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  • As a CHRISTIAN my neighbours sexual orientation is how God made him/her and is nothing to do with me. I would love them as I do anyone else.
  • Their sexual orientation or choices in their life does not have anything to do with how I treat them, hope they find peace with god, or how I pray for them.
  • I don't know how most people will view my OPINION but here it goes... You love them anyway, they are human-beings that deserve to be loved, not hated for their choices. God loves them, you should too. If you can't find compassion for your fellow man, you are a bad example for the rest of our society and part of the reason we cannot get along... Take points off if you want, they don't hurt me...
  • Love the sinner but not the sin.
  • Since when is thy neighbors sexuality any business of thine?
  • In that case, it is important to remember the second part of that commandment (usually forgotten) which reads: Love thy neighbour (but don't get caught.)...
  • Well, really, you're supposed to love them anyway, even if you think what they are doing is wrong. I'm a Catholic, and as such, contrary to popular belief, I am obligated to accept everyone regardless of what they do or believe. That's why people don't like me...
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      So what about the direction to NOT have statues...of anything...including icons of Jesus himself and Mary. (Exodus 20:4, 5) ?You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 5 You must not bow down to them nor be enticed to serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a God who requires exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me, And WHO is this for? (Revelation 18:4, 5) And I heard another voice out of heaven say: ?Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. 5 For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind.
  • That depends: Are they male or female? If they're male, and their name happens to be Jude Law, then I'm probably going to be loving my neighbor all night long. If they're female, well, it looks like I'll have to call over another female neighbor and watch my neighbors love their neighbors all night long. Overall, lots of loving thy neighbor going on. ;)
  • English is a weak language for talking about different kinds of love. The Greek of the New Testament is much better: + Eros: Romantic love + Philia: Brotherly (or sisterly) love + Storge: Parental love + Agape: Godly love Eros and philia are based on emotions and storge is almost an instinct. But Agape is a decision to wish for the best for someone. Christians are commanded to love (agape) their neighbors and enemies. This does not mean we have to like them or approve of their actions. This love (agape) is almost impossible to do without God's help. Yes, we are meant to love (agape) our neighbor, even if our neighbor is homosexual. With love in Christ.
  • Love them but hate the sin that they commit. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • It says love thy neighbour! It don't say Love thy neighbour unless he/she is gay!
  • All of my neighbors are sinners. So are all the Christians. Christians are to love sinners, pray for them and do good. It does not imply endorsement of anybody's sins. Christian love (as in 'love thy neighbor') carries no sensual, sexual or erotic implications.
  • hate the sin, not the sinner.
  • I'd say love them still! It's not for anyone to judge anyone! God still loves them!
  • Judge not others, lest ye be judged thyself.
  • You still love them, The greates New Testament Commandment is to love God with all your heart & soul, and the 2nd is to love your neighbor, (no matter who they are. Then the bible says to pray for those who remain in their sins. So thats exactly what I do).
  • It makes absolutely no difference what their sexual preferences are I am straight and had many friends of different persuasions. Love one, love all......except bin ladin.
  • Sexual sin is no different than any other kind of sin. I would still love you - but I would hate the sin. God feels the say way BTW, and I'd worry much more about how He feels than I would about how I feel.
  • We are not called to judge. We are called to love--to love our neighbor as ourself.
  • its love thy neighbor..not make love to thy neighbor..lol funny tho;''
  • If you are meant to love thy neighbour, one would assume that you should love thy neighbour. Simple.
  • Then you must love him or her for who he or she is
  • Love the Neighbor.........Hate the Sin. DO NOT HATE THE HOMOSEXUAL. Just hate the sin
  • You love them anyway and speak the truth about homosexual relations (this question could be reworded for any sin ... it could as easily be 'what if your neighbor is a fornicator'). Unfortunately, we all sin and we have to come to terms with sin. In God's eyes a man laying with a man is an abomination but probably no more so than a man laying with a woman who is not his wife. Be kind, speak the truth but in all ways be true to God.
