We looked at the usual Biblical passages where male homosexuality is mentioned. The writers of the Old Testament see it as as “an abomination” of the same seriousness as wearing mixed fibre clothes or eating shell fish.
The New Testament could not shed much light on our discussion – St Paul gave us his viewpoint, Jesus was silent.
We could find no mention of female homosexuality –maybe its hinted at in Romans 1.26.
Then onto the Church of England’s bishops statement Issues in Human Sexuality which in some ways links into the title of this blog. This Statement requires clergy who are homosexual to refrain from physical expression of their sexuality.
We felt it odd that homosexual Anglican clergy are required to be “eunuchs for Christ’s sake” (Matthew 19.10) when there is (rightfully) provision made in other circumstances where folk may find themselves unable to live to exacting standards.
What do you think? Comments welcomed.