I’m Christian, but only some of my family is Christian. I’m also more of a progressive Christian (which some other Christians consider “lukewarm Christians”), so my views on many topics differ greatly from more conservative Christians, or Christians from different branches/denominations. My family is not incredibly devout, and none of us go to mass regularly.
What are their opinions on the LGBTQ+ community? Specifically Transgenders
My grandma, a Catholic, does not care. She is accepting, just like the pope. The rest of my family are accepting of the LGBTQ+, though some don’t quiet understand the concept (like my Mom who comes from China). I personally am an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. From my experience, many Christians do believe being LGBTQ+ is a sin, but that we should “love the sinner, and hate the sin.” Concerning transgender people, some Christians believe everyone should embrace how God created them.
Do they have specific outfit requirements?
No, especially since I think that depends on the family. Usually just nothing super revealing. At my old Church, a Chinese Church, nobody cared about what others wore as long as it was nothing offensive or proactive. Nobody wore anything like that anyways. At my current Church, there are no rules about clothing.
What do they do in church
Depends on the Church.
I went to a Chinese Church for most of my life, and things were done a lot differently there. We went to a main room where a pastor preached from a Chinese bible for about 30-45 minutes, and then I went to bible study with other people my age. I haven’t been to a regular Church service in a while, since I usually attend a weekly youth group at my local Church. There, we hang out for 15 minutes, move into another room where we have a lesson about a broad topic the Bible covers, like love, family, self-care, how to be kinder, how to forgive. etc.). And finally, we go into smaller groups and read verses of the Bible and discuss.
My Chinese school was also a Church, and they preached the Bible there. A pastor would occasionally come as well; he’d recite some verses, explain the meaning, then lead a prayer.
Who do they believe as the ‘creator
We believe God is the creator of all. The Holy Trinity can be confusing.
What can and can’t they do. (ex; drugs, tattoos, etc)
My family is fine with anything, and so am I. However, I know that some Christians are completely against tattoos. Drugs are not encouraged, but if someone does drugs once or twice, no one will really care unless it becomes a struggle of course. We won’t make you feel bad about it. Drinking is fine.
Anything else I should know
Not all Christians are forced into religion or born to it. I wasn’t. We’re not all brainwashed by the Church. I’ve seen too many stories portray all Christians in a toxic light unfortunately.
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