  • God is LOVE: we are to LOVE our NEIGHBORS,ENEMIES, All. We are not to just to love our families and friends..All.. Jesus said something along the lines that if we love only the ones who love us, what GOOD are we doing? NONE. He was derided for eating with the poor,healing the diseased, etc. HE told us that HE did not "come to heal the WELL but the SICK." WELL and SICK are not to be taken LITERALLY but UNIVERSALLY. WELL meaning the ones who know HIM. SICK meaning the ones who DO NOT KNOW HIM. GOD,JESUS and THE HOLY SPIRIT are ONE. Amen.
  • I answered that in "the ones who do not know HIM". Christianity "covers" all the different branches . I am in the Christianity section... not Jewish, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.???There are millions who say they Know HIM but continue to do "THEIR WILL" and not "HIS WILL". To KNOW HIS WILL we have to study HIS WORD, not take man at theirs, and that includes ministers, popes, rabbis, etc.( no disrespect here either).
  • hate the sin, love the sinner!!!!!!
  • Being a homosexual is not a sin, but homosexual activity is. So, love away.
  • if you are a christian then you know "love one another as the lord god loves you" you are not god, it is not ur right to judge.
  • You treat the person as you would treat any other person. You show them dignity, respect and afford them the same courtesy that you would give your best friend. If they needed a cup of sugar, you would give it to them. If their house was on fire, you would call for help. No one can regulate the morals or behavior of others. When Jesus gave the account of "The Good Samaritan", that is what he was trying to illustrate, everyone, whether you love them or not is your neighbor.
  • If your neighbour is a homosexual, then your neighbour is still your neighbour. Therefore, if you want to follow the commands of the God, then you will love your neighbour regardless of his or her sexual orientation.
  • No, the Bible does not support or condone this (selling daughters into slavery). The Law was given to guide the people in that time, who had come up with these ideas on their own, and from other cultures. It was the mode of the day, and the Law was given to provide some support and help for such daughters. Please note, if she is given to his son, as a wife, she must be given full acceptance as a daughter. Without this law, there was NO consideration given for her at all. There are many places like this and topics, where people try to condemn the Bible, claim it is wrong or contradictory, when in reality they are just taking it all out of context. There is another good example of this in the New Testament, when Paul explains how a Christian who owns slaves should treat their slaves, and how a Christian who is a slave should behave. He does not condone slavery at all! However, he recognized that it was an acceptable institution in those cultures at that time, so he gave guidelines for those slaves and slaveowners converted to Christianity. This is mentioned in more than one place, but the book of Philemon is fully dedicated to Paul's beseeching the owner of a runaway slave who converted to Christianity (after running away). Also, another example: When Jesus was asked, why did Moses say to give a divorce decree in order to divorce one's wife, He answered that Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of their hearts, but it was not God's intention. God knows people will not all follow Him, and He knows people will take great advantage of one another (not all, but many). The above was in response to the following comments, but it was too long for the comments. I am new here, and so maybe I did this wrong, but hopefully it doesn't mess up the flow of the original question too much! Avatar Michie Oct, 05 2007 at 02:10 PM According to the Bible it's also okay to sell your daughters into slavery. Avatar thedogshrink Jan, 19 2008 at 01:31 AM It most definitely is NOT okay, according to the Bible to sell our daughters into slavery! C'mon! Avatar Michie Jan, 19 2008 at 08:54 AM Exodus 21:7-11: ~ 7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, [a] he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money. ~ You were saying? Avatar Michie Jan, 19 2008 at 08:58 AM {I provided Exodus 21:8-11 to indicate that apparently what happens in Exodus 21:7 is PERFECTLY ALL RIGHT as far as the Bible is concerned.} Avatar thedogshrink Jan, 19 2008 at 06:14 PM I ran out of room, so please see my answer instead of comment, for my reply. Avatar thedogshrink Jan, 19 2008 at 10:00 PM [Edit] http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2091897
  • Religious people and gays have a lot in common they both like to try to shove certain things up other peoples a**es. Both of you should love each other and just leave me the hell out of it.
