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Old 11-04-2011, 07:28 PM
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I'm looking for a belief system that will not consitantly say i'm going to hell because i'm a lesbian....do u know of any?
There are many religions that won't warn you that you are in danger of going to hell, but it wouldn't be accurate to describe any of them as "gay friendly".

One quality of a friend is that he will warn you if you are doing something that will lead to your being harmed and will show you how to escape the consequences of your past actions. In your case, Christianity can do both of those things. If you read the Bible you will learn that the practice of sex between members of the same sex is a sin but that like any other sin it can be forgiven is you will turn from it and put your faith in Jesus Christ. Here are two sites where you can learn more about this subject:

http://www.strengthinweakness.org/

http://exodusinternational.org/
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Old 13-04-2011, 06:27 AM
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I'm looking for a belief system that will not consitantly say i'm going to hell because i'm a lesbian....do u know of any?

That would be the case with most belief systems.
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Old 13-04-2011, 06:34 AM
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From cover to cover.... enjoy

I don't think that's always a great recommendation. The OT can appear quite crazy without the illumination of the Gospels.
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Old 13-04-2011, 07:26 AM
Tink
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In my very humble opinion it shouldn't matter what sexual orientation you are, your beliefs are sacred and belong to you. So therefore you should be able to believe/not believe in any thing you want regardless of what gender you choose to have as your partner
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Old 13-04-2011, 07:33 AM
Shim
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I don't think that's always a great recommendation. The OT can appear quite crazy without the illumination of the Gospels.

Why do you think that I said from cover to cover? And I would also add that I don't think it is a great recommendation either without the supervision of an elder or pastor, and without the fellowship of other Christians.
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Old 13-04-2011, 09:55 AM
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I agree with Tink exactly.

Well, i know native american belief system, has very respected views on gay people, and all gender related sexualities, and they are seen as two spirited, and are believed for that reason to hold the abilities of spiritual power, and balance of masculine and feminine spirit that which straight people do not have, there are many mechanisms and beliefs around that which are very positive and respected. You can easily become a part of native spirituality if you find the resources, the spiritual part of that culture, is not judgemental upon "must be native race to believe this".
In many ancient cultures in fact that are still alive to this day, those belief systems do not hate on gay people, in fact revere them, you have many options to look for.

In all, when searching for a belief system in general, i would advise to believe in what you believe in your heart. It is fine to want to belong to something ordered - but spirituality in itself, and all belief systems are the same in the end, and intertwined and connected on a whole. You can easily make your own beliefs out of your own beliefs and personal experiences, which is a lot better than following what is preached to you, it is a good thing to resonate with your beliefs.
So research if you may, find the parts that you believe in your heart and go on your spiritual and faith journey from there. You do not necessarily have to belong to a church or organized system, you can easily delve into as many belief systems as you want, attend spiritual groups, meditation groups of all kinds. Just because you have a problem with one part of one that does not include gay people, doesn't mean you can't belong to it, and just exclude that part, faith is what you believe, don't worry what everyone else believes.
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Old 13-04-2011, 10:49 PM
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Why do you think that I said from cover to cover?

I don't know. That's what I am trying to figure out.
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Old 14-04-2011, 04:11 PM
AngelBreeze
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Originally Posted by theophilus
There are many religions that won't warn you that you are in danger of going to hell, but it wouldn't be accurate to describe any of them as "gay friendly".

One quality of a friend is that he will warn you if you are doing something that will lead to your being harmed and will show you how to escape the consequences of your past actions. In your case, Christianity can do both of those things. If you read the Bible you will learn that the practice of sex between members of the same sex is a sin but that like any other sin it can be forgiven is you will turn from it and put your faith in Jesus Christ. Here are two sites where you can learn more about this subject:

http://www.strengthinweakness.org/

http://exodusinternational.org/


Greetings Theophilus,

It is important to note NEW information about the latter organization that you have listed here.

Please visit the following two websites for more on this! And the Rabbi's comments on the second website is real food for thought.

http://pomomusings.com/2007/07/11/fo...inistrys-harm/

http://news.change.org/stories/rabbi...y-cure-app?amp

Deus tecum and my special wishes for many blessings and a beautiful day!

I Am Sending You Many Hugs With Much Love and Pure Light,
(\o/) AngelBreeze (\o/)

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Old 14-04-2011, 04:24 PM
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There are many religions that won't warn you that you are in danger of going to hell, but it wouldn't be accurate to describe any of them as "gay friendly".

One quality of a friend is that he will warn you if you are doing something that will lead to your being harmed and will show you how to escape the consequences of your past actions. In your case, Christianity can do both of those things. If you read the Bible you will learn that the practice of sex between members of the same sex is a sin but that like any other sin it can be forgiven is you will turn from it and put your faith in Jesus Christ. Here are two sites where you can learn more about this subject:

http://www.strengthinweakness.org/

http://exodusinternational.org/


sheesh! as if the OP hasn't already heard or read the homophobic edicts of the Bible. obviously she has or she wouldn't be asking where she can go and be accepted for who she is.
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Old 14-04-2011, 09:51 PM
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Hi Tink!

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Originally Posted by Tink
In my very humble opinion it shouldn't matter what sexual orientation you are, your beliefs are sacred and belong to you. So therefore you should be able to believe/not believe in any thing you want regardless of what gender you choose to have as your partner

Warm greetings, Tink!

Yes! When God calls someone, it is that person's individual right to respond without outside interference from anyone, and I mean anyone. I am curious to know if you have visited the following two sites included in this response. They contain vastly different information that may surprise MANY! They are also not too long to read.

What do you think of THIS latest development if I may ask? Thank you in advance.

http://www.spiritualforums.com/vb/sh...6&postcount=28

Deus tecum and my special wishes for many blessings and a beautiful day!

I Am Sending You Many Hugs With Much Love and Pure Light,
(\o/) AngelBreeze (\o/)
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