Ok, time and time again born again believers get smacked around by media, politicians, and other such group that believe that born-again bible believing people are hateful or homophobic.
Here is the deal. I love truth. I don't mind seeing two men or two women greet each other with a holy kiss. However, backsliding occurs when sexuality and the Philic culture gets the best of people and the people believe lies.
The bible says clearly that homosexuality is a choice. The people choose to go against nature. For example, if a male robin one day decided to 'get married' to another male goose, this would be contrary to nature and quite awkward. We would all hear about it and wonder what was going on. When many female cattle are in a yard together and no bull is around, some of the females get kinda strange and go 'against nature' but when the bull shows up the cattle are merely wiser than humans and charge to the fence simply to break it and be with the opposite sex.
Here is how the bible words that homosexuality is a choice: '
Rom 1:25-28 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Be cause of these terrible choices their MIND became reprobate and plain Foolish in many senses.
Now can humans correct these foolish and sinfilled errors?
YES! YES! JESUS loves to save sinners from the grave!
When the sinner chooses to repent..... get that special word CHOSES..... he has chosen to follow Christ and give him those vile affections that can affect us all when we are not wise and careful.
The choice to practice homosexuality is like saying that a human life can function without a head or a body. This does not work. Following Christ requires a body AND a head. '1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God".
Have you ever looked at an ant. There are no ants on earth that can function without a body or without a head. Same, with Christianity and human life in general. No man can be entitled to himself, he needs a head and a body.
Here are some simple math equations that illustrate this point clearly:
Man + woman = head + body = Christ + church = potential for human life to exist. But what about couples that are married past the age of fertility?? Well, if a woman is barren, the couple may be fruitful and multiply by sharing the gospel and spreading 'seeds of righteousness and truth' into people's lives. They will not be in error of the gospel message if they are sharing the truth.
Man + Man = head + head = Christ + Christ = no potential for human life to exist. A man may remain single and share the gospel truth, but to join with another man would be useless because two heads cannot exist without a body. Shall we go back to midlevel Europe to illustrate this point. heads were removed from body and the two heads could DO NOTHING for the gospel.
Church + church = body + body = church + church = no potential for human life to exist. A woman may remain single and modestly serve others in righteousness. But to join with another body and no head is useless and obviously looks like a chicken with its head cut off. Aimless and going nowhere great or superior to any man. Two bodies without heads can do nothing to share the GOSPEL TRUTH.
Ok, so now that we understand that 1 + -1 = 0, we can potentially deduce the truth by illustration of a mere ant, created in the days of creation by our mighty and everlasting God. We look carefully at the ant and we see, a head, a body, and some antenna. If the body is removed from the ant and two heads are joined up with each other or two bodies are joined up next to each other..... can this ant live? Can these two ants thrive and work for their 'colony'? How can a headless or a bodyless human work properly for the LORD? The possibility is not there.
We were all born to desire sin. Sinners gone astray is truth making the choice to chase after lies.
1Co 6:7-11 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? (8) Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. (9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
If a man or a woman are any of the following 'fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,' Perhaps you have noticed that certain trolls show up on face-book and internet sites or other such places and start 'reviling' or creating dishonest reports. Such people, posing as 'loving' towards gays are not ones who inherit the kingdom of God. Abusers of themselves with man kind.... well, many homosexual practices lead to an earlier death so that is an abuse on the human body.
There is hope for those who have practiced homosexuality so long as they are alive with a heartbeat and a head. They can be led to the truth. 'And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.'
They can recognize the need for body and head, Christ and church for the spirit of truth to fill minds and hearts and human life. Are we not more valuable than a raven???? Instead of retaining the culture and lies in ones mind, one can absorb knowledge of the scripture and service to others instead of self. 'retain God in their knowledge, '. The more the truth is served, the less appealing the Philic culture will be in one's mind and heart. Love for JESUS the savior gives human life strength!
So to answer the question: Why are homosexual GLBT persons in a 'church' not really Christian? Even if the bible is read in that church and hymns are sung and ceremony are performed, God the father looks at inward appearance, not outward works.... Going to a church will not make a man a follower of the LORD. Filling in a membership card will not make one perform works of righteousness. The answer is that there is not LIFE possibility and there is greater tendency to be an abuser of mankind in homosexual relationship. God hates pride and sin...... They are human and free to do as they would like and I personally would still love them and love to sit down for a cup of coffee..... but when we LOVE. JESUS and his word..... we want to obey him and not our culture.
Now another topic would be why are the divorce and remarriage couples or polygamous marriages in error. One has never seen an ant with two bodies or an ant with two heads...... I rest my case.