Recently, it has come to my attention that if you are a Christian you must view Homosexuality to be immoral under the grounds of biblical law. Leviticus 18:22 is the main reason for this condemnation of Homosexuality. This however does not stop Christians from believing homosexuality to not be an immoral act. In this blog post, I will explore this issue from a Christian perspective. Meaning that I will accept the existence of God, and that the Bible is infallible.
Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
This is what Leviticus 18:22 states. As I already stated, this is the reason why homosexual behaviour is frowned upon by modern-day Christians. But what does this statement really mean? The statement itself does not view homosexuality as bad, just the act of a man making love to another man. This however is also a questionable statement. How can a man ‘lie’ with another man in the same fashion as lying with a women? Men do not have vaginas, so the act itself is impossible.
Perhaps it is referring to simply having sex with a man, which is the same to having sex with a women. I will accept this for the sake of argument. But I however also see problems with this. It is not stated why homosexuality is immoral, it simply states it without giving reason. I for one would not follow anything blindly, but that is different for most people who follow religion.
Is homosexuality viewed in the same way now as it was back then? Obviously not. It wasn’t even called homosexuality back then, it was simply referred as to having sex with a person of the same gender. Perhaps if God does exist, he simply wanted to keep the population growing. This would be understandable to declare homosexuality immoral.
More into this in future posts…