“After reading these blogs I had to speak up. I’m amazed at how many people read the bible and make assumptions. As a black same gender loving person, when I read the bible about homosexuality, it refers to anal penetration ONLY. I like the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible in Romans 1 when it talks about men and women leaving NATURAL INTERCOURSE. That’s the real meaning behind all these “homosexual” passages. This refers to gay and straight people. This passage in I Cor refers to all people gay and straight. Men-Men,Women-Women, AND Men-Women who perform anal intercourse are condemned. Not a deadly sin but with anything ask for forgiveness. God told me through a prophetic person that I was saved and this is what he meant. He did not mean for that part of our body to be penetrated. As a black gay man, I don’t do penetration. I believe in the spiritual, emotional, and physical love for another which is what to me being gay is all about not about a sex act.”
The above is from a commenter “jysuper”. Jysuper, thanks for this comment. I won’t fault you for speaking up. You bring up a point which seems to be another unresolved issue with some gay christians. I hope you dont mind me elevating this to post status to allow for a fuller discussion. You are welcome to defend your beliefs biblically, if that is possible.
It does seem you are already contradicting yourself. By eschewing “penetration”, but saying that you believe in “physical” love for another [male] you are creating an impasse for yourself unless you can clarify. You further state that being homosexual “is not about a sex act.” Sounds like more contradiction based on your support of being “physical” with someone of the same gender. And…we dont want a lesson on homosexual sex. Please clear this up.
To others, the question on the table is can a Christian (see this discussion about what that means) have “spiritual, emotional and physical” bonding with one of the same gender and be justified Biblically? From our perspective, homosexuality in any form is sinful, but for the sake of fleshing out that perspective, what are your thoughts?