Biblical homosexuality

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There are a number of passages in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that have been interpreted as involving same-sex sexual acts and desires. These interpretations form the basis of Jewish and Christian attitudes towards homosexuality. The passages about homosexuality in the Hebrew Bible start as early as the Torah the first five books of the Bible. Several scriptures in the New Testament also reference homosexuality, including the Gospel in the books of Matthew, Luke, and various letters from Saint Paul to the early churches in Asia Minor.

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

The 6 Bible verses on homosexuality, and differing interpretations - nicolasrichoffer.com

Gallery: Mayor Hopewell weds first gay couple at Bronson Park. Some Biblical scholars say the passages needs to be taken at face value. Other theologians say it's much more complicated. Genesis The story of Sodom and Gomorrah. This has been held up as a cautionary tale about the sinfulness of homosexuality.

The Bible and homosexuality

At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible. For the last two decades, Pew Research Center has reported that one of the most enduring ethical issues across Christian traditions is sexual diversity. Although its unlikely that the biblical authors had any notion of sexual orientation for example, the term homosexual wasn't even coined until the late 19th century for many people of faith, the Bible is looked to for timeless guidance on what it means to honor God with our lives; and this most certainly includes our sexuality. In this light, the Bible is often seen as the primary source that helps us figure out how the people of God should live. Whenever any person opens the Bible, they begin a process of interpretation.
He has engaged them in private conversations, in public talks and through the organization he founded, the Reformation Project. He was recently invited by the Rev. Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, Calif,, to talk privately with a small group of evangelical leaders to discuss what the Bible says about gay relationships.