Homosexuality, according to many religious members of society, is a sin. Their argument? Levictus 18:22 reads, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Contradicting this statement, in Romans 14:13 it says, “Therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” Although the first quote suggests homosexuality as being a sin, the second warns us not to judge others. How can we judge someone for who they love? The bible cannot correctly determine the result to an issue of the current era. Unlike the constitution, which is changing to accommodate our needs, the bible does not change as the world changes, this we cannot use it against current day controversies. “The reasons why other sins are wrong are obvious. Murder, rape, adultery, theft — they all harm other people. But homosexual acts don't harm anyone” (Bud...
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