My sister once told me that when choosing a church, I should find one that forces me out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I've never felt comfortable in a church. When I was younger, it was for various reasons. Sitting on the wooden pews made me feel as though I was paralyzed from the waist down.
Christianity and homosexuality
Can someone be gay and Christian? Is it possible to be a gay Christian?
It seems like the Bible is clear on sexuality. In the past two hundred years, western civilization has come to understand that there is a diversity to sexuality and sexual orientation that was not recognized in previous eras. The Christian church has reacted to this growing understanding of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people in many ways that have not been supportive, from skepticism and fear to condemnation and exclusion, and even to outright physical violence and abuse. However, other Christians do not agree with this belief. Many Christian people, ministers, churches, and denominations welcome lesbian, gay, and bisexual people into the full life of the community without requiring their celibacy from same-gender relationships.
What Does the Bible Say About Gays and Homosexuality? - The Christian Response
Mark also attends a Pentecostal-Charismatic church. And how do pastors care for LGBT people in their congregations, and include them in the life of the church? Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, which emphasizes a personal experience of faith, together with ecstatic phenomena such as speaking in tongues and divine healing, is a fast growing global phenomenon.
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