Magazine article Anglican Journal

God's Unconditional Love: Bull, Michelle

Magazine article Anglican Journal

God's Unconditional Love: Bull, Michelle

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In the Oct. Anglican Journal, Graham Patterson [Bible is infallible, p. 5] asks where I find my views on same-sex marriage backed up by scripture.

First, in Genesis, God sees everything he has created as very good. Modern medical science tells us that homosexuality is inborn, not a matter of choice. History tells us that homosexuals have been with us from the beginning; in fact, there are homosexuals among all mammals. We may conclude this is part of creation, which God saw as good.

Second, Jesus is constantly found among the outcasts and is frequently condemned for this by the Pharisees. I would rather risk being too kind to outcasts, such as gays and lesbians, than being condemned for being too Pharisaical, too judgmental, for binding burdens too heavy for people to carry (Matt. 23:14).

Jesus tells us that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves (Matt. 22:39-40; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27), and the epistles repeat that this is the most important commandment (Rom. …

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