Are you aware of the Biblical passages that speak to homosexuality as a sin? Do you understand God's purposes in sex and its intention for existing within the heterosexual marriage relationship alone?
I have been extremely surprised at the number of people I have met who justify or tolerate homosexuality as natural and not sin, and who have no idea what God says about it. Instead of seeking, following, and trusting God's Word, they have decided to listen to and follow the cultural "norms" of the day.
I am currently writing a research paper on the main homosexual church in America(Metropolitan Community Church=MCC) and have (as I expected) found many disturbing things in the process. In both speaking with homosexuals and reading their interpretations of these passages, it amazes me the ignorance and lack of intellectual honesty that is found in their dealing with the Scriptures.
The current moderator of the MCC, Nancy Wilson, goes so far as to state and imply that Biblical characters such as David, Saul, Jonathan, Ruth, Naomi, John, & Paul are homosexuals (Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus and the Bible
, p.149,153,157, & 163). She even goes so far as to describe Jesus by saying "I believe that the most obvious way to see Jesus as a sexual being is to see him as bisexual in nature" (Our Tribe
, 147). Nancy Wilson's book is so full of feminist and homosexual rhetoric that it is hard to believe that anyone could seriously follow her as a "spiritual leader."
The MCC itself convolutes Scripture and maligns the cultural context of the day in a ridiculous attempt to justify the sin of homosexuality to themselves. Interestingly enough, they will affirm the Apostles and Nicene Creeds only to later twist and discredit the Scripture they are based upon. Their low view of Scripture is evidenced in their stated beliefs by failing to regard Scripture as inerrant or infallible. Nancy Wilson even states "the Bible is an elastic, resilient friend who bounces back and even talks back when I question it" (Our Tribe
The Scriptures are clear, whether reading the original Hebrew, the original Greek, or any academically faithful English translation; homosexuality is a sin
. Anyone who states otherwise is simply placing their personal opinions and judgments over God's inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word.
See for yourself what God has to say about homosexuality...
Romans 1:24-27, 32 " 24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. 26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion...32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. "
The best news available though, to homosexuals and all of humanity (we have all sinned), is that God's grace is sufficient to forgive us and cleanse us, should we choose to repent and turn away from our sins!
1 John 1:9-10 "9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives."