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Subject: Bible referrences to homosexuality
Category: Relationships and Society > Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
Asked by: zumaroy-ga
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Posted: 03 Feb 2005 14:09 PST
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What referrences in the Bible specifically refer to homosexual behaviour?
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 03 Feb 2005 15:57 PST
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Here are the references of the Bible about homosexuality.

'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.'
(Leviticus 18:22);&version=31;

'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have
done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will
be on their own heads.' (Leviticus 20:13);&version=31;

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their
women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way
the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed
with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men,
and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
(Romans 1:26-27);&version=31;

Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city
of Sodom-both young and old-surrounded the house. They called to Lot,
"Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so
that we can have sex with them." (Genesis 19:4-5);&version=31;

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves
nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit
the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10);&version=31;

knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for
the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for
the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of
mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for
kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing
that is contrary to sound doctrine, (1 Timothy 1:9-10);&version=50;

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Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: vladimir-ga on 03 Feb 2005 15:10 PST
Leviticus 18:22

"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable."

Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: nelson-ga on 03 Feb 2005 17:03 PST
Since guys have no vagina, they cannot be layed with as with a woman. 
So homosexuality is OK.
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: macaonghus-ga on 03 Feb 2005 17:12 PST
It is interesting, and predictable, that all the quotations in the
answer show the Bible condemning homosexuality. The question did not
ask for that, but for references to homosexuality of any kind. Worth
Googling is the relationship between David and Jonathan - there is no
conclusive evidence, but it is often argued, using Bible references,
that they had a gay relationship.
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: easterangel-ga on 03 Feb 2005 18:09 PST
Thanks macaonghus-ga for your always insightful comments.

I referenced such Bible verses just because they specifically mention
about homosexual relationships or if they mention the word
homosexuality or homosexual.

I did not include the reference to David and Jonathan since there is
some debate about those verses.

Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: pugwashjw-ga on 03 Feb 2005 19:32 PST
Easterangel covered the pertinent scriptures quite well. They do not
have double meanings and are very clear. God hates homosexual
behaviour. He made Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve.
As for the remarks of Macaonghus, David would not have had any
improper relationship with Jonathan, because he had been chosen by God
to lead the nation of Israel. To even qualify for that, he would have
had to maintain God's very high standards. Of all the Hebrews
mentioned in the Bible, only Moses and Abraham are mentioned more
frequently. In the 1,138 places where David is mentioned, it is always
to David, the second King of Israel. Matthew 1;1 states " Jesus
Christ, son of David". This is not literal as their lives were over a
thousand years apart, but means that David was an ancestor, in direct
line, of Jesus.
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: nelson-ga on 03 Feb 2005 21:04 PST
Who cares what God wants?  For a deity, he's doing a poor job looking
after his creations.
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: owain-ga on 05 Feb 2005 02:50 PST

Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: sporkubus-ga on 17 Feb 2005 07:32 PST
These quotations are primarily from the Old Testament, and refer to
abominations - things that Jewish people are forbidden from, but not
Gentiles (like shellfish). The ones that aren't are odd, and actually
this translation is terrible. The Romans quote refers to "catamites",
that is, a pre-pubescent boy who had formal relations with a much
older man. Paul was referring to the inherently disgusting forms of
homosexuality practiced at that time, such as prepubescent and older
male relationships and orgiastic rites, both private and religious.
There was no such thing, at least not in the public sphere, of a
male/male relationship resembling that of a man and woman at that
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: amsterdam-ga on 22 Feb 2005 06:36 PST
There is an excellent online analysis of the Bible verses pertaining
to homosexuality by Dr. Rembert S. Truluck - Doctor of Theology from
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1968.  Southern
Baptist Pastor from 1953 to 1973, Professor of Religion at Baptist
College of Charleston, SC, 1973-1981.
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: purplepew-ga on 05 Mar 2005 01:35 PST
There is also an excellent blog that covers the above mentioned verses
as well as additional historical information.  However, this blog
possess an alternative view and takes the position that, according to
Scripture, homosexuality is not a sin.  The blog can be found here:  This blog is based on the article by
V.L. Carey, "Connecting The Biblical Dots"
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: chris74-ga on 31 Mar 2005 17:34 PST
do u notice that it is only men who can not lay w/ men, not woman not
being able to lay w/ women

what is w/ that?
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: truthsetsfreenet-ga on 20 May 2005 23:11 PDT
The Bible only mentioned homogenitality (i.e. homosexual sex) within
the context of rape, prostitution, and abusive sexual encounters. For
more information visit where you can read
my recently published study "The Bible, Christianity, and

Justin R. Cannon
Subject: Re: Bible referrences to homosexuality
From: dinersclub-ga on 19 Aug 2005 19:22 PDT
It is well known that Hiduism regards three Gods
1) Brahma
2) Vishnu
3) Mahesh (Shiva)
and also it is well known fact that when we try to write "Brahma" in
hebrew then we end up in writing "Abraham".

Well, in India, if you try to find out how many worship places are
there for Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. You will find most of the temples
of Vishnu (Lakshmi Narayan) are in northern part of India. Shiva
temples are in southern part of India. And most importantly, you will
not find more than one place for Brahma temple. In hinduism, Brahma's
wife name was "Saraswati" whereas in Judaism, Abraham's wife name was
"Sarah". Isn't it interesting?

Northern part of India is Aryan dominent and southern part of India is
Dravidian dominent.

Hiduism doesn't preach to follow with hard and fast rule of worshiping
one God. Whoever you regard most you can worship.

Now in my understanding, ancient Hinduism thinkers paid regard to all
people's sentiments, whether they are worshiping Shiva in South India
or Vishnu in North India or Abraham in far west of Asia, and regarded
all three most worshiped personalities as Gods at that time.

In hinduism, still all three are regarded equal, no one is condered as
superior to other one. Rest of other worship Gods and Godesses,
including Buddha, Mahavir (Jain's God), Rama, Krishna and even Jesus
are considered to be rebirth of these three only.

i.e. Brahma (Abraham), Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva)

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