Originally Posted by K-Dog
My biggest problem is this, though: any discussion on the sinfulness of homosexuality comes down to one of two options. Either homosexuality is a sin and it is therefore covered by the blood of Jesus, or it isn't a sin and homosexuals have committed other sins (as have all people) and need the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of those. Either way, the conclusion is that forgiveness for homosexuals is both available and necessary.
Welcome, Keith, and thanks for your support.
What Scotty/Ash and dsdrane have offered is that there are many, many different ways of expressing the concepts you have laid out in the excerpt quoted above.
My response would be that we're all flawed in some way. The question is whether being gay (homosexuality is such a clinical
word) is wrong in itself. Many of us who identify as gay have realized that being gay is part of our creation, that our creator intended us to be the way we are. What we need to choose is how we use the gift of our sexuality for the betterment of ourselves, our sexual partners and the larger community. As Scotty said so eloquently, Love should be the guiding principle. How you see or believe this love expresses itself is an individual matter. That you give it primacy in your life is the essential.