A Nebraska coach has come out to say that homosexuality is a sin. He essentially stated that being a Christian entails that you will have to have an anti-gay stance. He argues further that what was a sin 2000 years ago is a sin today. At the end of the espn.com article that I read he calmed his stance a little bit and stated that the country is entering a pro-gay agenda and he doesn't like it. But I want to look at, if it is a sin 2000 years ago, it is a sin today and the basic rules of being a Christian.
All biblical quotes will come from the NIV translation unless otherwise specified.
We'll deal with verses in particular:
1 Corinthians 6:9- Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually imooral nor idolaters nor male prostitutes nore homosexual offenders
Leviticus 15:16-17 When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water and it will be unclean till evening.
In case you didn't know, you aren't supposed to touch things that are unclean. If you touch something unclean you become unclean and must atone for it by sacrifice.
Leviticus 18:22 Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, that is detestable.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
I think those are pretty much the relevant bible verses that people might quote.
So, how do we, as non-homophobic people, respond?
Leviticus 20:9 If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother and his blood will be on his own head.
Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adultress must be put to death.
Leviticus 20:18 If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them will be cut off from their people.
Leviticus 11:7-8 And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.
Leviticus 12- just read it.
There are others in Exodus and Leviticus that I could go through and point out but it seems like overkill at some point.
John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 8:7b-If any one of you is without sin sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 19:19 honor you father and mother and love your neighbor as yourself
John 15:12 My command is this lovve each other as I have loved you.
Matthew 22:35-40 "Teacher, which is the gratest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your sould and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandment.s
That's all for now for my biblical response to people who do not like homosexuals.