As a Christian, I can honestly say that I have come to view and see certain things in the world that I may not agree with. However, with that being said I also know that everything happens according to God's will and purpose. Interestingly enough, the Church regularly shares its opinions on some of the same things. One very controverisal subject that the Church today addresses is the subject of homosexuality.
Homosexuality can be broken down into two distinct words, Homo and Sexuality. "Homo" comes the original Greek work meaning, "same" or "one and the same". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/homo-
However for a Christan, we generally view Homosexuality more than just a simply combination of two words. Christians view Homosexuality as a Sin. Further more, while Christian Counselors do see Homosexuality as a sin, many in the Profession also would go as far as to refer and avoid a Homosexual client whenever they come across such an individual.
For whatever reason Christians today have come to Demonize Homosexuality. Many would even go as far as to avoid Homosexuals at all cost. I would argue that this thought or notation for Christian's to believe that some sins are worse than others may not exactly align with what God tells us in scripture. To me, a Sin is a Sin is a Sin. The struggles that I deal with day in and day out, and the Sins that I commit daily are no less or more punishable by God. I am a human being in a fallen world, just as the person to my left and right is also. We as Christans may want to take a look in the mirror and address our own weak points before we so eagerly strive to illuminate the sin in someone else's life.
For the Counselor, I believe the situation of counseling Homosexual clients must be addressed. While many Christan Couneslors have been told or encouraged to simply refer homosexual clients, I would take the stand to tell and encourage my colleagues to see our clients not as Homo or Heterosexuals, but rather as a hurting individual seeking hope. A Homosexual client seeking counsel for depression wants healing in their lives. The nature of their sexuality most likely is not of concern.
I want to encourage you today. If you generally don't step outside your comfort zone to take a step out. There is a whole world out their waiting to be explored. There are things we have yet to expirence, see, or comprehend. It would be a shame for us to sit in our comfortable bubbles and miss out on all of creation. And it will be your loss if you fail to seek interaction with the people around us who may be .... "Hetero"!