do you think can the church improve its relationship with the homosexual community without compromising our belief in the truth of God's Word?
Hi Jay, as for me I believe it to be impossible for the church to improve its relationship with the homosexual community, like the rest of the sinful world it is like trying to mix oil and water together to get a balance. Yes of course we should pray for them along with the rest of the sinful world.
Romans 1:26-27 (KJV) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
As much as we would love to see these people saved, we should also be careful not to let our emotions run riot in our thinking.
God says what he means about such people and He also says what He means.
I know we may have our different views on this subject,and this is mine; they should never be excepted in any church of God's.