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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.

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Topics covered in this section:

bulletImportant >>> Introduction: Quotations, beliefs about homosexuality, future trends.

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Christian teachings & beliefs on homosexuality by:

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Current policies of individual faith groups towards homosexuality:

bulletInteractions of churches with homosexuality and homosexuals: Theological questions, incidence of homosexuality, dealing with gay groups, etc.
 
bulletA Southern Baptist essay and mini-forum on homosexuality

bulletUseful references

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Useful references:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. C. Ann Shepherd, "Summary of Religious Views on Homosexuality," at: http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/1348/churches.htm
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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/
  8. 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/
  9. Greg Bottoms, "Can gays and lesbians go to heaven," a review of an X-treme Spiritual Awakening Tour 2000 Prophecy Seminar at: http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2000/01/13/
  10. " 'Claiming the Promise' Bible Study" at: http://www.rcp.org/ctp.html 

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