A Sincere Apology to the Gay Community

When speaking about homosexuality, many Christians go to extremes – neither of which is good. They either ignore this sin altogether (hoping not to offend), or they elevate it as the worst sin possible often calling homosexuals offensive, pejorative names, saying mean things like, "You deserve what you got !" or "AIDS is God’s way of judging you." This is wrong, mean-spirited, and hateful, and on behalf of all Christendom, I want to apologize.

The truth is all sexual sin is equally bad to God (adultery, pornography, sex before marriage, homosexuality, even lust).  The Bible teaches:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9-10). [See also Romans 1: 26,27.]
Many gay people ask, "Why did god give me these feelings if they are so wrong?" But the answer isn’t contingent on what feels right–it’s about what is right. Men and women having sex with each other outside of marriage is considered fornication, according to the Bible. Scripture says ALL sin feels good (Heb 11:25). So, forget judging what is right and wrong based on feelings! Sin feels good.
Many LGBTs say they were born that way (born gay). If we look at it biblically, they’re right. They were born that way. Well, in a way, we were all born "that way", because we were all born with a sinful nature. it doesn’t matter whether it is homosexuality, fornication, adultery or lust. We all have the capacity and the desire to sin. All of us gravitate toward sin like a moth drawn to a flame. That is why we need to be “born again.” Born anew with the desire to please God.
Note: Asking Christ into my life doesn’t guarantee that sinful desires will go away. Christians struggle their whole lives with sin, regardless of their sexual orientation (see 1 Jn 1:8,9). What it does guarantee is victory over sin, through the only Savior who offers such victory. (See John 8). Satan sets us free TO sin. Jesus sets us free FROM it.
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