This article was published in collaboration with Vice. He looked like he could barely hold it together. His dark complexion was ashen, and there was dried toothpaste around his mouth. When I asked him how he was doing, it took a full four seconds before he answered. He said it matter-of-factly, but when I looked at him to see if he was joking, his shoulders were slumped, his head down, his eyes focused on the track immediately in front of him.
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This includes gay men and lesbians. How tragic it is that the Christian Church has excluded and persecuted people who are homosexual! We are all created with powerful needs for personal relationships. Our quality of life depends upon the love we share with others, whether family or friends, partners or peers.
We all sin. Countless studies have assessed the impact of various forms of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people. The negative consequences of discrimination, bullying, and family rejection are well documented, but fewer studies have actually looked at the direct effect of religious condemnations of homosexuality. Studies on ex-gay therapy, also known as sexual orientation change efforts SOCE , shed some light on what happens when gay people directly interact with religious beliefs that reject their identities.
Is homosexuality a sin? And who do we believe? God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Changing societies do not dictate God's standards. Sin is defined by God for us in the Bible.