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Liberal protestant views on homosexuality

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Candace Chellew-Hodge, liberal Christian lesbian...

Most Church statements that deal with homosexuality only refer to male homosexuality but the same Liberal protestant views on homosexuality can apply to lesbians. There are great divisions within the Christian community on this issue, with the Roman Catholic Church and some sections of the evangelical churches holding very similar views.

Most Christian churches hold the position that you should 'Love the sinner, but hate the sin'. This is generally interpreted to mean that Christians should show love and compassion to homosexuals, but that homosexuals should not engage in sexual activity.

This is because most churches teach that sex should only happen within marriage, which the Church defines as being between a man and a woman.

The Roman Catholic Church states: The Quaker view on homosexuality is accepting: Most Christians will take a position somewhere between these two views.

Some churches offer support to homosexuals in leading a chaste life, while others readily accept openly homosexual people in positions of authority. However, few Christian groups will give a definitive statement on the issue as it would cause divisions within the community.