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Note: Liberated Christians is a primarily about heterosexual relationships. While we are supportive of all sexual orientations, the leaders do not have the resources to assist them in their special issues. Thus, our Fellowship groups are not appropriate for gays/lesbians. However, individually Dave (an extreme heterosexual - Kinsey Scale= 0) has done extensive biblical research and has been active supporting biblical homosexuality for many years. However, there is no "official" stand as an organization on homosexuality other than general support.

Gen 2:24 Creation Issues of Adam & Eve
The Stupid Not Adam & Steve Nonsense

The assumption that the creation of humankind through heterosexual union in Genesis and the subsequent emphasis on marriage throughout the OT demonstrates tacit rejections of gay sexuality is insupportable in a modern context, and it does not seem to have occurred to early Christians. First of all, man (male) was not created first. In Gen 1, male and female are created at the same time. In Gen 2, a genderless Adam (which means human being not male-Aner is the word for male) is created. The two genders are created simultaneously.

The "cleaving to wife" issue in Gen 2:23: The Hebrew "issa" means "women". In Gen 2:23 it has been incorrectly translated as wife. Women not wife is more true to the original text every time "issa" or "isha" appears in the OT. Therefore it means to cleave to women, not necessarily a wife, and it says nothing about men having only 1 women, or one wife, as men clearly had many wives and concubines in the culture and God never rebuked their polygyny. David and Abraham about much was written were never rebuked for having multiple wives. Polygyny later started dying out probably due to economic factors after the captivity. The point is for heterosexual males they should cleave to women and procrate since this was needed for humans to survive. But it says nothing about those whose natural sexual orientation was homosexual, where cleaving to a women would not be natural.

It should be obvious even to the most naive that in order to account for the origins of the human race the writer of Genesis would inevitably describe the creation of the separate sexes which produce offspring and would comment on the nature of the union which brings about procreation. One would no more expect an account of gay love than of friendship in Genesis: neither could produce offspring, neither had and neither would contribute to the story of the peopling of the earth.

The fact that is many heterosexual couples are unable to procreate. The Genesis creation story is telling how the human race was created, but does not imply any condemnation of homosexual orientation. Today we need less children and more loving relationships - whether heterosexual or homosexual. The purpose of the procreation story has long passed and continued procreation is in danger of wiping out a large amount of humanity by starvation. We need much less fruit then when Adam & Eve got things started! The result of homosexuals not having more unwanted children to feed could be argued is more Christlike today. Times have changed yet some still legalistically cling to a theme which at the time of creation was good, but today such rampant creation threatens to destroy Gods people. This is not the love that Christ taught in the Sermon on the Mount where he changed all the laws and the prophets into only love. The creation account of Adam & Eve says nothing about God's view of those He created homosexual. I choose to love Gods children just as He created them, regardless of their sexual orientation, without having to make them change just for me to feel more comfortable. Why can t you just accept all Gods children instead of teachings that make a living hell for those whose only sin is to be as God created them.



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