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What is the current position (December 2023) of the Roman Catholic Church with blessing same-sex PARTNERSHIPS?

Recently a lesbian couple who are both priestesses in the Church of England received the first formal blessing of a same-sex partnership in a C of E service. Upon reading this, I thought to myself, ...
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Has the Church of England published details of the objectives and methodology of the trial blessings of the weddings of same-sex couples?

It is in the news that the Church of England is conducting standalone services to bless the weddings of same-sex couples. These are described as trials/experimental. I know nothing about how such ...
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What help exists to help a LCMS Lutheran deal with homosexuality?

I have been a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod for most of my life. My problem is that now, as a middle-aged man, and for the last five years, I have realized that I am a gay man. I am ...
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According to Christians who believe that God is a utilitarian, why is homosexuality suboptimal? [closed]

I'm addressing this question to Christians who believe that God is a utilitarian, that is, that God has designed His creation and attempts to guide His creatures with the aim of maximizing some divine ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity? [closed]

The Old Testament is clear on male homosexual activity. From Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies down with a male as one lies down with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. Leviticus is ...
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Are Catholic Church teachings about homosexuality infallible? [duplicate]

The Catholic Church's current teaching regarding homosexuality is that homosexual acts are peccatum contra natura. More precisely, the New Catholic Encyclopedia (2003) states: Although the Catholic ...
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Has any liberal theologian commented on the "Gay" movement explicitly becoming the "Pride movement?"

When I was younger it was quite common to hear that the crimes of Sodom had nothing to do with gayness, but was about pride, and they would quote Ezekiel 16:49. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy ...
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How did the Early Church Fathers view homosexuality?

How did the Early Church Fathers view the act of homosexuality, did they condemn it or did they interrupt the verses differently than we do, verses such as: You shall not lie with a male as with a ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Homosexuality?

What was St. Thomas Aquinas' view on homosexuality?
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Does Catholic Church have any dogma about homosexuality?

Does Catholic Church have any dogma about homosexuality? I have not heard nor found any. One is tempted to make the comparison with the "conditional nature of the private property rights" ...
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Do Christians who view homosexuality as a sin believe that homosexuals can be freed from their sinful condition by the power of God?

It should be common sense knowledge that many Christians condemn homosexuality as a sin. The following already asked questions should be more than enough to prove the point: Why do some Christians ...
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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Does the Bible admonish against "heterosexual" anal sex?

The Bible admonishes against "sodomy" and "lying with a man as with a women?" Is that a warning "only" against homosexuality? Or is it an admonition against anal sex, ...
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Which U.S. bishops are unfaithful to Church teaching on homosexuality and LGBT ideology?

Which U.S. bishops are unfaithful to Church teaching on homosexuality and LGBT ideology?
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What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships?

The reason I ask is because a documentary of Pope Francis' papacy was shown at the Rome Film Festival on October 21st. Some of the newspaper headlines I've seen seem rather inflammatory and so I am ...
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Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?

Many Protestants, though not technically or officially Reformed, are nevertheless strongly influenced by Calvinistic theology; as such, they espouse the doctrine of total depravity, teaching that all ...
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Is it possible to receive the full effects of the Catholic Spiritual Communion if one is being distanced from the Communion due to being gay?

The liturgical practices during Covid-19 pandemic bring into spotlight the ancient Catholic practice of doing a Spiritual Communion in order to obtain graces. My question is - there is man who is not ...
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UMC dividing over gay marriage?

A gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., on April 19, 2019. United Methodist Church leaders are proposing the ...
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Can a Catholic hold the position that some homosexual priests should be punished by the death penalty?

Can Catholics hold the position that some homosexual (=any sexual relation to the other man) priests should be punished by the death penalty? (What about homosexuals in general?)
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Are there examples of "successful" celibate homosexuals, according to the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church puts forward to the laity the example of many many saints, in their different dimensions (charity, chastity, prayer, sacrifice, etc), as inspiration to our own lives and challenges....
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Early Christians who Defended Licitness of Non-Procreative Sex?

Were there any early Christians who defended non-procreative sex as licit?
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Is Pope Francis with or against LGBT?

I'm not a native English speaker and I read in the news a lot of complicated expressions that makes me wonder if he's with LGBT or not. There's only heavens and hell (Nothing is in between) so he ...
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How to approach homosexuality scandals in view of Canon Law and Church Tradition?

