What the Bible really says about homosexuality

A lovely person sent me a book titled “What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality” by Daniel A. Helminiak, Ph.D. (a Roman Catholic priest). In it, he says the following:

The Bible supplies no real basis for the condemnation of homosexuality. Therefore, people must stop opposing homosexuality merely by quoting the Bible, because, taken on it’s own terms, the Bible simply does not support their case. If they have some other reason for their opposition, they ought to get clear what that reason is and state it up front.

Powerful words…

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 11 years and three fabulous felines.

7 thoughts on “What the Bible really says about homosexuality”

  1. Brian…

    Thanks for stopping by my blog KoozNews and making comments. My comment here would be this.

    The Bible does talk quite extensively about sex outside of marriage being a sin. And repeatedly and clearly states that marriage is when a man and woman are joined as one flesh…not to mention God himself created a man and a woman to be together and not two men.

    So…the Bible IS clear that ANY sex….hetersexual, homosexual, etc…is sinful when outside the marriage bed.

    Also…I would like to say that as a Christian…I do not hate people who are gay…as the media and some gay organizations would like the world to beleive….

    Hope you have a good day…and look forward to more of your insights on my blog….I will check yours out from time to time as well…

    Kooz

  2. Kooz,

    Unless we remain celibate, there is simply no other way than fornication. We aren’t allowed to get married.

    Also, we all know that most Christians do not abide by the rules of abstinence before marriage, even though the Bible clearly lists it as a sin, too.

    Thanks for your comment!

  3. Brian…

    All christians fall short of God’s standards….I know its easy to point to other christians short comings…I am guilty of it myself….A big challenge for me right now is trying to focus on what Christ commanded me to do regardless of the sins of fellow christians…

    I know many a christian who blasts people who are gay and are committing adultery or other sins…all of us are accountable for are own “sins”

    As a side note…reading your interests and what you read…I can tell you that you and I are complete opposites….the fact that you read Rosie especially makes me cringe….but, I do like civil dialogue with people with opposing views and hope as time goes by we can challenge each others thinking in a respectful manner…

    Have a great weekend!

    Kooz

  4. Kooz,

    I think you have a very good attitude toward the homosexuality issue in relation to religion. I wish that others were more like you in that regard.

    I wasn’t trying to point out the shortcomings of others with the fornication comment that I made. It’s just that I am being constantly judged and pointed at by others, and they sometimes need to be reminded that they are no less a sinner than I.

    We certainly do have different viewpoints on many things, but I think we all want the same things out of life – freedom, respect, safety, etc.

    Yes, I read Rosie, but that doesn’t mean that I agree with everything that she says. I do like a person that speaks from the gut without caring about the consequences, though. I try not to do that, so it’s interesting to see someone that can.

    I am also a big proponent of freedom of speech, so I say “kudos” to anyone that exercises that freedom, even if I don’t like what they are saying. Dialogue can accomplish more than bombs ever could.

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