  • Love them anyway ~ We love NOT what are neighbors are but who our neighbors are - And they are Gods children no matter what they do or have done or are going to do
  • Strange that the Bible should be used as an argument against someone's sexuality. Particularly when it condones incest and rape, amongst many other atrocious acts. "When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, And thou seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and has a desire unto her, that thou wouldst have her to thy wife, Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails....and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife." (Deuteronomy 21:11,13) "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. Genesis 19:32-36
  • its not your place to judge, are you going to hate someone just because of thier sexuality? that dosnt sound right to me. leave it up to God to judge.
  • The answer to that question could be answered with the following statement: "God hates sin, but He loves the sinner". Christians are to abhor all behaviour that has been defined as sinful. Christians are not to approve of homosexual behaviour, but they must remember that no one is without sin. So, Christians are to love sinners so they can pray for their salvation and deliverance from their sinful practices. God has sent forth special people, many of them former homosexuals to become friends with them, pray for them, and guide them to the truth about sin, and help them to see they were created in the likeness and image of God.
  • The scriptures condemn many acts that under God are considered sin..Some sins appear to have more devastating consequences than others..But it is not our Call as Gods people to be judge, That is to extend the What is the Almighties prerogative in condemnation.. We are called to Love the individual not the sin..We are called to stand against evil...And to be clear about what it is we do stand for under God... So loving the sinner no matter what the sin is how we are to stand..But that is not reason to ignore sin.. Love will always trump Judgement...As I believe Jesus demonstrated when he gave up his life on the tree in order to capture our hearts and purchase us from sin and death...That Love awaits all who will listen to the call of God upon the heart , repent and confess and believe in Gods provision...We cannot be ambassadors for that love if we are not willing to take the same stand that Jesus took.. Love the sinner...Jesus Demonstrated the Love The Almighty has for us... "that while we were sinners The Christ died for us" So I would say that we should be ready to die even for those that are not living in a way that most clearly represents a reconciled state with The Almighty God, teh Father of all Life...
  • I am a Christian, and I vehementy disagree with fyreprite. Christians are to love their neighbors, true, but God did not create homosexuals. If you read the Bible, you would know that Adam was the first man, and out of him was created the first woman, Eve. The first couple was man and woman, and just like normal marriages, they had kids, which homosexuals can't do without special test tubes and foster kids. Homosexuality is a sin, and no one should ever tolerate it or condone it in any way. In the Bible (very early middle eastern history), cities were destroyed due to homosexuality, though it was called sodomy then, and the people were called sodomites. Christians aren't supposed to hate people, but we are supposed to hate the sin, and homosexuality is no different. Therefore, we are to reach them for Christ, but not to associate with them as close friends, for then we might be accused of being homosexual as well, and yes, that would be the appearnace of evil.
  • Judge and you shall be judged ^_^ Love thy neighbour as thyself. Let god figure it out :D Richard Shines
  • I treat someone well based on the kind of person they are on the inside and how they treat me - not dependent on their sexual preference.
  • Why is it any different?
  • The Bible commands Christians to live their enemies. Plus it makes no distinction as to which are worse sins or some that should be considered more detestable. Why would a homosexual be any worse than someone who is a drunkard or someone who fornicates or slanders or kills? Neighbors are everyone else. And the love is a principled love so it is easier to apply to everyone, giving them the respect they deserve as another human being
  • Love the person not the demon controling them.
  • It is no different than how Jesus loved prostitutes. He did not condone their actions, but he did not treat them any differently than how he treated any other sinner (For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.) Are you supposed to love your neighbors who are divorced? What about ones who have ever told a lie? Stop and think about it for a little while.
  • Did you post this question to get people crazy?? Your answer is to pull out your bible and pray for answers and open it up... God will lead you were you need to go... We are to love thy neighbor- We are in the world, but not of the world. Read about Sodom and Gamore. This generation is even trying to pervert the bible! You are in the the works of god... Love your neighbor but dont dangle your leg on the other side of the fence... Homosexuals do not have gods favor.. The bible also says everyone will have the opertunity to have truth and turn from their wicked ways. All we can do is sit back and PRAY!
