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Within the Christian religion there are many views on the issues of homosexuality. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views. Further, not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality. But the three “main views” of most Christian denominations are either condemning homosexual acts as sinful, being divided on the issue, or to seeing it as morally acceptable. But it becomes questionable when one has to determine the accuracy in each view based on the Biblical text itself.
The Bible refers several times to homosexual acts. Romans 1:26 states, "For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error". This passage from the Bible specifically identifies homosexual acts as acts that are so degrading there punishable. So in retrospect to the Bible, was the mall attack on November 27, 2013, that later resulted in the banning of the gay New Mexico 14-year old victim, justifiable if the Bible was motivation for the attack? And the same goes for the murders that were committed by Jose Aviles (Aviles brutally murdered his daughter's girlfriend and the girl's mother. According to the police, the girls' lesbian relationship had been the source of constant feuding between the two families for months).
In the modern day Christian society, believers are readily taking judgment or Christian justice, into their own hands. Although the disruption of homosexuality and same-sex marriage has never go...

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...o much more moral credibility before God than the rest of Christian believers, that they can judge, condemn and punish others, when they are practicing the very same thing (not literally but morally from a Christian perspective)? When 1 John 4:8 and Matthew 7:1 are taken into consideration, no one has the right to judge anyone and they need to show their fellow brother or sister of God the tender love and compassion that God would want them to.
Until Christians can show as much hatred for their individual sins in our churches and demand repentance we will continue to destroy the sanctity of Christian even more than same sex marriage proponents. We [Christians] have not been a very good example of morality or godliness before God and man when our jobs as loving, encouraging, non-judgmental people are under Biblical investigation, in respect to modern homosexuality.
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