The relationship between religion and the LGBTQ community is a complicated one, and everyone experiences it differently. It all depends on how you feel, and what you choose. However, within nearly every religious denomination there are now supportive groups that have adopted different interpretations about LGBTQ people. Question: 1. Am I going to hell if I come out as bisexual or a lesbian? Answer: It takes a lot of courage to reach out for answers.
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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
Over the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people have made significant legal and political gains in the United States, including the freedom to marry. Despite this progress, federal law does not expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in fields like employment, housing, and access to services, and fewer than half of the states offer explicit protections for LGBT people at the state level. Without these protections, LGBT people across the United States lack clear recourse and redress when they are fired, evicted, or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Against this backdrop of legal vulnerability, lawmakers who oppose marriage for same-sex couples and recent moves to advance transgender equality have led an anti-LGBT charge, pushing for, and often succeeding in getting, new laws that carve out religious exemptions for individuals who claim that compliance with particular laws interferes with their religious or moral beliefs. While LGBT equality is not the only area where exemptions have been debated—particularly as lawmakers have sought to substantially broaden exemptions related to sexual and reproductive healthcare—this report specifically examines a worrying wave of exemptions being introduced to blunt the recognition of LGBT rights across the United States.
Religious Views Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People Revealed In New Survey
Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't support legalizing same-sex marriage. But what do gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people think about religion? Ahead of expected Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's gay marriage ban, a new poll has shed light on the religious beliefs and practices of LGBT Americans, including their views on which religious groups they see as the least friendly to them.
The Vatican did not comment on the content of the book. And this mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the church," Francis was quoted as telling his interviewer. Francis is quoted in the book as commenting on a clergyman who had told him that having gays in Catholic religious housing "isn't so grave" because it's "only an expression of affection.