I realize there are probably a million posts on this topic around the web, but I want to present just a slightly different perspective (Honestly, I’m writing this for all the Christians that I used to know when I, too, considered myself a “Christian,” as I understand the way they think and I can generally see the exact points where their logic goes awry). So, without further ado, this is what I’d like to discuss with any Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin: why?
So far as I can tell, there isn’t a single logical reason that the Christian community has presented as to why homosexuality is a ‘sin.’ In the past, Christians have made attempts at logical reasons like, “homosexuals are more likely to molest children,” or “children growing up in a homosexual household will have severe mental issues,” and even “homosexuality is unnatural.” All such reasons have since been proven wrong, and most Christians have retreated to the defense that homosexuality is a sin – or somehow morally wrong – simply because the Bible says so. This, quite obviously, makes no logical sense. In order to claim that something is morally wrong – and yes, even Christians know this – you must have a better reason than “because so-and-so said so.” It doesn’t matter if the so-and-so is someone you believe to be God. Why? Because, with that logic, you end up like the Pentecostals who won’t cut their hair “because the Bible says so,” or Baptists who won’t let women preach because “the Bible says so,” or even the Jews who won’t eat pork or shellfish – why? – of course, because the Bible says so. The Christians I grew up around considered all of these groups of people to be Bible-illiterate, or interpreting the Bible incorrectly, yet they all are doing the same thing with regards to homosexuality these days.
Now, to be clear, some moral claims Christians make from the Bible do make logical sense. Murdering and stealing involve infringing on another person’s rights. Cheating and dishonesty erode the trust that is necessary for healthy relationships. Being a drunk causes you to make horrible decisions and can be extremely bad for your health – physically and mentally. However, when it comes to homosexuality, there are literally no logical reasons why it should be considered a sin – as in, morally wrong – only the overused claim that “the Bible says so.” (Which, in fact, it really doesn’t, but that’s a whole post on its own.)
I would love to hear a logical reason as to why homosexuality is a sin – here’s one last one that I’ve heard: homosexual couples aren’t able to reproduce. But of course, in that case, those who are unable to bear children together should also be considered sinners, as should those who choose to remain single/celibate and couples who choose not to have kids.
So, again I ask: why?
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