Questions about homosexuality answered

  1. Is the Bible silent on homosexuality? No. (Romans 1:26-27). Every reference to homosexuality refers to it as sin.
  2. Does the Bible say homosexuality is sin? Yes. Homosexuality is always and in every reference called sin in the Bible. (Romans 1:26-27)
  3. Is the word homosexual found in the Bible? The word homosexual was not invented when the KJV was written. However, the behavior of homosexuality is condemned. And the word is used in newer translation of the Bible.
  4. Where in the Bible is homosexuality said to be sin?
    1. In the new testament: Romans 1:26-27, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
    2. In the old testament: Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
    3. 1Timothy 1:10 includes the behavior in a list of sins: “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”
    4. First Corinthians 6:9-10 includes the behavior in a list of sins: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
  5. Where does Jesus speak of homosexuality? Jesus had plenty to say about marriage and not once did He refer to homosexual marriages. In fact, it was just the opposite.
    1. In Matthew 5:17, Jesus says He affirms what the old testament law says, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”
    2. The old testament law is very clear that homosexuality is sin. Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Jesus said that he agrees with the law.
    3. Every reference to marriage in the old and the new testaments refer to a one man one woman relationship. Jesus affirms this truth.
    4. In Matthew 19:5, Jesus says, Marriage is intended for one man and one woman saying, “… For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”
    5. Jesus says in all other sexual relationships are illicit saying in Matthew 15:19, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
  6. Is Paul’s listing of homosexuality with other sins in Romans 1 a personal hangup of his? Preaching against sin is not Paul’s hangup. It is a command of God’s. Homosexuality is listed as a capital offense in the Old Testament per God’s decree (Leviticus 20:13).
  7. Paul’s reference to homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27 refers to the abuse of sin not the union between two, loving homosexuals.
    1. The sin that Paul is referring to is the violation of God’s male/female design. He says, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
    2. The sexual affection for the same sex, women toward women and men toward men, is a vile affection. This vile affection and same sex attraction is sin regardless of the union (‘marital’ (sic)) status of the relationship.
  8. Does sodomy refer only to temple male prostitutes? By the time sodomy is a chosen practice in life, Biblical morality has been abandoned, thus, sodomy is associated with all things abominable to God.
  9. Why is Sodom in the Bible associated with homosexuality?
    1. The men of Sodom came to Lot’s house saying, “… Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them” (Genesis 19:5) This means the men of the city wanted to have sex with the men in Lot’s house.
    2. Jude 1:7 lists strange flesh in the sins associated with Sodom saying, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” This refers to homosexuality and bestiality, which are not normal or natural behaviors.
  10. Where does the Bible say that marriage is exclusively between one man and one woman?
    1. In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus answers a question about marriage saying, “… Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”
    2. Every reference to marriage in the Bible refers to a husband and a wife.
    3. Marriage is sanctioned by God, and homosexuality is a sin; therefore, homosexuality is never mentioned with marriage.
    4. Every reference to homosexuality is said to be sin.
  11. Can a homosexual believe in God? Yes. Even the devils believe in God. But they are not saved because they will not repent.
  12. Can a homosexual be saved? Anyone can be saved, if he repents.
  13. Can the unrepentant be saved? No. In Luke 13:3, Jesus says, “… except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Repenting of homosexuality means to confess it to be sin and to renounce and denounce it.
  14. Does God want to condemn the homosexual? No.
    1. God says in Ezekiel 33:11, “As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…?
    2. Second Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
  15. Why would God condemn someone for being born a homosexual?
    1. God does not condemn people for being born a homosexual, liar, thief, or adulterer. He condemns them for choosing sin.
    2. Homosexuality is a sin. God condemns those who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle because it is sin, and He condemns all sins.
  16. If homosexuality is common in animal populations doesn’t that argue for normalcy in humans as well?
    1. Behavior in animals is not a good standard to gauge normal and acceptable behavior in humans. Animals are promiscuous, many force sex (rape), others build harems, eat their mates, and practice necrophilia.
    2. If there are 50 million species in the world, as estimated, and homosexuality has been observed in 1500 of these, as reported in 2009, then the percent of occurrence is 0.00003%. This is hardly a stat for normalcy.
