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I dont understand Christianity.

Recently Ive been getting into religion, because as a kid I never went to church and I never learned about it. I kind of agreed on Christianity, because I went to some church group for Christians. Well after that I heard about how they do not like Gays. Well, I support Gay people. I have a family member who is gay. & my friend told me that I'd go to hell and that God would shun me and my whole family because Gay is one of the worse sins there is. So I asked other Christians, and they said the same thing, is there any religion that accepts Gays? I wanna be in a religion where I agree 100% with it...

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You've gotta be kidding me... Those folk don't sound like they are following the teachings of Jesus, so to call them Christian is to pay them a nominal compliment they don't deserve. 1) Most Christians do not accept homosexuality. 2) You accepting homosexuals or supporting them does not have anything to do with your relationship to God or your ability to serve God by taking care of the world. 3) The worst sin is blasphemy. Homosexuality doesn't even make the top 10 list, and Jesus doesn't mention it once. 4) You'll never find a religion you 100% agree with.

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Well I want a religion that agrees with same-sex things. My family is big into that, because we have gays in our family.
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No mainline religion traditionally supports homosexuality, though there is a large number of people in the Church who are more focused on doing good than judging others' actions. There is a small number of people in the Church who accept homosexuality as an "unnatural" way of life just as medicine, technology, and hair cuts are. Find a Church in one of those two groups and you should be OK. Otherwise you'll have to embrace a private Pagan religion, because all mainstream religions reject homosexuality as a rule.
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sounds right to me too Garrett. green
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You keeping yourself out of church if you're wanting to go can't help anyone else really, so hopefully, after prayer, you will follow your heart and let the Lord continue to teach and lead you from that point on. I believe that is what He does to us all.
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it duznt matter but yu shud convert to islam

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That's EXACTLY what I was thinking about doing, thank you c:
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its da best and the only true religion
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Thats what I thought!! Thank you so muchh
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welcum hope yu learn about it
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I will :)
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Pak. Who told you or how do you know that to be true?
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well if you hearts not in it... then don't follow it.......simple and clear

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I wanna convert to Islam, but my parents would kick me out the house.
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Christianity is the one TRUE religion.

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they dont accpet gays.
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That's very narrow minded, tilyme.
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I understand where you are coming from. I too have a gay family member, and I still love them! I just don't agree with their life style.
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If you don't like it, you don't HAVE to follow it. I think it's not good to follow something you don't even agree with..

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Well everyone has to sin sometimes I'm christian and I don't follow the 10 comandments all the time, so ask the people that said that gay is the worst sin you can make well you just go ahead and say do you follow the 10 comandments every single day of your life? and the answer is no because everyone sins!! :D

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Haha thank you (:
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Hi joffjake, the Methodist Church is Christian and they accept gays, though I do not know the extent of the acceptance however. Most Pagan religions have no problems with homosexuality as does the Hindu and Buddhist religions. It is generally only the Abrahamic religions that disallow homosexuality (Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Catholicism etc) and perhaps a few others I am unaware of. The rest of them recognize it as part of the natural order of Nature.

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Thank you. Just in my town everyone hates gays and shun them, and I dont like it. A LOT of people are Christian here, and A LOT of them said that Homosexuality is a sin and that Id perish in hell. i just dont know what to do, i thought of converting to something I was 100% agreeable with but Idk what is, I heard that Muslim is though, and I understand that religion from school.
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As far as I know Muslims do not accept homosexuality either I thought the put them to death.... but I could be wrong, look into Buddhist or Hindu if Pagan is not agreeable they are both lovely religions
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You can still be christian if you support gays. I'm christian and support gays. God will not shun you because you believe in gays. My church supports it. God is not that cruel. You have nothing to worry about. Hope I helped!:)

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thank you c: Just in my town, the churches dont like gays
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Then don't go to church! Do church online!:)
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It isn't that Christians dislike gay people, but we don't agree with it. At least Baptists don't. The Bible clearly states that it's a sin.
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No it doesn't just looked it up! And it is not a sin.
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God loves everyone. Even if they r gay. God won't send them to hell bcz they r gay.
Christianity is the one true religion. People just misunderstand it sometimes. It doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that u will be sent to hell bcz you're gay.
God loves everyone.

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Thats not what they say here, lol. but thank you :)
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That's bcz they don't understand.
God loves everyone and would never send someone to hell if they were gay.
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Although it's the same God who, in the Bible, says it's sin even if we lust in our heart after a woman (no actual physical sex) and entertaing the idea is a sin...He thinks it's fine to pursue a gay lifestyle..is that what is being said here and in other answers and comments? Same God and there is no sin in Him according to scripture. And, yes He does love everyone, including gays etc. And when we see what He is saying and truly repent and turn from it, He is faithful to forgive. Sometimes we just don't know what the Bible says, sometimes we want to ignore what the Bible says, and sometimes we want to make it serve us and our own desires instead of accepting it as instruction for our life but it will never change (that too, is according to scripture). Every word, every line, every paragraph of the Bible will and does support itself. He is a merciful God, forgiving and loving. I have two dear friends who have a gay lifestyle and mine is not. I love them. God loves them. But it's still not okay with God. Read about Sodom and Gomorra (probably misspelled, sorry) in the Bible. It brought down God's judgement finally at some point. He loved them but He wouldn't tolerate the sin anymore and they would not repent. So I, myself love gays, but that doesn't make it not sin. God loves them too and that it was really counts. What it always truly comes down to is this: Do we believe what the Bible says?
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im pretty sure that its not true cause. gods love everyone as its.gay or not gay,lesbian or not lesbian, poor, rich any kind of way. he have all in 1 one place thats how he protects us. god bless

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Well that's what they say HERE, I didnt say everywhere. Thank you though :))
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Check out the Buddist way of living. They live and let live. Very compassionate and loving with a very long history of non-violence. Do yourself the favor of researching ALL religions to find one that may fit for you. You're very intelligent to want to find the right one! Good luck!!

