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  • The only sin would be to deny someone the right to be a human. Judgement should be left to a higher authority - if you want to personally support Gay Rights, then do it if it feels right for you to do, if you are not comfortable then don't.
  • No, and I don't believe that homosexuality is a sin. In fact, I don't believe in sin. Of course, I'm not Christian. If you meant to ask only Christians, this was a bit confusing, as the question is in the general religion section, and "all of you" seems to address AB users, not specifically Christians.
  • Definitely not. What Would Jesus Do? We all know the answer.
  • Actually I go both ways on that. Yes it is a sin because God intended it to be a man and a woman Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. But on the other hand i believe everything happens for a reason and maybe he wanted it to happen. It really can go both ways. There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question.
  • It's not even a sin to be gay. why would I?
  • Although I believe homosexuality is a sin, I also believe we all have free choice and that all of humanity is/are God's children and thus deserving of respect, regardless of whether they are right or wrong, righteous or sinful, normal or weird, etc. I fully expect some uber-liberal people will ding me on this, but an opinion was asked for and provided.
  • I do believe that it is a sin to be gay, but it isn't my place to judge another. Only God has that right. While I wouldn't support someone in being Gay, I wouldn't punish them either. So, while I don't feel that those who decide to be gay should get special rights, or that the way that God intended things to be (marriage between a man and woman) should be changed, I also don't think that it's my place to take basic human rights away either. Love thy neighbor.
  • Of course not. It is never a sin to support equal rights for all, just as Jesus did. Perhaps others would be well advised to emulate his example.
  • Yes! To support anything that God's Word states is wrong is a sin. Christians need to witness to sinners, not support the sin. Explain salvation, use the Word to expose and explain sin (non-judgmentally).
  • If a person is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ and believes that the Bible is the Word of God, then yes, it would wrong to condone and support gay rights because the Bible calls homosexuality a sin and an abomination.
  • No i don't. All people are important. God doesn't make junk.
  • There is no such thing as "sin" and NO! It isn't wrong to support someone else's right to live their life as they please insofar as it doesn't affect others
  • no gay people should be able to be just as miserable as the rest of us lol
  • If you go by christian religion standards, then yes, you are supposed to view homosexuality as an abomination..preach at them..and in days of old..kill them, some still practice that in the name of god.
  • Hey, I'm Christian and I say it's absolutely RIGHT To suport gay rights. It isn't a sin. The Bible passages often used to condemn homosexuality aren't about homosexuality, or gay rights, at all; they're often about rape or sexual overindulgence. The term homosexual did not even exist until the 20th century, so Bible translations condemning the homosexual (notably Romans 1) are a mystery to me. Supporting gay rights is not about going against God's word, but rather about supporting love. In this endeavor I turn to 1 John 4: 16: "God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them." In his time, Jesus was seen as a radical, and seen as going against what the then-current religious leaders were convinced was the law of God. Christianity should be about doing what is right, not about excluding people we don't understand.
  • Homosexuality is a sin(1Corinthians 6:8-11). Jesus did not support the sins of the sinners but came to free them of sin.If you support their sin you aren't doing what Jesus did by coming to free them of it(Mark 2:17). Yes you are supposed to give all God's children respect and love(John 15:17), but do not mix the sin with the sinner. God does not hate the sinner but the sin itself and wants us to do the same(Romans 12:9). I will not respect the sin or ever love it, but I do respect and love my fellow child of God. =]
  • I believe that it is reasonable to conclude that supporting gay rights is a sin based on the words in the Bible. . I'm an atheist and no kind of Biblical scholar, but it seems to me that if you begin with the premise that gay sex is something that God particularly hates (and this is what the Bible says), and assume that by destigmatizing gay sex you will end up with more of it, support of gay rights means that you are (in a very small way) helping other people commit a sin. . Whether making sin easier for other people is itself a sin is debatable, but consider that if you believe that people who have sex before marriage or have sex outside of marriage are committing sins, then opening a brothel is almost certainly a sin. . It's a matter of degree.
  • I'm a Christian and a Libertarian. I support anyones right to do as they wish as long as it doesn't bring harm to someone else against their wishes. I may preach and teach that some behavior is against God and His commands but it is still free choice. We are all free to choose to follow God or not. The laws of the united States are to protect us and our property from harm. The government has no authority to regulate who marries who. The bible teaches us who God does not allow to marry, not government.
  • Scripture can never be 'spam' (1 Corinthians 6:9) What! Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men, (1 Timothy 1:10) fornicators, men who lie with males, kidnappers, liars, false swearers, and whatever other thing is in opposition to the healthful teaching These also apply to women lesbians.
  • I do not really think it is a sin to support gay rights.Everyone should have rights.The judgement should come from God.It says that in the Bible,that God loves to judge,so don`t try to do it for him...We don`t have to judge that.He knows more than us....Some people try to manipulate religious beliefs of others so they can get them to do what they want.Like supporting evil groups who are disguised as good, but are really there to steal,lie, and start wars for personal gain!I hope people that were manipulated can see that so it doesn`t happen again...In all countries and all religions.
  • Honestly, I don't believe it to be a sin.. And I don't think people should interfere with lives of other people.
  • I believe a human man or woman should be allowed to express who they are or what they are without judgment but this is coming from an Atheist and not someone who is likely and easily to yell sin in the name of Christ...
  • Not sure about a sin, but God intended for a man to be with a woman, not for a man to be with a man, or a woman to be with a woman. We procreate by men being with women, that is natural. Natural means by nature. It is God's will. Those who oppose God's will are doomed.
