The following affirmations summarise the position of the Evangelical Alliance in its Report Biblical and pastoral responses to homosexuality. We are conscious that different evangelicals might apply certain of these points in different ways, but we believe that, taken together, they reflect an authentic, mainstream evangelical response to homosexuality in general and sexually active same-sex partnerships in particular:. We recognise that all of us are sinners, and that the only true hope for sinful people — whatever our sexuality — is in Jesus Christ.
Formed in with the merger of three smaller Lutheran organizations, the ELCA is based in Chicago and encompasses nearly 10, congregations and more than 3. Churchwide Assemblies are held every three years, with elected representatives establishing policy and addressing the concerns of the larger church body. Inthe Churchwide Assembly passed a resolution stating that, "Gay and lesbian people, as individuals created by God, are welcome to participate fully in the life of the congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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In case you missed it inwhen the word homosexuality first entered the Bible, or again inwhen the first recorded sermon against gay people was delivered, or nearly every weekly sermon somewhere since, evangelical Christians released the Nashville Statemen t to reaffirm their disdain for LGBT people. At this point, it seems redundant, if not just mean-spirited, to keep reiterating, in the thinnest of veiled messages that LGBT people are sinners, unloved by God and destined for hell. We get it.
While 79 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents said that they favor legislation that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, a majority of Republicans 56 percent said they also favor such laws. But even though white evangelicals are largely seen as theologically opposed to homosexuality and transgender identity, 54 percent of white evangelical Protestants surveyed said they support LGBT nondiscrimination protections. Sizable majorities of white mainline Protestants 71 percentblack Protestants 65 percentother non-white Protestants 61 percentHispanic Protestants 60 percentand Orthodox Christians 59 percent expressed support.
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By Elizabeth Dias. The role of evangelical Christianity in American politics has been a hotly discussed topic this year, intersecting with front-burner issues like immigration, the Supreme Court and social justice. Often the loudest evangelical voices are white, male and … not young.
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Evangelical Methodists have urged the nationwide denomination to remain faithful to the Bible, after the church indicated support for same-sex marriage. Methodists around the country will now consider the issue before the Conference votes again next year. Methodist Evangelicals Together MET called for all voices to be heard in the consultation, adding that marriage is solely for one man and one woman.
Within Christianitythere are a variety of views on sexual orientation and homosexuality. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views and not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality. This article focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering how the extent to which the Bible mentions the subject, whether or not it is condemned, and whether the various passages apply today, have become contentious topics. Significant debate has arisen over the proper interpretation of the Levitical code; the story of Sodom and Gomorrah ; and various Pauline passages, and whether these verses condemn same-sex sexual activities.