1. Leviticus 18:22 "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."
2.Leviticus 20:13 ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
In the bible there are more Homophbic quotes: http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-homosexuality/
I guess that means that bible is Homophobic
The scriptures clearly state that homosexuality is an abomination against God and a unnatural act against nature and a sin against his/her own body. God's word is not hard to understand. But those who choose this life-style will defend their choice dispite what God or anyone else says. And some will twist the scriptures to fit their beliefs and justify their sinful life-style. How arrogant for anyone to think that they know better than God.
God has said that "marriage is between a man and a woman," and "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable." But the God is not against gay people. He still loves people, even if they have sinned. There is always still hope.
Ever since gays have been around Christians have said it was unnatural. Their main argument is it doesnt make babies, so? I guess that means sterile people shouldn't marry then since they cant have babies. Love doesn't require children. I've hear a lot of christians say "its adam and eve not adam and steve"
1. "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" So when the bible said that god created male and female, did it say they had to end up with opposite sex partners? Genesis 2:18 would say "no".
2. "Sodom and Gomorrah" Many anti-gay Christian ministers use this passage as an example of God’s wrath against homosexuality. Historians have determined that gang rape was a commonly used as a brutal humiliation tactic in the ancient western world. Also, Luke 10: 10-13; Isaiah 19: 13-14; Jeremiah 23: 14; Ezekiel 16: 49; Zephaniah 2: 8-11.
3. Alot of ridiculous things are condemned in Leviticus and are contradicted in the same book. Leviticus has been used to say that homosexuality is "unnatural". Speaking of unnatural you do realize that alot of things we have become dependent on are unnatural?
When people turn away from God (Romans 1:26-27)
"Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones; in the same way, men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."
This is where Vines really digs in on the the cultural context angle. In Biblical times, same-sex behavior was primarily seen as happening between adult men and adolescent boys (masters and servants — yikes), via prostitution, and by men who were married to women. In all of those cases, we can see why it would have been viewed as sinful, excessive, lustful, and against God's law. But he makes no mention of love, commitment, faithfulness, or the type of same-sex relationships that are at question in the debate around marriage.
We do not hate, well we are not supposed to hate gays and those who do should not consider themselves Christians because hate is not of God at all. He loves all his children equally. This is not saying we are against it but it is not something we promote.
Honestly, this type of debate is one of my favorites. The Bible never mentions "rights". In fact, the Old Testament completely forgot about that and condones stoning children, rape victims being required to marry their rapist, murder, eating pork or shrimp, etc.
Also, the idea of two men being infatuated with each-other was completely foreign to Biblical times.
So I ask since sexual orientation (the idea of being attracted exclusively to a certain sex, in regards to not being heterosexual) was not discovered until 1900 A.D., how could such a concept exist in the Bible?
Same-sex behavior was common in Greek culture, but what type was it? Always an older man being dominant over a submissive boy (pederasty) or some form of economic sex practice, be it prostitution or sex slavery. Spartans were notorious for "boy love", and yet they went right home to their wives and mistresses.
And nowhere does it make mention of two men actually having a love for one-another; let alone two women. Two men having sex was completely different back then than what it is today. It was always a dominant/submissive, temple sex ritual or pederasty (or rape).
So no, the Bible is not against gay rights.