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Should Practicing Gays and Lesbians Officiate In Our Churches ?

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    Rick Marlowposted 8 years ago

    Is it right or wrong?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's just plain wrong, period.
      I don't see why anyone would even need to ask.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    well there's a loaded question if ever i saw one wink


    i'll just stay over here in the corner where it's safe smile

    1. T_Augustus profile image61
      T_Augustusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Care to share that corner?

  3. Tom Cornett profile image63
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    They already do...secretly.  smile

  4. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 8 years ago

    Well, they certainly can in MY church.  I don't know if its OUR church though.

  5. Gemsong profile image81
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    I don't see why not. I would be fine with it.

  6. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    they have been doing it for ages, even if you don't like it. How would you know someone is gay, if they don't tell you ?

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It depends on what that particular church allows.

  8. r2moo2 profile image60
    r2moo2posted 8 years ago

    I thought this topic should be in the religious forum. Why is it here?

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      Rick Marlowposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My apologyr2moo2,I posted incorrectly.I thought I had moved to the religious forum.I didn`t know how to move it over there and had a response immediantly where I couldn`t delete it.Again sorry!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    It will never happen at my church and if due to some ACLU lawsuit it did I would pray at home.

  10. spease profile image82
    speaseposted 8 years ago

    It's not really a matter of opinion.  If it's against church policy, they should find a different church.

  11. Lifes Joke profile image41
    Lifes Jokeposted 8 years ago

    Seriously how else are the heathens going to start to follow the right path...laughing my ass off says the practicing lesbian who doesn't go to church...

  12. lxxy profile image59
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    You have to practice to become officially homosexual? Wow, it's more complex than I thought...I don't know about this one, need to call up the Catholic Church and get a hold of an altar boy..

  13. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    When will they stop practicing to be gay or lesbian and start doing it for real?

  14. lxxy profile image59
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    I don't know, does it take a lot of schooling?

    Although doctors get accredited, but everything they do is still "practice.."

  15. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Who cares what they do!

  16. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    It's fine. My mom was a sacristan and sexton and knew of one or three, hehe. There are plenty o' gays conducting your masses as there are straight priests. ;D

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

      I think it's ok as long as they are just practicing.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

      really, this thread must have tip toed out of the religion forum.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I like your name it reminds me of someone.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          well thank you very much, I hope she's nice. big_smile

      2. lxxy profile image59
        lxxyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        *sigh* It's my fault, really. I saw it slithering past me from that dark direction where you hear the squeals and screams of frustration. I keep thinking it's the nursery of HubPages, but they just told me I was most assuredly wrong.

        The nursery has less whining.

        Anyway, I went to pull out my musket and bust a ball (I'm tired of firing lasers, I'm taking it old sk00l) where upon I found a shiny thing. And it resided here. wink

        1. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          now that's nice. I'll take it.

    3. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 8 years ago

      I don't understand what someones sexual preference has to do with it?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Uh-- well, maybe it shouldn't, but  what if someone's personal descisions are in conflict with certain religious tenants?  Can a person be an orthodox Rabbai if they are in the pork business?

        1. kmackey32 profile image81
          kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Why not??

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Never mind-- maybe you are right, a lame argument.

    4. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 8 years ago

      Its ok. Im not trying to argue. I really don't understand why it would matter to be honest. Maybe i'm being blond. lol

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's OK-- I was born blonde myself-- but I grew out of it.
        smile

        1. kmackey32 profile image81
          kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Shh I just use that as an excuse when I really don't understand something, and its always about religion. smile

          1. rebekahELLE profile image91
            rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            are we doing blonde jokes? lol you can't see it under my hat, but it's blonde, and now it's longer.

            1. kmackey32 profile image81
              kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol

      2. Friendlyword profile image59
        Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are stunning and blond. You can ask any question you want. Regarding the question asked on this forum. As a gay man, I just dont get the going where you are not invited or not welcome thing. Some, maybe all religions consider me an Abomination.  Why in the world,  would I even want to look at their Church. Some gay people go to church. There are even gay preachers. Some gay people want to walk down a church aile and get married. That's what I dont understand Mackey. All I want is the same legal rights married comples have.Maybe some gay person can help me understand this. I'm confused too.

