The following is my contribution to discussion here (where I am banned from contributing):
Homosexuals NEED to be accepted by the church as long as there is no compromise on the fact that homosexual relationships and acts are sin leading to death – JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER SIN.
Those who find themselves attracted to people of their own gender who recognise they cannot give into that attraction are no different to the heterosexual who finds someone else’s spouse attractive but recognises the sinfulness of allowing lustful thoughts.
It’s where they allow that attraction to take them that is the issue.
Instead of condemnation and rejection, ALL people struggling with temptation need help and support to deal with their situation. Deliverance from lusts in their various forms is not always instantaneous – there can be a daily struggle, whether they are sexual lusts (related to either sex) or the lust of greed or covetousness.
It’s time for Christians to stop condemning people with struggles that have never personally affected them and time to start examining themselves to see where THEIR OWN struggle with sin lies.
As a balance to some of the views at that link I recommend this testimony: