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Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality 
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Pastoral Perspectives

Overcoming Prejudice Against Homosexuals
by Christopher Blake is recommended reading for heterosexuals.
The Two Debtors
Which kind of debtor are you?
Sins of Sodom
Who's right in identifying these -- conservative Adventists or gay theologians? Or is it neither?
Calling Sin by Its Right Name
Do we know how to do it biblically?
What is an Abomination to God? 
Through a comprehensive study of the word "abomination" in the KJV we find its true meaning and avoid misapplying it.
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?
Do we know how to apply this oft-repeated principle in a biblical manner? Do we really love gay Adventists?
A Balanced View of Homosexuality
We think that's what the Bible promotes -- neither a change of sexual orientation nor permission of gay sex.
Counsel to the Christian Daughter of a Gay Dad
A daughter's question crystallizes the conservative Christian's dilemma in relating to the homosexuality of loved ones.

Hope for Gay Adventists

Good News for Gay Adventists
Yes, there really is good news for gay  Adventists!
Gay Adventist -- An Oxymoron? 
Is it possible to be both gay and a faithful Adventist?
I'm a Gay Adventist - So What Are My Options?
Are there options between the two extremes of orientation change and indulging in gay sex? We think there are ...
Suicide --Afraid to Ask?
For someone you know, this article could mean the difference between life and death. By Ralph Seland.
Is Suicide an Option?
Some questions to ask. By Ralph Seland.
Fear Has a Passkey
But Jesus says, "Fear not."
By Ralph Seland.
How Many Dollars Have You Sinned?
Does the story of Mary and Simon have something to say to us? By Ralph Seland
Do You Feel Forgiven? by Ralph Seland
Thought-provoking article about suicidal despair,  false guilt, real guilt and forgiveness..

Sexual Orientation

How Do People Become Gay?
Is a homosexual orientation the result of choices in life? Are there biological causes?
Change Ministries 
Should Christian gay people be encouraged to change their sexual orientation?
If Opposites Attract, Why Same-Sex Attraction
Tim Wilkins addresses this conundrum. (Off-site, opens in new window)
Change Ministries Revisited
Is heterosexuality a holier orientation than homosexuality? Should homosexuals strive to become heterosexual? You be the judge.
Somewhere in the Middle
Perhaps that describes you -- neither completely straight nor completely gay?
What About Gays' Need to Change? It May Not Be What You Think
A thought-provoking article by Tim Wilkins (Off-site, opens in new window)
Preaching on Homosexuality
Several years ago I spoke to 1,400 church-goers representing more than two dozen churches. Filling an auditorium to capacity and spilling into an overflow area ... more
Redeeming Our Sad Gay Situation

1992 article by Christopher Blake, former editor of Insight, which we feel it is still relevant today. Because of its length, the article is supplied in several parts. Click here for the first part. For a printer-friendly version (all one long file), click here.

What Would Jesus Say to Homosexuals?
Seventh-day Adventist Pastor John McLarty explores this searching question.
What the Incarnation Teaches Us About Reaching the Homosexual
John the Apostle wrote "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.".. more
What Your 1st Question Says About You
When helping people who hurt, homosexual or otherwise, our questions reveal a lot about what we consider important... more
Are we asking the right questions? Homosexuality and the church
In an April 2008 survey of Americans and their views on homosexuality. One question asked was “If you were considering visiting or joining a church... more

Articles in Ministry, the journal of the Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association.

As far back as 1996 the journal for our ministers advocated a compassionate view towards homosexuality -- even though this compassion didn't spread to everyone, not even all Adventist ministers.

July 1996 Issue:

Dealing with Aids
by Bruce Moyer
AIDS: Fear and Compassion
by Harvey A. Elder, M.D.
AIDS and the Church in Africa
by Saleem A. Farag and Joel N. Musvosvi
AIDS: Wrestling With Fear and Grief
by Millie White
The Crisis of Suicide  
by Vern R. Andress
AIDS and Adventist Youth
by Gary L. Hopkins, Joyce W. Hopp, Helen P. Hopp, Christine Neish, and Gayle Rhoads
November 1996 Issue:
First Glance
introductory article by J. D Eva
A Homosexual in My Congregation?  
by Kate McLaughlin
Christians and the Homosexual
by J. Grant. Swank Jr.
Do You Pray for Gays?  
by Julia Vernon
Compassion - An Alternative Lifestyle
by John C. Cress
Homosexuality: Establishing a Christian Backdrop for Pastoral Care  
by Thomas E. Schmidt
A Cry from the Valley of Death
by Bruce Moyer
Caring in the Age of Aids
by James A. Cress

Also see the Adventist Position Statements on Homosexuality.

  Support for gay Adventists, aAdventist Christian homosexual, married men and women, gay and lesbian celibate Seventh-day Adventist Christians, gay and lesbian homosexual 7th day Adventists, as well as bisexual or bi-sexual Adventists and lesbi-gay SDAs. Encouragement and support for celibate SDA gays and lesbians who uphold chastity in celibacy. The love of God is the best remedy for homosexuality. Jesus loves gays and lesbians!