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omg i agree im still a christian but i support lbgt rights u dont belive in what everybody else is saying you wont be damned to hell or shuned trust me ;D

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I'm a Christian and I don't fate gays. I do believe that living a gay lifestyle goes against GODs word. That doesn't mean I get to hate gay people or do anything bad to any gay person. That's between them and GOD. In fact my 17 year old daughter has had a friend (since 2nd grade) that absolutely adore (in a motherly way). Several months ago he came out to me ( only a very few people know) and I still love him as I did before.

I know that some Christians are homophobic but please don't paint all of us with that brush.

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Im not saying ALL christians are, Im saying what they think in my town. but thanks!!!
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Paganism we support everyone equally wether ur gay bi transgender the divine spirits maybe u who u are u should be proud of yourself

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I dunt understand it too

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The question is not whether Christians accept homosexuals, but does GOD accept them? Certainly, if a homosexual person lives a chaste life and does not act on his or own orientation. In fact, if a homosexual remains chaste, he or she will surely store up heavenly treasures due to the difficulties they face. A chaste homosexual is truly heroic, especially in this age when the lifestyle is so widely tolerated and even promoted. God is love, so in that sense He "accepts" everybody. But He does not accept everything a person does. The real question is, Will WE accept GOD? Will we accept His love for us, even if that means giving up whatever sinful lifestyle we have chosen. The pressure to abandon God's laws is certainly great. We should offer anyone struggling with this cross our prayers and support. Fr. John Harvey's ministry, Courage, and Dr. Joseph Nicolosi's Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Los Angeles, have good results in helping the homosexual person rediscover his or her true heterosexuality.

Hope this helps! - ManOfKnowledge

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Very good answer. It's so true about sexuality and people who love God "choosing" to live a life that is pleasing to Him. I know many people who say they love God but they choose to live with their boyfriend/girlfriend outside of marriage. I wonder just "how much" do these folks love God. Enough to pick up their cross and follow Him? Maybe not....
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This style of living is unfortunately very popular. I agree with you. Thank you for the nice comment on my answer.
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I know what you mean. Mhm... sup? :)
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Great answer MOG and 100% thumb prints
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I thoroughly agree. I gave you a thumbs up for the Truth.
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joffjake, if you really want to find religion as a "central truth" to live by, then it can't be decided around the idea of sexuality. (homosexual, etc.) Otherwise, you are basically making sexuality (or, in this case, homosexuality) the rule for religious truth. The political and cultural climate of todays "christianity" places a disproportianate focus on the shortfall of the homosexual lifestyle. You either want to find the "truth" of God (not what is popular or politically correct) or you don't. You don't really go shopping for a religion. Jesus died for our sins and we either have to accept Him or not as our Lord and savior. (and btw...as christians, we are called to "LOVE" everyone..including the homosexuals)

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That is exactly true. Green! Thanks for your answer lololoves.
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atheism is the only realigon that excepts everbody. christianity is the ONLY true realigon....i dnt even want to arugue about it.

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Atheism is not a religion. It's a "no prophet" & "all brain" organization. It's rather anti-religion.
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well ok....you know what I mean!!(;
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There is a big difference between saying some Christians don't accept homosexuality and saying that Christianity or God does not accept homosexuality. Never forget: Islam tells the muslim that it is ok to lie to the kafir if it advances the cause of Islam. Learn to tell the truth of Islam so that you can win any unannounced debate about Islam.

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Islam says so? Can u give the reference? I'd love to learn. But as far I know, in islam it's a sin to tell a lie even for the sake of humor. This very idea to lie to suite a particular idea was invented by Paul, which he called "pious fraud".
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Each person needs to do their own research and learn for themselves the truths of Islam and of Christianity.
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Well we don't lie...I'm Muslim and I tell you that it's a sin to lie :)
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My friend Christianity can't tell you who's god...but yes they don't accept gays and no one who use his mind would accept homosexuality...it's not natural and many fatal diseases have been found duo to gay sex...that's why many people won't accept it...but gays can change there way of life and I hope they would :)
May Allah(God) guide you to the right path :)
Amen :)
Have a nice day :)

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God made both man and woman. Think about this: if God wanted people to be gay he would only make man or woman,but God made both man and woman so they will make more generations. So my answer is gay is a sin.

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don't feel like the lone ranger. even the most devout Christians have little understanding of their faith. today it has become a religion ABOUT jesus. it is no longer the religion OF jesus.

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Then you better start your own.
Like it or not. Homosexual lifestyle is an abomination and a sin.

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I would say buddhism is probably the most accepting religion towards sexuality. the teachings of jesus and buddha are very similar and I think you may like it. it's all about compassion and acceptance towards others regardless of sexual orientation or other. a god that creates something just to hate it doesn't sound like a very good god to me. much love. :) hope you find what you are looking for.

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Christianity where you believe in God, and believe He sent his only son, Jesus, to Earth to sacrifice himself for our sins. It is by that that the Lord can forgive us of our sins and wash them away from our soul. You can believe in God all your life and still go to Hell, but eternal life in the kingdom of Heaven is the reward if you accept the Lord into your heart and embrace his mercy, compassion, and love. You will still sin but you will be guilty of your sins and feel the pain and misery Satan brings upon because you have sinned.

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