Is being gay or lesbian or bisexual a sin?

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positiveWhisper24 - Expert in LGBTQ+
March 14th, 2015 12:07am
No. It is OK to be any of those things, and you will not "burn in hell" or anything like that. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender is who we are, and it is not necessarily something we can choose or change about ourselves. Some faiths believe that it is a sin to identify as one of those things, but at a closer look, you'll find that there are LGBT people of all faiths and religions, even practicing.
PFunk99
October 9th, 2015 3:32am
I have wrestled with this question a lot. I am a Christian and a Bi male. I have found that looking into the context of Bible verses used to condemn us, has helped me understand that is NOT a sin to be LBGTQ or whatever label you identify with.
Hayward1998
March 14th, 2015 9:29am
No, i am a lesbian and it is far from a sin to love someone of the same sex. I believe in equality, i believe love is love. you can love anyone. you cant help the way you feel or who you fall for. its who you are and you should never change that and never be ashamed of that.
RadioSnooze
October 9th, 2015 4:00pm
People can be so hard on our community. Some people might believe it is, but remember that these people are just following what's been written down in a book that has been translated hundreds of times. Some people don't understand that being something other than straight isn't a choice, and it's been a constant thing since the beginning of time. If you are christian and belive in god, i promise that he will love you and care for you no matter what your gender or sexuality is. God is meant to be a peacful man, not someone who creates beings and makes them suffer for being who they were made to be.
Randy1
April 8th, 2015 3:54pm
This is a complicated question and depends entirely on whether or not you belong to a Church that follows the New Testament or one that prefers the Old Testament. "Sin" is by definition a religious word. Technically, the Old Testament I believe does allude that homosexuality is a sin, but the New Testament says almost nothing at all about it. Lots of religious people like to cherry pick verses from the Bible to fit their warped view of the world, but if we took the entire Old Testament into account, pretty much everything we do is a sin. Tattoos are a sin. Working on Saturday is a sin. The list goes on and on. but then Jesus Christ came along and died for us and forgave us our sins, so I'd like to think that no, in point of fact, it is not a sin, though fanatics may tell you otherwise.
Brittneym101
May 21st, 2015 10:35am
Being gay, lesbian or bisexual is a sin in the terms of the Bible, but that doesn't mean that God loves you any less you are still one of his children/creations and he is one person that will never disown you no matter what. However, we can't help who or what we fall for. Sometimes we just have to go with what's in our hearts and trust me nobody, not even the holiest of the holiest live their daily lives by the Bible so don't stress yourself out over it. Nobody is perfect and anyone that thinks they are needs to get a serious reality check. Never be afraid to be yourself.
charmingApple31
September 21st, 2015 1:31am
Not at all! Being part of the LGBT+ Community makes this answer very easy. It's kind of scary to think that some people might say yes.
insightfulApricot11
January 10th, 2016 3:59am
Depending on your faith, being gay or lesbian or bisexual could be considered a sin. However, it is a thing that you can not change about yourself, and you can be these things and also be faithful to your religion. You are the one to decide what is right in your life, and what makes you happy, so make it count.
Anonymous
June 7th, 2015 10:31am
Of course not! It's nature. If it's wrong for people to be gay, bi, lesbian, ect., then really wouldn't Jesus Christ have been wrong to forgive prostitutes and thieves and invite them to dinner?
rubyjenni123
October 8th, 2015 9:58pm
no. its not. love is love.
heartfulTurtle52
September 21st, 2015 1:20am
No. Being any part of the LGBT society is not a sin. I believe in being true to yourself. Be yourself and don't let anyone else tell you different. Being gay or bisexual is who you are. You can't and shouldn't change.
Freyja
August 25th, 2015 6:45am
This depends. Some people who are Christian or Catholic believe it is, but in reality it definitely is not. Being in love is not a sin in the Bible. It is, in fact, encouraged. Therefore you have the right to love whoever you want :)
Sempiternal199
January 22nd, 2015 6:40am
Of course it's not a sin. Liking someone of the same sex is just as natural and normal as someone liking the opposite sex.
justanotherhuman8
October 12th, 2015 2:45pm
Absolutely not, no one should accuse people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community for being sinners, being gay or anything else is totally fine and natural, it's a person's choice and everyone must respect it!
summerUndecided847
July 27th, 2015 7:25am
No, God loves you exactly the way you are and wants you to be happy as long as you're not hurting anyone, which you're not.