Evidently, and it has been pointed out by many including Church Militant, the Church is in a crisis. In short, there is an organized group of gay priests infecting the Church from within (former ...
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Why don't many Christians follow this: " For all the law is fulfilled in one word... Love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians 5:14 [closed]

The Whole Law is fulfilled in One Commandment but they still promote religious traditions and call homosexuality a sin. There have been wars in Christianity, judgments, persecutions. How many ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

Just to clarify, so we don't get any wrong ideas here. I am a baptist. I believe that faith in Jesus Christ ALONE will save you from death and that baptism isn't necessary for salvation. I study the ...
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How can I defend my position of being against homosexuality in front of unbelievers? [closed]

I am a high school student who stands fervently against homosexuality. I have remained quiet about my belief so far, but now it has been coming up in class as a topic that should be supported, and ...
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What is the specific biblical factor that makes homosexuality a sin and not heterosexuality? [closed]

There are many commonalities and many differences between homosexual and heterosexual unions. For those who support the Bible basis for homosexuality as a sin, what specifically are the necessary ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

There are many verses in the New Testament that outline the role of women in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34: Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in ...
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Does Catholicism consider bisexuality and asexuality sinful?

I am curious: do Catholics believe that bisexuality and asexuality are sins? I understand that they believe homosexuality is a sin, but I wonder about these orientations as well. I ask this because ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

I was raised a Catholic, and I have been very disappointed with Christian views toward homosexuality. Wikipedia summarizes: Homosexuality is treated in Roman Catholic Church teaching under two ...
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What is meant by 'genuine affective' considering a homosexual relationship?

In the Catechism of RCC #2357 is written that homosexuals can't have a true affective sexual relationship: They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity CCC - 2357 But what ...
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Are supporters of gay rights considered apostates within the LDS Church?

The official stance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on homosexuality is: The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people. The attraction itself is ...
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Is Romans 1:26 a condemnation of homosexuals or the sin of lust? [closed]

God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one ...
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Have any popes explicitly expressed disapproval of the inclusion of homosexual priests, including the nonpracticing, into the priesthood?

A 2002 Los Angeles Times poll of 1,854 priests in the US found that 9% of the priests surveyed marked themselves as homosexual with 6% identifying as 'somewhere in between but more on the homosexual ...
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What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?

From what I understand, the fourteenth amendment in American law is interpreted by the SCOTUS to be implying that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. To me, this means, from the ...
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What did Pope Francis mean when he said "who am I to judge" homosexuals?

It's approaching two years since this happened, but it seems relevant in light of recent events concerning homosexuality. Speaking to reporters on his plane who had asked him about a "gay lobby" in ...
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Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion? [closed]

If the current Pope, or perhaps a future Pope, were to permit [active] homosexuals to receive Communion, could a [heterosexual] Catholic legitimately justify his/her remaining an active member of the ...
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Does St. Thomas Aquinas think idolatry is the main cause of homosexuality?

Is idolatry the main cause of homosexuality according to St. Thomas Aquinas? How does he interpret Romans 1:24-25: Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart [because they "...
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What is the Christian position on sleeping with a menstruating woman? [closed]

Most mainstream Christian denominations teach that the Ceremonial Law has become obsolete, but consider homosexuality to be a sin that one should not do after becoming a Christian. There are quite a ...
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What is the scriptural basis, if any, for the Catholic teaching that the homosexual tendency is of itself not a sin?

The Catholic Church teaches that the homosexual tendency is not a sin: Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered ...
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What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?

When talking about homosexuality discussions often seem to get a little fuzzy because the word "homosexuality" can take on a lot of different meanings. Here are a few: The attraction Acting on the ...
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How can the Pope's recent actions not be viewed as condoning homosexuality? [closed]

How is the Pope biblically justified in co-celebrating mass with the homosexual priest who advocates for same-sex sexual touching and fondling between Catholic church adherents in same-sex ...
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What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?

cf. Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual? [closed] It is quite common for people who identify themselves as homosexual to say that God created them this way. Some way ...
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According to Catholic teaching, where does the disorder stem from?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are ...
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What is the case in favour of adelphopoiesis as a relationship akin to marriage?

I've seen a few things lampooning John Boswell's interpretation of adelphopoiesis as a quasi civil union between men. However, I've not seen much on his side other than it being used by Christian gay ...
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Homosexual marriages in the Catholic church

Based on Romans 13:1-2, if marriages between same sex partners are legal (in the state / country), would the church perform the rites/ritual? Furthermore, on what grounds could they NOT perform the ...
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Question about the PCUSA treatment of Scriptures [duplicate]

I read an article the other day about the PCUSA church, and I will preface this question with the disclaimer that I have not done extensive research on the church, but it said that they hold the Bible ...
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Does the Orthodox Church accept Gay marriage and why?

Some say that it is "okay" some say that it is not, but these are just opinions. What does the Orthodox Church thing about that, and how do they deal with it?
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What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook? [closed]

I've been going to a church for a while now and recently noticed the pastor and four of his male staff have a ton of openly gay men on their friends list, who happen to be out of town. So I ...
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Is David's Love for Jonathan erotic? [closed]

The following verses about David and Jonathan's relationship have lead some to say their relationship was more than platonic. Is there any reason to think that was the case? Now it came about when he ...
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