Iowaguy: Hi Iowaguy I don't think it is a stretch to ask gays to be celibate. It's what Jesus says is best for straight people too. The discrimination I guess is about marriage. I believe that man was made for woman, and as such, there is that clause from Jesus about how if one can't be single, then they should get married. I personally think that God probably looks more favorably on gays who have had a faithful loving marriage, than on straight people who sleep around with many partners. I really don't know how God judges things, so I can't pass judgment. I do think however, that there will be gays in heaven, and even gays who still had sex. Just as it says that covetous people will not inherit heaven, I believe that there will be people in heaven who struggled (as do I) with being greedy. I do think homosexuals can love each other. I do believe that God has a right to set standards. It's up to each of us to find his will in our lives. One of my best friends is gay, who I have been lucky enough to have had Christian fellowship with for the last 8 years. He has been celibate for the last 12 years. He believes God has a right to set standards. I would say that if a gay person can't be single for God, then perhaps it IS better for them to be married and stay faithful to a partner. It certainly would show a lot more love/faithfulness/patience etc, to do so. Again, I don't know how God ultimately judges, he looks at the heart, and as such, I'll leave final authority over to him, for I know very little of his ways.