Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How do we bring our homosexual clergy in line with the Word of God? My church has an openly gay priest. The problem is that if he doesn't recognize homosexuality as sin how can he seek repentance?
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
"Everything is permissible for me" - but not everything is beneficial. " Everything is permissible for me" - but I will not be mastered by anything. " Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"- but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh." But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
Flee from sexual Immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? you are not your own;: you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
This was from the New International Version of the Holy Bible.
Issuing the call to Christ to all people regardless of sexual identity is very important. However, the truth of God must not be withheld. It is just like the straight members of the church need to seek repentance for their shortcomings. Please let me have your views and scriptural references for this discussion.