As Jesism has become more widespread, we’re getting more questions about our “official” stance on certain issues. One is about LGBTQ issues, since the more traditional Jesus people tend to be so conflicted on the issue. So we wanted to address that question here today.
Our view is that there is no issue as far as we are concerned. We believe that everyone can be who they want to be when it comes to their gender and sexual identity. And we believe that other people really don’t need to have an opinion about others gender or sexual identities.
If the Bible says anything about sexuality and gender, such as in Leviticus, we believe that it is only the opinion of the writers based on the culture of their day. Jesus was never recorded as having spoke about it, so it must not have been a big thing to him. If someone has pressing concerns with another persons gender or sexual identity, we believe that it means they could benefit from growing deeper in their spirituality, theology, and world view.
Wondering why another label and “ism”? See the Answer to Question #4 here…
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