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Slouching Toward Gomorrah: A Christian View of Homosexuality Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2013 Slouching Toward Gomorrah: A Christian View of Homosexuality Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2013

What Does the Bible Say? What Does the Bible Say?

Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation IV. Answering Objections

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created “male and female. ” (Gen. 1: 27 -28).

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created “male and female. ” (Gen. 1: 27 -28). B. They were commanded to have children (Gen. 1: 27 -28).

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. God ordained Heterosexual relations when he created “male and female. ” (Gen. 1: 27 -28). A. They were commanded to have children (Gen. 1: 27 -28). God said, “A man [male] will leave father and mother and be united to his wife [female], and they will become one flesh” (Gen. 2: 24).

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality C. Paul makes it clear that “one flesh” Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality C. Paul makes it clear that “one flesh” implies a sexual relation between a male and female (1 Cor. 6: 15 -17). D. The writer of Hebrews proclaims that “marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Heb. 13: 4).

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality E. The Ten commandments declare: “You shall not Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality E. The Ten commandments declare: “You shall not commit adultery” and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife” (Exod. 20: 14, 17).

Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. The Ten commandments declared, “You shall not Biblical Teaching I. God Ordained Heterosexuality A. The Ten commandments declared, “You shall not commit adultery” and “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife” (Exod. 20: 14, 17). These passages make it plain that God ordained sex to be used between a male and female within the bonds of heterosexual marriage.

II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication of the sin that haracterized the city of Sodom.

II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication of the sin that haracterized the city of Sodom. The men of the city said plainly to Lot, “Where are the en who came to you tonight? Bring them out so that we can ave sex with them” (Gen. 19: 5).

II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication of the sin that haracterized the city of Sodom. The men of the city said plainly to Lot, “Where are the en who came to you tonight? Bring them out so that we can ave sex with them” (Gen. 19: 5). Lot’s attempt to appease their sensual appetites with his rgin daughters failed, and God destroyed the cities.

II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication II. Sodom and Gomorrah were Condemned for homosexuality The term “sodomy” is an indication of the sin that haracterized the city of Sodom. The men of the city said plainly to Lot, “Where are the en who came to you tonight? Bring them out so that we can ave sex with them” (Gen. 19: 5). Lot’s attempt to appease their sensual appetites with his rgin daughters failed, and God destroyed the cities. Jude added, “Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding wns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and erversion. ” Hence, the Bible declares that “they serve as an ample of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire” ude 7).

III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 1. God said, “I am the LORD. Do III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 1. God said, “I am the LORD. Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. That is a perversion” (Lev. 18: 21 -23).

III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 1. God said, “I am the LORD. Do III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 1. God said, “I am the LORD. Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. That is a perversion” (Lev. 18: 21 -23). 2. God judged the Canaanites for homosexuality. Moses said, “Do not defile yourself in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants” (vv. 24 -25).

III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language (“detestable, ” “defile, ” “perversion, ” “vomited”) and the capital punishment exacted that God considered homosexual acts a very serious sin.

III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language (“detestable, ” “defile, ” “perversion, ” “vomited”) and the capital punishment exacted that God considered homosexual acts a very serious sin.

III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language III. The Mosaic Law Condemned Homosexuality 3. It is clear from the strong language (“detestable, ” “defile, ” “perversion, ” “vomited”) and the capital punishment exacted that God considered homosexual acts a very serious sin. 4. His wrath was not limited to Jews who practiced these perversions, but also extended to the Gentiles.

IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in general, but they were also condemned as part of temple cult practices.

IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in general, but they were also condemned as part of temple cult practices. 2. Moses wrote, “No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute. . . because the LORD your God detests them both” (Deut. 23: 17 -18).

IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in IV. Homosexual Temple Prostitutes were Condemned 1. Not only were homosexual practices condemned in general, but they were also condemned as part of temple cult practices. 2. Moses wrote, “No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute. . . because the LORD your God detests them both” (Deut. 23: 17 -18). 3. God “detests” them for what they are, namely, a perversion of the holy heterosexual marital use of sex that God

V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to have ex with a male visitor (Judg. 19: 22).

