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Homosexuality is not a sin proof

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He is a professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia. In a nation that touts separation of religion and government, religious-based arguments command this battle.

God is the highest authority

Lurking beneath anti-gay forays, you inevitably find religion and, above all, the Bible. We now face religious jingoism, the imposition of personal beliefs on the whole pluralistic society.

Worse still, these beliefs are irrational, just a fiction of blind conviction. Nowhere does the Bible actually oppose homosexuality.

In the past 60 years, we have learned more about sex, by far, than in preceding millennia. Is it likely that an ancient people, who thought the male was the basic biological model and the world flat, understood homosexuality as we do today?

Could they have even addressed the questions about homosexuality that we grapple with today?

The faith angles behind the biggest stories. Hard evidence supports this commonsensical expectation. Taken on Homosexuality is not a sin proof own terms, read in the original Homosexuality is not a sin proof, placed back into its historical context, the Bible is ho-hum on homosexuality, unless — as with heterosexuality — injustice and abuse are involved.

That, in fact, was the case among the Sodomites Genesis 19whose experience is frequently cited by modern anti-gay critics. The Sodomites wanted to rape the visitors whom Lot, the one just man in the city, welcomed in hospitality for the night.

The Bible itself is lucid on the sin of Sodom: But nowhere are same-sex acts named as the sin of Sodom. That intended gang rape only expressed the greater sin, condemned in the Bible from cover to cover: How inverted these values have become! In the name of Jesus, evangelicals and Catholic bishops make sex the Christian litmus test and are willing to sacrifice the social safety net in return.

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