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"I have double minority status, as a gay and a Christian. I live on a low salary, like most pastors," Nakamura said.

In the Bible it states: A man shall not lie down with a man.

So how can you call yourself Christian?

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Would you allow man to entry and use the female Onsen ? Would it be classed as discrimination?? 10% gay society in Japan. Wrong more like 1 in 1000. Go your hardest and take one for the rainbow brigade. Respect.

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Japan as a large onsen culture. 99% of onsen are segregated man only women only. You are not allow in the onsen with your married partner but if your gay couple you are allow. So what is the answer allowed couple or what. This Is a big part of Japanese culture and has the gay community taken this into accounts. No they don’t care because they only care about their own culture. Sorry gays but it will not happen in Japan.

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 he presents as a man but feels he exudes both female and male energies. He calls himself gender-gifted.

Ii call himself someone with mental problems. Hello, biology 101: there is men and women. That's it. And no, you cannot enter women space such as lockers, bathrooms and sports because you exude, feel, think it believe you are a woman.

Dress however you please.

Call yourself whatever you like.

Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.

Live your best life in peace and security.

But do no erase facts.

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"I have double minority status, as a gay and a Christian. I live on a low salary, like most pastors," Nakamura said.

In the Bible it states: A man shall not lie down with a man.

So how can you call yourself Christian?

This entirely ignorant of religious history should refrain from commenting so boldly on the matter.

Leviticus was written gradually over a long time by multiple writers. Most biblical scholars believe that the section in which Leviticus 18 appears was added very late, probably a century after the older sections of the book were written. Earlier editions of Leviticus were silent on the matter of sex between men.

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John-SanToday  09:44 am JST

Japan as a large onsen culture. 99% of onsen are segregated man only women only. You are not allow in the onsen with your married partner but if your gay couple you are allow. So what is the answer allowed couple or what. This Is a big part of Japanese culture and has the gay community taken this into accounts. No they don’t care because they only care about their own culture. Sorry gays but it will not happen in Japan.

"No gay rights because onsen" is quite the take, John.

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Rolf AndersonToday  10:48 am JST

Is denying the existence of Jesus reasonable when considering the first source documentation and archaeological evidence? The Bible, or The Book, is actually a collection of 66 books written by over forty writers. Is all of this is fiction? The history of the Hebrews?

Archaeologist here, the first accounts of Jesus only appear around 60AD, earliest possible dating around 50AD, that being 20 to 30 years after Jesus' purported lifetime. If Jesus was a real historical figure, what exactly is your point? He was an ordinary human and likely just one amongst the many Judaic cult leaders common at the time. Are you implying that the bible is the literal word of god because Jesus may have existed? That's like saying magic and Hogwarts are real because the Harry Potter books accurately referenced the existence of London.

Are you also aware that like the later English Bibles, there are many different versions of the Torah and Talmud,? Many with a political bent behind their creation; and on top of that, the fact that these have been translated and retranslated from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to French to English.

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i been using the onsen one day after hitting the slopes. This local offered to wash my back ( I read about this mutual washing of backs in a book on Onsen culture) so reply sure mate and I do your back. We chat about the snow conditions and other things. I found it enjoyable. It was a good experience. If the bloke was gay or not. But if he and his partner offered I would report them to the police. Rules are rules. Don’t bring your partner into the onsen.

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I'm a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and his teachings. That being said, I'm not gay and have no interest in being so. If you are gay, it's your business and I won't hate you and I'll treat you like you are another human being. If you're of good character, I'll be glad to call you friend.

As for sin, I believe that God will judge us all. So, I'll let go and let God.

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ohh what a "topic"...

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In the Bible it states: A man shall not lie down with a man.

The Old Testament also states that life does not begin until the bay takes its first breath. So I assume you’re in favor of abortion right up until the moment of birth, yes?

And I know it’s old hat, but people really need to learn the difference between “sex” and “gender”. As much as people conflate the two, they aren’t synonymous. No trans person is out there claiming they can change their chromosomal sex. Or that gender-fluid people can swap from XX to XY on a whim. Only right wing idiots in need of a straw man believe that’s what’s happening.

The concept of gender is a sociological, not a biological one. Having more than two genders has existed across cultures since the dawn of culture.

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ReynardFoxDec. 14  11:54 pm JST

The Old Testament also states that life does not begin until the bay takes its first breath. So I assume you’re in favor of abortion right up until the moment of birth, yes?

Stay in your lane!

And I know it’s old hat, but people really need to learn the difference between “sex” and “gender”. As much as people conflate the two, they aren’t synonymous. No trans person is out there claiming they can change their chromosomal sex. Or that gender-fluid people can swap from XX to XY on a whim. Only right wing idiots in need of a straw man believe that’s what’s happening. 

The concept of gender is a sociological, not a biological one. Having more than two genders has existed across cultures since the dawn of culture.

Oh, why do you need the preemptory insult?

Anyway, Sex and gender are interconnected. Biological sex corresponds with genital development before birth.

Males and females have different qualities, different distinctions--in every culture in the world.

And historically, even in the Bible, there is only man, and women (throw in some angels, g&d, and other spiritual entities).

Totally cool with a male dressing and talking like a female. And vice versa. Actors have beeb doing that for centuries.

So we got boy and girl, male and female, men and women.

Now, how about race? Can a caucasian person be considered Asian, just because on that particular day that is how he "feels"? Changes his clothing style, manner of speech and so forth. Is race sociological?

Can a six foot tall Asian person be considered (or identify as) a seven foot tall person with only African ancestry, because that is how he feels?

Yes, no? Why?

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