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Anthony Venn-Brown
Joined in 2005
October 30, 2009, 16:30

On our new website we will have a page of FAQ’s

This will be in a simple question answer format.

think for a moment ….if you were a closeted gay man/lesbian in a church or had to leave your church because of your sexual orientation…….and knew very little about these things what questions would you like to ask about:

1. homosexuality itself

2. homosexuality and Christianity

3. freedom 2 b[e]

the questions need to be simple…something people can scan and read in few minutes. Eg

1. Can I be a Christian and gay?

2. Is homosexuality a choice?

3. Doesn’t the bible condemn homosexuality?

What would be your top 12? Please post them in order of importance the most important being No. 1.

looking forward to seeing what you come up with…..thanks for your help

Joined in 2007
October 30, 2009, 17:36

My top 12 would be:

1. What does the Bible really say?

2. Where can I go to receive loving support?

3. How/when do I tell my parents/friends/pastor that I am gay?

4. Can I be gay and still be a Christian?

5. Are there any accepting/affirming organizations in my area?

6. Does God still love me, even though I am gay?

7. What should I do if I feel it’s all too much to cope with?

8. Is Homosexuality a choice?

9. What should I say to people who tell me this is just a phase?

10. How can I help my gay/lesbian friend/child/parent?

11. How can I be loving while I still assert my need to be accepted?

12. Will Freedom2be expect me to embrace a particular belief system or social network?

Joined in 2008
October 30, 2009, 21:36

Here’s my contribution;

1. Is it OK to be gay and a Christian?

2. What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?

3. When is the best time to tell my family or friends that I’m gay?

4. What does Freedom2b[e] believe in?

5. Am I expected to be celibate if I am a gay Christian?

6. Are there any other gay support organisations in my area?

7. What is the difference between sexual preference and sexual orientation?

8. What support can I give to a gay or lesbian family member or friend?

9. What do you think of so-called ‘ex-gay’ Christian ministries?

10. Which counselling services does Freedom2b[e] recommend?

11. Will my salvation be jeopardised if I am gay or lesbian?

12. What is your stand on gay marriage?

Joined in 2007
October 30, 2009, 22:33

oh, those are really good!

Anthony Venn-Brown
Joined in 2005
October 31, 2009, 12:44

good questions…….who else would like to add some more… dont have to come up with a list……just one or two or three would be fine.

Anthony Venn-Brown
Joined in 2005
November 4, 2009, 10:03

I’ll be working on this in the next few days before I head off to the US…….does anyone else have any suggestions.

Ann Maree
Joined in 2008
November 8, 2009, 19:29

Hi Avb

Not sure if you still want more questions. The ones listed are excellent. The only one I thought to perhaps add is:

What do other religions/spiritual faiths say about homosexuality?

Although this site is for those from pentecostal/evangelical Christian backgrounds, making this the main consideration of focus for faith dilemmas, there are also some of us who have integrated other faiths into our spirituality.


Ann Maree

Joined in 2009
November 27, 2009, 23:43

1. What moral framework exists for the gay Christian?

2. In what circumstance is it moral for a gay Christian to express their love physically (sex) with a partner?

3. How does the gay Christian respond to churches that believe homosexual behaviour is a sin? (in the context of being a leader / holding a ministry position and getting kicked out)

4. How can I be most effective in reaching out to other gay Christians?

Ok, well they may not be FAQ’s, but they are the questions burning on my heart right now at this time of my life. Feel free to answer any of them now if you want 🙂

Ann Maree
Joined in 2008
November 28, 2009, 13:48


These are excellent questions.

I’m not sure I have any answers but think it would be really good to have responses available in relation to those who think it’s a sin, not so much to prove anything to them but just to feel OK within the self.

I believe in love, holding firm to the knowledge that God can’t be against that since He is love. I also think that if some Christians and others were as committed to loving people as they are to delving into controversial issues, then these sorts of questions and the pain of rejection for GLBTIQ people would never need to come up.

I don’t mind if others have different points of view as long as they can put differences aside in order to maintain a focus on love. I think that any belief or idea that interferes or distracts from love, in myself or others, needs to be looked and questioned.

Good to see you here, JJ. 🙂

Ann Maree

Joined in 2008
December 14, 2009, 14:47

Hey Anthony

The FAQ section is already looking so good, congrats!!!

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