It is no wonder that a Gallup representative noted "LGBT individuals do no feel welcomed into communities whose doctrine does not support any kind of non-heterosexual relationship." The word of God convicts the sinner. Homosexuality is a sin. The LGBT individual is confusing the doctrine of the church with the Word of God.
The Word of God says that homosexuality is a sin. There is no church greater than God whereby the doctrine of the church would trump the Word of God. It is very hard if not impossible for a person, living a life of sin, to feel comfortable in a church setting where the Word of God is spoken without reservation. If the world understood this they would also understand what it is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Religion Unimportant to Most LGBT Americans
... who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are much less likely to be religious than non-LGBT Americans, according to a new Gallup poll.
Just less than half of LGBT Americans said religion is important in their daily lives, compared with about two-thirds of non-LGBT Americans. Moreover, about 40 percent of non-LGBT adults identified themselves as highly religious, compared with just 24 percent of LGBT adults. LGBT Americans were much more likely to identify as not religious at all: 47 percent considered themselves not religious, compared with just 30 percent of non-LGBT Americans.
Participants were categorized as "highly religious" if they said religion played an important role in their day-to-day life and they attended a religious service every week, according to Gallup. A person was considered "not religious" if they said religion is not important in their daily life and they seldom or never attended any religious service, according to Gallup. "Moderately religious" people reported that religion is important to them but they do not regularly attend services.
Gallup representatives pointed out that LGBT people may be more likely to live in areas where religion is less common, and more likely to adopt the same mind-set and practices of others in the area.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Presbyterian Church voted to allow ministers to marry LGBT couples if their state has legalized same-sex marriage. If religious communities continue to become more accepting, the religious gap between LGBT and non-LGBT individuals may close, Gallup representatives said.
NOTE: More accepting of SIN!