V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to have ex with a male visitor (Judg. 19: 22). 2. The master of the house urged the omosexual crowd, “Don’t do such a sgraceful thing” (v. 24).

V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to have ex with a male visitor (Judg. 19: 22). 2. The master of the house urged the omosexual crowd, “Don’t do such a sgraceful thing” (v. 24). 3. He then attempted to appease them, by fering his virgin daughter and a concubine them (v. 24).

V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to V. Homosexuality Condemned in Judges 1. The wicked men of the city wanted to have ex with a male visitor (Judg. 19: 22). 2. The master of the house urged the omosexual crowd, “Don’t do such a sgraceful thing” (v. 24). 3. He then attempted to appease them, by fering his virgin daughter and a concubine them (v. 24). 4. So the men “raped [the concubine] and abused her throughout the night, and

V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp on the doorstep the next morning, he cut her in twelve pieces and sent one piece to each of the twelve tribes!!!

V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp on the doorstep the next morning, he cut her in twelve pieces and sent one piece to each of the twelve tribes!!! 6. Everyone who saw it said, “Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Think about it! Consider it! Tell us what to do!” (v. 30).

V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp V. Homosexuality is Condemned in Judges 5. When her master found the concubine limp on the doorstep the next morning, he cut her in twelve pieces and sent one piece to each of the twelve tribes!!! 6. Everyone who saw it said, “Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Think about it! Consider it! Tell us what to do!” (v. 30). 7. It is difficult to image a greater perversity growing out of homosexuality than this. But as horrible as the rape and the mutilation that followed were, the Levite viewed giving his concubine to them as a less “disgraceful thing” than homosexuality (v. 24).

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks over and over of the evil of homosexuality.

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks over and over of the evil of homosexuality. 2. He wrote, “There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD has driven out before the Israelites” (1 Kings 14: 24).

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 1. The prophetic writer of Kings (perhaps Jeremiah) speaks over and over of the evil of homosexuality. 2. He wrote, “There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD has driven out before the Israelites” (1 Kings 14: 24). 3. Later, one of Asa’s reforms was that “he expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land” (1 Kings 15: 12).

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa” (1 Kings 22: 46).

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa” (1 Kings 22: 46). 5. When a good king Josiah later prompted a revival “he also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, who were in the temple of the LORD” (2 Kings 23: 7).

VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest VI. The Prophets Condemned Sodomy 4. Likewise, Jehoshaphat “rid the land of the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa” (1 Kings 22: 46). 5. When a good king Josiah later prompted a revival “he also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, who were in the temple of the LORD” (2 Kings 23: 7). 6. The prophet Ezekiel spoke out against the sensual sins of Sodom, calling them “detestable things” (Ezek. 16: 50). This is the same word used to describe homosexual

VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for which “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven” (Rom. 1: 18).

VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for which “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven” (Rom. 1: 18). 2. It is called a “sinful desire, ” “sexual impurity, ” “degrading, ” “a lie, ” “shameful lusts, ” “sinful desire, ” “unnatural, ” “inflamed. . . Lust, ” “indecent” and a “perversion” (Rom. 1: 24 -27).

VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality Among Pagans 1. Paul calls it a sin for which “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven” (Rom. 1: 18). 2. It is called a “sinful desire, ” “sexual impurity, ” “degrading, ” “a lie, ” “shameful lusts, ” “sinful desire, ” “unnatural, ” “inflamed. . . Lust, ” “indecent” and a “perversion” (Rom. 1: 24 -27). 3. As a result of these kinds of wicked practices God “gave them over to a depraved mind, ” and they became “filled with every

VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality 4. “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality 4. “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion” (vv. 26 -27).

VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality 4. “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural VII. Romans 1 Condemns Homosexuality 4. “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion” (vv. 26 -27). The two words “exchanged” and “abandoned, ” both indicate that a free and sinful choice was made when they engaged in such sinful acts. This refutes the claim that certain persons are born with homosexual tendencies they cannot avoid. 5.

