Merely putting the words homosexuality and Christianity together equals controversy. Many claim that homosexuality equals filth, sin, immorality, and so one can never, or is not allowed to identify as a Christian homosexual, in fact that there is no such thing.
Clearly there are certain texts in the Christian scriptures that have over the years been used to condemn homosexuality, and a large percentage of the world’s population being Christian has made things indeed difficult for LGBT persons who often suffer condemnation from people who identify as Christians on the basis of their sexual orientation.
Christianity has been widely condemned by pro-LGBT activists, for its exclusion, isolation and it’s preaching of doom and messages of hell awaiting LGBT people at the very end of their lives.
Many has gone ahead to set up LGBT friendly Christian organizations with the aim of restoring hope and tolerance to members of the LGBT Community. Yet, many still feel and think that this is not enough as they look to a worldwide acceptance, from mainstream religious organizations.
Many has given up on Christianity entirely, as they think/feel that the Christian God, has completely abandoned them, and is no longer interested in their affairs.
To examine truths and facts concerning the issue of homosexuality and Christianity, on this episode, we joined up with Dr. Stephen Lovatt, a British writer of philosophy, theology and poetry, to discuss these issues from a catholic perspective using his very powerful and mind blowing book: ‘Faithful to the Truth: How to Be an orthodox gay catholic’ to deal with these issues.
Stephen Lovatt said of his book in the interview:
“In brief, the book deconstructs all the arguments made to the effect that being gay is contrary to being a Catholic. It shows that they are all based on ignorance and prejudice and that neither the Bible, nor Catholic Tradition, nor any sound philosophical analysis supports such an assertion. The book goes on to outline a better way of looking at “love, sex and friendship” that shows how marriage is really a sacrament and one that is open to all who have a concern to grow together in holiness and love”
On this episode, we dealt with the following:
- Did the Christian God really destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality?
- What is the bibles view on homosexuality?
- What does the bible say about marriage, intimacy and sex?
- Who is a homosexual?
- Is there anything truly wrong with being gay?