    3. God, not animals, determines what is normal for humans.
  17. Is there evidence for a homosexual gene? No.
    1. In 2012, “Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).…”, reported their conclusion that, “It’s [homosexuality] not … written in our DNA sequence… which explains why scientists have failed so far to find “gay genes,” despite intensive investigations.” [Dec. 13, 2012, http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/13/new-insight-into-the-epigenetic-roots-of-homosexuality]
    2. In 1999, a Time article reported, “The scientific debate over what causes homosexuality — nature, nurture or a mixture of both — just got even more complicated. Reflecting the complexity that is seeping into the field of genetics in general, a new study published in the journal Science failed to replicate the findings of widely publicized previous research that had linked homosexuality to a possible gene or set of genes.” [Apr. 23, 1999. http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,23504,00.html]
    3. In 1995, Dr. Dean H. Hamer, a “gay”  activist and researcher, who wrote a book reporting “the discovery that genetics plays a significant role in determining homosexuality”; wrote another book in 1995 titled, “The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes”, in which he says there is more evidence for a God gene than a homosexual gene.
    4. Followup studies on Dr. Hamer’s earlier claims that homosexuality has a genetic link have failed to support his conclusions, and Dr. Hamer has since admitted the lack of evidence for such a claim.
  18. If homosexuality is genetic can it still be considered immoral? Yes. The Creator of the genetic code said it is an abomination. Likewise, any sin linked to a genetic disorder is still sin whether it be a gene to rape, murder, abuse drugs, or steal.
  19. Would the discovery of a homosexual gene make homosexuality acceptable? No. Sinful behavior is never right or acceptable regardless of genetics. Genetic links do not make sinful behaviors acceptable. Alcoholism, murder, and rape will always be unacceptable regardless of a genetic link. Homosexuality is no different. There is no rationality for singling out homosexuality to be excused from all other sins.
  20. Is homosexuality an innate, civil right? No.
    1. The claim that homosexuality is an innate, civil right is baseless and illogical. The human genome project is complete, and no homosexual gene has been found. There is no evidence for homosexuality being innate behavior.
    2. Evan S. Balaban, a neurobiologist at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, wrote that, “In recent years, researchers and the media have proclaimed the “discovery” of genes linked to alcoholism and mental illness as well as to homosexuality.  None of the claims…has been confirmed (as quoted in Horgan, 1995).”
    3. In 2012, “Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).…”, reported their conclusion that homosexuality is, “… not … written in our DNA sequence… which explains why scientists have failed so far to find “gay genes,” despite intensive investigations.” [Dec. 13, 2012, http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/13/new-insight-into-the-epigenetic-roots-of-homosexuality]
    4. In 1999, a Time article reported, “The scientific debate over what causes homosexuality — nature, nurture or a mixture of both — just got even more complicated. Reflecting the complexity that is seeping into the field of genetics in general, a new study published in the journal Science failed to replicate the findings of widely publicized previous research that had linked homosexuality to a possible gene or set of genes.” [Apr. 23, 1999. http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,23504,00.html]
    5. In 1995, Dr. Dean H. Hamer, a “gay”  activist and researcher, who wrote a book reporting “the discovery that genetics plays a significant role in determining homosexuality”; wrote another book in 1995 titled, “The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes”, in which he says there is more evidence for a God gene than a homosexual gene.
  21. If heterosexuals do not consider their orientation a choice, why do you think that homosexuals choose their orientation?
    1. Heterosexuality is by God’s design. The Bible says that because He made male and female, they were made to marry and become one flesh. To violate this design is to violate God’s will and plan. This is called sin.
    2. We are born with a sin nature, but we can choose to accept or reject God’s offer to be saved from our sin. This ability to choose is why we are accountable to God for the things we do. Choosing to be saved and to accept Christ is a choice to choose to repent and be delivered from the sin of homosexuality.
  22. If the Bible condemns sex outside of a marriage relationship, then why would you deny two, loving homosexuals the right to marry to avoid sin?
    1. The Bible says that marriage is for a relationship between one man and one woman. Anything outside of this design is sin. Therefore, First Corinthians 7:2 says, “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” Homosexuality is a violation of God’s definition of marriage, and it is a violation of design for male and female. Therefore, in God’s eyes, homosexual marriage is not possible and is never mentioned in the Bible.
  23. Why do oppose giving homosexuals the same rights as married heterosexuals enjoy?
    1. Redefining marriage and having inheritance rights are two different things. Marriage is already defined by God as being between one man and one woman. Marriage does not include polygamy, bestiality, pedophilia, necrophilia, or homosexuality. It is not our right to redefine marriage. To do so is to attack the Bible and alienate Bible believers from their right of free exercise to believe.
    2. Homosexuals have access to the same rights in civil unions as married heterosexuals.
  24. How can you deny the innate homosexuality of people who have always been attracted to the same sex for as long as they can remember? Having a desires for as long as you can remember does not mean there is an innate, genetic reason. Loving cheese, the color green, roses, and mountains for as long as you can remember does not mean there is a gene for these attractions.
