LGBT Rights and Religion:

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Discussion of religion in the context of LGBT rights is only allowed in this thread.

Discussion of religion in any other context is off topic in all of the "LGBT rights..." threads.

Attempting to bait others into bringing up religion is also not allowed.

edited 4th Oct '13 8:26:43 AM by Madrugada

13026 Matues23rd Aug 2013 03:01:28 PM from Mars , Relationship Status: Reincarnated romance
What is this forum so sudden and new?

It amuses me that the "Endless power to recreate yourself" is considered sinful in this context.

And that they considered trans* people "Undisciplined". As if any of them are willing to deal with years of surgery and hormones and a lifetime of having life shit on you, just to feel like yourself.

Apparently, we're supposed to accept ourselves as God made us.

It is now morally wrong to exercise.
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13027 CaptainKatsura23rd Aug 2013 04:25:33 PM from    Poland   
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Conservative Christians then should not vaccinate themselves, be receivers of organ transplantations, et cetera. Maybe that would hasten their decline. tongue
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13028 Ringsea23rd Aug 2013 05:14:50 PM from Fly-Over Country,USA , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
The Face of Mercy
  • Is a Conservative Christian who supports gay marriage, transexuality, and vaccinations*

You meant bigoted Conservative Christians.
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13029 BlueNinja023rd Aug 2013 05:28:00 PM from My Favorite Spot on the Citadel , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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It is now morally wrong to exercise.
Lemme run that by my chief and I'll get back to you.

Family members booted from church for supporting their gay daughter.
Elders at Ridgedale Church of Christ told Linda Cooper and two relatives that their public support for Kat Cooper, Linda Cooper's gay daughter, went against the church's teachings, local media reported. In a private meeting, reports say, Linda Cooper was given a choice: publicly atone for their transgressions or leave the church.
Yep, disown your family or get disowned by your church. Heck of a choice, right?
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13030 RadicalTaoist24th Aug 2013 11:00:36 AM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
It's really hard not to respond with "and nothing of value was lost". Why would you want to stay with those asshats?
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So out of curiosity, what Christian denominations are friendly toward LGBT rights and people? Or at least personal churches, having just looked at my own father's denomination and seeing how conflicted that is.

And we're back.
Well, here's a list of the ones that don't consider it a sin at all. There are a few others who are sort of ok with it.

We really need more people willing to respond to an organization going "support out bigoted belief or get kicked out" with "Well, fuck your shit".
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[up][up][up]Because church is life, family, community, support, and guidance, even though in those things it may break you. And it can be very hard to recognise a houseful of asshats when they are asshats you've come to love and trust. And it can be very hard to leave a houseful of asshats when they're loving and trustworthy in other areas.
13034 Ringsea6th Sep 2013 10:53:55 AM from Fly-Over Country,USA , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
The Face of Mercy
"Your sexuality doesn't matter" the Pope http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/3878617?utm_hp_ref=tw
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13035 Muramasan136th Sep 2013 01:20:22 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
"Your sexuality doesn't matter" the Pope

That sentiment would seem to be at odds with the Church's position on marriage equality. Not that I'm complaining- baby steps, after all.
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13036 RadicalTaoist6th Sep 2013 01:23:46 PM from the #GUniverse
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You don't have to tell us Papa, tell those guys over there who are denying LGBTQ people service at Catholic hospitals.
13037 Morgikit6th Sep 2013 01:25:36 PM from    Alabama    , Relationship Status: In season
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[up]Where is this going on?
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13038 Keybreak6th Sep 2013 05:34:29 PM from amid it all , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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If it's true, then that's good.

If the church says that it's okay to at least be gay if not act gay, then that's big progress for Catholicism.
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13039 soban6th Sep 2013 05:38:36 PM from The Park , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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I'd like to note that the Bible calls homosexual actions sin, not homosexual feelings.
As is in accordance with prophecy.
13040 ramuf6th Sep 2013 05:48:26 PM from Matterfact Street
So, it's alright to be gay; you just have to be celibate?
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13041 Morgikit6th Sep 2013 05:49:42 PM from    Alabama    , Relationship Status: In season
Zorua Girl
"What the Bible says" and "what Christians say" aren't always the same thing.
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13042 RadicalTaoist6th Sep 2013 05:50:08 PM from the #GUniverse
13043 Keybreak6th Sep 2013 05:50:11 PM from amid it all , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Or suppress it and act straight.
I would rather fail in my own way than succeed by someone else's.
13044 Morgikit6th Sep 2013 05:57:03 PM from    Alabama    , Relationship Status: In season
Zorua Girl
If that doctor had targeted any other group, their career would be over. Sometimes I think we're too nice for our own good.

edited 6th Sep '13 5:57:26 PM by Morgikit

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13045 Keybreak6th Sep 2013 05:58:16 PM from amid it all , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Gay Panthers...?
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13046 Morgikit6th Sep 2013 06:03:49 PM from    Alabama    , Relationship Status: In season
Zorua Girl
More like make sure the "doctor's" tendency to neglect their duties is well known, making it much harder for them to find work.
"Morgi's thing is political activism, furriness, and being fudging adorable." - Enkufka
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Ramuf: That is the common line.
13048 Polarstern9th Sep 2013 07:34:05 PM from United States , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
My son, the eldest, was invited to a local church. He tried to politely decline the invite but the girl was rather persistent.

After several invites over several days, she finally asked him why he wouldn't go with her.

He told her he has no desire to go to church and is quite happy to go to hell because then he would be with the only parents he had ever had that loved him.

I rejoice in the progress we are making in social acceptance. And I do feel there is progress. However as with any social evolution, those retaining the less desirable dogma will dig their heels in tighter. Take this with economic instability and military action becoming more commonplace in too many areas, it is going to be an interesting time to see how social norms and mental health continues as religious communities struggle to decide where they want to develop.
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13049 Joesolo9th Sep 2013 07:37:47 PM , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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[up] May I ask what branch the Church was of?
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13050 Polarstern9th Sep 2013 07:59:31 PM from United States , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I didn't ask. I personally think it's irrelevant.
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