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Churches Address Issues Surrounding Homosexuality

Most churches have official stances as well as organizations with an opposing view. This is particularly true of the more conservative churches. We will attempt to gather information here to reflect the spectrum of views represented. We would appreciate your sending us information regarding your church, including URLs, using the contact information in the left navigation bar.


Alliance Church

(Christian and Missionary Alliance Church)




Baptist Pastor Robert Griffith, Orange, NSW, Australia, dares to address the subject of homosexuality in his sermon, Homosexualty - a Christian Perspective.

Calvary Chapel


The Catholic church makes a distinction between a homosexual orientation and homosexual behavior. See Homosexuality at, which states, among other things, that ""Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection."

Also see The Sixth Commandment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

2357: "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, [140] tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."[141] They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."

2358: "The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition."

Other Catholic Supporting Sites

Dreadnought -  Blog by Australian Journalist John Heard.


Christian Reformed

Church of Christ

Church of God

Evangelical Free Church

Evangelical Missionary


Jehovah's Witness

Latter-day Saints



Mennonite Brethren








Salvation Army

Seventh-day Adventist

The official Seventh-day Adventist view is reflected at, including specific references to official statements. The resources below are probably equally valuable for all conservative Christians.

In a thoughtful article, Insight editor Christopher Blake looks at possibilities of Redeeming Our Sad Gay Situation

Seventh-day Adventist Pastor John McLarty explores a searching question in "What Would Jesus Say to Homosexuals?"

Way back in 1996 a couple of issues of Ministry magazine, the international journal of the Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association, addressed topics surrounding homosexuality. They are still relevant today.

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
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

Ministry is published by the Review & Herald Publishing Association
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Articles are published on this web site by permission of Ministry magazine editors

United Church of Canada


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