  • The bible says love thy neighbour - it doesn't say hate gays. Being gay, according to the bible is a sin, yes, but it doesn't say hate, judge and condemn those that are gay does it? anything that needs to be done with respect to condemning and such should be left up to God - not people so... if you neighbour is gay - love him too.
  • God says love every one, but hate sin! so that means love them as God loves us, just don't put up with the sin. by the way, everyone sins, but just because Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins, does not mean that we can sin all we want!! i find that many people get this confused. Basically every time we sin, we are spiritually and mentally nailling him back up on the cross! THAT'S HOW SERIOUS IT IS!!!!
  • Then love him or her. Treat them with the care and respect that you would any creation of God. Remember there are basically 2 commandments 1) Love the Lord God with all your heart 2) Love your neighbor as your self
  • Remember the story of the Good Samaritan? The Jews and the Samaritans HATED each other. Ever since the Jews returned from Exile, it was this way. The Jews saw the Samaritans as sinners who would taint them, one of the many reasons for their hatred of them. Through this Jesus shows that even the Samaritan, an unforgivable sinner in the eyes of the Jews, was the neighbor of the man in the story. Jesus then says to love your neighbor, that means even the unforgivable sinners. No matter your feelings about someone homosexual, you must still love him as God loves you.
  • Well you answered your own question, LOVE THY NIEGHBOR. It didn't say even if he is an alien, biosexual,gay,homosexual,lesbien or any other type of person. We all came from the same place and we are all equal and judged by one and he is yours,mine and everybody's else's LORD JESUS CHRIST!
  • I may not like what they do, but I wouldn't treat them any differently. Sin is sin in God's eyes. (If you believe that what they do is a sin) Lying or hating is just as big a sin as homosexuality! I am no better than they are, the only difference is that God saved me.
  • Love the sinner hate the sinner
  • definitely the best kind! have fun with them? DUHHHHHH! go for itttttt(: & have the mostest fun you can... dont forgEt the condomsss. DONT WANNA GET PREGNANT AND DIE!(:
  • love him/her (not in that way)
  • then just dont make love to your neighbor.:o)
  • We are all sinners. We are supposed to love homosexuals just like we are supposed to love everyone else. God loves everyone, including homosexuals.
  • Anyone that denies another human their dignity based on the sex of the person they fall in love with is only a christian in name. To give God such lacking human faults like hatred or prejudice or to assume that the same God that supposedly created all it is we experience and then decided to make people born with a built in preference that would condemn them to hell is rediculous and insulting to any intelligent and faithful believer. If you have a problem with another person's lifestyle it's nothing more than your own insecurity and you're using and harming Christianity by posturing it as your reason.
  • Then you love your neighbor. I think the Bible is pretty specific about that. Just like, "Judge not."
  • Just because you love the person, dose not mean you have to love their choice of life stile. You love them because they are your brothers & sisters. The path of life they choose is between them & God. Example: As you stated in your question "Neighbor". Now if this person was lost of a home. Lets says do a fire or a twister etc:. And you had room to put them up in your home say maybe your basement. Just because you may not agree with each others life stiles, dose not mean you can not or should not care for them in many other ways. Or lets say you were both swimming & this person somehow got pulled under water. Would you not do all you could, to save the person's life? How about if they where out of food? Would you try to help them out the best you can? There are many different ways how you can show your love, to your fellow neighbor. And not have to agree with their life stile. Be a good neighbor and care for one another. But the path they chose to live is left up to them & the Lord.
  • The commandment "Love thy neighbor" had no sexual reference to it in any way. Therefore, you must needs love your neighbor regardless. However, if you want to keep safe, in your situation, you make sure all your interactions with him are out in the open!
  • Dosen't matter. That is up to God to judge, not you.
