a new book by Bromleigh Mc Cleneghan, an associate pastor at Union Church outside of Chicago.The book is Mc Cleneghan’s attempt to free Christians from shame about having premarital or extramarital sex.And she also admits in this interview that her sexual ethics might not rule out polyamory.It’s not the kind of content that will draw traditionalists en masse.At a time when many conservative Christians are already frustrated by shifting social mores when it comes to sex, Mc Cleneghan’s book may feel antagonistic.
This is a kind of zina (adultery) because of what our scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) have said about the one who takes a tankard and drinks water from it, but he imagines that it is alcohol that he is drinking – so that water becomes haraam for him.
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. Technically, the Old Testament I believe does allude that homosexuality is a sin, but the New Testament says almost nothing at all about it. Depending on your faith, being gay or lesbian or bisexual could be considered a sin. Be yourself and don't let anyone else tell you different. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. Therefore you have the right to love whoever you want :)No. Nobody is perfect and anyone that thinks they are needs to get a serious reality check. 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.
Yet I suspect that Mc Cleneghan’s book will be persuasive to many believers who feel some cognitive dissonance when it comes to sex.
(While Christians are likely to say that avoiding sex outside of marriage is a good thing, most engage in it anyway.) For this reason, I decided to chat with her about her views on sex and why she believes the church needs to change its thinking.