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I Timothy 1:9 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index 1 Tim 1:9 again refers to malakoi arsenokoitai which has been variously translated as homosexuals, sexual perverts etc. Again, the original meaning of the text as been lost. Dr. Rembert Truluck writes of arsenokoitai: The word translated as “homosexual” or “sexual pervert”

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Jude 7 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Jude 7 refers to the people of Sodom as “giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh.” Strange flesh has been variously translated as perverted sensuality, unnatural lust, lust of men for other men, and perversion. Again, it is unclear

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The Bible and Homosexuality: More Resources

Back to Index Books: Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century By John Boswell What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality By Daniel A. Helminiak Openly Gay, Openly Christian: A Gay-Friendly

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Coming Out = Born Again

Coming out for me was parallel to being “born again” as a Christian. Candace Chellew, in the essay “Losing God”, (Whosoever Issue 5) has underlined what the experience has meant for me; losing God. It was only after actually screaming out loud one night with

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The True Story of Sodom and Gomorrah

Arguably, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is the biblical story most often used to condemn homosexuality. Yet as popular as Genesis 19 is with religious zealots, this story is the weakest of all passages used against gays and lesbians. A close reading of the

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Books Worth Reading

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings by Tess Ayers. Harper San Francisco, 1994. $17.00, pb. For anyone who ever considered a Holy Union, a Commitment Ceremony, or any other formalized relationship agreement, this book holds all the answers. From the basic question of