For many gay Mormons, this one included, LDS reasoning is essentially a different shade of the same color. It still feels arbitrary and largely cultural.]]>
If various christian denominations allow women to speak in church, which is at odds with the Bible, then they must feel that they are being guided by some other authority, perhaps the Holy Spirit, for their position.]]>
BTW, I’m not saying we are morally superior to other Christians, I’m just saying that our doctrine makes more sense (as an explanation as to why we consider homosexual behavior to be wrong) to me than the others. That’s all.]]>
Well I’m saying that creation ex nihilo makes “because God said so” a pretty viable fallback position. If we are all simple creations of God then he has a lot of say in what is right and what is wrong. (This as opposed to the notion that God adheres to Universal principles.) But just because one has a fallback position does not mean one has to use it. I get the impression that there are all sorts of theological explanations like those Brad mentioned to explain the belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. And I think like Brad’s they largely mirror the reasons we have. Our explanations arise out of our core theology (such as it is) and other Christians get their explanations from their core theologies as well (often hearkening back to creeds).
I am curious why you think Mormons have an advantage in explaining why homosexuality is wrong though. I didn’t understand this comment from the post: “I mean, Mormons at least have a fairly legitimate reason (the eternal family/procreation thing)”
arJ – Why are you asking me? Why not go look it up yourself?]]>
Sorry Steve, I’m afraid I’m not channeling him today. You may be out of luck.]]>
How many verses address fornication?]]>