  25. An individual’s religious views about homosexuality cannot be used to violate gay people’s right to equal treatment under the law.
    1. One’s view about sex does not trump the other just because it favors homosexuality. Both are personal views.
    2. However, religious views are held because God says homosexuality is sin. The right to the free exercise to believe respects the views of God and those who believe Him. This is a first amendment right as well as a God-given right. It is unconstitutional and immoral to force someone to choose between obeying God or obeying men. It is unconstitutional and immoral to make obedience to God illegal.
  26. How can a genetic link be dismissed when there is a persistent presence of 10% homosexuals in the human population?
    1. The statistics for a behavior in a population is not the basis for genetic inheritance.
    2. The ten percent figure comes from the faulty and skewed research of Kinsey in the 1950’s. University of Washington sociologist Pepper Schwartz says, “The 10 percent—which represents adult males who said they were predominantly homosexual for at least three years—suggests that a significant part of Kinsey’s sample was gay, but nothing more. ‘It’s just not a real number.’” [Rogers,“How Many Gays Are There?” 46]
    3. Today, “The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS).  The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of the female population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual (Laumann, et al., 1994).
  27. Why do you hate homosexuals?
    1. The Bible says in John 3:16 that Jesus loves everyone sinner so much that He died for everyone. That is about love.
    2. As followers of Jesus Christ, we do the same. For this reason, Christians sacrifice time and resources to offer a ministry to homosexuals as much as to anyone else.
    3. If we hated homosexuals, we would not bother telling them about Christ and salvation.
    4. If we hated homosexuals, we would not bother offering to help and counsel to them.
    5. In return, homosexuals have fire bombed churches, sent death threats to Christian business owners and threatened to burn down their businesses and homes. They verbally abuse Christians with insults and profanity, mock Christ, and push laws to criminalize those who willingly offer to help them.
    6. It is obvious where the hate is coming from. Jesus came into this world bringing a message of peace and love. He fed people, healed them, taught them, and loved them. He came to save them. In return, they flogged Him, hung Him on a cruel cross, and insulted Him. The question that should be asked is why do people hate Christ when all He did was love them. Why do people hate Christians, when all they do is give and serve and offer help to a sinful world.
    7. Christian charity is unlike any other in the history of mankind. It is given out of love to everyone, even those who are repulsive and abusive to them. The question to ask is why do they do this? The answer to this question puts things in the correct perspective. They are showing the love of Christ to a sinful world.
  28. Is it not hateful to condemn homosexuality?
    1. Disagreement is not about hate. It is about thinking differently about what is right or wrong and what to do about it. It is not wrong to disagree. It is not wrong to share disagreeing positions. However, it is wrong to punish another for not accepting your view. And it is just as wrong to force others to support your view by requiring them to teach and to participate in programs that promote your view.
    2. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God loves everyone, but condemns sin. Naming sin and warning people about sin is not hateful.
    3. On the other hand, forcing others to accept sin is willful contradiction and rejection of God. This is hateful. It is hateful and immoral to force others to disobey God. And it is hateful and immoral to make laws that criminalize and punish obedience to God.
    4. Pointing out sinful behavior, warning of its condemnation, and offering help for deliverance from sin is no less loving than warning and offering help to the sexually promiscuous and the drug abusers. It is an act of loving help. The sacrifice of time and resources to help others escape sin is not an act of hate. It is an act of love.
    5. God condemns, and we warn. We simply warn people what God says about homosexuality. We do not make up the rules. We tell others about the rules that God makes.
  29. Do you think disagreeing with the homosexual lifestyle gives you the right to stop the behavior? Disagreeing with homosexual the lifestyle has nothing to do with taking someone’s rights away. An individual has the right to choose his behavior. That is what makes America’s constitution and Bill of rights so wonderful. But the right to choose a behavior does not make the behavior right. And having the right to choose your behavior does mean that others must accept your behavior as right.
  30. Why do you support mistreatment of homosexuals in public institutions?
    1. Christians support fairness and respect of everyone. The teachings of Jesus are about loving even your enemies. The fact is that homosexuals are being shown favors in public education and businesses. This is not fair. Everyone, should be treated the same. Christians, and anyone else, deserve no less benefits than homosexuals in education and business. If homosexuals get special services to help them adjust in a work environment, then that same service needs to be offered to Christians as well. If there is sensitivity training offered for one group, then it needs to be offered for all groups. In a public institution, no group should be more favored than another. As for Christians, others should be taught to respect Christian values and beliefs whether they agree with them or not.
