Christian Attitudes To Homosexuality (Evanglicans (Why ('No man is to…
Christian Attitudes To Homosexuality
Strongly opposed to homosexuality and believe homosexuals can be changed by prayer
'No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that.'(Leviticus 18:22)
God created man and woman to be in a marriage relationship together.
Two same-sex partners cannot have a child through natural means.
They believe that homosexuality is not good for society, as it undermines the family.
'Neither the sexually immoral... nor homosexual offenders will inherit the Kingdom of God' (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
The Roman Catholic Church
Recommends that homosexuals should remain celibate (not have active sexual relationships)
Being homosexual is not a sin, but having homosexual sex is.
Sex is for procreation and homosexuals cannot marry
Homosexual sex cannot produce children, therefore it is the sexual act that is sinful.
Catechism says that homosexuals 'must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.'
The Church of England
Homosexual partnerships are judged on the strength of the love and commitment of the partners rather than simply rejecting them as wrong; after all, God created us all in his image.
Two people may enter into a homosexual relationship with the hope of enjoying companionship and the expression of love similar to that found in marriage.
Is more sympathetic although divided
Welcome homosexuals into the church
Religion is a spiritual issue, not a sexual one.
The Bible needs to be interpreted to suit today's society
Jesus taught that it was love that mattered the most.