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Church told: Get in on gay talk


Church told: Get in on gay talk

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THE CHURCH must be part of any discussion on homosexual issues and not be caught up in demonising lesbian, gay and transgender people.

That is the suggestion of visiting pastor of the United Methodist Church in New York, Rev. Dr Cecil Stone, who said people could be born gay.

“A lot of people like to say that no, you couldn’t be born that way, this is something you must have picked up from somewhere, but I argue yes, you can be and you can be because scientific research is inconclusive as to otherwise,” he said.

Stone said he was not suggesting that the homosexual being born as a homosexual was to glorify God, “but what I am saying is that we don’t know why people were born the way that they were . . . . Only God knows”.

Stone was speaking recently at Bethel Methodist Church on Bay Street, Bridgetown, during a series of seminars on Human Sexuality. (TSG)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.