Advocates within the gay movement have been skillful, effective and determined in promoting a positive image of homosexuality, an image absolutely opposite to that of only fifty years ago. Propaganda, marketing, political pressure, intimidation and a great deal of flawed information have been used in this campaign.
We were told for many years that approximately ten percent of the population is either homosexual or has homosexual tendencies. More accurate and recent analysis, however, has demonstrated that the true figure is more like one to three percent. A significant number, considering the population of the nation to be something over 321,000,000 as of July, 2015. Still, the total is vastly smaller than previously stated.
A great many advocates are adamant that homosexuals are homosexual from birth. Yet, the nature vs. nurture debate is far from settled, despite what many people would have us believe. The search for a supposed gay gene has been unsuccessful.
How does God view homosexuality? Does the Bible have anything to say about it? Plenty! Moses put it clearly and bluntly: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Lev. 18:22). Again, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Lev. 20:13). The apostle Paul wrote, “Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful…” (Rom. 1:27). Paul further stated, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,…” (1 Cor. 6:9). The scriptures clearly and emphatically declare homosexuality to be sinful and ungodly.
How serious is this sin in God’s eyes? He destroyed cities because of it! Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed largely due to the open practice of homosexuality (Gen. 19). He also allowed the tribe of Benjamin to be nearly wiped out due to sexual immorality that included homosexuality (Jgs. 19-20). The next article will consider gay marriage…