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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
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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