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Whilst reading the scripture, I have come believe that being a homosexual is not sinful at all. However, the act of homosexuality, to lay with another man or woman, is not only a sin, but an abomination in God's eyes.
The term "homophobic" gets used a lot these days, often incorrectly, but there are also those whose actions are "heterophobic" in their militant advocacy for same-sex rights.
For me personally it's a matter of love whilst I don't agree with same sex relationships Jesus said to love everyone so I see it as hate the sin not the sinner and I am always very careful not to judge anyone for the same measure of judgement will be used on me. In short I don't think that I am personally homophobic I just don't agree with same sex relationships and as we have a free will to make a choice in our own lifestyle and how we live so it's not for me or anyone to judge only God can do that. So as the church is concerned we should help everyone in coming to know Jesus our lord if the church turns away from people who are living in sin then there would be a lot of empty buildings. Because we all fall short of the glory of God and to God sin is sin. In the eyes of God sin doesn't have 50 shaids of gray ,its black or white, right or wrong, holy and unholy, Christ like or unchristian.
That's my personal opinion and if I am wrong and out of line please don't hesitate to say so I'm always open to correction.
We are to hate all sin not only the sin of homosexuality, and most people forget that we are all sinners. God does not classify sin. All sin is unrighteousness in His eyes. The most common thing that I find is that most people don't think they are sinners. The Bible says that if you say you have no sin,we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.