If you believe in the outlines given in the Bible, then yes it is. If you attempt to say no, then you have to bring up all other sins. If you say homosexuality is no longer a sin, then telling lies is no longer a sin, murder, etc all becomes outdated as a sin.
If an eternal god says something is wrong, it doesn't just become not wrong with time. Christians claim that it's "okay now" because that was old testament, and now we follow the new. Except Jesus openly said he was coming to enforce his fathers laws. And besides that, everyone is always quoting the 10 commandments, of which, are old testament. You can't pick and choose.
I'm not sure what apology the Islamic community has come up with to defend their intolerance. But if they have one it wouldn't matter.
Christianity and Islam are the two leading religions with followers into the billions, they are rightfully the first two we should concern ourselves with when discussing intolerance.
At the end of the day, your respective books written by your respective gods clearly and shamelessly demand these beliefs, no matter how you might twist and wring the text for any other meaning.
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
So, it does say in the bible it is a sin to be a homosexual. Thank you have a nice day.
I say homosexuality is a sin, but the one thing that I hate the most is people who protest against them, I mean, we know it's wrong, but if it's your opinion that their going to hell or not, just let it happen, let them go to hell if you think it will happen.
OK you used to get stoned for multiple things like lying, cheating, not being a virgin, and yes homosexuality. But, God never told us to stop. Man got the idea in their head that they can stop listening to what the bible says to do and change things around. They started a belief we no longer had to kill those who disobeyed God. But as for the homosexuality question think of it this way, If it werent a sin, it would be considered good in Gods eyes. Now what is good in Gods eyes? Everything that works like its suppose to do. So how does a man work? He works to produce sperm for women. Women work to take sperm and make a baby. That in Gods eyes is good. He did say to multiply after all. Now can you multiply naturally without a woman in a homosexual relationship? No. Same way reversed. Its not good. Eve was made for Adam. Not Adam and Steve. Imagine you are a creator of a robot that is designed to paint only. You gave it the parts, the time and all it needed to do that one job. But instead of painting, it wants to sing. How would you feel? You made the robot to paint, but it refuses. So that's why being gay, lesbian, bi, transexual, or whatever else you can think of besides straight is wrong.
According to The bible OBVIOUSLY God created Adam and Eve which are a man and woman. It shows no homosexual activity should be taken. It's a persons fault I dislike but it's the sin they have committed which is an offence to god. This is why God did not create Adam and stEVE
It tears me to see all sinners especially when I'm 13
Homosexuality is a sin today as much as it was a sin during Old Testament times. God has not changed his mind on this in the last few thousand years. We need to treat homosexuals fairly, but we do not need to agree with their choices. God says to love the sinner but hate the sin
The Biblical view of homosexuality is that it is wrong. God designed sexual relations to be between a man and woman (Gen. 2:18-24). Because of the entrance of sin into the world God's design for sexuality has been corrupted (Gen. 3; Rom. 1:18-32). Homosexuality is forbidden in scripture (Gen. 19; Lev. 18:22; Judges 19; 1Corinth. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-10). To all the Christians on here, reject all forms of sexual sin as perversions of God's will, but remember to also love and embrace those struggling with sexual sins, including homosexuality. It may seem hard but the reason why most homosexuals won't listen is because we tend to preach to them with hate and not love. Freedom from sin, including homosexuality, can be found in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:1; 1 John 1:9).
It is indeed a sin. Homosexuality is rebellion against the laws of God and nature (which are one and the same). I believe homosexuality has been caused by a variety of factors, including propaganda to minors -- "anything goes", the injection of hormones within foods to induce homosexual feelings, mental disease, and simple, outright, denial-of-God choice.
"Is being homosexual a sin in today's time?" As of yet, the church has not officially changed its teachings on homosexuality, with the exception of Pope Francis proclaiming that we must treat homosexuals as equals in spite of their tendencies, but even then thats not necessarily a change. So... Yes, it is still a sin.
Biblically homosexuality is a sin, but according to the same book www should stone our rebellious children. We don't enforce that, do we? The Bible argument is double-edged sword. So no, homosexuality isn't a sin, since we cannot support the first Bible quote without supporting the other one, too, can we?
According to the Catholic church having homosexual tendencies is not a sin. The sin is the act itself of embracing those tendencies and acting upon them. Homosexuality has been proven to be a psycological disorder that society implants in the minds od children. Broken marriages are causes that a child might have homosexual tendencies, the lack of a masculine figure in families is also a cause because children need to learn from a paternal and a maternal figure.
There is people with homosexual tendencies that have decided to have an espiritual life, rejecting those anti-natural tendencies.
In conclusion the act is what makes the sin, not the tendecy.
Nowhere in the Bible does is say that homosexuality is a sin. Even the new pope believes that if one were to love another of the same sex and still be faithful to god there is no problem. A better question is "Is homosexuality natural?" From a scientific standpoint it is not natural because sex is for reproduction. If there is no reproduction, then it is not necessary/ natural.
In the bible it does not say it is a sin but says that man and women are meant to be but does not say it is a sin to be gay. Also in todays government should not ban gay marriage because it is a sin. That violates the constitution of separation of church and state.
If you are talking with the respective of the bible, then yes of course it is. But, in my personal point of view and agreeing with nickyrey95 if God believed it was an absolute sin he wouldn't of made us to be attracted to the same sex. After all God did supposedly make us. If you are homosexual, it is and should be fine. People need to learn that you can't help who you happen to fall in love with. You never know you one day might find the love of your life which is the same sex as you. It should be world widely accepted.
Starting with Islam, there are verses in the Koran that condemn homosexuality as a sin. For example, the story of Lut shows two men having an homoerotic affair getting banished by god. In Christianity, New Testament Roman I condemns this action by saying that homoerotic attractions are vile attractions. Buddhism condemns this act as a sin because it arises as a kharmic consequence to the sexual advances of the person in his last life.
Most people of faith believe that their God is all knowing, all powerful and created all of existence. If that is the case then it is also true that God created homosexual people, also in his own image, and loves them just as much as "he" loves anyone else. Homosexual people can be just as wonderful or horrible as anyone else and there is no inherit "sin" in sexual orientation. If there were a biblical god then "he" would love all people completely equally, accept them all into "his" kingdom and heal all their wounds. Hate and discrimination is an invention of men, not god. If your faith promotes hate or inequality toward anyone then it isn't a very good one.
If "God" truly believed it were, then he would have never allowed for people of the same sex to be attracted to one another. The bible has no credibility because although it is "the book of God", GOD DIDN'T WRITE IT! The book is manmade based on what they "believed" was the word of God. To be homosexual isn't something dangerous, they are not harming themselves or another individual. They serve the same right on this planet as any other individual. It is not a sin.
Being homosexual is not a sin because its about what and who you like its okay to be gay lesbian and homosexual don't let other people tell you that its wrong to be homosexual because its not. This is my argument about being homosexual don't care what other people think just be you.