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Okayy, so I want to know what other peoples views on being bisexual and a christian are. I'm a christian, and almost all of my christian friends, along with people from my church tell me it's wrong and that it's a sin, but I really don't see how it's that bad. There are plenty of "sins" out there much worse than simply finding yourself attracted to someone of the same sex. Please give me your oppinions? [Confused]
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(I'm not sure this is in the right section?)

This is juts my personal opinion, and I have no doubt your friends would disagree, but here goes:

A person can 'choose' to be bisexual (or homosexual, or asexual, or pansexual, etc.) just like a person can 'choose' to be heterosexual. Did your friends choose to be heterosexual (if, indeed, they are really straight; you never know, it's not impossible that some of them are not ready to accept their own sexuality for the same reason they tell you it's wrong)? Did they wake up one morning and decide, "I think I'll be attracted to the opposite sex!" Probably not.

Here's an example: If someone with Turrets syndrome 'takes the name of God in vain' constantly, is he truly sinning, despite the fact he has no control over it?

So no, it's not that bad; not bad at all, actually. The friends playing the Holier Than Thou card and telling you that you're a sinner for being bisexual seem to have an acute case of log-in-the-eye syndrome [Wink]

“I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.” --John Waters

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I go to a school with Anglican connections and there's only one person there who ever expressed openly homophobic views. My grandparents and a lot of our family friends are Christian and they're all really tolerant. During the Australian Mardi Gras, there was a float of (straight) priests who apologised for the Church's treatment of the GLBT community. So I think a lot of people are becoming more tolerant. As for the ones who aren't? Well, as someone who believes in a higher being myself (but doesn't really follow any religion) I think they're wrong. But it's their belief and as long as they don't hurt other people with it, or try to convert them and they should be entitled to it.

Let your clarity define you...

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Haha, thankyou guys. I'm just really confused about the whole thing. I don't see why some of my friends will get so mad at me if I simply express any interest other than friendship towards a girl, while others are just like, it's not that big of a deal. My family for the most part(or atleast out of the members who know I'm bisexual) are okayy with it, but my mom resents it terribly. She says she believes that people are born with a certain sexual orientation, but yet she hates me for it? Sounds slightly hypocritical to me...
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I've done a lot of research into what the Bible actually says about homosexuality. Interestingly enough, it says almost nothing about consensual, committed relationships between two people of the same sex (and really, that is only certain interpretations of David/Johnathan, and Jesus/John). Often, it refers to prostitution, sexual slavery, paedophilia, and pagan sex rituals, which were forbidden for heterosexuals too.

Overall, I think that God doesn't care about which gender you prefer. He loves you, and created you as you are- why would he make you gay if it was wrong?

This site is a really good one. It gives both sides of the argument.

"Ne donne un baiser, ma mie, que la bague au doigt" -Méphistophélès from Faust (Don't give a kiss, my sweetheart, until the ring is on your finger)

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