By Dann Hazel
First-person money owed of the demanding situations confronted by way of homosexual and lesbian clergy of their efforts to do theology and construct accepting religion groups.
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A national News Odyssey poll of 752 adults revealed that most Americanswith the exception of some evangelical groupswant a hands-off approach by faith groups when it comes to the controversial issue of homosexuality. Although a near-majority believes homosexuality is morally wrong (47 percent) and a homosexual relationship is not equivalent to a heterosexual relationship in the eyes of God (60 percent), straight Americans do not want their religious groups supporting attempts to change homosexuals into heterosexuals through ex-gay ministries (66 percent).
He added wearily, after a slight pause. I remember that pastor's response now. I recognize the obvious parallel between what is happening in churches today and what happened in the six-ties at St. Paul. Gay men and lesbians are interrogated, distrusted, and encouraged to remain among our "own kind," as though we belong to a different species with a genetic dispensation for herd behavior. What we express as genuine in our hearts is regarded by many Christians with suspicion, even hostility. What have we done to deserve this lack of respect, this marginalization?
2 Unfortunately, as scholars in search of the historical Jesus attest, Christians in each era perceived Jesus in a way that suited their needs for the development of the church and the Christian religion at that particular time. In fact, every generation acts on an impulse to reinvent Jesus once again in order to understand him. Page 16 A singular appeal of Christianity to gay and lesbian Christiansand one reason so many refuse to give up the struggle for inclusion and affirmationhas always been the fact that the historical Jesus possessed an ability to attract a dedicated group of people who lived on society's fringes.