Are we really hypocrites?
The fall of man in Genesis shows that not everyone is perfect and can be influenced wrongly into falling short of God's standards. Why is this? The Bible is our standard, and so when we sin we learn from our mistakes and repent. The Bible also says: "why worry about a speck in your brother's eye when you have a log in your own?" - Luke 6:41.
So as Christians we are told by The Bible that we should sort out our own issues before we complain about others. It is a key command.
Too much emphasis on celibacy?
Is it safer to be celibate than not? As Christians, the answer is yes. Celibacy is needed to prevent you from many problems such as pregnancies out of wedlock and STDs. Culture in the 21st century is strongly sex-driven. "Do not be conformed to the things of this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" - Romans 12:2. We are meant to be unique and the standard is to not to blend in. "Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Is a dress code needed at church?
Dress code? No! A dress code is not needed for church. Church is a place where you feel free and can express yourself: it should feel like home. "I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the lord" - Psalm 122. There is no particular dress code but there is a rule where you must dress decently. What a tall, thin-waisted woman can wear, maybe a differently-shaped woman can't, and vice versa, and therefore we should dress in an orderly manner which can work for everyone. Try covering up the cleavage and best not to show too much booty. Men should also dress decently, and not provocatively.
Are we homophobic?
No, homophobia is hatred directed against gay people. Some Christians are against their actions but not them as a person. God said love thy neighbour as yourself.
By Ruona and Lisa