No, the Bible Doesn't Say Anything About Homosexuality

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Thank you, Dr. Carnahan! It's too bad I didn't have this essay available the Fall of 2010 to help counter arguments in your UTS Ethics class. Sadly, I think those who prefer to fear and condemn the "other," will fail to recognize the wisdom of your argument. (P.S. I always knew you "had my back" in those online forums. Thank you!)

Barbara Christensen more than 6 years ago

bible does not talk about homos?

Are you crazy? It's all over the place. Specifically Romans 1:24-32; Sodom and Gomorrah and it being reiterated in Matthew 10:15. When it speaks about those cities, it is talking about sodomy. If you hate the laws of Moses and you know the laws but still willingly sin, there is no sacrifice for you. (Hebrews 10:26-31) How do you not read the bible. Look up key words like "abhor" on Gateway Concordance at www.bibles.net showing us to abhor evil and cleave to righteousness. Sodomy is evil. How dare you blow it off like nothing. God hates liars and those who believe the lies. God hates disobedience. (Revelations 22:15)

Sandra Bouchard more than 6 years ago

Um. Ezekiel 16:49

King James Version:

"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."

English Standard Version

"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy."

New Living Translation:

"Sodom's sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door."

No matter how it's translated, the "sin of Sodom" was arrogant disregard for fellow humans and had nothing to do with sex--anal, oral, or otherwise.

As far as your Romans reference, it says that they gave up their natural desires (they were already 'straight') for unnatural ones in order to perform acts of PAGAN WORSHIP. Again, that's not really about sex.

I hope someday you give up your hate. In the meantime, I will pray for you and for all the rest of you who have been brainwashed to believe such things. I will also pray for all those you drive to hurt themselves because of the pain you inflict on their hearts. Our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in Christ deserve all the same love as all the rest of us.

Meagan Z more than 6 years ago

Joel L. Watts

Sandra, Romans 1 may talk about what we know as homosexuality, but it still doesn't deliver the punch you want it too. It actually condemns those who judge others as unsavable or somehow unworthy.

BTW, the passage is most likely dealing with idols and not gays.

Joel Watts more than 6 years ago

Uhh..no, that's not the context.

Romans is in regard to the sex/power dynamic in the Roman culture and religious rites. Plus if you don't read Rom 1 in concert with Rom 2, then you're doing it wrong. Sodom and Gomorrah isn't about 'the gay'. It's about rape, humiliation, and (in Ezek 19) the sin of inhospitality. It's the reverse of how Abraham treats the angels that visit his tent (Gen 18).

Christian Salafia more than 6 years ago

Missing the point

Sandra, if you bothered to read and comprehend the argument of the essay, then you'd at least try to make a case for why "it" is "all over the place" that responds to the essay's points. SInce you didn't, you've really just demonstrated how little you care about actually understanding the Bible and about giving reasons for your hostility to gays and lesbians.

Eric more than 6 years ago

Please study

Sandra -- if you were to invest time in studying this issue rather than silly reading in English, you might gain better understanding. As to the one issue you raised, Abhor/detest/abomination is CULTURAL, usually associated with idol worship and closely akin to a gut-wrenching taboo. Egyptians eating with Jews was described the same as was long hair on men. Moses did not write in English, neither did Paul. The Bible says NOTHING about committed same-sex relationships. NOTHING. At all.
God love those who do mercy and will lay down their lives for another. You won't even lay down six scripture passages and risk being wrong. You seem so sure. So was I.

Kathy Baldock more than 6 years ago

homosexuality

I am pretty sure you are correct. The Bible does mention same sex behavior here and there. And not in a positive way.

Kevin more than 6 years ago

Exactly what we're not talking about

Homosexuality is not a "behavior," it is an orientation. Is your marriage a "behavior"?

George Nixon Shuler more than 6 years ago

behavior

Kleptomania is an orientation. Stealing is a behavior. We may not be able to choose who we are but we can definitely choose what we do.

Kevin more than 6 years ago

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