I just watched a program on same sex marriage – in the Anglican church and the split that is happening there. I want to get at the heart of this issue. I hear this Anglican bishop mentioning it is a ‘sin’ and it is ‘not okay’. Yet the actual church, by majority, has found it to be ‘okay’. Here are some of the arguments:
(a) Nowhere in scripture is same sex marriage blessed
(b) Paul outright disassociates himself with it in Romans 1
(c) Jesus never mentions it – but yet mentions marriage of man and a woman
(d) Homosexuality is not a biblical term
(e) John and David had a very close relationship
(f) Jesus actually does not outright mention this aspect of life
I know bits and pieces of the argument but I would like to hear your opinion as to why this is a sin or why it is not. My mind leans towards treating all people equally irregardless of the issue at hand – and even then it effects me very little (not being gay and all). I tend to not see it as a sin – mainly because gay people are quite normal.
But where do they attend church then? Should they not? If we are all sinners – then how is it any different for someone ‘gay’? What makes being gay an actual sin? What biblical argument is to be defended or seen as the standard?
***Don’t worry I won’t judge you concerning your opinion – I just want to hear it so I can make some further sense of the issue.