Being gay not a Sin

I guess non-christians have no problem seeing that being gay is just an aspect of human diversity and how we are created. In this age of Google it really take just little effort to learn about this issue.

For most of us, we have no control over our sexual orientation. I remember as a young man in elementary school the first time I found a woman attractive my reaction was both electric and involuntary. The attraction was just present; I could not delay it until a later time even if I wanted to.

For me, this raises the issue why would God create gay persons when their same sex attraction would probably last their entire lifetime? Why does God not answer prayers to “pray the gayness away”? I thought this might be his way of saying to us: “Don’t call my creations sinful. They are also my beloved children.”

If this is so, then we should not quote the gay condemning Bible verses, but this one:

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:9-12)

Our Father’s gifts are abundant. If the gay people asked for the gift of marriage would our Father grant it? After all, if we ask them not to marry, then they are entitled to turn around and demand us not to marry as well. If we cannot abide by their demand, then they cannot abide by our demand.

Being gay is not a sin. Laws must be equal, and burdens must be equal.

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7 thoughts on “Being gay not a Sin”

  1. Hi! I think you’re making a mistake here by taking out one verse. Please read that chapter in context and understand what it’s saying as opposed to focusing on one verse.

    I don’t also quite agree with your title “being gay is not a sin”. You could say acting on it is a sin but being gay isn’t a sin. Read Romans Chapter 1 when you’ve got the time.

    Shalom ☺️

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      1. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13)

        It’s a bit different than listening, but I think we are on dangerous ground if we debate what God can or cannot do.

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  2. But here is the issue with your logic about “it must not be a sin because God made them this way”. The problem is that God didn’t make them that way. He made all things good. And yet, in the midst of that goodness man chose a perversion of it, and in light of that perversion man is always and forever will be born in sin. I have 2 three year olds, and our son when he was one and half and first learning to talk, broke a lamp. When it broke I asked him who did it, and he said, “sissy”…now I know for a fact that he didn’t learn to lie…thus the answer is in the fact that he was born in sin…predisposed to wanting to escape trouble and lying his way out of a situation. On your logic, because he was born this way then it must not be a sin…but no Christian in any place will ever deny the fact that lying is a sin. The point is that we cannot simply name things sin based on what we are or are not born in…because from birth all of humanity is born sinful! It’s becoming more and more proven that serial killers are born with a predisposition to be angry, pedophiles are born with a predisposition to an attraction to children…all are things that people are born with, thus we must turn to Scripture to see what God declares as unholy and sinful.

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    1. Ok. I assume you did not intentionally equate gays with rapists, perversion, and pedophiles. All large churches will have gay christians. If you assume they are shameful then you will treat them shamefully.

      I appreciate this opportunity to exchange some ideas.

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