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Society now realizes what homosexuals have known forever: Strauss refers to homosexuality as a "perverted and unnatural vice. It is a practice that is against their sexual nature and identity. But one can argue with equal validity that heterosexuality is a "perverted and unnatural vice" for homosexuals.
In only about a dozen of these cases does it refers to sexual activity - always heterosexual. In the remaining approximately occurrences, it refers to non-sexual knowing. It is unclear whether the "knowing" refers to a sexual act. References in Isaiah 1 , Jeremiah Sexual matters were not even mentioned. Jude 7 refers to their lust for "sarkos heteras" Greek for "other flesh".
This apparently refers to the men of Sodom wanting to engage in sexual activities with angels. Angels are a species that is not human. Their sin would be that of bestiality.
You said that sexua1 intercourse outside of marriage is condemned in the Bible. How do you explain marriage ceremonies in which two persons of the same sex are united by an officiating clergyman or justice of the peace? There are cases on record where a marriage license was issued to persons of the same sex. I recall one such incident in Phoenix, Arizona. A marriage license was issued in the Maricopa County clerk's office to two men 39 and 21 years old respectively.
The two men are reported to have "married" in a private ceremony. However, to call a union of two persons of the same sex a " marriage " is a misnomer. In the Bible, marriage is a divinely ordered institution designed to form a permanent union between one man and one woman for one purpose among others of procreating or propagating the human race. That was God's order in the first of such unions Genesis 1: If, in His original creation of humans, God had created two persons of the same sex, there would not be a human race in existence today.
The whole idea of two persons of the same sex marrying is absurd, unsound, ridiculously unreasonable, stupid. A clergyman might bless a homosexual marriage but God won't. Strauss gives a religious definition of a marriage. But marriage is much more than a religious ceremony; it has civil aspects.
It brings over economic and security privileges to the spouses. Many people feel that it "is absurd, unsound, ridiculously unreasonable, [and] stupid" to deny two people in a committed relationship the rights, privileges and responsibilities of marriage simply because they are of the same gender. Some lesbians seek marriage so that they can raise their own children; some gay males seek marriage with the goal of forming a family and adopting one or more children.
Strauss would seem to imply that a marriage between a man and woman is invalid if either of the spouses is infertile. That is an insult to many millions of heterosexual couples. A Jesuit Priest, John J. McNeill, reportedly said in a conference Christianity Today, June 3, , " There is no clear condemnation of homosexual activity to be found anywhere in the Bible.
This particular Jesuit priest, like some other supposedly Christian theologians, have totally ignored the Scriptures as the guidelines for Christian behavior in regard to homosexuality. McNeill does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, but for a small segment of priests who, having vowed themselves to celibacy, that is, to abstain from marriage and sexual intercourse, have found sexual gratification in homosexual acts.
However, religious sex perverts are plentiful among Protestants. Protestant leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have gradually eased away from the Scriptures. In England men like Bishop John Robinson, in his book Honest to God made a play on the term " The New Morality ," which in reality was a plea to open the door to immorality making it respectable and thus acceptable.
The Bishop went so far as to describe the unscriptural adulterous relationship as " a kind of holy communion. It is blasphemous and atheistic.
Recently in America ten homosexually oriented religious organizations, comprised of men and women from more than a dozen denominations, and from seventeen states and Canada, met at Kirkbridge, a retreat and study center near Bangor, Pennsylvania. The retreat was entitled, " Gay and Christian.
A practicing Christian, from the biblical viewpoint, will not be a practicing homosexual. Of course, I make the distinction between a professing Christian and a practicing Christian. Calling one's self a Christian does not make one a Christian. Only recently he made a public announcement of his homosexuality. He claims that his public announcement of his homosexuality has brought him back to the church.
Boyd does not tell us what he means by the " church "! Following is one point on which the speakers at Kirkbridge agreed: Homosexual religious leaders attempt to smooth over the breaks and rough places with Christian terminology so that a euphoria predominates, but God is not in it.
