Bible and homosexuality
After the Bible, homosexuality is a perversion:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Homosexuality is a punition of God:
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Homosexuals go to hell, not to heaven:
1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
After the Old Testament, homosexuals have even to be put to death:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Note: evangelical Christians can counter that some homosexuals were "freed by Jesus" and believe that they were not happy when they were homosexuals. But first, the religious shame related to homosexuality was so deeply rooted in society that it has not completely disappeared yet and that it still influence the impressions of some people. Second, some homosexual believers can convince themselves afterward that they were not happy as homosexuals because their beliefs tell them that it has to be so. The book which is for them the absolute truth, the Bible, claims that. A similar example: the New Testament claims that "born again" people are sure that they are "saved". As a consequence, nearly all evangelicals can persuade themselves that they are going to Heaven after their death, that the "Holy Spirit" assures them of this fact. Because it must be the case, it is written in "God's Word". Third, some homosexuals had a completely different experience and think they were unhapping as evangelical believers, when they tried to supress their sexual orientation, and who feel much better since they have lost their faith, accepted their sexuality and started to live it. Some evangelical homosexuals fight against their sexual tendancy during their whole life and they pray tirelessly to be "freed" by God, but they must recognize that nothing happens. For example Ted Haggard. He was one of the most important predicators of the USA. He was responsible of a church of about 14000 members. He participated fully against homosexuality in society, but then it appeared that he was himself homosexual. He now says he fought his whole life against this tendency, in vain: he had again and again to meet men. He says he deceived his church (althought I think he is too harsh with himelf, it is the lie of the Bible which is responsible of this situation). Last, homosexuality does exist by non human animals, so Paul's expression "did change the natural use into that which is against nature" is not valid.