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To: sweetliberty
I guess it's just a matter of ideology. I don't beleive homosexuality is a choice. I in fact have male friends that, by the way, are homosexual. They are normal in every way except for the fact that they don't like women. If I do happen to have children, I would hope that I can show them what agape love is - unconditional. So that they too may practice it. Maybe that's just too passive for you, but unconditional love is what God means to me, and what he means for me to practice. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are ALL God's children, and he shows no favoritism.

I'm sorry this makes you so angry, but one thing I keep in mind is that if a person makes me angry or disgusted, then I need to look in the mirror and figure out just why...

47 posted on 07/13/2003 1:04:50 PM PDT by PurVirgo
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To: PurVirgo
Unconditional love means loving the person, not loving their sin. If you see a kid fixin' to run out in the street in front of a bus, are you going to try and stop them? If someone you love is doing something that you know will kill them, aren't you going to try and warn them? Shouldn't love also motivate us to warn those who are in danger of eternal separation from God? It may not be comfortable to think about, but there are people who are going to hell. Not because God wants them to but because it is the path they choose. We may all be created in the image of God and He loves us all and is not willing that any should perish, but He will not force us to obey Him. Neither can He lie and go against His own Word. God calls the practice of homosexuality an abomination. That is enough for me to base my opinion on. Shark infested waters do not make for safe swimming beaches, streets do not make safe playgrounds and people with infectious diseases are quarantined to protect public health. There is spiritual disease too, and homosexuality is a symptom of it and it can "infect" others who are exposed to it. We have a responsibility to protect the innnocent as much as we have a responsibility to warn the guilty.
"Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corin. 6:9b-10)

57 posted on 07/13/2003 1:49:48 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: PurVirgo; sweetliberty
>>"I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are ALL God's children...."<<

We are all God's creation; we are His children when we believe, follow and love Him by keeping His commandments. In crude earthly terms: There's a huge difference between a sperm donor and "daddy."

>>"...and he shows no favoritism....."<<

You might want to seriously research these points because your eternal soul is at stake. It may be true that God shows no favoritism among His children (see above), but the Bible is clear that there are those who are His people and those who are not. He will Judge us all.
66 posted on 07/13/2003 2:19:52 PM PDT by viaveritasvita
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To: sweetliberty
>>"I'm sorry this makes you so angry, but one thing I keep in mind is that if a person makes me angry or disgusted, then I need to look in the mirror and figure out just why..."<<

Psychobabble if I ever heard it.
67 posted on 07/13/2003 2:21:17 PM PDT by viaveritasvita
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