  31. Why do you oppose homosexual marriage? Two reasons: 1) it is sin and therefore should not be sanctioned, and 2) marriage is a Biblical institution invented and sanctioned by God for one man and one woman.
  32. Why do you oppose the right of homosexuals to share equally in marriage privileges?
    1. The same privileges of legal rights under our law given to married couples are already available from secular government for civil unions and domestic partnerships.
    2. Hijacking the institution and semantics of marriage does not give homosexuals more privileges.
    3. Calling homosexual unions marriage makes them no less sinful or more legitimate.
    4. Civil government has no right or business redefining God’s invention of marriage. At most, they should offer civil union licenses and leave marriage to God.
  33. Why do you claim that homosexuals have no right to marry?
    1. The right to marriage is given by God, and He says that homosexuality wrong.
    2. Homosexual unions are not acceptable to God no matter what the courts of men say.
  34. Why do you oppose civil rights for homosexuals? Homosexuality is neither civil nor right. It is a chosen behavior that God calls sin. It is not civil because God says it is sin. And it is not right because God says it is sin. Sin is not acceptable behavior, and its acceptance must be opposed. Encoding acceptance of homosexuality into law makes obedience to God illegal. This is wrong to do, and it must be opposed. In America, the first amendment guarantees the right to be free to believe. Today, many cherish that right more than ever. And homosexuals are free to believe as they choose. But so are Christians. Neither of the two should be forced to accept the other’s beliefs. And neither of the two should be punished for sharing their beliefs.
  35. How do you explain the fact that homosexuals say they cannot change what they are?

  • The evidence is against this claim. Thousands of people change their sexual orientation. Ministries such as Desert Stream Ministries, Restored Hope Network, Parents and friends of ex-gays and gays (PFOX), NARTH Institute, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Regeneration Books, Evergreen, International Healing Foundation, One by One, and the Katharos Integrity Alliance are ministries composed of many ex-homosexuals who changed their behavior, and they offer help to other homosexuals to escape their lifestyle of sin.
  • Actress Cynthia Nixon told a New York Times Magazine reporter that she “chose” to pursue a lesbian relationship after many years of being a content heterosexual.
  • Homosexuals become heterosexuals all the time spontaneously and by benefit of choosing therapy.
    • A 2007 literature review found evidence of sexual fluidity: ‘A summary of these studies … is that about half of those with exclusive SSA [same-sex attraction] were once bisexual or even heterosexual. And about the same number changed from being exclusively SSA to bisexual or even heterosexual.’
    • “In 1882, Charcot published a paper titled ‘Inversion of the Genital Sense.’ Already famous for his treatment of hysterics through hypnotic induction, Charcot applied the same type of therapy to homosexual men. He reported success because ‘the homosexual became heterosexual.’
    • “Elan Karten’s 2006 dissertation studied 117 men who had participated in some type of reorientation activity and found that meaningful sexual reorientation had occurred. Nicholas Cummings, former APA president, estimates 2,400 clients of the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization successfully reoriented their sexuality to heterosexuality over a 20-year period. A survey of 285 anonymous members of the American Psychoanalytic Association conducted by Houston MacIntosh revealed that of 1,215 homosexual patients analyzed by those members, 23 percent changed from homosexuality to heterosexuality and 84 percent received significant therapeutic benefits.”
    • Robert Spitzer, professor of psychiatry at Columbia and one of those involved in changing the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” of the American Psychiatric Association to de-list homosexuality as a mental disorder, said in a brief, “Like most psychiatrists I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted, but sexual orientation could not be changed. I now believe that’s untrue – some people can and do change.”
  1. Why do you pick on homosexuals and ignore other sins?
    1. Homosexuality brings attention to itself, in particular, because homosexual activists, courts, and municipalities are pushing an agenda that requires others to agree and participate in homosexual activities such as weddings. This is morally wrong and a violation of the rights of others to be free to exercise belief and obedience to God. For this reason, homosexuality is getting more attention than other sins. However, no sin can be ignored, and the Bible ignores no sin.
    2. The Bible says that any sin is evidence of our innate problem. We are sinners with a sin nature. It also says that everyone, without exception, is a sinner. We all share a sin nature that needs to be changed. Because of love for everyone, God offers salvation to everyone. He offers to change everyone who will confess their sins and their dependence on Him to change them.
    3. Though any sin is evidence of having a sin nature, not all sins are equal in consequences. Some sins such as murder, adultery, and homosexuality carry a more severe consequence. Therefore, some sins are worthy of more attention.

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