On the news, there have been numerous headlines about how groups of Christians were protesting against the inclusion of LGBT people. Even more heartbreaking were the news about Christians being ostracized from the their communities when they came out in front of their churches. These events were the inspiration to creating these Bibles to promote the idea of God's love for everyone and His desire for everyone to love one another.
This statement isn't that much of a shock when you consider the fact that the word "homosexuality" did not exist until the 19th century. The idea of sexual orientation, where people are naturally attracted to someone of the same sex, did not exist in the biblical world. Instead, the acts that are described as homosexual refer to the actions themselves and not the natural attraction.
For a deeper analysis, read any of the books in our disclaimer for an in-depth discussion of a concept called "gender complementarity". But for a brief explanation the answer is no:
The lusts and passions that Paul refers to in Romans are a condemnation of excess desire. In the ancient world, homosexual acts were believed to be a result of an inability to control passions not because of natural attraction. Thus, Paul's letter was intending to warn its readers about losing themselves to insatiable desires, which would manifest itself as homosexual acts. In essence, Paul was promoting self-control.
Again, please do read the books in the disclaimer as both offer excellent arguments to other counterexamples of homosexual acts as being sinful.
The classic assumption is that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed due to their homosexual sins. However, the homosexual act that is depicted is an attempted gang-rape. This atrocity is far from the loving and committed relationship that modern LGBT Christians share today.
Moreover, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah was not initially a story about the perils of homosexuality. Until the late 4th century, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah were taught to be of their inhospitality. Even when the cities are referenced in other parts of the Bible the problem of inhospitality is cited as their sins (notably Ezekiel 16:49-50)
When Jesus died on the cross, he effectively removed several prohibitions that were laid out in the Old Testament, many of which came from Leviticus. Of those that were annulled, the act of same-sex relations were one of them. It is also important to note that Christians do not follow many of the other rules laid out in Leviticus such as eating only kosher food.
It is also interesting to note that the same-sex acts mentioned in Leviticus have less to do with the actual sexual intercourse and more to do with the social context of the act. In the biblical times, the act of homosexual intercourse was considered as a show of power. The male who was on the receiving end of the act was usually a person of a lower rank. Moreover, the receiving male would be shamed in their society due to them taking the "feminine" role during sex (reflecting the patriarchal views of the time).
Consequently, the prohibition in Leviticus was meant to stop male Israelites from degrading males of lower status. This prohibition was supposed to reflects God's will for humans to care and uplift each other.
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