  • There are three words for "love" in Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament. The word for "carnal" love is "eros" (from which English gets the word "erotic"), the second is "philos", which is "platonic love" (as in Philadelphia- "City of Brotherly Love) and the third is "agape" (ha/ga/pay), which is unconditional love, such as God for humans. The verse you are referring to is from the passage Matthew 22:27-30, which follows the question "What is the Greatest Commandment"? Jesus' answer is: 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." The Greek reads "39δευτερα ομοια αυτη αγαπησεις τον πλησιον σου ως σεαυτον..." Transliterated :"deutera homoia autê ***agapêseis*** ton plêsion sou hôs seauton" The word for love, used here, is clearly a grammatical form of "agape", the unconditional, unselfish love of God. Secondly, the whole verse says "Love your neighbour as yourself. " It means, if you eat, make sure your neighbour does. If you have clothing, make sure your neighbour has clothing. If you want to be respected, respect your neighbour. If you want to be listened to, listen to your neighbour. If you want to be helped, help your neighbour, and if you want to be comforted, then comfort your neighbour. There is nothing sexual in this. And, even if your neighbour is a homosexual, he/she is still a creation of God and deserves honour, respect and care. That does not mean you have to agree with his/her lifestyle. It does mean that you have to remember that there was a time when you, too, were God's enemy, and were brought into His family by the precious blood of His Son.
  • Well firstly love thy neighbour isn't just talking about people who live next door to you its talking about everyone. Point 2 God wants us to love homosexuals and everyone else for that matter who sins, we are called to love everyone that doesn't mean we have to like what they do. I personally would treat them the same as i treat any one else, but at the same time if they asked my belifs i would be honest and say that i didn't think that what they did was right.
  • As a Christian, I don't agree with these Christians who say it is okay. God doesn't call homosexuality an immoral thing, but then make individuals be born as homosexuals...that a silly thing to claim! That's just saying flat out that God contradicts Himself, but He doesn't! Homosexual people are NOT born that way. What happens is, they are in an environment in some point in life in which their sexuality is questioned. Later, their environment isn't controlled by adults who treat them better, but who are flexible about their child's sexual experimentation. Granted, there has been some research that says homosexual individuals have enlarged hypothalami, and things like that. If that is the case, I believe homosexuality should still be seen as a mental illness, but one brought on far later in life than birth! If it is the case that it is an illness, get some medicine! Lots of people have illnesses and could make excuses all the time, but they don't let it stop them from being moral people! Homosexuality isn't like a sin like drinking too much or lying or stealing, where it's a dumb mistake people make sometimes but ask God for forgiveness for and move on....homosexuality is a choice of lifestyle that isn't a single sinful act....it makes one's life defined by sin! I wish I could encourage homosexual people not to be that, but all I ever hear them say is, "Oh, I can't help it!" Well, what else can I do? Am I supposed to love a person who has chosen to live immorally each and every second for the rest of their life? Also, "love thy neighbor" is arbitrary. It can be interpreted simply as "keep the peace." I can keep the peace. But I may not love it.
  • In Gods Word we find that He loved the sinner despite their sin. If he did not he would not love you or me. All sin is the same in Gods eyes and although the sin of homosexuality seems to be worse than other sins it is not, in Gods eyes they are all the same. We are to love the sinner, hate the sin. We are to view homosexuals as any other lost person and should strive to be a godly testimony to them and try to bring them to Christ.
  • God never said we should hate anyone. Jesus told us to love even when it was hard. He loved the prostitute and the tax collector, the mentally ill and the diseased. There was no one he didn't love. He died to save all of us. What he did hate was the sin. And each person he healed he told to go and sin no more. He took everyone to task for their sin, not in anger and hate, but in sorrow. Some of the people he tasked the hardest were the leaders of the synagogue who loved the temple and the ritual more than they loved him. I'm sure that question was meant to wind people up, but I had two gay cousins, both of whom I loved. One is dead and the other is dying. I wish they had made other decisions before their "lifestyle" killed them. Celibacy is a choice too. I was celibate until just before I married. I have only ever been with my husband and I married quite late. It didn't kill me. But if I'd contracted AIDS, being sexually active might have, straight or gay. I don't ever have to question if I exposed my family to a dread disease, because I never had the opportunity to be exposed myself.
