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- Jul 3, 2019
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The church of christ has been LGBT inclusive for more than 40 years. They are far from being the only ones. What is your Christian sect?Let me get this straight. You are a Christian, and you are unaware of any church anywhere that teaches that homosexuality is not sinful?
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As early as 1969, the UCC voiced its commitment to civil rights for LGBTQ people. In 1975, the General Synod passed resolutions denouncing discrimination based in “affectional or sexual preference.” By 2005, the Synod had passed a resolution that called “for an end to rhetoric that fuels hostility, misunderstanding, fear and hatred expressed toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.” The resolution further directed officers of the church to share that resolution with legislators at the local, state and national level. Recognizing that not all congregations would be in agreement, the Synod asked dissenting churches, “to engage in serious, respectful, and prayerful discussion,” and provided a study guide to prompt healthy, responsible discussion. The General Synod of 2011 extended its focus on LGBTQ discrimination to encompass international concerns. According to the UCC website, “The message of love and compassion, justice and peace are at the very core of the life and ministry of Jesus. Open and Affirming ministries and resources are rooted in that Gospel message.”
The UCC is fully welcoming and affirming of transgender persons. Resolutions of the General Synod passed in 2003 invite all members to, “learn about the realities of transgender experience and expression, including the gifts and callings and needs of transgender people.” Transgender and intersexual people are welcome as clergy and in lay leadership roles.
The United Church of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination with about 1.3 million members, has been one of the most accepting religious groups of LGBTQ people.
You cannot objectively prove that hell exists. You believe that hell exists and have faith that hell exists but you cannot prove that Hell exists in a way that does not require religious faith and belief. That also applies equally to the existence of your god.There are far worse things than death. Living a long life and then ending up in HELL for all eternity is the worst thing I can imagine. I bet you believe in ABORTION ---- so how do you live with such hypocritical views?