Toon Trooper: what does Christianity represent to you? Really what does it mean to be Christian? To have love in your heart? To be accepting of those who may seem strange or different? It certainly isn't either of those
Baby Benjamin: It means to be someone who believes Jesus is the Messiah, the only way to be saved. Someone who calls upon His name and believes that He is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. A person who truly believes this will over time become more and more like Him.They will demonstrate love (sacrifice), joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, long suffering, and self control. They will manifest this on a regular basis. They will fail occasionally from being in the flesh at times. It overall will have consistency in these things thanks to the Holy Spirit (God) living inside of them.
Toon Trooper: so why do you believe being gay is a sin if you're preaching about love, kindness, and peace? What, in your mind, is wrong with loving someone of the same sex?
Baby Benjamin: Hey, thanks for asking that question in such a genuine way. I can tell your truly wondering.The answer is only given in the same context as all sin. The truth is this. All humans have chosen darkness (they have all lied, stolen things, fantasize about lust, had horrible thoughts of hatred, murder, dishonored our parents, and used Gods name as a curse word.) You and I and everyone has done this. Not because we are human but because we wanted to, we all literally chosen darkness and have a fake illusion of righteousness (we think we are good, but we are not) again we all have told countless lies etc. etc. So everyone hates God once given the choice. God is so Holy that if anyone full of sin approaches Him they will die.
God therefore having a great love for humans, became one Himself (Jesus) and He took the death penalty off of us by dieing on the cross. He had no sins of His own so the grave could not hold Him. He rose from the dead and promises all who believe in Him they too will rise from the dead and live forever and through Him can approach the throne of God. So even if homosexuality was not a sin all will still perish and die and be lost forever.So homosexuality is just another manifestation of hatred for God and His ways. Try to wrap around that, if all people who engage in sex with the same sex suddenly woke up to a world where the bible did not call it a sin, it still wouldn't address the lies, theft, blasphemy, hatred, etc. People hate God in the natural state (once given the choice to obey Him)
This is a heart issue. God said if you just come to Jesus and ask Him to forgive you for hating His ways and His righteousness, He will forgive you or anyone and instantly send the Holy Spirit to be inside of that person. The Holy Spirit will then teach you about God and keep you from having a heart that hates Him. You may be tempted and do things you regret but over the rest of your life, you will be a new creature and will be saved. So the question of homosexuality being a sin is irrelevant, however it's the same as all sin. People in their natural state want to decide what is good and bad and reject God for telling them otherwise, again points back to the heart.
At the heart you want to dedicate and right your own book of morality, perfectly tailored to your own desires just like the rest of us. Humble yourself and eternal life is yours.
Toon Trooper: how is it a form of hate? Because God told people not to do it? Why? What is wrong with it? We all know why murder, stealing, lying, etc. is wrong. Those things hurt people or can lead to people being hurt. Homosexuality hurts no one.
Baby Benjamin: The answer as to exactly why is not known by me. I can only speculate and that's not guaranteed to be true if I give you my speculated answer. Remeber the issue is the same as all sin. Some societies think murder is ok (Nazi, Stalin, Gangus Khan) some think raoe is ok (Many nations including the U.S. [During slavery]) the point is the same. You are crafting your own form of right and wrong and cling to it tightly. The same is true for all of us. Your claim all know "cyz" is wrong is not true obviously by history. Right and wrong is subjective unless a supreme (ultimate) God says it is. And this truth makes all of us in our natural state hate God. We just cant stand He gets to decide what is right and wrong. So much so we demand answers. We feel in our natural state entitled to know why so we can judge the rule, because again we feel we are our own right and wrong moderators. This is the crux and the great dilemma and why we are all doomed without Jesus. The truth is God is good and know one else, and that statement infuriates the natural mind. And since He alone is good only he can set our paths straight.