  • Love him/her anyway.
  • Do as Jesus said. Love your homosexual neighbour. there should be no limit to your love although there always is because we are just humans.
  • there was no "if" in love thy neighbor it wasn't love thy neighbor if he's straight love thy neighbor if he's sinless love thy neighbor if he's religious love thy neighbor if he's sober love thy neighbor if he's rich it was just simply love thy neighbor
  • Love them like, Jesus. So you call yourself a Christian
  • Love the sinner hate the sin.
  • Then you love them too. You do not have to be in love with them.
  • As a Christian I believe homosexuality is a sin however I don't believe that God sees any sin differently. So I had better work on my gossiping, jealousy, tithing, etc. God loves me why wouldn't He want me to love everyone else.
  • As a christian you are required to love everyone but you are not required to love there "sexual orientation". JESUS always showed love and respect but always confronted them on there sin,and the bible is very clear that homosexuality is a choice and also a sin.
  • Love your neighbor no matter what. That is what Jesus does. We are suppose to have his spirit in us and show love. God love the person but may not like what we all do no matter what it is. That does not keep him from loving us. God works in us to do what we should do as the bible says. We are not at all to judge we do things also that are not all pleasing but God does not judge us , he loves us into doing the right thing. Chow for now.
  • You don't have to agree with someone's actions to show them love.
  • Love the person, hate the sin!
  • Love em.
  • LOL. Great question. Hmmm well you can love them if you want to but God doesn't like them. Besides love isn't conditional. It isn't "Hey Judas if you give me a cookie I will love and respect you" for is from the heart not the mind for the mind can play tricky games with you.
  • You should love them anyway. As an ex-smoker once told me, “I hate it when people look down on me because my sins smell like an ashtray and theirs don’t.”
  • well you can still love the person even if you hate seeing them kiss...gross as hell but like i said i love everyone
  • It does not matter who your neighbor is, what if your neighbor is from the religious right and is mean to small children, what if your neighbor is mentally ill and hears voices, what if your neighbor is from Iraq, what if your neighbor is a Pastor and having an affair, the question Jesus was asked was "who is my neighbor." Jesus's answer was: the story of the good Samaritan. Do you think the Samaritan roused the dying man on the road to ask him his sexual orientation? I'm guessing, NO. I'm thinking he was noticing his horizonal orientation, he was on the ground, dying.... Maybe if we realized our neighbors are dying, dying for connection, for love, for tenderness, we'd forget sex and start thinking about some spiritual CPR. The Samaritan was IRONICALLY (Jesus liked to do this with his parables--he was cool) half JEW, half Gentile, very let's just say, not politically correct. THAT'S THE POINT OF THE STORY! The good news of the gospels is we are called to feed the poor, help the hurting, love people. If you don't think that's going to make a difference, you haven't gotten the gospel yet....IT'S THE GOOD NEWS, inform your faces and your souls.... That's my answer....poor spelling and all....I'm begging you to read, really read and re-read those parables. Read all those red-lettered words Jesus wrote. Read it in three version, or four.....read it in the morning, at lunch, in the park...read about the history too.... Stop making the stories pretty... But know this: Loving doesn't mean LIKING, Loving is about action...it's hard...very messy, not black and white, it will make you uncomfortable....if it doesn't, you are missing something....Can you imagine dragging a dying body on your donkey or horse or something? I promise you that loving your neighbor is not so fun. But the gospel, it is the GOOD NEWS.....it transforms everyone, the neighbor, YOU. the homosexual piece becomes pretty MUTE. Debate it all night long....as you walk by the bodies...because they are out there....
  • Then you still love them...
