghffff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
sadly some people at my school make it out to be
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know how common it is. That's why I made this. Hopefully there are some more compassionate and understanding people at your school too?
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ghffff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
oh yeah there are one of my friends actually has 2 moms
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Bixler1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS, GOOD SIR/MADAM!
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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starmariofan4 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Thank you for clearing that up
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! This took a lot of research and I'm glad it's useful. :)
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starmariofan4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
:) God loves all his children.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely. :) "For God so loved the world..." isn't followed by "except these people".
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starmariofan4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Exactly and to be fair people wanted babies to expand their religion and culture. Homosexuality was looked down upon, because it did not produce children to continue a line, that's why it is in the Bible.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's also why birth control was restricted. But, just as "be fruitful and multiply" only appears early in the Bible and is never used again, obviously it wouldn't make sense to be obsessed with having more babies today, what with literally millions of orphans in need of homes and the world population topping seven billion.
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starmariofan4 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Exactly. Now I think God just wants us to help our fellow people and guide lost children to the light.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that!
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a Christian and I support LGBT+ rights.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for helping to show that Christians can welcome and support LGBT people.
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome c:
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InfoAnthro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I support what you say, even though I'm christian
They're Gay/Lesbian/Trans
So what?
It's their life.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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InfoAnthro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your most welcome!
I think it's that people are afraid to sin against God so they use the bible against LGBT+

but hey, that's what I think
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry my first response was so short. I tend to get behind on replies and sometimes go through them fast. :) But, yes, I think it has to do with a fear of sin. Some people think it's a fear of LGBT people, but I have found that's actually rare. Still, I believe in treating everyone equally and overcoming fear with love.
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InfoAnthro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

It's OK, I don't usually mind with short replies!
Even if people have """Sinned""" By being Trans,Gay,etc. we still have to treat them the same. Its like being called a 'cis-woman/cis-man scum' by a Trans person.
If you don't understand, let me try to make it easier for you with dialogue.

Cis-Gender: Oh look! A Transgender! ew! Go Away/Get away from me/ You filthy sinner!

Would you like it if A Trans bullied you for being a Cis-gender? (Technically, Its the same thing above but a Trans calling you cis-gender scum instead)
No.
So stop bulling them. They're in our lives, so deal w/ it.
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Rogue-Ranger Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, as this stamp says, I don't personally believe simply being LGBT is a sin, but obviously bullying someone is a sin. Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God and others and spent the most time condemning people for treating others as lower than them. We're all equal. But, yes, the bullying needs to stop. It may be that people don't understand those who are different from them and so we can all help educate people so they won't think "ew" anymore.
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