        1. kmackey32 profile image81
          kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well I am straight and I don't understand it. I don't get why people think its there business what others do in there bedroom. lol I feel they are human just like me and they shouldn't be treated different.

    5. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago

      Ah, as a practicing lesbian, I just love blondes! Yet I love brunettes, too. And redheads are lovely... lol

      1. kmackey32 profile image81
        kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think you just love all woman. lol

        1. lxxy profile image59
          lxxyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Now, we must ask another furtive question..is that wrong?? wink

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Does he want to be a priest??

      2. drej2522 profile image85
        drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        what about bald?

    6. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago

      Not that I gonna argue smile

    7. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

      I think that in the future they will be accpeted as preacher, priests etc as society evolves it gives leeway. moral laws becomes accepting, but it will take time,, for the meantime we are just talking about it now, and this is one way to create awareness about the issue,

      we are all created equal, we should have the same rights, no scientists can pinpoint whether being gay,lesbians etc is due to social upbringing or heredity......orientation is ever changing because people change too, change is the only thing permanent....

    8. ionerice profile image59
      ionericeposted 8 years ago

      Gays shouldn’t want be apart of any religion since most of them have already condemned them to the make-believe HELL. Remember that the Holy BuyBull is anti-Gay.

      What most Fundamental Nuts don’t realize is that King James was definitely Gay and most Protestants use some form of his bible whether Standard, Revised or New.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL

    9. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      Here is an example:

      Should practicing gays and lesbians officiate in our churches?

      Let's break that down.

      Should? Probably not.

      Practicing gays and lesbians? How do you practice being gay or lesbian in nature? Sounds like a contradiction to life. And, gives people the idea that people practice being gay or lesbian before they come clean.

      Officiate in our churches? Well, most "women" already can't officiate in most churches, because "WOMEN" are seen as sub-servants to men and not equals. Should gay men officiate in 'church'- their own way life contradicts teachings....HOW CAN YOU TRUST anything they with regards to your faith or belief.

      The fact: the 'churches' in some forms of religion are changing their views toward 'gays' and 'lesbians' is in a direct contradiction of all teachings.

      It should make one think- Is Religion a Hoax? or Not?

      Just because, it constantly changes is view, which shouldn't be the case- cause 'god' or word of 'jesus christ' is suppose to be an ABSOLUTE? isn't it.

      Absolute Rules do not change!

      Yet, religion continues to change!

      See the hoax?

      1. dutchman1951 profile image61
        dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The Churches change because they want to reach more people, bring in more donations, be more eclectic in their Biblical Interpretations, open up to everyone, and also, they change for fear of loosing people, having to close the doros. They are accepting a changing and loosening of social norms. They move to fit the area and social outlook of the majority they can reach out to.

        Usualy when a Church changes it splits the congration, the People who hold staunch Biblical line leave. The others who are not holding to literal or strick interpretation of the Bible, stay.

        It becomes a matter of personal choice, how you view the Word, and your ideas of its meanings.

        Some take the words literaly, that it is an abomination to God, (it does say that in the Bible), some say No way! God made all of us, the translation is wrong, mis-interpreted, and or mis-translated.

        Again...Personal choice, no right or wrong, except in your personal concience.

      2. livelonger profile image90
        livelongerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not all religions abhor change. Some of them embrace it.

        The reality is that even the fundamentalists are fine with some changes--they just tend to cherry-pick ones to remain steadfastly observant of (usually those that don't inconvenience them too much).

    10. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 8 years ago

      Listen it does not matter to me if they are gay or lesbian what they do in their bedrooms is there own personal choice, I cannot judge because personally I have to answer to God for what I do and do not have time to be judging others. smile

     
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