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- Mar 14, 2017
Sorry, Isaac, I have to call you down (slightly). Your answer about "a man and a woman as a normal two-parent family" is biased by a religious group's incorrect interpretation of homosexuality and its implications. Before you complain, I ask you to quote me exactly what Jesus said about homosexuality. Not other prophets, but Jesus. Find the quotes in the four gospels and let me know what is there.
If folks wouldn't emphasize their views that a gay marriage is automatically a sin no matter what else those parents do, those kids who had two gay parents would have less stress at school and therefore would not be bullied as often. It is your attitude that engenders stress based on gender biases. The data about two-parent family? Don't actually disagree, because the second parent is a safety net who provides regular attention and/or a second income. But the data for gay parents is harder to find because of same-sex marriages not being legal for such a long time. So I challenge the depth of that facet of the data.
Don't remember if I ever answered this Doc, but fortunately we can avoid arguing on this one because we'll just have to shake hands and part friends - as I disagree with the very first premise, the implication that if I can't find it in the Gospels it's worth nothing - I just don't agree with that, so. Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law or the prophets, but to fulfill. That's a loaded and complex concept which I won't pretend to dissect or explain here, but suffice it to say I disagree with your implication that the only commands of God are those found in red print in the Gospels.
My guess on Jesus' attitude toward practicing homosexual acts would be the same as it was toward adultery, when he told the woman. "Your sins are forgiven you - Now go, and don't sin any more". Love, forgiveness, rehab, and the inevitable 'now recipocrate God's love toward you by loving him through, among other things, obedience'.
You'd be surprised. Obeying God is actually a happy, fulfilling place, if done for the right reasons.
Just because I (me, Isaac) was born with a half-dozen impulses that I may struggle with doesn't justify me indulging them.
I'm not responsible for them being there when I was born, but I am responsible for my recovery.