The blessing of same-sex marriages and same-sex unions is an issue about which Christian churches are in ongoing disagreement. Traditionally Christianity teaches that homosexual acts are gravely sinful and that marriage can only exist two persons of the opposite sex. These disagreements are primarily centered on the interpretation of various scripture passages related to homosexuality , sacred Tradition , and in some churches on varying understandings of homosexuality in terms of psychology , genetics and other scientific data. While various Church bodies have widely varying practices and teachings, individual Christians of every major tradition are involved in practical orthopraxy discussions about how to respond to the issue. Those Christians and churches which support blessing of same-sex unions do so from several perspectives:. In , the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams , asked the Lambeth Commission on Communion to produce a report looking into the legal and theological implications flowing from decisions related to homosexuality that were apparently threatening the Anglican Communion, including decisions relating to the blessing of same-sex unions.
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Pastor John MacArthur has said it's "deadly" to allow people to define themselves as gay, because "God didn't hardwire anybody" to be attracted to the same sex, and shared his thoughts on whether people who identify as "gay and Christian" will go to Heaven. The famed pastor and radio host was asked: "If one holds on to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, however is gay, will he enter the Kingdom of Heaven knowing that we are all sinners saved by grace? That's like saying, 'You know, I keep robbing banks, but I'm a robber. I'm a bank robber. What am I gonna do? He added: "Are there certain kind of impulses that lead people in that direction?
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Some Christian denominations do not consider homosexuality or transgender identity to be sins. These include entire religious denominations , as well as individual churches and congregations. Additionally, some denominations which are not LGBT-affirming have member-organized groups which are not officially sanctioned by the denomination. There are also ecumenical or para-church programmes that are explicitly outreaches to LGBT people, but do not identify with any particular faith tradition or denomination. Today some Christian denominations are accepting of homosexuality and transgender identity and inclusive of homosexual and transgender people, such as the United Church of Christ and the Metropolitan Community Church.
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