I am a christian who lives in Germany and loves to read.
When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.
When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I believe that homosexuality is wrong. I do not hate homosexual persons, but I hate of the sexual act that homosexuals perform because I believe that it is morally wrong (in the same way, I do not hate adulterers but hate the act of adultery). I believe that homosexuality is a sin, causes harm to others and society in general, and it causes harm to ones self, body and soul.
I understand and agree that homosexuals have the right to practice homosexuality without fear of prejudice and discrimination. I also understand and agree that homosexuals have the right to practice homosexuality in the privacy of their own homes without government interference. I respect that. In turn, I hope that homosexuals will respect my right to protest the cultural acceptance of their behavior.
I have a problem with the global, societal and cultural trend towards the acceptance of homosexual relationships and behavior. There are few things more inimical to true repentance than to accept one's own sin as not sinful. My stance on gay marriage is similar. My main problem with it is that gay marriage is not about marriage per se. It is about validating a behavior that is immoral.
I know that I will offend many people with my view on this, but I believe that silence on this issue is a form of acceptance or cowardice. I will never accept homosexual relationships and behavior, no matter what the majority, the government or the world says, because I must obey God rather than man.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer - Psalm 19:14