Homosexuality in the Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ­­  Leviticus 18:22 Genesis 1. "And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him." What did Ham do? Did he just look at his naked father or was there something more to it than that? Some commentators have suggested that Ham committed homosexual rape on his drunken father, and that this was why Ham's descendants were eternally punished with slavery. 9:24 2. This verse doesn't say what the Sodomites did to make them such exceedingly great sinners, though most bible believers equate "Sodomite" with homosexual. (But see Ezekiel 16:49, which claims the sins of Sodom were pride, gluttony, sloth, greed, and failure to help the poor.) 13:13 3. The two angels that visit Lot wash their feet, eat, and are sexually irresistible to Sodomites. 19:1-5 4. God kills everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah. 19:4-5, 24-25 5. What did Sarah see? 21:9 Leviticus 6. Homosexual acts are an abomination to God. 18:22 7. If a man has sex with another man, kill them both. 20:13 Deuteronomy 8. Women are not to wear men's clothing ­­ it's an "abomination unto the Lord."  22:5 9. God says not be bring any whore, sodomite, or dog into the house of the Lord.  For "these things are an abomination to the Lord." Sodomites and dogs are  biblical names for homosexuals. 23:17­18 1 Samuel 10. "The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved  him as his own soul ... And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon  him, and gave it to David, and his garments ... and his girdle." 18:1­4 11. "Jonathan ... delighted much in David." 19:2 12. Saul is angered by his son's homosexual affair with David and says, "do not I  know that thou has chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion of thy  mother's nakedness?" 20:30 13. David and Jonathan "kissed one another, and wept with one another" when  they parted for the last time. 20:41

2 Samuel 14. David says to Jonathan: "very pleasant has thou been unto me: thy love to me  was wonderful, passing the love of woman." 1:26 1 Kings 15. God shows his homophobia by calling gay people "sodomites" and their  sexual relations "abominations." 14:24 16. Asa "did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD" by expelling  homosexuals (or "sodomites", as the good book calls them). 15:12  17. Jehoshaphat "did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord" and "took" the homosexuals (sodomites) "out of the land," or as the RSV says, "he  exterminated" them. 22:43, 46 2 Kings 18. Josiah, with God's approval, broke down the houses of the sodomites. 23:7 Isaiah 19. "They declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul!" The biblical god just doesn't seem to care much for homosexuals. And he gets especially upset when "they hide it not." 3:9 Joel 20. They "have given a boy for a harlot." 3:3 Romans 21. With his usual intolerance, Paul condemns homosexuals (including lesbians).  This is the only clear reference to lesbians in the Bible. 1:26­28 22. Homosexuals (those "without natural affection") and their supporters (those  "that have pleasure in them") are "worthy of death." 1:31­32 1 Corinthians 23. Paul lists ten things that will keep you out of heaven, including homosexuality  and being "effeminate." 6:9­10 1 Timothy 24. Homosexuals (those "that defile themselves with mankind") are included on  the list of lawless, disobedient, unholy, and profane people. 1:10 2 Timothy

25. Iin the last days people will become evil, "without natural affection."  Fundamentalist say that this refers to homosexuals. 3:3 Jude 26. God sent "eternal fire" on the people of Sodom and Gomorrah for "going after  strange flesh." 7­8