  • As a non-Christian, I would say that it is a sin (so far as I understand the word) *not* to support gay rights. Not to act to maximise happiness, especially when it is at no cost to yourself, is hurting people unnecessarily - which is my definition of sin.
  • What is Gay rights? Is it the right to live, not a sin. Is it the right to have a job, then not a sin. . Does it mean the right to marry, thats tricky. I believe that Christians (i myself am one) don't hold the exclusive rights to marriage. If we did we should have been bitching and moaning about every divorce, every common law co-habitation, atheists getting married, other religions getting married and so on, but we only spoke up when the gays wanted it. I however do not believe a single gay marriage should ever take place in a Church and I do not support that right, because it infringes of Christian rights. So my answer is Gays should have the same civil rights as everyone, however not at the expense of religious rights.
  • Most do not know the "homosexuality" referred to in the Old Testament was dealing with pederasty in connection with the spoils of wars fought in that time. It is not a sin to be gay, and there are many gay Christians out there. Yes, gays can be Christian! http://www.whosoever.org/gayxian/articles.html I not only support gay rights as given in the Constitution of the USA as equal rights of privacy, I also support the abolishment of the unjust sex laws of all those in consensual relationships regardless of sexual orientation, race, creed, or age as long as there is not force or injury involved. Consensual sex acts between any people or groups of people fall under the rights of privacy. Why should a young person, male or female, who has attained the age of 18 be considered a sex offender if the person they are dating and having sex with is under 18 yrs. of age? Forced rape is not a consensual act regardless of age.
  • Didn't Jesus say: "LET HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED CAST THE FIRST STONE?" Who are you to call other people sinners? That's not what Christianity is about. It is supposed to be about leading a good life and loving others. That is not to say you cannot support legislation or laws based on your personal beliefs and code. But you should never condemn another as a sinner. That is up to the Lord in Heaven. If you as an flawed human do it, you become the self-righteous which I believe makes you a sinner.
  • I already answered this question. I just accidentally submitted another one. =/
  • You can't say without Christ the world would be better can you? I doubt it very seriously. You can only blame men for their folly. Also, I don't understand your last statement of hipocrisy.
  • In my opinion, it is probably a sin *not* to support gay rights.
  • Of course not. I am not a religious person at all but I believe that Jesus Christ (the human, not the son of god) was a good person that accepted others for who they are, and want them to be happy.
  • Yes, I have answered many similar questions, Gay rights are supported in the US Constitution for personal rights. Why should gays, lesbians, or anyone else be denighed their constitutional rights? I believe in and am saved by the Blood of Jesus the Christ. I am under the law of Grace and live by Matt 22:37-40. The only two commandments a Christian is to live under. God says we are to love everyone and God loves the gays and lesbians every bit as much as He loves any "Christian"! Sorry I see I have answered this before but I will let this answer stand as it reinforces my first answer....
  • NO!! If you believe as I believe that every person deserves fair treatment then you support what you want. It's a sin to kill, rape, etc. But loving someone should not be a sin.
  • easy answer, what would jesus do
  • No, it is not a sin. In my opinion, the concept of sin is irrelevant.
  • Yes I do and I know there are alot of prople out there that want to fight over the subject but like me they have their own belifs.
  • If by gay rights you mean gay marriage. Then yes. Marriage is an religious institution and the Bible is clear on homosexuallity. Should gays be mistreated by physical or mental abuse no. But there should not be gay marriage. If the gov. wants to give them something to that they can have the same benefits of marriage then they can have a civil union of some sort. - I know the DRs will come. Bring them on.
  • no remember Jesus didn't judge ppl as a man, he healed, ate with ,and washed the feet of sinners. He wasn't above them you aren't here to judge anyone, this is fir God to do, and He will. so support for another human is not a sin
  • sin is sin,wrong is wrong, one no worse than the other....i believe it would be wrong of me to condone what the Bible tells me is a definite wrong..... would never support, for me that would be wrong of me...but it would also be wrong of me to be part of a group protesting or spreading hate and violence.... i take no part in gay rights period....
  • Do I believe it is a sin to support gay rights? What does it mean to be gay? It means that you are engaged in committing acts that are defined in the bible as sexual sin. I could no more support gay rights than I could support adulterers’ rights, or child molesters’ rights. Or the rights of people that want to have sex with animals. All these are sexual sins. All these are condemned. To encourage people to continue to engage in sinful behavior, without condemnation, is wrong. Is such encouragement sinful? I would tend to think so. So yes, I believe it is a sin to support gay rights.
  • There would be no need for gay rights or many other rights if more Christians would act in a Christ like manner. WWJD
  • Anyone who judges, points a finger and especially mouths off about a subject to which they have no understanding whatsoever, has no right to even call themselves Christian. If you understood gay people, you won't be talking of sin. It is not a sin to love another. Don't be thumping the bible at me when they were begetting like crazy back then. Judge not, lest YE be judged. Zip it and worry about your own soul.
  • I don't believe in sin.
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  • According TO THE BIBLE: if you identify a homo, you must kill him and bury his body in the ground. GOD SAID SO. But...if you see two girls making out, ooh la la, snappy snappY!!
  • On Dr. Laura Schlessinger's "no-nonsense" advice satellite radio show, she stated that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22. An inquiry into other Biblical admonitions raises some key questions. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura from James M.Kauffman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. Dear Dr. Laura: Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them. 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her? 3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual "uncleanliness" - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense. 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it? 6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there degrees of abomination? 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here? 8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die? 9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves? 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging. Your adoring fan. James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia.
  • I support human rights. And if we're asking what would Jesus do I think the story of the woman taken in adultery in John 8 applies verse 11 says ..."And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

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