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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.

Overview: The Abomination Is The False Teachings

The abomination is the false translations of the Hebrew/Greek which had nothing at all to do with homosexuality. This lie is one of the biggest sins of Christianity - to hurt so many whose only "sin" is to be just as God created them to be. I was born very heterosexual just as others were born gay, lesbian or bisexual. It is not a choice. It's no more a "lifestyle" than my heterosexual "lifestyle".

Traditional Church teaching falsely misuses the Bible to judge homosexuality. True Biblical theology begins not with Church tradition and dogma but with the biblical texts themselves. Biblical theology seeks to understand how the biblical authors expressed themselves in the Koine Greek of the time (not expanded by later modern Greek meanings), in terms of their culture. Only with this understanding is it legitimate to define biblical sexual ethics of the NT and find implications for today.

There are only 4 scriptures that are taken to say anything about homosexuality; the Leviticus laws, I Cor 6:9, Romans 1:26-27, and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah - and none address loving, consenting homosexual acts as we know them today, but rather the terrible unnatural, heterosexual acts of pederasty.

The unclean acts of Leviticus makes no statement about the morality of homosexual acts as such. In today's society similar unclean acts might include picking ones nose, burping or passing gas. In Hebrew times wearing polyester, or eating shellfish would have been just as much an abomination as men laying with men. It was also only wrong since it assumed the majority heterosexual view. It said nothing about gay men for whom it would be just as unnatural to be with women. This clearly is about heterosexual pederasty, so common in the time, not about anything being wrong for gays and lesbians to be with the same sex as they were meant to be. The law is no longer in effect and its purpose was to show that man could never follow it. The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, clearly have nothing to do with homosexuality.

I Cor 6:9, no way refers to homosexuality. The original Greek word often quoted as sexual immorality, Paul used was "porneia" which means "a harlot for hire". In Corinth in the temples of Venus, the principal deity of Corinth, where Christians went to worship, a thousand public prostitutes were kept at public expense to glorify and act as surrogates for the fertility Gods. This sex with the pagan Gods is what Paul was talking about - fornication is an admitted mistranslation and has nothing to do with gays or singles sex. This rendering reflected the bias of the translators rather than an accurate translation of Paul's words to a culture of 2000 years ago worshipping pagan sex gods. I can also show the errors of effeminate or homosexual reference in this verse.

Romans 1:26-27 mentions homosexual acts performed by people who are clearly heterosexual. The men in the NT patriarchal culture exerted dominance not only over women, but over younger males as well. The Greco-Roman practice of pederasty was widespread and openly accepted. This was a heterosexual practice. The nature of homosexual acts in the Bible are so very different from what we know as homosexuality today that the passages have no application to today's homosexuality. Such practices as in NT times simply no longer exist.

I can post more info on each of the passages. The condemnation of homosexual love is one of the biggest lies and injustices of Christianity making a living hell for many wonderful people whose only sin is simply to be who God created them to be. The false teachings are the abomination, not homosexuality. I have no personal agenda since I happened to be born very heterosexual.

How does the Bible address Homosexuality when the word didn't even exist until 1869? The word first appeared in Germany to describe the theory that from birth some people are predisposed toward persons of the same sex.

Since the biblical languages (ancient Hebrew and Greek) had no words for sexuality, heterosexual or homosexual, it is anachronistic and misleading when homosexual is used to translate some biblical expression.

It is wrong to proclaim the biblical view of homosexuality since there is none. This violates the integrity of the individual texts and the biblical witness as a whole. Each reference or allusion to what is today homosexuality must be read in the light of the particular literary cultural, and historic contexts of any particular passage.

A survey of the few passages that have been falsely translated as having to do with homosexuality show their passage are addressing either the terrible acts of pederasty or, cultic prostitution and have absolutely nothing to say about homosexuality as we know it today.

To claim the scriptures say a word about "homosexuality" is a total lie and abomination, not today's homosexuals who are simply created by God with this natural sexual orientation that is no where addressed in scripture.

If Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality, it is not recorded in the Bible, even mistranslated. He did, however, speak extensively on God's unconditional love. Yet instead of dwelling on biblical love, Christians have historically been more concerned with obscure passages of Levitical cleanliness codes and Paul's misunderstood comments in Romans. Instead of focusing on the incredible injustice and hatred demonstrated by Christians and others, tying to deny homosexuals even basic civil rights, people appear more concerned with the specific homosexual acts between consenting adults who are naturally have a homosexual orientation. As James B. Nelson notes, the Bible more clearly advocates a "love ethic" rather than a "sex ethic."

Note: Why I am totally supportive of Christian homosexuality, I happen to be extremely heterosexual. I can't help it, that's how I was born. I hardly like hugging men! Liberated Christians in our newsletters and Fellowship Groups does not deal with homosexual issues, but rather loving, women-centered intimacy and Christian sexuality for heterosexual couples and women. I say this to avoid all the wonderful gays and lesbians wanting our info thinking we are homosexual oriented due to my support.


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