Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
I originally wrote this post on 12 November 2014. I’d avoided the topic because every time I mention it I’m bitterly attacked by everyone. No matter what I say about it I’m called a hate monger and homophobic by nonbelievers, or “not a real Christian” and an “enabler” by fellow Christians. So I thought I would redo this post entirely, rewording what I said to make it clearer.
So, is homosexuality a sin? Honestly? It doesn’t matter. Even if it is, all sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus. I’m tired of my gay friends being turned away from churches because they’re gay. Jesus will accept them as well! The only reason some people don’t think same sex marriage should be a thing is because they think being gay is a sin. Well, if it is, so is lying, murdering, stealing, and other things, but we still let them get married. In fact, it’d be much more useful to ban liars from getting married than to ban gays from marrying.
So yes, I’m the rare Christian who supports same sex marriage. I know what you’re probably thinking. God made marriage to be a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Here’s another one, spoken by Jesus Himself
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Basically, “be in the world, but not of the world”. The Law of God is not the law of man, and vice versa. You can’t expect unbelievers to accept the Law of God, so we shouldn’t hold them to that standard. We still have the eternal, unchanging Law of God. So if they want same sex marriage? Let them get married. They want abortions? Let them get abortions. Legalise weed? Go for it. They’re not changing the Law of God, and they’re not hurting us.
7Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
So, according to those last three verses, we are to accept one another as Christ accepted us, and to love one another, and don’t judge anyone. Which to me sounds like we shouldn’t care if someone is LGBTQ+. It’s none of our business who they prefer to sleep with. And if it turns out to be a sin, if they accepted Jesus into their heart, they’ll be forgiven in the end. His sacrifice covered all sins.