"I consider myself ecumenical. I use to have conflicts between religion and sexuality, but after having a chance to really study and research, have no trouble between the two. The church might have a problem, but I don't. I'm not a fundamentalist and I'm afraid that the fundamentalist have fucked up religion when it comes to interpreting the bible."
"I am a Christian and recently hoping to get closer to God. Do you have any conflicts between your religion and your sexuality? I have a conflict with openly accepting homosexuality around my family and some friends. So I'm thinking, can I not have both without betraying either parties? the parties being God and my sister and all my gay friends who I love. My beliefs are just fucked overall...*sigh* And THIS is why I don't like to think."
"Being raised catholic, most of my religious beliefs are informed by catholic dogma. I take issue with the condemning of sexual orientation. There are no conflicts directly related to me as far as my sexuality is concerned, but bigotry pisses me off."
"I'm an atheist: the kneejerk is to say there's no conflict. But there is: I don't believe in any kind of a god, divine plan, deeper spiritual meaning to everything that happens, etc. I believe life is common, replete, and disposable. One of our basic instincts is to fuck; love happens, but the drive to fuck is extraordinary because of the necessity of the species to procreate (love is probably a biproduct that ensures offspring and weaker members of a species are protected and not eaten). Monogamy is a social construction that is most likely archaic; adultery is as much of a part as marriage as the vows and paperwork. As a bisexual, my desire for women will never go away and to think that I could be monogamous to a man, never fall in love with someone else, is childish. All of this is my "religion". Yet, I love my fiancé and don't want anyone else (even during threesomes) and for the first time in my life I want monogamy and I don't want fucking. Therein lies the conflict."
"[I'm] Wiccan. So far, I have come across no barriers. There is a rite (the grand rite) where the high priest and priestess become intimate as a show of the male and female energies coming together to be whole force, but I am not a high priestess. "
" was raised in the baptist church, but no longer attend church and I use the excuse of working retail, so I don't have to think about it. For years I was a member of MCC Lubbock, but those days are long gone, and I have no desire to go there at all. I used to think I was going to hell because of my homosexuality, but I no longer believe that."
"Technically I'm a baptized Christian and confirmed Episcopalian. HAHAHA! Yea, really I'm a mix of everything. I believe the VERY basic Christian principles, but those are also the basic principles of most religions...be as good a person as you can be because you will have to pay for it some way if you don't. I guess my basic believe is Karma."
"I grew up as a Lutheran but I rejected that church at a young age for various reasons. I have now found a spirituality not based on organized religion that allows me to embrace the Eastern philosophy that sexuality can bring one closer to the ecstasy that is the nature of the higher powers of the universe."
"I'm about 85% sure there is a God, but other than that I don't really know. I think if God exists then he definitely has a sense of humor. I constantly have conflicts about religion and sexuality. I even quit going to church during Phallus Pan. I felt like I was being judged and I was tired of pretending that I actually gave a damn. I still haven't gone back, but I don't feel very conflicted about it. I guess I'm just trying to figure out what I believe in."
"I was upset for awhile about losing my virginity since I am a strong Christian, but I'm over it now. My God is a forgiving God. He understands that we make mistakes."
"I think I had to leave religion behind to relieve the conflict between it and my sexuality. I was a Christian, which is so odd to say, because I don’t think I would completely divorce myself from the faith. The concepts and ideas that I based every action of my life on for 22 years have not completely left me. There is a residue on my thoughts and morality that might never leave. It doesn’t manifest itself in my actions, but in my regret of certain choices. When you grow up being told, no matter how loving, that if you don’t believe this certain way that hell is a consequence, you tend to take a pause before you reject that belief. So, I paused for years, thinking that it was Jesus or men, and that was the choice I had to make. I tried to pray the gay away, a futile exercise as far as I am concerned. Once I finally did come out it was also strange to me that it was a forgone conclusion that I had completely left Christianity, and though maybe I had left to a degree, to some I might have well become a Satanist. But sadly for them I went one step further; I became a democrat."