The first gay bishop

BBC: The US's first openly gay bishop says his confirmation is the first step to full inclusion of homosexuals in the church.

OK, here's my take on this whole thing. Robinson's confirmation was wrong. The reason I say this isn't because Robinson is gay but because he's not celibate. I think you can be gay but that doesn't mean it's right to carry out homosexual relationships. That's not a popular take these days, I realize that but it's the one I stand by. Sin is sin. Homosexuality is no different than any other sin. No worse and no better in God's eyes. Put it this way, if you have a tendency to abuse alcohol or drugs should you give in to it? Afterall, it's a part of who you are. It may very well be in your genes.

Does all of this make me a bigot? I don't think so. Ask my friends (both gay and straight) and I think they'd tell you that I will be one of the first people to speak out against hatred towards any group of people. In fact, I've had to speak out (and put some serious strains in relationships along the way) against bigotry and hatred amongst co-workers, family, friends and even fellow Christians. I would hope they would do the same if I was spewing hatred all over the place like I've heard far too often through this journey called life.

Posted on 08/06/03 - Category: Religion

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