Homosexuality and Christianity
Within Christianity there are a variety of views on the issues of sexual orientation and homosexuality. The many Christian denominations vary in their position, from condemning homosexual acts as sinf...
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The Bible and homosexuality
Passages in the Old Testament book Leviticus that prohibit "lying with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination" and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah have historically been interpreted as condemnin...
Homosexuality in the Hebrew Bible
The Hebrew Bible refers to certain male homosexual acts in some instances.The most harsh condemnation of male homosexuality - specifically, of anal-penetrative sexual behavior - is found in Leviticus,...
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Homosexuality in the New Testament
In the New Testament (NT) there are at least three passages that may refer to homosexual activity: Romans 1:26–27, 1 Corinthians 6:9–10, and 1 Timothy 1:9–10. A fourth passage, Jude 1:7, is often inte...
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History of Christianity and homosexuality
This article focuses on the history of homosexuality and Christianity from the beginnings of the Church through the mid 1900s. For current teachings of Christian Churches on homosexuality see Homosexu...
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LGBT-affirming Christian denominations
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) affirming Christian denominations are Christian denominations that do not consider homosexuality or transgenderism to be sins. They include entire religiou...
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Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) states that any sexual relations outside of opposite-sex marriage are contrary to the will of God, and in principle ...
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Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah (/ˈsɒd.əm/; /ɡə.ˈmɔr.ə/) were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and in deuterocanonical sources, as well as in the Qur'an an...
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Westboro Baptist Church
The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated Baptist church known for its hate speech, especially hate speech against homosexual people. The church is widely described as a hate group and is m...
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Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) describes itself as "UK-based international Charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Church and faith based organisation...
Erzulie
In Vodou, Erzulie (sometimes spelled Erzili or Ezili) is a family of lwa, or spirits.
Erzulie Fréda Dahomey, the Rada aspect of Erzulie, is the Haitian African spirit of love, beauty, jewelry, dan...
Gay exorcism
Gay exorcisms (or homosexual exorcisms), similar to demonic exorcisms, are where an exorcist evicts "homosexual demons" or other spiritual entities from a LGBT individual. These exorcisms are intended...
Homosexuality and the United Church of Canada
LGBT issues have resulted in a divide within the United Church of Canada in the latter part of the 20th century.
The question of accepting homosexuality has been a controversial issue for the Unit...
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2010 Qur'an-burning controversy
In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of the Christian Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., announced he would burn 200 Qurans on the 2010 anniversary of the September 11 attacks....
2010 Qur'an-burning controversy - Wikipedia
Courage UK
Courage UK is an Evangelical Christian ministry for the gay and lesbian community, based in Guildford, Surrey, England. It was originally founded as an ex-gay organization that sought to change gay pe...
David and Jonathan
David (Hebrew: דָּוִד; Dāwīḏ or David) and Jonathan (Hebrew: יְהוֹנָתָן; Yəhōnāṯān or Yehonatan) were heroic figures of the Kingdom of Israel, whose covenant was recorded favourably in the books of Sa...
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Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. He was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied...
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Ethiopian eunuch
The Ethiopian eunuch is a figure in the New Testament of the Bible. The story of his conversion to Christianity is recounted in Acts 8.
Philip the Evangelist was told by an angel to go to the roa...
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Homosexuality and Roman Catholicism
Homosexuality is considered in the Roman Catholic Church teaching under two distinct aspects. Homosexuality as an orientation is considered an "objective disorder" because seen as "ordered toward an i...
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Fred Phelps
Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (November 13, 1929 – March 19, 2014) was an American pastor who headed the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps at...
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Ralph Blair
Ralph Blair is an American psychotherapist and founder of The Homosexual Community Counseling Center in New York City. In 1975, he founded Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. (or EC), a U.S.-wide network of...
Love Won Out
Love Won Out, later known as True Story, was an ex-gay ministry launched by Focus on the Family in 1998. It was founded by John Paulk. Its website's stated purpose was "to exhort and equip Christian c...
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Law of adoption (Mormonism)
The law of adoption was a ritual practiced in Latter Day Saint temples between 1846 and 1894 in which men who held the priesthood were sealed in a father–son relationship to other men who were not par...
List of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality
This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of on-going theological debate within and between Christian denomination...
Sodom and Gomorrah (play)
Sodom and Gomorrah (French title: Sodome et Gomorrhe) is a play by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux (1882–1944). Composed as a tragedy set in the Biblical city of Sodom, the play was first published in...
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Mount Sodom
35°23′49″E / 31.07194°N 35.39694°E / 31.07194; 35.39694Mount Sodom (Hebrew: הר סדום‎, Har Sedom) or Jebel Usdum (Arabic: جبل السدوم‎, Jabal(u) 'ssudūm) is a h...
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Homosexuality and Methodism
Methodist denominations and individuals hold various views on homosexuality.British Methodism maintains that all sex outside marriage is sinful. American Methodism concentrates on the position that th...