VIII. Homosexuals aren’t in the Kingdom 1. 1 Cor. 6: 9 says, “Neither the VIII. Homosexuals aren’t in the Kingdom 1. 1 Cor. 6: 9 says, “Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders. . . will inherit the kingdom of God. ”

VIII. Homosexuals aren’t in the Kingdom 1. 1 Cor. 6: 9 says, “Neither the VIII. Homosexuals aren’t in the Kingdom 1. 1 Cor. 6: 9 says, “Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders. . . will inherit the kingdom of God. ” 2. Paul said, “and this is what some of you were” (v. 11). In other words, no believer should be characterized by such a life.

VIII. First Timothy Condemns Homosexuality 1. Paul declared that the law was made for, VIII. First Timothy Condemns Homosexuality 1. Paul declared that the law was made for, “murders, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine” (1 Tim 1: 9 -10).

X. First Timothy Condemns Homosexuality 1. Paul declared that the law was made for, X. First Timothy Condemns Homosexuality 1. Paul declared that the law was made for, “murders, for adulterers and perverts, for slave raders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine” (1 Tim 1: 9 -10). 2. The word “perverts” is a broader word for other sexual sins than “adultery. ” It includes homosexual acts, and is even translated “sodomites” (NKJV) or “homosexual” (NASB).

Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition A. Percent of Population Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition A. Percent of Population B. Social Consequences

Homosexuals A. Percent of the Population by Age Homosexuals A. Percent of the Population by Age

B. Social Consequences Median Age of Death Note: Study found median age of death B. Social Consequences Median Age of Death Note: Study found median age of death for lesbians was 44.

Frank Turek’s Book: Frank Turek’s Book:

B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, including increases in AIDS, other STDs, colon and rectal cancer, and hepatitis.

B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, including increases in AIDS, other STDs, colon and rectal cancer, and hepatitis. 2. Accounts for most sexual transmitted Aids cases—according to the Center for Disease Control it was 82% of them in 2006.

B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, B. Social Consequences 1. Results in numerous health problems to those who practice it, including increases in AIDS, other STDs, colon and rectal cancer, and hepatitis. 2. Accounts for most sexual transmitted Aids cases—according to the Center for Disease Control it was 82% of them in 2006. 3. Gay and bisexual men account for more than 60 percent of all syphilis cases. (p. 19)

4. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years. 4. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years.

4. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years. 5. 4. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years. 5. Smoking, on average, reduces life span by seven years.

1. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years. 5. 1. Shortens the life span of homosexuals, probably by eight to twenty years. 5. Smoking, on average, reduces life span by seven years. ) 6. Since society discourages smoking, why is it endorsing homosexuality? (ibid. , 19).

The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): 1. Lesbians have the greatest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer of any subset of women in the world.

The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): 1. Lesbians have the greatest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer of any subset of women in the world. 2. They have higher risks for cervical cancers.

The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): 1. Lesbians have the greatest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer of any subset of women in the world. 2. They have higher risks for cervical cancers. 3. They are more likely to be obese.

The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): The “Gay and Lesbian Medical Association” admits the following about lesbian women (p. 21): 1. Lesbians have the greatest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer of any subset of women in the world. 2. They have higher risks for cervical cancers. 3. They are more likely to be obese. 4. They use more tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

Health Results of Homosexual Behavior 1. They have more than twice the number of Health Results of Homosexual Behavior 1. They have more than twice the number of male partners than heterosexual women (only 7 percent of lesbians never have sex with men). 2. Lesbians experience higher rates of bacterial vaginosis and hepatitis C. 7. They have more than twice the number of male partners than heterosexual women (only 7 percent of lesbians never have sex with men). 8. They are 4. 5 times more likely to have fifty or more male sexual partners in a lifetime. 1. They are three to four times more likely to have sex with men who are at high risk for HIV— homosexuals, bisexuals, and IV drug users. 2. They are six times more likely to abuse drugs intravenously.

Health Results of Homosexual Behavior Study of over 1, 400 lesbians by Katherine Fethers, Health Results of Homosexual Behavior Study of over 1, 400 lesbians by Katherine Fethers, et al. , “Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviors in women who have sex with women, ” Sexually Transmitted Infections (2000):

Health Results of Homosexual Behavior “I am not hurting anyone else. ” “[Homosexuality] Costs Health Results of Homosexual Behavior “I am not hurting anyone else. ” “[Homosexuality] Costs Americans millions in higher health insurance premiums because increased health costs from homosexual behavior are reflected in those premiums. In fact, the homosexual lobby has induced some states to prevent insurers from asking potential consumers any medical questions, including if they are HIV positive! As a result, every consumer is paying a higher premium because insurance companies are prevented from identifying clients who engage in high-risk sexual behavior” (ibid. , 21).

