Overview Scriptures Church Leaders Learning Resources Media All Topics Same-sex attraction refers to emotional, physical, or sexual attraction to a person of the same gender. The experience of same-sex attraction is not the same for everyone. Some people may feel exclusively attracted to the same gender, while others may feel attracted to both genders. The Church distinguishes between same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior.
Detailed Table of Contents II. Homosexuality in the Old Testament In the Old Testament homosexuality is most explicitly discussed in four passages. Two are prohibitions in the law against homosexual activity. The other two are historical events: We will not attempt to answer every issue that could be raised about each text.
This has already been done in a number of resources that will be referenced. Then we will look at the two narrative accounts. This straightforward law prohibits all homosexual acts. It makes no distinctions as to whether or not they were consensual. It comes in the midst of a section of laws related to sexual relationships.
No consequence is given here in each verse for the individual laws, but rather they are all listed as things that must not be done. In balance, homosexuality here is not singled out from among the rest of the sexual sins which themselves are being highlightedbut is included with the rest.
These various sexual activities are ones which brought about the punishment of God upon the previous inhabitants of the land Lev. Thus in the law homosexuality was an offense against God. It, along with the other sexual sins, was not to exist in Israel at all.
They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
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It comes in the midst of a section detailing crime and punishment lists. This particular section deals with sexual offenses and their judgments. The punishment for homosexual acts was to be death for both participants.
Thus in the law homosexuality was a sin against God that required capital punishment. Indeed all the men of the city tried desperately to rape them. Attempts have been made to see the sin here as only inhospitality, or of unnatural relations with angels.
Similarly, the face value reading that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah included not only inhospitality but also the homosexual activity is the best interpretation. While aspects of this verse unnatural desires similar to angels may raise questions, it definitely extends the sinful conduct beyond hospitality to sexual immorality.
Thus, before the giving of the law, God considered this attempt at homosexual rape—which continued even after the men were blinded— to be part of the great wickedness that resulted in the wholesale destruction of these towns. She died after their treatment of her.
Like many real life issues today, the sin that resulted in all this seems to have been an array of actions. Fourthly, the rest of the tribe of Benjamin refused to turn these men over to punishment Judges 22 Michael Levin 1 Introduction This essay defends the view that homosexuality is abnormal and hence undesirable - not because it is immoral or sinful, or because it weakens society or hampers evolutionary development, but for a purely mechanical reason.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that same-sex attraction is a sensitive issue which requires kindness, compassion, and understanding. The website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction” strives to address, through interviews and videos from Church leaders and members, the issue of same-sex attraction .
Homosexuality and bisexuality Menu Individual religious groups' policies and beliefs about homosexuality. Sponsored link. This section will necessarily be until policies stabilize. A note and an appeal. Homosexuality is wrong, people who enjoy being with their own sex have serious mental issues.
Homosexuality is the down fall of our society, it creates chaos with in the community. The law shouldn't allow people of the same sex to get married because it will only create more problems.
Gomes s thesis statement in this essay is, The army of the discontented, eager for clear villains and simple solutions and ready for a crusade in which political self-interest and social anxiety can be cloaked in morality, has found hatred of homosexuality to be the last respectable prejudice of the century (Homophobic ).
Homosexuality and bisexuality Menu Individual religious groups' policies and beliefs about homosexuality. Sponsored link. This section will necessarily .