According to the Bible...

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    Homosexuality is just plain wrong so why are homosexuals wanting to be priests and clergy when the Bible explicitly forbids it?
     
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    Not everyone takes the Bible literally. There are many Churches nowadays which are accepting homosexuals, allowing them to take communion, etc.

    The Bible says nothing about homosexuals becoming Priests and/or Clergy. It only says that homosexuality is a sin. You can't take that to mean that homosexuals are not to become Priests or Clergy, and nor can you take it to mean that homosexuals should not be permitted to marry.
     
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    Jesus never said a word about gays near as I can tell. Though he did say an awful lot about taking care of the poor.

    I do believe it was my bible that talked about spilling of one's seed and homosexuality. But then again, Leviticus also said that you could stone someone to death for mixing two fibers.

    I don't think we do that anymore though.
     
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    I dont remember Charlie quoting Jesus.


    And yes people DO stone to death for mixing two fibers...They are called Muslims.
     
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    Don't forget your Oral Law and hundreds of years of Case Law in the Babylonian Talmud.
     
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    I imagine that one traditional reason is that the since clergy required celibacy, it was something of a natural fit for homosexuals. It was dangerous - and perhaps to them unthinkable - to pursue others of the same sex and not really tempting to pursue those of the opposite sex, so why not wed the church and channel that pent-up energy towards a higher purpose (in a way that wouldn't make one look like a loser for never getting laid)?

    ...or, did you mean why are openly homosexual people, now that's it's safe to be honest about it, wanting to be priests and clergy? Well, why does anyone want to be a priest? It's probably something along those lines.
     
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    dude or dudette....you might want to read up on gay sex.....funyy though woman on woman action is never mentioned....
     
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    Originally priests COULD marry. And last I checked , as far as I know , all protestant churches do allow their clergy to marry.
     
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    Well its quite obvious that anyone who lives a sinful lifestyle is unfit to be a pastor and or other position in the church. The Bible should be and is the lone authority on who qualifies to be a clergyman/woman, people just can't bend and misinterpret the scripture as they see fit.
     
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    The Word of God is God's Word given through inspiration of the Holy Spirit and in both the New and Old Testament homosexuality is forbideen, there are no examples of homosexual clergyman in the Bible, and or homosexuals who were seen as devout worshippers of God.
     

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