Conclusion “America is not slouching toward Gomorrah; we are sliding into Gomorrah. ” Homosexual Conclusion “America is not slouching toward Gomorrah; we are sliding into Gomorrah. ” Homosexual practices are: 1. Biblically unacceptable, 2. Socially undesirable, and-3. Physically harmful—even lethal.

Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States Forbid It. B. The Big Reversal

III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, all but 5 of the 37 States in the Union had criminal sodomy laws.

III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, all but 5 of the 37 States in the Union had criminal sodomy laws. 2. Until 1961, all 50 States outlawed sodomy, in both public and private.

III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In III. The Legal Situation A. Once All States had Laws Against It. 1. In 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, all but 5 of the 37 States in the Union had criminal sodomy laws. 2. Until 1961, all 50 States outlawed sodomy, in both public and private. 3. In 2006, 24 States and the District of Columbia continued to apply criminal penalties for sodomy performed in private and between consenting adults.

III. The Legal Situation B. The Big Reversal 1. Lawrence v. Texas (2003) ruled III. The Legal Situation B. The Big Reversal 1. Lawrence v. Texas (2003) ruled that Texas’s prohibition of sodomy violates the U. S. Constitution. 2. Homosexual activity is now permitted under the Constitution.

III. The Legal Situation 3. 4. 1. 2. Connecticut Approved Gay Marriage in 2008. III. The Legal Situation 3. 4. 1. 2. Connecticut Approved Gay Marriage in 2008. Iowa Supreme Court Approved it in 2009. Vermont Voted to Approve It in 2009. By 2013 nine States allow it: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington. 3. U. S. Supreme Court was asked to overturn DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) which doesn’t allow federal benefits for Gay couples.

DOMA (Defense of Marriage ACT) 1. It defines marriage as the legal union of DOMA (Defense of Marriage ACT) 1. It defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for federal purposes. 2. It passed both Congress by a large majority. 3. It was signed by president Clinton in 1996. 4. Under it no State is required to recognize a same -sex marriage from another State. 5. Under it no State is required to provide federal benefits for partners of same-sex marriages. 6. Clinton and key leaders have changed their views on the law and are working for its appeal. 1. On Feb 27, 2012 President Obama announced his support of its appeal. 2. Supreme Court hears the case on March 26 -27.

Obama Opposes DOMA However, by 2012— 32 states voted against Gay marriage. Obama Opposes DOMA However, by 2012— 32 states voted against Gay marriage.

III. The Legal Situation OTHER REGIONS ENDORSING GAY UNIONS: • • • • Andora III. The Legal Situation OTHER REGIONS ENDORSING GAY UNIONS: • • • • Andora Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greenland Iceland Luxembourg New Zealand, Slovenia Switzerland United Kingdom Uruguay

Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation Outline: Homosexuality I. The Biblical Teaching II. The Social Condition III. The Legal Situation IV. Answering Objections

Answering Objections 1. They were born that way. No proof. We are all born Answering Objections 1. They were born that way. No proof. We are all born sinners, but that is no excuse for sinning. 2. They have civil rights too. They have civil rights as citizens, but no special rights as Gays. There are no rights for adulterers, polygamists, or pedophiles. There are no civil rights to do a civil wrong. 1. We can’t legislate morality? All laws legislate morality (e. g. , stealing, rape, murder). 2. What consenting adults do is OK. Then so is Jonestown, beastiality, and incest. 5. We should love homosexuals. We should love alcoholics but not alcoholism. We should love felons but not their felonies. We don’t oppose their Gay orientation, but their Gay behavior.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue. B. Sexual behavior is always a choice, but race never is.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue. B. Sexual behavior is always a choice, but race never is. C. Factors contributing to sexual desires are too numerous and complex to decipher.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue. B. Sexual behavior is always a choice, but race never is. C. Factors contributing to sexual desires are too numerous and complex to decipher. D. Orientation, whatever its source, does not excuse behavior (e. g. gay-bashing).

