I know I've told you this already, but in my experience, some of what you're saying is true and some of it isn't. I think it's an oversimplification to say that Christians who won't budge on the moral issue (whether homosexual relationships are sinful or not) their "whole faith will come crashing down." I think most of these people probably don't budge simply because they believe the Bible is fairly clear on the matter, and that's the bottom line of their thinking. I see no reason to think their "faith would come crashing down" or that they themselves think that it would do so. I get the impression sometimes that people outside of Christianity think that anyone who thinks gay relations are not ok in the eyes of God are mostly just being arbitrary about it, and I don't believe that's the case. But I also think that these attempts to put Christians in category boxes in terms of their views on this are pretty limiting for the situation. Views vary enormously on this. For instance, there's plenty of Christians out there like myself, who, while believing the Bible does indicate homosexual relations are wrong, it's certainly not an issue that would send anyone to hell--it's not a make-or-break issue by any means. And these Christians also don't support things like marriage amendments and so forth. For us, there are greater and more important things to concern ourselves with. There are also varying degrees among Christians to the amount of 'disconnect' between one's beliefs and the extent to which they feel policy should be effected. But I do agree this is a big issue in Christianity, at least in terms of several mainline denominations (e.g. Anglicanism).
Originally Posted by Ohioprof
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