being GAY and what it says in the bible

This is sample from one site about Religion and Homosexuality and the bible

picute by artist – KRISTINA GEHRMANN

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32

Introduction

Metropolitan Community Church proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ that every person is loved by God. There is no condemnation because one is gay or lesbian. Perhaps you are gay or lesbian. Perhaps one of your loved ones or friends is. You undoubtedly know persons who are, whether you are aware of it or not. It may be that the traditional attitude of church and society toward gay and lesbian people causes you concern or pain. You may have become convinced that gay and lesbian people are shut out of Christ’s realm and out of the Church.

Many people have been taught that the Bible condemns homosexuality. Metropolitan Community Church believes that this is not the truth. We believe that gay and lesbian people are completely loved and accepted by God.

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

These verses have been applied to homosexual behaviour because of a mistranslation of the Hebrew. The King James Version reads “whore” and “sodomite“.

The Hebrew actually uses the same noun in its masculine and feminine forms, the words are best translated “temple (or cult) prostitute“. These verses have nothing directly to do with homosexual behaviour.

Cult prostitution flourished throughout the ancient world and this fact sheds important light on the other passages in this brochure. Fertility cult worship involved sexual activity in the temple, often with a sacred prostitute who was like a priest or priestess. This sacred sexual activity was believed to encourage the god(s0 to bestow fertility on the earth and its creatures.

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