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I really like Arch Bishop Tutu's definition of salvation. Growing up I was always taught that we were saved from something like sin or hell which eventually brought me to a crisis of faith; a crisis that probably could have been avoided if I had been taught this definition instead.

I think it is interesting to see how odd the argument for and against LGBT ordination is. Looking at the quote from the Book of Order, it says "non-celibate unmarried persons" can be ordained, which I would think would include single, sexually active heterosexuals. The interpretation of the Bible I grew up with (and now reject) would say that this is just as much sin as homosexuality but it seems that nobody is saying anything about it. I think that it is indicative that the debate is really whether we are willing to accept those who are different or not. It is the difference that makes us uncomfortable, not the "sin".