2. Do your beliefs start with certainty about the authority of Scripture, or do they start with certainty about your "sexual orientation"?
From the many stories I have read about professing "gay Christians" (by which I'm referring to those who claim to follow Jesus and practice homosexuality at the same time), a common theme was that they struggled to understand the Word, feeling that the Scriptures were not as clear on these issues as they had once felt. But they were sure about their "sexual orientation," and that became their primary point of reference. (I put "sexual orientation" in quotes because it is actually a relatively recent concept and one that is subject to different understandings.)
This means that there is a real possibility that you have interpreted the Word in light of your deeply rooted same-sex desires and attractions rather than starting with the Word and letting the Word interpret you. (I get into this in more detail in Can You Be Gay and Christian?)
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