"Christians in the past tended to see same-sex behavior as a vice of excess like gluttony or drunkenness, not as a sexual orientation that can be expressed in loving, committed ways. So Christians don't have to reject their faith's tradition in order to accept same-sex relationships."
When women are speaking at great length, men tend to tune them out. Now men have a scientific excuse. Female voices, a new study finds, are more complex than male voices, making men's brains work harder when listening to them. The shape and size of female vocal cords and larynx lead women to speak with a greater range of sound frequencies than men. Women also have more natural melody in their voices. Listening to female voices activates the auditory center of a man's brain, which must analyze the different sounds at the same time he's interpreting the words. Men process other male voices in a different portion of the brain. The study also helps explain why people who hear voices generally only hear male voices, British researcher Michael Hunter tells Discovery.com. "The brain would find it much harder to create a false female voice accurately than a false male voice."
For centuries the Bible has been used to justify treating GLBTQ people badly, whether rejection by church, family and friends or bullying, taunting, discrimination, violence, even murder. Yet, it hasn't always been that way.
"A millennium ago, Western society was rather indifferent to homosexuality and even supportive of it. A gay subculture thrived. Clerics and nuns wrote lover letters and poetry to one another. All of Europe delighted in the romance of Richard the Lion Hearted of England and Philip, the king of France. Students at the newly founded Christian universities regularly debated the pros and cons of straight versus gay love. And no law codes in Europe (except in Visigoth Spain) included prohibitions of homosexual acts." "What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality," Daniel A. Helminiak, Ph.D