Homosexuality and bisexuality
Individual religious groups' policies
and beliefs about homosexuality
This section will necessarily beuntil policies stabilize
A note and an appeal:
This section contains dozens of essays which describe the current
policies, beliefs and practices of various faith groups about homosexuality.
The essays were written and are being continually updated by our site's main
author who was raised a Christian and is now an Agnostic.
We receive many angry E-mails in which religious folk express their
belief that nobody outside of their denomination or tradition can write
accurately about their faith group. We disagree. We have tried to present
these topics clearly, accurately, objectively, comprehensively, and in an
unbiased and balanced manner. Although no essays about such a controversial
topic can be truly without bias, we feel that our essays are far more
objective than most on the Internet.
If you feel that we have misrepresented your faith group, please
But be sure to mention the essay's file name (hom_chur.htm in this case).
Topics covered in this section:
Important >>> Introduction:
Quotations, beliefs about homosexuality, future trends.
Christian teachings & beliefs about
homosexuality by the full range of Christian faith groupings: fundamentalist and other evangelical Christians, Roman Catholics, manline and liberal/progressive Christians
Current policies of specific, individual faith groups towards homosexuality:
Interactions of churches with homosexuality and homosexuals: Theological questions, incidence of
homosexuality, dealing with gay groups, etc.
A Southern Baptist essay and mini-forum on homosexuality
C. David Hess, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Hamilton, NY has a sermon on-line: "Gays---No
Easy Answers; A Christian Response" at http://members.aol.com/cdavidhess/gays.html
Report and questions on a Quaker "Retreat on Same-Sex Issues,
1996-MAR-15-17". See: http://www.quaker.org:80/pendle-hill/same-sex-issues.html
Dr. Rembert S. Truluck, "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" is
"a response to the abusive use of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians and all
others oppressed and alienated by religion." See: http://www.truluck.com
C. Ann Shepherd, "Summary of Religious Views on Homosexuality," at: http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/1348/churches.htm
Justice & Respect is a conservative Christian site that
advocates "a just and respectful response to persons who experience
same-gender attraction." See: http://www.npiec.on.ca/~scalverl/justice.htm
The Theology Library: Gay and Lesbian Catholicism publishes a list of
61 links to essays on Christianity and homosexuality. See: http://www.mcgill.pvt.k12.al.us/jerryd/cm/gay.htm
We are pleased that they included two from our site.
Bridges Across the Divide is a "cyberspace initiative
providing models and resources for building respectful relationships across the divide
among those who disagree about sexual orientation and gender identity." An
incredible resource at: http://www.bridges-across.org/
Whosoever is an "online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender Christians." The name of their journal is derived from a
Biblical quotation: John 3:16: "...whosoever believeth in him shall not perish,
but have everlasting life." See: http://www.whosoever.org/
Greg Bottoms, "Can gays and lesbians go to heaven," a
review of an X-treme Spiritual Awakening Tour 2000 Prophecy Seminar at:
" 'Claiming the Promise' Bible Study" at: http://www.rcp.org/ctp.html
This menu, and our menu on Homosexuality
and the Bible were both chosen to be among the top 5 web sites on Gay and Lesbian
Spirituality by Suite101.com on 1998-DEC.
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Last update: 2012-JUL-17
Author: B.A. Robinson