HOMOSEXUALITY The Hot Issue of the 90's Only the very naive can avoid this volatile social issue currently raging in the United States. Even more than abortion, it will confront the church throughout this generation. Political sanctions will be imposed on institutions that refuse to hire homosexuals; homosexuals will probably have their "place at the table" with civil recognition of same-sex marriages; under the heading of "pluralism," all forms of sexual expression will be considered valid; those who contract AIDS through homosexual contact will still be role models; more denominations will revise their exegesis of biblical passages to allow for homosexual relationships; and people who otherwise take the Bible seriously will leave churches that call homosexuality "sin." Certainly, throughout its history the Church has faced persecution and criticism from the world, but at no time has the Church so frequently been denounced as "evil" for upholding what appear to be biblical principles.
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