Many of the largest U. At the same time, in the past two decades, several other religious groups also have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions. Another mainline Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church U. Among the four largest mainline Protestant churches , the same-sex marriage debate has not been simple. And the debate within the Presbyterian Church has already led some congregations to break away and join other, more conservative Presbyterian denominations.
Did Jesus heal the centurion’s gay lover?
Did Jesus Affirm a Gay Couple? | Southern Reformation
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Blessing of same-sex unions in Christian churches
In this year's battles over same-sex marriage there are referenda on the issue in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, and Washington , opponents have tried to depict the issue as a choice between traditional religious values and some sinister homosexual agenda, between God and gay. In fact, a vote for same-sex marriage is a vote for traditional religious values, such as the importance of companionship Genesis or civil justice Deuteronomy , and the value that "love" isn't whatever we say it is but that movement of the heart that is patient, kind, and humble 1 Corinthians But, some people argue, what about the fact that the only sanctioned relationship in the Bible is between a man and a woman? Well, in fact, that's not quite the case. The story of the faithful centurion, told in Matthew and Luke , is about a Roman centurion who comes to Jesus and begs that Jesus heal his pais , a word sometimes translated as "servant.
As we grapple with this question, we will look at two sets of Scriptures: those that affirm gay and lesbian people, and those that are traditionally used to condemn gay people. On this web site we discuss five passages of Scripture that affirm gay people and their relationships. These stories, which the writers of the Bible included under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are amazingly gay-positive. Odds are, you have never heard about these passages and their meaning for sexual minorities.