Originally Posted by K2Jelly
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you here. Christians who go out of their way to force their beliefs on others and adamently refuse to listen to or acknowledge anyone else's viewpoint on a subject will be despised - why? Because it's facist and ignorant.
I am a practising Christian, christianed at 2, confirmed at 16 - I am CofE and I err towrds Evangelical views.
The quotes from the Bible that have been posted - this is a real bone of contention with me. That particular line that gets trotted out whenever a Christian who opposes homosexual rights and beliefs is complete and utter codswallop! Religion and what you take from the Bible is a personal choice for every single person. As a Christian, you will, inevitably, read into and decipher what YOU want the Bible to be telling you. That particular 'quote' comes out every damn time and how a person interprets it determines what it says.
As a Christian and as a person, these are my views;
Homosexuality - This is not gay people - gay means happy, I wish people would stop misusing the word. Whether you be Homosexual, bi-sexual, hetrosexual, transgender or otherwise - that is entirely your choice and I fail to see why people think they have the God given right to tell anyone else that their lifestyle choices are wrong. Who made you judge and jury? Each to their own - why we segregate homosexuals into a little 'community' is beyond me - I thought the majority of the world were civilised?
Same sex marriage - Again - why on earth there should be any debate about whether they 'can' is beyond me. The Bible doesn't say a damn thing about who can marry who.
Transgender - Quite frankly something I've come inot contact with rarely but - are they happier now? Yes? Good, let it be, it's not for us to judge.
Abortion - I strongly believe that until a man has stood in the shoes of a female that is in the terrifying situation of an unwanted pregnancy - through any reason - they have no right to judge. And until I find myself in that position, neither do I.