1) Homosexuality is a sin, the Bible is clear on that.
2) Homosexuality is not worse than any other sin.
Although most Christians understand point one (although the numbers are decreasing as more decide words don’t mean what they say), few seem to get point two.
The destruction of Sodom is pointed at to show just how bad homosexuality is. However, never once in the Bible will you find homosexuality listed as the reason God destroyed Sodom.
What you will note, is that the reasons given for the destruction of Sodom sound a lot like the sins of Christians! Allow me to illustrate with two verses.
“They declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not.”
A major point against Sodom is how public their sin was. Their nerve in demanding a guy hand over his guests to they can have their way with them, THAT is what got to God! The sheer lack of shame instead replaced with proud, maniacal, unbridled, put on display lust.
Here’s another verse that makes Sodom’s sin very clear.
“This was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”
I would like you to note that in this list of Sodom’s sins, homosexuality is not listed! Not even hinted at. Instead, what is listed is:
2) Fulness of bread
3) Abundance of idleness
4) Not helping the poor and needy
Those were the sins Sodom was punished for! They were proud, fat, lazy people who didn’t help the poor.
I’m just curious how the church has decided this wasn’t God’s point in judging Sodom when this is what God said His point was, and instead the church chose homosexuality.