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Chris Broussard and Jason Collins: It’s okay to be gay, and Christian

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 5, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    ...As Christian leaders in America, we know that Christians hold a wide variety of viewpoints on human sexuality. It is not necessary, nor is it right, to reject lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people out of hand due to the Christian faith. To do so, misrepresents the ever widening nature of the gospel of Christ, who engaged with those on the margins, and placed in leadership people who were not powerful by worldly standards.

    We are pastors and leaders who have discovered that LGBT people are often the most faithful members of our congregations and denominations. We have received blessings upon blessings when we free them to be the people God made them to be and use the gifts that God gave them. In the same way, we are thankful that Jason Collins has been able to use his God-given gifts for athletics, and now has the freedom to be faithfully and authentically himself with the world. That is a cause for rejoicing, not of condemnation.

    When Broussard uttered his words of condemnation, LGBT-supportive people of faith sprang into action. Faithful America has already gathered over 24,000 signatures, asking that the Bible not be used to bash gay athletes on EPSN. GLAAD is helping faith leaders like us formulate a challenge to the false claim that Christians must uniformly reject LGBT people and LGBT athletes. And thousands of people of faith are offering a prayer for thanksgiving for Jason Collins and the role model he is for thousands of LGBT athletic young people, including people of color.

    As Christian leaders, we also encourage the media to report the reality that an increasing number of people of faith, including many Christians, are embracing and supporting their LGBT friends and family. They do so, not despite their faith, but because of it. As GLAAD demonstrated in last year’s ‘Missing Voices’ report, too often, stories like that of Jason Collins becomes one of “gay v. Christian,” when the reality is that Collins is a man of strong Christian faith, as are many who support him.

  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Key words from the post: asking that the Bible not be used

    Once again, I ask: How much longer will a pastor be allowed to read from the scriptures when standing in the pulpit before his congregation?

    Next point: Even Satan has "faith", as the term is often being used today, in God. There's no doubt that he believes in God. Yet .................... I'll let you fill in the rest.
  3. mactx

    mactx New Member

    May 18, 2006
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    satan can quote scripture better than any pastor I have ever met. (mat 4)
    You can NOT be Christian and deny the word of God. YOU CAN NOT be saved and deny the word of GOD.

    CAN NOT It does not work has never worked and will never work.
    Anyone that says he knows the Lord yet continues in sin is a liar and the truth is not in him. (1 John 3)

    As pastors it is even worse to allow the world to tell you what the BIBLE teaches! Pastors will be held accountable for those they lead astray in such things. (James 3)

    Just because the LGBT are sitting in churches it does not make them Christians. (1John 3)
    Not any more than sitting in a hen house makes one a chicken.
    #3 mactx, May 5, 2013
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  4. annsni

    annsni Administrator

    May 30, 2006
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    It's the goats.
  5. SolaSaint

    SolaSaint Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    Notice the article states "rejecting LGBT people", when did that happen? The left always twists the truth to push their immoral agenda. By the way I thought it was LGBTQ2P9 now? Oh well.