Last November 2012, I wrote a blog post entitled “Do I think homosexuality is a sin.” I wrote honestly about the fact that I didn’t know. As you can see, I haven’t wrote anything else about this topic for several months. This was intentional on my part because I am not one to pretend I know something when I do not!

I spent the entire summer researching and studying Scripture in its original languages, scholarly articles, the context in which the Bible was written, and the history of the Church’s teachings on homosexuality. Most important of all, I spent much time in prayer and seeking godly counsel from a mix of people who hold different Scriptural interpretations on this topic.

I chose this picture because my journey of reconciliation between my Christian faith and sexual orientation has been a process rather than a single event. Trust me, it has been a long, anxiety-filled journey! 

So, Do I think homosexuality is a sin? My simple answer at this point in my life is no. I do not believe faithful, committed, monogamous same gender relationships are sinful. This is my simple answer. Sometime in the near future, I will share why I have come to this conclusion.

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For Starters…

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  2. “So, Do I think homosexuality is a sin? My simple answer at this point in my life is no. I do not believe faithful, committed, monogamous same gender relationships are sinful. This is my simple answer.”

    Christy: Thanks so much for this clear and simple answer. I would respect your answer either way, but this is encouraging. The next logical question would be, “Do you believe that ALL people deserve equality under law?

    I am hopeful that your simple answer will be “Yes.” That would be both loving and bold.

      • Thanks. I understand that LOVEboldly (as an organization) wants to remain neutral on the two questions that you have answered so clearly here, but I thank you for personally stating where you stand. That means a lot, to many LGBT people and those who love them. 🙂

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