A truly born again person, who loves and understands the Bible as God's revelation to him, will not condone an evil that God condemns. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity " II Timothy 2: Practicing homosexuals are engaged in a divinely forbidden evil.
Strauss' comment about Roman Catholic priests appears to imply that all priests who support equal rights for gays and lesbians are themselves active homosexuals. He states that a real Christian cannot be a practicing homosexual. He says that homosexuals engage in a "divinely forbidden evil. However, liberal Christians sometimes point out that the Bible, in its original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, condemned homosexual rape, homosexual prostitution, homosexual sex rituals in Pagan temples, men sexually abusing boys, etc.
But on the topic of consensual homosexual activity within a committed, same-sex relationship, the Bible is silent. Why do homosexuals refer to themselves as "gay"? The word " gay " means merry, exuberant, bright, lively. More recently it has been adopted by homosexuals. In its original use it did not have this double meaning. The clever adaptation of the word " gay " by homosexuals has robbed it of its pure meaning, thereby corrupting a once perfectly good word.
I never use the word " gay " when referring to homosexuals. There are many bright, exuberant, merry people in this world who are not sexual perverts. The English language is in constant change. Words change in meanings, sometimes within the period of a few months. This is not a process of corruption; it is one of evolution. Strauss, and many other conservative Christians believe that any sexual act between persons of the same gender is a perversion.
One can understand his point of view. He was presumably a heterosexual. And to a person with that sexual orientation, any homosexual act is difficult to understand and is probably personally repulsive. However, to a homosexual, it is a heterosexual act is difficult to understand and personally repulsive.
Strauss has taken his own personal reaction to homosexuality and expanded it into an absolute. You made reference to First Corinthians 6: What is the meaning of the word " effeminate " in verse 9? There are certain words in every language that can be used in a good or bad sense.
In the context of this verse the use of " effeminate " is obviously in a bad sense. It is listed among other evils which are condemned. It describes feminine qualities inappropriate to a man. It is normal and natural for a woman to be sexually attracted to a man; it is abnormal and unnatural for a man to be sexually attracted to another man. Many male homosexuals are effeminate, but not all. Nor are all lesbians unduly masculine. As described above, the word "effeminate" was selected by a few Bible translators because the meaning of the original Greek is unknown.
Many liberal Christians feel that it is an invalid translation, and that the original Greek probably referred to men who sexually abused young boys. Are there other Scriptures in the New Testament which deal with homosexuality? If one takes these Scriptures seriously, homosexuality will be recognized as an evil. The Romans passage is unmistakably clear. Paul attributes the moral depravity of men and women to their rejection of " the truth of God " 1: They refused " to retain God in their knowledge " 1: The Old Testament had clearly condemned homosexuality but in Paul's day there were those persons who rejected its teaching.
Because of their rejection of God's commands He punished their sin by delivering them over to it. The philosophy of substituting God's Word with one's own reasoning commenced with Satan. He introduced it at the outset of the human race by suggesting to Eve that she ignore God's orders, assuring her that in so doing she would become like God with the power to discern good and evil Genesis 3: That was Satan's big lie. Paul said that when any person rejects God's truth, his mind becomes " reprobate ," meaning perverted, void of sound judgment.
The perverted mind, having rejected God's truth, is not capable of discerning good and evil. Paul wrote, " For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: 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 recompense of their error which was meet " Romans 1: These verses are telling us that homosexuals suffer in their body and personality the inevitable consequences of their wrong doing.
Notice that the behavior of the homosexual is described as a " vile affection " 1: The Greek word translated " vile " atimia means filthy, dirty, evil, dishonorable. The word " affection " in Greek is pathos, used by the Greeks of either a good or bad desire. Here in the context of Romans it is used in a bad sense.
The " vile affection " is a degrading passion, a shameful lust. Both the desire lusting after and the act of homosexuality are condemned in the Bible as sin. Liberal Christians might conclude that in Romans 1: Paul was condemning that activities of some former Christians who reverted to Pagan beliefs and practices, engaged in idolatry, engaged in casual group sex, both heterosexual and homosexual. It would appear that this passage condemns Pagan worship and group sex. It certainly has nothing to say about consensual sexual activity between two individuals in a committed, permanent relationship, whether gay or straight.
It would seem to refer to adult males who sexually abuse children. As noted above, Jude 7 appears to refer to bestiality sex between two species , not to homosexual activity. There are those persons who say that homosexuality, even though a perverted form of the normal, God-ordained practice of sex, is a genetic problem, constitutionally inherited. Is there evidence to support this view?
I read in a periodical that in June, a panel of specialists in medicine, psychiatry, law, sociology and theology participated in a conference on homosexuality called by the Swiss Evangelical Church Union.
That group reached the conclusion that homosexuality is not constitutionally inherited, it is not a part of one's genetic makeup. The ill-founded and unverifiable myth that homosexuality results from genetic causes is gradually fading away. One would expect that a panel convened by a conservative Church group almost four decades ago would reach that conclusion. Since , studies have revealed the true nature of homosexuality. There are possibly a number of different ways in which homosexual practices could begin.
When boys and girls reach puberty and the genital organs develop, it is not uncommon for boys to experiment with boys, and girls with girls. In prisons where men and women are denied access to persons of the opposite sex for long periods of time, some are introduced to homosexuality for the first time.
A young Christian woman came to our office in Detroit for counseling. She became involved in lesbianism when her marriage began to fail. She was introduced to her first homosexual experience by a divorcee who was her neighbor.
After six months of practicing lesbianism she was convicted of her sin and sought help. We were able to show her from the Bible that she was sinning and that God stood ready and willing to forgive and cleanse her.
She confessed and forsook her sin, and continues to this day to live a happy, normal Christian life. Studies have indicated that children who will become gay adults can be detected before the age of 5. It is apparent that sexual orientation is determined in early childhood. The woman in Detroit may have been a bisexual woman, not a lesbian.
She was apparently able to switch from a male sexual partner to a female partner and perhaps back again without difficulty. Homosexuality must be accepted for what God says it is-- sin.
Some homosexuals will attempt to circumvent the plain teaching of the Bible with the insipid reply that they are the way God made them. There is not the slightest bit of evidence in Scripture to support this false concept. A research project that I required a written and oral presentation. I'm very proud of it and would like any feedback possible. It's my first submission so hopefully people will like it: I like this 0. How to Kill a Frog. All the World Around.
This article has 20 comments. Email me when someone replies. I had to choose a topic i cared about and this was it thank you for letting me read to give me ideas for my own essay. In a way yes but then not really. This essay was really well written! I totally support gays, lesbians, pansexuals, bisexual, and everyone else. It's all the same love, right? I am actually doing an essay at school for gay rights and this gay me some good things to add: In the Philippines, a country with one of the greatest number of Catholic devotees, gays are actually quite welcomed.
In fact, a lot of the people here who serves the church are gay. We still have that discrimination but its not as bad, heck one of the country's largest celebrity Vice Ganda is extremely gay. What Im trying to say is that religion doesnt really matter that much when it comes to acceptance, and that the media, when used correctly can be an exceptional asset to the on going "Fights for Rights" of the LGBT community.
Pansexual is when someone is attracted to a persons personality and the gender isnt really a deciding factor. Wow, I was thinkinkg about writing something similar to this, but you have alreayd blown my essay out of the water. Very well thought through and very well backed up. I've nvr hrd of it I wish everyone could see it that way You have the facts.
That would be great to have one with an open mind as yours. Thank you for this. I dont like Discrimination of any kind but rights will some eventually for every discriminated person. Loved the article though!
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