From God’s standpoint homosexuality is an abomination and it is a sin. The action of a man having a sexual affair with another man, or a woman with another woman has always been condemned by God as evil that will defile a nation. God warned without any ambiguity; “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable” (Leviticus 18:22).
God’s blessings to humans as stated in Genesis 1:28 are “Prosper! Reproduce! Populate the Earth! Predominate the Earth! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth – Dominate.”
Homosexuality perverts God’s intention and purpose of natural intimate affection. Homosexuality undermines God’s blessing for human reproduction and population. Its brute consequence and negation of the power of human dominion provoked the proper judgment. God said “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13). The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of the wickedness of homosexuality (Genesis 19:1-25).
What Jesus Didn’t Say
Community and collectivity are central to God’s creation design. From the creation of the earth to the redemption of man and afterwards, God has never done anything alone. God has always shown His commitment to the community of people living together in unity. Most of God’s words and actions validate this nature of God. When He created man, He said “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,” (Genesis 1:26). It was a community of Godhead that made man. Then, the first blessing was not placed on a single person, rather it was placed on the family. Genesis 1:28 said “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Family is the nucleus of human community, and nuclear family is the nuclear unit of humanity. The foundation of a nuclear family is Marriage. Jesus did not say a man should marry another man or a woman should marry another woman. Jesus said in Matthew 19:4-6, “Haven’t you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh—no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.” Jesus endorsed the ordinance of marriage the way God enacted it from the beginning between a male and a female. Pure sex is within the context of marriage, and since marriage must be between a man and a woman, by inference only heterosexuality is acceptable.
There is no where Jesus approved any homosexual behavior. The mission of Jesus was to offer the solution to the nature of sin and He would never approve any sinful and unrighteous conduct.
Unequivocally, Paul revealed that homosexuals are emptied of God and love. They have chosen to desecrate God’s desire for sexual sanctity and the penalty due these people is death.
Romans 1:26-32 (New Living Translation)
26That 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. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy.32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
Are They Homosexual at Birth?
Homosexuality is not natural, it is not an orientation, it is a matter of choice and conduct. Many psychologists have proved that human behavior is influenced by nature and nurture. While nature is the genetic contribution, nurture is the influence of human environment. This environmental content comprises the social and moral standards of a person’s family, neighborhood, school, city, and nations. These days one will include the impact of the virtual world, the internet, TV, Movie and other media in this nurture bracket. Science is not conclusive on the assumption of homosexuality genetically.
No one was made or born homosexual, it a conscious choice made by people due to their environmental impact.
By God’s design, Sexual Orientation is derived from a person’s gender at birth, which mostly is a clear-cut issue. While it is a fact that in extreme cases there are abnormalities that make sexual differentiation challenging, medical solution has always favored the choice of the parents. In such cases the “psychosexual orientation is not predetermined by any of these (abnormalities), but depends largely upon the gender role assigned to a child in early life.” (Lawson Wilkins). Any deviation of sexual expression from this sex assignment is neither a matter of genetic disorder or compulsive psychosis. It is a matter of conduct by choice.
Jesus did not say that homosexuality is natural. God condemns it; no true Christian should endorse it. Nevertheless, Christians have no reason to be homophobia. Love all people with the love of God.
The Politics of Homosexuality
Another argument touted by gay movement that is staunchly supported by government and the court is the right of freedom of choice and expression. Unarguably the freedom of choice should be an inalienable right that every person can exercise without harming others or the state. So to some extent the societal moral compass could impact both the application of these rights and the scope of society life they cover. A guiding rule in its application is what is good for the goose is also good for the gander.
If government and court support advocacy for gays right of choice why should government and court be against the right of a business owner who chose to not sell cake to homosexuals. This is nepotism!
The hypocrisy of politicians is rooted in the perpetuation of their corruption by executing programs and practices that gratify certain people in the society so that they could insidiously buy their consciences for election votes. Not the greater good of the people, it is self-aggrandizement of politicians that is at the center of it all.
Homosexuality is a taboo, period! By granting legitimacy, government is not serving the greater good of the people. Think about the many health risks of homosexuality. Think about its impact on family values. Think about the future of children raised by homosexual parents and think about the overall economy of homosexuality. This is good for no one but the politicians.