The Bible & Homosexuality

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[See, also, the Sex & Sexuality section on  this page .]

Since the early doctrinal creeds of Christianity omitted any mentions of human sexuality, does Christian orthodoxy require a particular position on human sexuality?
Absolutely.
The absence of an ethical stance in the creedal affirmations of the early church doesn’t mean there is no such thing as moral orthodoxy or an ecumenical ethical consensus.  Take infanticide as an example.  Christians over the centuries have defended the intrinsic worth and dignity of newborn babies, standing apart from ancient society when they refused to abandon their infants to the elements and rescued the abandoned infants of others.  This doctrine of human dignity and the corresponding ethic that prohibited infanticide is a good example of an orthodox ethic that, even though not explicitly spelled out in the creeds, follows as a good and necessary consequence of doctrines about God’s fatherhood, the nature of creation, and the broader theological vision assumed by the creedal tradition.  The same is true of sexuality.  The early Christian witness was both doctrinal and ethical.  Among early Christians, we find a strong emphasis on both beliefs and behaviors.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/really-orthodox-view-sexuality/

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What Christians Just Don’t Get About LGBT Folks

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-christians-just-dont-get-about-lgbt-folks

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The Bible and Homosexuality

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-bible-and-homosexuality/

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What is marriage, according to the Bible?

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/rayortlund/2014/03/25/what-is-marriage-according-to-the-bible/

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Help, I’m a Christian and a homosexual.  What do I do now?

http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2013/fall/help-im-gay.html?paging=off

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How does one with same-sex attraction follow Christ?

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/breakpoint-commentaries-archive/entry/13/23811?view=entry&tmpl=component&print=1

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Same-Sex Attraction and the Wait for Change

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/same-sex-attraction-and-the-wait-for-change

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Homosexual ‘Theology’

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4219039/k.F893/Homosexual_Theology.htm

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Responding to Pro-Homosexual ‘Theology’

http://www.narth.com/docs/dallas.html

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Did Jesus talk about homosexuality?

http://carm.org/did-jesus-talk-about-homosexuality

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Jesus Never Said Anything about Homosexuality?  Baloney.

http://www.str.org/articles/jesus-didn-t-say-anything-about-homosexuality#.U0a8G3fUESM

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What Should Homosexual Christians Do?

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/what-should-homosexual-christians-do

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In all of his teachings about multiple things -– [Jesus] never said that gay people should be condemned.  I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.

Jimmuh Kottuh, March 19, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/president-jimmy-carter-bible-book_n_1349570.html

[ASND would like to ask Mr. Carter, “Jesus never said that slave owners, pedophiles, tax cheats or environmental polluters should be condemned either.  Does that mean they aren’t guilty of breaking God’s laws and therefore don’t deserve condemnation?“]

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Is It True Jesus Never Addressed Same Sex Marriage?

http://betweenthetimes.com/index.php/2012/08/08/is-it-true-jesus-never-addressed-same-sex-marriage/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+BetweenTheTimes+%28Between+The+Times%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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Responding to arguments against Romans 1 condemning homosexuality

http://carm.org/does-romans-1-condemn-homosexuality

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Christianity and Homosexuality

http://carm.org/christianity-and-homosexuality

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A Biblical Response To the Arguments Of the Homosexual Special Rights Movement

http://journal.equip.org/articles/speaking-of-homosexuality

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Responding to the Homosexual ‘Christian’ Position

http://www.equip.org/articles/answering-the-gay-christian-position/?msource=EC120803WKLY

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Proposition 8: A Christian Quandary

http://www.equip.org/articles/proposition-8-a-christian-quandary/

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… the most credible translation of what Paul is condemning in 1Corinthians6:9 is a person doing exactly what Leviticus condemns: engaging in homosexual sex (a man being a “man-lier”).  Far from dismissing the relevance of Leviticus, Paul is implicitly invoking its enduring validity for our understanding of sexual sin, and drawing on it as the foundation of his teaching on homosexual conduct.  He is saying, ‘Remember what it said not to do in Leviticus18:22and 20:13? Don’t do that!’

http://www.equip.org/articles/is-arsenokoitai-really-that-mysterious-/

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FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions about the Bible and Being Homosexual

http://blogs.christianpost.com/standing-in-truth/faq-real-answers-to-real-questions-about-the-bible-and-being-gay-9740/print.html

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The Jewish Declaration On The Torah Approach To Homosexuality
The Torah Declaration is a public statement signed by Rabbis, Community Leaders, and Mental Health Professionals

http://www.torahdec.org/Default.aspx

[For those  completed   Jews  (aka Jews whose eyes have been opened by YaHWeH to believe in their promised Messiah, Yeshua [Jesus]) who don’t know, the Jewish Rabbi Yeshua  (aka Jesus) of Nazareth  supported the above-cited Rabbis explicitly  vis-a-vis the Torah.]

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Struggling with homosexuality is a paradox, but embracing homosexuality is a contradiction.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/channel/utilities/print.html?id=96994

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Homosexuality : A Biblical View

http://www.ccel.us/homosexuality.toc.html

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The Biblical Case for Reparative, ‘Conversion’ Therapy

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/the_biblical_case_for_reparative_therapy.html

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Is this a Compelling Christian Case for Gay-Marriage?

http://www.ordinarypastor.com/?p=11135

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Unpacking the Queen James Bible

http://www.logosapologia.org/?p=4405

and…

As Bible versions go, this is a rather bizarre one.  Legitimate Bibles are translated and thoroughly discussed by a team of scholars whose identities and credentials are freely cited.  The identity of the QJV editors [though] is completely opaque…  The editors changed the wording on eight verses that prohibit gay and lesbian practice…

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.8481231/k.B8DE/Queen_James_Bible.htm

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True freedom is freedom from the compulsion to indulge.

http://www.charismanews.com/us/38359-how-theology-of-the-body-debunks-gay-marriage

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Homosexual ‘Christianity’ Debated

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2013/05/22/gay-christianity-debated/

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Engaging Homosexual Activists on Campus: A Primer

https://isi.org/intercollegiate-review/engaging-gay-activists-on-campus-a-primer/

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Several responses to Matthew Vines’ work

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/?s=matthew+vines

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Dr. Robert Gagnon:

Scriptural Perspectives on Homosexuality and Sexual Identity

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/ScripturalPerspectives.pdf

Journal of Psychology and Christianity (2005), vol. 24, no. 4, 293-303

and…

Why Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Is Wrong

http://www.robgagnon.net/homoPresbyTodayArticle.htm

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Why We Know That the Story of Sodom Indicts Homosexual Practice Per Se

http://robgagnon.net/articles/homosex7thDayAdvArticleSodom.pdf

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Why The Disagreement Over The Biblical Witness On Homosexual Practice?

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/ReformedReviewArticleWhyTheDisagreement.pdf

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How Bad Is Homosexual Practice According to Scripture and Does Scripture’s Indictment Apply to Committed Homosexual Unions?

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/HomosexHowBadIsIt.pdf

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The Bible’s Surprisingly Consistent Message on a Male-Female Requirement for Marriage

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/homosexKnustCombinedResp.pdf

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Truncated Love:
A Response to Andrew Marin’s “Love Is an Orientation”

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/homosexMarinLoveIsOrientation.pdf
&
http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/homosexMarinsReaction.pdf

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Was Jesus in a Sexual Relationship with the Beloved Disciple?

http://www.robgagnon.net/articles/HomosexBelovedDisciple.pdf

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On Abusive Responses to My Work on the Bible and Homosexuality

http://www.robgagnon.net/homosexAbusiveResponses.htm

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