Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged, and with the measure you used, it will be measured to you.” It’s cruel to judge people by the way they love and who they love. It says in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he made and it was very good.” This right here proves to those who believe that God hates homosexuals that it is in correct.
Why is homosexuality mentioned so many times in the Bible as a sin? In the book Torn, Lee tries to find an answer in the Bible for why he is gay. Although Lee grapples with scriptures in Chapter 12 and tries to discern the meaning of the verses in light of the context, he is disappointed that the answers he was looking for were not there. Through these scriptures we can discern that the act of gay sex is a sin, homosexuality is no different from any other sin, and because every person on earth is a sinner, we should unconditionally love these people. God has created each human being in his own image, and it is only by sin that man would have sexual feelings towards other men.
Although Atheists do not feel that they answer to a higher authority, most atheists still feel compassion for their fellow American’s who are persecuted. Conservative Christians are scared of change and allowance of sin because in the Bible there was a city destroyed for the sin that took place there. One of those sins was the act of homosexuality. While it is okay for everyone to have their own religious beliefs and fears, it is not okay to force your beliefs onto someone who has no interest in them. America was founded by Christians seeking religious freedoms, and freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.
Because when one is caught up in sin, but not willing to change, they are in direct rebellion to God and a danger to the church. This rule of the church not only applies to homosexuality, but to all sin. So those who smugly think homosexuality is a horrible sin worse than that of greed or spreading false rumors or being drunk, better think again. God has not changed nor has his response to all sin. No more, no less, he despises it, but desperately wants to help those who want his help: those who admit their sin and want to stop.
Leviticus 20: 13 says, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (ESV). Sin is serious and God’s Word tells us that there are grave consequences for such sin. Homosexuality is not only a sin that is committed against oneself, but is also contrary to God’s divine design of marriage and family. God created holy matrimony to be between one man and one woman and not between the same sex. Right from the beginning God says in Genesis 2:24, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV).
Most liberal Christians refer to Greek and Hebrew versions of the Bible. They are usually the ones who interpret Bible verses different from Christians and sometimes it is in the support of homosexuality. Liberal Christians are often the ones who believe homosexuality is a normal sin; one that can be forgiven like any other sin, repenting. First, many things in the Bible aren’t clear about homosexuality in the Bible. Many believe a sodomite, is a homosexual in the Bible, which is why some verses aren’t clear an... ... middle of paper ... ...f the movement, it has never moved to accept homosexuality.
Although Paul only speaks to the Gentiles, his words encompass all sinners today. Since they rejected the knowledge of God, exchanging “natural” relations for “unnatural” ones, ‘God gave them over to shameful lusts’ (Romans 1:26). As Allberry states, ‘This is the present-day judgment against sin. We ask for a reality without him and he gives us a taster of it.’ Paul articulates a lengthy list of anti-social behaviours which results from this “giving over”, a list of every kind of wickedness that corrodes society and leads to further sin. The very fact that ‘homosexuality is listed among these acts indicates that it is, in itself, testimony to the warped natures of sinful humanity.’ Those who indulge in homosexual sin must be punished and Paul preaches the most ruthless punishment for those who commit this sin: death.
Christians think that sex was for procreation, not for pleasure; women and slaves were considered property to be owned by males, and many expressions of heterosexuality, like homosexuality, were considered unholy. Such tradition often continues to influence churches today. Many churches teach that women should be subordinate to human beings, continue to permit forms of discrimination against people of colour, and condemn homosexuals. They state that all homosexual acts are sinful, often referring to their rendering of scripture.
A major reason certain Americans are against it is because of their belief in God. Romans 1:26-27 says “That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having sexual relations with women, burned with lust for one another. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” (New Living Translation, Romans 1:26-27).
Biblical attitudes toward homosexuality are often reduced to strict condemnation based upon passages interpreted from the Old Testament Book of Genesis, though some scholars suggest that the description of same-sex relationships as “unnatural” only means “out of the ordinary” and not “immoral” (Pickett). Therefore, Christianity began shaping the world and how we see homosexual relationships today. As the belief of Christianity spread discrimination towards the gay community continued to grow. Discrimination, of gay marriage, can be found in religions and laws. Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity.