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Ref. 49:
This reference is to page 21 of the Aug.-Oct. 2006 issue of Gyro.  It has a side-by-side comparison of two different interpretations of the Bible with respect to the acceptability of a homosexual lifestyle as a Christian.  Translated into your language it reads (in part):  

Three passages in the New Testament talk negatively about homosexual relationships (Rom.1:26-27; 1 Cor.6:9-10 and 1 Tim.1:10)  It is described as a consequence of man turning away from God and the creation order, and a person who wants to inherit the Kingdom of God must not live in active homosexuality.  The laws governing Holiness in Leviticus 18:22 prohibit among other things homosexual acts……

When Paul writes about ‘unnatural’ acts in Rom. 1:26-27 and about fornication in 1 Cor.6:9-10 it is, according to one interpretation, because it was then common for older men to take sexual advantage of young boys, and we are therefore dealing with homosexual prostitution instead of homosexual relationships.  One interpretation is that the stories in Acts 10-11 is a pattern of how to expand the limits of Christian Fellowship by the Spirit of God being poured out over those who had been considered unclean up to that point. The argument is that the gay-Christians of our times correspond to the acceptance of heathen-Christians in the Bible.  If we were to follow the laws regarding homosexuality in the Old Testament, then we would also have to prohibit tattooing and mandate circumcision.  Paul writes in 1 Cor.11:14 that ‘Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?...’ This passage of scripture, most people suggest, is an example of how Paul was influenced by the society in his days, and is not an opinion we must have today.  The same thing could be applied to homosexuality.

It is noteworthy that nothing in the article suggests which interpretation is the correct (Biblical) interpretation.  Nothing else, for that matter, in this issue of Gyro tells about which lifestyle is the Christian lifestyle.  Not even which lifestyle is to be preferred.
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