From: Alexanian, Moorad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 13:50:41 EDT
Being a Christian is like being pregnant, either you are or you are not. Of course, every Christian is entitled to at least one sin. The sin of the homosexual is different from others but one must acknowledge it as a sin. Christ spoke of man and woman concerning marriage and did not consider anything in between. We are imperfect but cannot turn our imperfections into acceptable behaviors to others and to God.
From: RFaussette@aol.com [mailto:RFaussette@aol.com]
Sent: Wed 5/28/2003 12:01 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Do non-U.S. Christians say "God Bless America?"
In a message dated 5/28/03 1:59:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Do gay Christians protest? There are many such, you know.
> > I am personally acquainted with about 8 of them, two of them are in
> > seminary studying for the ministry. Yesterday I met one who will
> > graduate from Union Seminary next Sunday with a 4.0 average. And she is
> > hurting just as much as our brothers and sisters of color hurt in the
> > days of Jim Crow.
There is no such thing as a gay Christian. I know you're trying to push the idea, but it is a contradiction in terms. Conservative Judaism does not accept homosexuals. Why should conservative Christianity? Are conservative Jews hurting your friend by not accepting homosexuality or is it just Christianity we're trying to deconstruct in the post modern world??
"For the people called Christians... contempt of death is obvious to us every day, and also their self control in sexual matters... they also include people who in self discipline... in matters of food and drink, and in their keen pursuit of justice, have attained a level not inferior to that of genuine philosophers." - Galen
Self discipline is too central to be discarded for sexual license. If you avoid the Levitical prohibitions you invite extinction. If you make homosexuality equal to marriage and traditional family, what has happened to religion's utility?
I don't know anything about the days of Jim Crow. I know about the '60s when the blacks rioted and killed whites in Washington Heights and Newark. I suppose some white people down south know about the days of Jim Crow. The Jim Crow analogy is a bad analogy.
Your friend is hurting. Sin hurts.
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