Christian attitudes to homosexuality

  • Created by: Emily903
  • Created on: 10-05-16 19:56
View mindmap
  • Christian attitudes to homosexuality
    • Many Evangelical Christians believe homosexuality is a sin
      • There should be no homosexual Christians as Christ can remove all sin
      • Bible condemns homosexuality
      • Being born again in Christ can remove all sin
    • Roman Catholics believe that being homosexual is not sinful but homosexual activity is a sin
      • The Catholic church asks homosexuals to live without sexual activity (celibate)
      • They condemn all forms of homophobia and discrimination against people who are homosexual
      • Teachings of the Bible condemn homosexuality
      • Teaching of the magisterium
      • Sexual activity is for having children and homosexuals cannot do this
      • The church believes that people cannot help their sexuality but can control their sexual activity
      • Everyone has human dignity because they were made in the image of God
      • The church believes all people are children of God
    • Liberal Protestants: life long homosexual relationships are acceptable and homosexuals are welcomed into the church, but homosexual relationships cannot be equal to marriage
      • Ministers/ Priests can have a homosexual orientation but must not take part in homosexual sex
      • The teachings of the Bible need re-interpreting in light of modern attitudes
        • Anti-homosexual texts are a reflection of Jewish culture at the time rather than the word of God
      • Christian belief in love and acceptance
      • Christians should be open and honest and refusing the right of homosexual Christians encourages them to be dishonest and hypocritical about their nature and life


No comments have yet been made

Similar Religious Studies resources:

See all Religious Studies resources »See all Marriage and Relationships resources »