posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:58 AM
Originally posted by minkey53
The couple concerned are Christians.
All they are doing is following what is written in the Bible, the Word of God, the boss, quoting the rules so to speak.
It clearly says on lots of occasions that being Gay is wrong and definately not a good thing etc.
As they are Christian, they will follow what is said in the Bible, the heart of Christianity across the World.
So if following the Bible is wrong, our World is a very screwed up place and God will deal with it as he sees fit.
Remember the Flood anyone?
Yes, we all remember the Flood. I know what it says in the Bible about a man laying with a man, but it says other things too, things that make me
think something is going on here.
Jesus was very comfortable sharing intimate love with members of his own sex. Two men were especially close. John, "the disciple Jesus loved," would
lay his head on Jesus' chest at that final dinner and, alone of all the apostles, stand by him during his crucifixion. Lazarus was referred to by
Jesus' friends, when speaking to Jesus, simply as "the man you love," He was so dear that Jesus would weep openly at his tomb and perform, for him,
his most astounding miracle, raising him from the dead in the very shadow of Jerusalem and provoking the fatal wrath of the religious authorities.
Mark 7:14-16 shows that Jesus approves of homosexual acts. The critical phrase reads: "There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him
can defile him..."
Matthew 8:5-13: and Luke 7:2: "One day a Roman Centurion asked him to heal his dying servant. Scholars of both Scripture and Ancient History tell us
that Roman Centurions, who were not permitted to marry while in service, regularly chose a favorite male slave to be their personal assistant and
sexual servant. Such liaisons were common in the Greco-Roman world and it was not unusual for them to deepen into loving partnerships....Jesus offered
to go to the servant, but the centurion asked him simply to speak a word of healing, since he was not worthy to welcome this itinerant Jewish teacher
under his roof. Jesus responded by healing the servant and proclaiming that even in Israel he had never found faith like this! So, in the one Gospel
story where Jesus encountered people sharing what we would call a 'gay relationship,' we see him simply concerned about -- and deeply moved by --
their faith and love." It is implied that Jesus' sensitivity towards the gay couple might have arisen from his own bisexual or homosexual
The truth is that we simply don't know whether Jesus was straight, gay, bisexual or celibate. There is certainly no evidence for the Church's
unspoken presumption that he was either heterosexual or devoid of carnal desires. Since nothing in the Bible points to Christ having erotic feelings
for women, or relationships with the female sex, the possibility of him being gay cannot be discounted.