  • im not christian im pagan but in my view it does not matter about sexual oriantation , or anything like that, every1 has a brain and the choice to be who and what they want wivout the fear of judgement from others. as long as they are not hurting anyone leave them to it, its no one elses consern!
  • I dont think christian beliefs were referring to loving your neighbor in the way that you might be suggesting. So what if someone is gay. Live and let live. Do you think gays are bothered by what you are doing? Why make it an issue?
  • You can still love your neighbour. You don't have to like what he does, you don't have to condone it. You just have to be friendly helpful if he needs it, and not hurt him in any way. You can love someone, without liking or accepting those things that they do. His sin is no better or worse than those that everyone else commits. A sin is a sin. If you steal the newspaper from your other neighbour on Saturday mornings, you are no better or worse than the homosexual next door. You can't judge him for what he does, but you can try to educate him on what Jesus teaches.
  • Love them. Its not for you not to love.
  • As Christians, we're suppose to love the sinner and hate the sin. Jesus taught love - not hate.
  • No exceptions. God loves the sinner, hates sin. My 2 cents.
  • This is yet another excellent example of the existence of conflicting passages in the bible. Among many other hateful passages regarding homosexuality, this one is quite straightforward: "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. - Leviticus 20:13" Let's for a moment imagine that the Christian God actually exists, how then could this God be interpreted as a just God? Why must one who didn't choose to be attracted to members of the same sex live his or her life whithout passion? A death sentence for one who listens to his or her true feelings? How can that be justified? So much for a "just" God. Nietzsche was wrong. God isn't dead, for it makes much more sense to believe he never existed in the first place.
  • Look at it this way... What if your son or daughter told you that they were homosexual? Would you stop loving them? Absolutely not. I'm sure you would continue to love them even though you do not approve of their lifestyle. This is what unconditional love is. If you stop loving them because of something that they do, then you are putting conditions on them in order for you to love them. Christ loved us unconditionally (while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us), and this is the type of love that we are to have for others.
  • Christ does love people. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son". That does not mean that He loves what we do. If love was total acceptance then there would be no 10 Commandments, no rebukes from Jesus, or the apostles, no prophets crying out in the wilderness, or against the sins of the people. seeking exemption from Gods Commandments under the guise of "love" is no new practice. It is in fact what people hide behind all too often. Nevertheless I love all people, for their soul, not for their practices, and if they make no mention of their private life, then niether do I. If you open yourself to public opinion, perhaps you should be ready to except whatever it may be.
  • love them not because of their orientations but love them as they are also God's creation.........if God remember all thy faults are thy worthy of His love?...God give His mercy for those He wishes to..
  • You love them just the same as anyone else.
  • Free your mind.a homo is the wrong sexed mind. dont be so dumb. you dont like your neibors, tell them!!!!! Mental slavery should be a crime. dont follow a cult! think what you want. grow beyond this witchcraft. YOU CAN BE FREE TO THINK WHAT YOU WANT TO. dont be controlled!!!!
  • i know alot of people who are gay/lesbian. this is what i always say to myself: love the sinner, hate the sin. homosexuality is a sin just as lying is a sin. one is not worse than the other in God's eyes. so yes, love your neighbor even if they are homosexual.
  • Love them..You don't have to love the fact that they are homosexual, but you should love them.. Love the sinner, not the sin...(We're all sinners, whether we think so or not, IMO)
  • Christians are supposed to love everyone -- even murderers, rapists and the like so loving a homosexual shouldn't even be a question. I think the saying is "love the sinner and hate the sin." (Not that I think homosexuality, per se, is a sin. I think that many people misinterpret the Bible on this issue.)
  • I always think what would Jesus do? Just because you condem the actions dose not mean you have to condem the person. You can be tolerent of this person and still be a good christian. You don't have to be there best friend but, you don't have to bad mouth or degrade them ethier. I mean say hello, if they speak to you but don't go out of your way to make them part of your circle of friends. Unless they come to you and ask how to gain forgiveness from the lord, then you can show them what the bible says about forgiveness. God Bless, Dion

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