I don’t understand these people who criticize other people for how they were born and it isn’t right at all. I am a Straight 19 year old Male and I just watched an episode of Law and Order Special Victims Unit and the episode was about Gay & Lesbian Couples and throughout the show, the people that…
There are some points in your question need to be clear.
First of all, believing in a religion, or not believing in anything is up to people. If you don’t want to believe nobody will force you to.
So if you accept a religion, you accept it wholly, you can not accept only the rules that you like while avoiding the other rules in the religion.
It is not people who say homosexuality is a sin, but the God. And He is the only one who can say what is sin, what is not. You accept it or not, it is up to you. If you accept the God but do not agree with this, you can ask Him in the day of meeting and He will make it clear why it is sin.
To my own opinion, homosexuality degrades the society. And I really wonder, how come people think, all the lesbians and gays are born like that. I am sure, minimum 90 % of them do it for pleasure. (Why in some countries gays and lesbians are hundreds of thousands, while in some countries you can gather them up in a room?)
So the conclusion is that we should leave the religions alone. Religions are not one’s garden that one can plant whatever he wants.
And answer to your question: It is a sin to most of the religions and to the common sense. But Only God will decide who goes to hell. Whoever claims they know who will go to the hell, they are making a big mistake.
@ Elephant’s child
don’t pity me, everything is ok with my pleasure 🙂
But it doesn’t mean that we can do everything for our pleasure
Pedophiles have sex with children for their pleasure
Zoophiles have sex with animals for their pleasure
Serial killers kill for their pleasure
but all these are wrong
and we can make this list longer…
so we need to bridle our pleasure…
The whole issue goes back to sanitary statutes such as circumcision preventing infection, pottery used for meat not used for milk to prevent contamination, lepers segregated to prevent contagion, and pork and shellfish prohibited to prevent trichynosis. Oral and anal sex were not only foul-odored but bacteria-laden and unclean. E. coli and other septic bacteria can be carried from the rectum to the hand and end up contaminating food. Even those primitive desert patriarchs knew better than to confuse an organ meant for the elimination of feces with a sexual organ. And secondly, no children are produced by same-sex cabals. Be fruitful and multiply was a serious imperative for people, celibacy was an alternative that only became formidable with Christianity. And presumably Christian celibates would be spiritually in service to God, not intent upon fulfilling their own flesh.
Sometimes people are trying to hide their own insecurities and criticize other people for anything – not just homosexuality, but it definitely is a major one they will use. I will say homosexuality is a sin; so is lusting (by anyone), sex outside marriage, lying, stealing, idolatry, pride, murder, and the list goes on. As people, we are the ones that categorize sin as bad, worse, the worst. To God, sin is sin – no matter what it is, and sin is what separates us from God (romans 3:23). Thus Jesus Christ came to pay for the world’s sin – all of it. God hates the sin, but he loves the sinner and Christ died that they would have a way to heaven. ANY person that has sinned (ie EVERYONE) can accept the gift of salvation that Christ offers; God does not put any limitations on what sin is covered – it’s ALL under the blood. Everyone does have the choice to live their life the way they want – and no, it’s not right that people are fired, ridiculed, and beaten for the way they live their life. But it will be God whom each one of us will answer to for our lives, and what we did with his Son.
Someone mentioned Westboro Baptist church – this group of people do not understand hate the sin, love the sinner. Instead they put forth God hates the sin and the sinner – just John 3:16 proves them to be false.
Please, if you are a sinner (just of the above list I am guilty of 6!) go to this website to see how to accept the free gift of salvation Christ offers every person on this earth – once you take your last breath, it will be too late. Let Heaven be your home for eternity….
People today are just stupid.
The churches brainwash people into believing everything that is just pure ignorance.
I.E – WestBoro Baptist Church
If you havne’t heard of that church you should look them up & see the signs they bring to Fallen Soldiers Funerals when they picket at the funeral just because the fallen soldier is gay.
They say that our soldiers are being killed over there as punishment from God for the US tollerating Homosexuality. Theyve got signs that say Thank God For Dead Soldiers.
Its absolutely sickening.
Being people of “God” & all they should remember this verses in their brainwashing bible.
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If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
well most catholic who say that are old school now just remember they were the ones who were okay for letting people give THEM money for GODS forgivness
i dont mean to be rude but its Bull Sh!t
Yes it is a sin but you won’t necessarily go to hell. I mean you are what you are but ppl starts to go against God because of this. God doesn’t want that.. these church lead you away from God just by saying that. not true.
They rationalize, saying that homosexuality is chosen or at least something that is acquired through environment. They think they have to believe that because otherwise, as you point out, how could it be fair for people to be punished for it when they were born that way?
Because they don’t understand. I’m fine with people’s choices in life, as long as they don’t try to dump it upon me.
Plus people can be judgmental A holes sometimes…
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “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.”
Just remember…. Jesus died for ALL sins. Yes, He created man and woman to be together (says the Bible), but He wouldn’t condemn you to hell if you accepted Him as savior. Some people think that if you kill yourself, you automatically go to hell. It doesn’t say that in the Bible. It DOES say that Jesus died for ALL sins and if you accept Him, your sins will be washed away. We are all sinners in OUR ways. Don’t listen to anyone.