I have updated this post to interact with new arguments I have encountered concerning this issue
Many people today are questioning whether Bible really teaches that homosexuality is wrong morally. The following is my response to some of those arguments. I am not at this time writing about what positions one may or may not take on these issues politically. Applying biblical morality to social policy is a more complex question. I am simply talking about what the Bible teaches on sexual morality—what is permitted and what is forbidden by God as sinful behavior.
The Bible Only Mentions Homosexuality 5-7 Times
It is true that the Bible only directly mentions homosexuality on a few occasions: Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, I Corinthians 6:9-11, Timothy 1:8-11 and perhaps Genesis 19:1-29, Jude 1:7. It mentions sins like pride and the failure to love our neighbor far, far more. Churches that that have made homosexuality their hobby horse of condemnation week after week after week are not reflecting biblical…
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