British Quakers also supported the introduction of the legal status of same-sex civil partnerships in the UK, and were taken to their support of same-sex marriage with the idea that "marriage is the Lord's work and we are but witnesses". But that's another story. Surely it is the nature and quality of a relationship that matters: Auntiejason, I think your own christology needs a bit of work - you would do well to work this out for yourself, rather than suck up whatever nonsense you're fed with, like FirePrior. I have great respect for Quaker values, having taught in a Quaker school for 36 years, and probably imbibed many of those values myself over the years, particularly pacifism on which they are pretty consistent and equality of value I think they tend to fluff this one at times. Homosexual affection can be as selfless as heterosexual affection, and therefore we cannot see that it is in some way morally worse.
In the New Testament, the oneness of male and female in marriage pictures the relationship between Christ and His church Ephesians 5:
Homosexuality and Quakerism
It is the nature and quality of a relationship that matters… the same criteria seem to us to apply whether a relationship is heterosexual or homosexual. Some Friends organizations also bless unions between same-sex couples and advocate for LGBT rights in the legal and political arenas. Quakers in Australia are overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality and will celebrate same sex marriages as they would an opposite sex marriage. Retrieved from " https: As John says, in real life, the gays would have been the folks Jesus hung about with. We also observe that homosexual practice is portrayed in the Scriptures as one of the awful consequences of humanity's pursuit of idolatry. In the New Testament, the oneness of male and female in marriage pictures the relationship between Christ and His church Ephesians 5:
They issued a statement on JAN which says in part: It seems to me that you are possibly being a tad selective in which jots and tittles you consider worthy of retention. At these sessions, according to practice, we heard ministry arising out of silent worship which led us to discern the will of God for the Religious Society and record it in this minute. In Britain Yearly Meeting decided that there should be marriage equality for Lesbian and Gay couples. Matthew 9v13 Confronted with a woman brought to Him for being 'caught in the act of adultery', He chose not to condemn her, but said, 'Go and sin no more' John 8v11 This would surely be His attitude to homosexuals today.