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A public debate on the morality question of Homosexuality was held April , on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. George Beals of the churches of Christ affirmed - The Bible teaches all homosexual behavior is immoral sinful. Thom Saffold of the American Baptist Churches affirmed — The Bible condemns sexual acts between people of the same gender, but not what we in our age consider to be homosexuality. Fran Mayes of the American Baptist Churches affirmed - The Bible plus modern science plus the experience of the Christian community lead us to the conclusion that some gay and lesbian relationships are moral, and, therefore, should be affirmed. George Beals of the churches of Christ affirmed - The Bible is a necessary and sufficient basis for people living today to know what is moral and what is immoral.
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I also want to thank College Hill United Methodist for graciously agreeing to host the event. I was born and raised here in Wichita, in a loving Christian home and in a church community that holds to the traditional interpretation of Scripture on this subject. The issue of homosexuality, of the ordination of gay clergy and of the blessing of same-sex unions, has caused tremendous divisions in the church in recent decades, and the church remains substantially divided over the issue today. On the one hand, the most common themes voiced by those who support changing traditional church teaching on homosexuality are those of acceptance, inclusion, and love, while on the other hand, those who oppose these changes express concerns about sexual purity, holiness, and most fundamentally, the place of Scripture in our communities. Are we continuing to uphold the Bible as authoritative, and are we taking biblical teachings seriously, even if they make us uncomfortable? The traditional interpretation, in summary form, is this: There are six passages in the Bible that refer in some way to same-sex behavior, and they are all negative. Three of them are direct and clear.