I now rescue an old post from the archives. It is germane to the recent discussion I’ve been having on homosexuality as it relates to the Catholic priest who denied a young proponent of same-sex marriage confirmation. It is my answer to the question of why homosexuality is considered a sin.
In my posts on homosexuality, I merely assert that it is a sin without providing theological reasoning for why. Since I have been challenged on that point several times, I will now explain once and for all why I believe that homosexuality is a sin.
There are five passages of Scripture used to directly condemn homosexuality, and three that are used to indirectly condemn it. Let’s consider the direct condemnations first, then move on to the indirect ones.
The first direct condemnation is Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” It doesn’t get much clearer than that. This passage clearly has homosexual behavior in view, and it…
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