Anonymous
April 4th, 2016 2:28am
Not at all. You love who you love, and if there is a God up there, he should accept and love you for who you are.
Max1997
April 23rd, 2016 1:05am
In my book, No. And that is the same for the majority of the people in the Western world. Live the life you want to live and embrace yourself.
Aayla
June 19th, 2018 10:28pm
"Sin" is a concept that means different things for different religions and moral perspectives. I know there is a lot of prejudice about it. But I would like you to reflect on one thing: loving someone of the same sex does not hurt or damage anyone. How could a relationship with two men or two women harm people in any way? The people involved with the relationship experience love just like all people do, and people outside the relationship aren't affected in any way by it. How can something that doesn't harm anyone and makes two people experience the beautiful power of love be a sin?
neverletlifetakeyourspark
April 2nd, 2015 6:54am
Absoluetly not! Most people are right handed, does that make left-handers a sin? No! Not everyone is the same. We all have different interests.
WhitneysSafeSpace
May 29th, 2015 4:49am
The short answer to that is no, it's not a sin. The slightly longer answer is that each person is influenced about how they personally feel about it by outside sources like friends, family, and religion and each person develops their own opinion of if it is a sin or not. Current research has actually dis-proven most of the arguments against it, but this is really something you have to form your own opinion about.
Luvnbeast
May 16th, 2017 7:40pm
I think the idea of being gay or any other orientation is a natural evolution. The idea of sin was invented by miserable savages, who had very limited thinking capacity, and thought they were magically inspired by a divine being whenever they had a thought. Also there is no real evidence for any god, except in the minds of the ignorant that refuse to open their eyes and let go of their invisible delusions in the face of solid evidence. So the answer is as long as it does not harm any other life form, and you can share something special, then how dare some ignorant buffoon call this bad or evil?!
EmberT
June 3rd, 2015 12:31pm
No. If you believe in a god, remember that he created you this way. The bible actually doesn't say much about being gay, lesbian or bisexual, there are conflicting opinions about the Sodom/Gomorrah thing.
ChelsieMaria
August 10th, 2015 6:09pm
No, love is love and no one can hate you for that. God accepts everyone for who they are whether you're part of the LGBTQ+ community or not. You have to accept yourself and once you do that god too, will accept you.
Anonymous
August 31st, 2015 11:37pm
No, as a bisexual I am inclined to say that it is not. Although in some religions and people with extremists beliefs think that it is a sin. However God loves all his children so we're safe y'all don't worry.
autumnfrost
September 8th, 2015 7:18pm
Some people believe so, but there are people of every religion who don't agree. There are churches/mosques/temples that are accepting of LGBTQ+ people, they just might be harder to find, especially in smaller cities.
glowingpeace18339
October 8th, 2015 4:58pm
Not at all. The "burning in hell" thing that some people say isn't true, and you should just be you and love yourself and anyone you want to. Anyone can be themselves, it's not a sin at all:)
energizingHeart55
January 18th, 2016 11:10pm
Not a sin at all. It is perfectly acceptable to be who you choose to be and what you want to be. There is not enough love in this world and the more that we can spread, the more that we can give.
waterfakeplants
January 26th, 2016 12:48am
No. You are who you are and you should never be ashamed of that. Some people believe that it is a sin but that doesnt make it true
Anonymous
April 5th, 2015 5:18am
Here's something to put into perspective: Are you going to let go of love that you can engulf yourself in and not enjoy your life like you deserve to? Love is one thing that keeps a lot of us moving, why deprive yourself of it just because someone/something considers it to be a sin. Feel free to love as much as you want, it's one of the few things that define our humanity. Let's not limit it :)
Erynn
April 11th, 2015 5:09am
That's something you're going to have to decide for yourself. It will vary depending on the individual and faith. There are certainly religious groups that believe gay is a sin, and there are many who believe it is not. There are even some faiths that believe believe in god(s) and/or goddess(es) who love people of the same or multiple gender(s).