Many denominations have differing views on homosexuality. While the Presbyterian Church has its own views, there are even differing opinions among Presbyterian groups. Currently, the church takes the stance that homosexuality is a sin, but maintains a concern for homosexual believers. However, the Presbyterian Church USA does not necessarily take a stance on whether or not the sexual orientation is chosen or changeable. The "Definitive Guidance" warns members to be sensitive when rejecting the sin so they do not reject the person. The Presbyterian Church USA also calls for the elimination of laws that govern private sexual behavior between adults and laws that would discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Christianity and homosexuality
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By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal. However, Barilla isn't the first company to express homophobic sentiments, and sadly, they probably won't be the last either. The United States Department of Labor may have ruled that all businesses in every state must provide benefit coverage for same-sex marriages, but that doesn't mean it's going to put an end to homophobia. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives.
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Some Christian denominations do not consider homosexuality or transgender identity to be sins. These include entire religious denominations , as well as individual churches and congregations. Additionally, some denominations which are not LGBT-affirming have member-organized groups which are not officially sanctioned by the denomination.
The following is a list of notable U. The SPLC defines hate groups as those that " The SPLC classifies organizations that propagate "known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities — and repeated, groundless name-calling" as anti-LGBT hate groups. The SPLC states that "viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations to be listed as hate groups. Nowhere in our report do we equate taking a position against same-sex marriage with hate speech.