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue. B. Sexual behavior is always a choice, but race never is. C. Factors contributing to sexual desires are too numerous and complex to decipher. D. Orientation, whatever its source, does not excuse behavior (e. g. , gay-bashing). E. We were all born with a desire (an orientation) to behave badly.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! A. Behavior, not desire, is the issue. B. Sexual behavior is always a choice, but race never is. C. Factors contributing to sexual desires are too numerous and complex to decipher. D. Orientation, whatever its source, does not excuse behavior (e. g. , gay-bashing). E. We were all born with a desire (an orientation) to behave badly. F. Why should we legally favor destructive behavior?

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! Columbia University Professor and Jewish Atheist Answering Objections I. Homosexuals are born that way! Columbia University Professor and Jewish Atheist Robert Spitzer was the first individual to advocate genetic homosexuality in 1973. In 2003 Spitzer put out a report showing that in fact homosexuals can change their orientation via therapy found at http: //www. narth. com/docs/evidencefo und. html.

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals were born that way! Spitzer said in an interview about Answering Objections I. Homosexuals were born that way! Spitzer said in an interview about his study: “[That he] has been criticized severely by many people, particularly gay activists, who apparently feel quite threatened by it. They have the feeling that in order to get their civil rights, it’s helpful to them if they can present the view that once you’re a homosexual you can never change” (ibid. , 49).

Answering Objections I. Homosexuals were born that way! Furthermore: When asked whether the American Answering Objections I. Homosexuals were born that way! Furthermore: When asked whether the American Psychiatric Association should now change their position statements that say orientation cannot be changed, Dr. Spitzer said, “I think they should, [but] they will not be. . There’s a gay activist group that’s very strong and very vocal and is recognized officially by the American Psychiatric Association. There’s nobody to give the other viewpoint. There may be a few who believe it, but they won’t talk. ” (ibid. , 49)

Answering Objections I. These Arguments Produce Homophobia! A. The objections against homosexuality are not Answering Objections I. These Arguments Produce Homophobia! A. The objections against homosexuality are not justified by an overreaction based on emotions, but upon scripture and sound reasoning.

Answering Objections I. These Arguments Produce Homophobia! A. The objections against homosexuality are not Answering Objections I. These Arguments Produce Homophobia! A. The objections against homosexuality are not justified by an overreaction based on emotions, but upon scripture and sound reasoning. B. The question is whether the behavior is morally and socially acceptable, not whether it produces legitimate fear of a socially damaging or dangerous practice.

Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between homosexuals and homosexuality.

Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between homosexuals and homosexuality. B. This argument also incorrectly assumes that all discrimination is wrong.

Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between Answering Objections I. It Discriminates Against Homosexuals! A. These argument fail to discriminate between homosexuals and homosexuality. B. This argument also incorrectly assumes that all discrimination is wrong. C. All rational people discriminate against socially destructible practices such as (stealing, murder, and other harmful things).

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism.

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism. B. It falsely assumes consent is the only factor in determining right from wrong.

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism. B. It falsely assumes consent is the only factor in determining right from wrong. C. It confuses morality with preference.

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism. B. It falsely assumes consent is the only factor in determining right from wrong. C. It confuses morality with preference. D. It is false by example (e. g. , Jonestown, Incest, and beastiality).

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism. B. It falsely assumes consent is the only factor in determining right from wrong. C. It confuses morality with preference. D. It is false by example (e. g. , Jonestown, Incest, and beastiality).

Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This Answering Objections I. There Should Be No Sexual Constraint Among Consenting Adults. A. This falsely assumes adults determine rather than discover morality. It is moral relativism. B. It falsely assumes consent is the only factor in determining right from wrong. C. It confuses morality with preference. D. It is false by example (e. g. , Jonestown, Incest, and beastiality).

Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it can negatively affect others beyond the bedroom.

Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it can negatively affect others beyond the bedroom. B. It is a life-style that carries way beyond the bedroom.

Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it Answering Objections I. Why Should We Care About Bed Room Behavior? A. Because it can negatively affect others beyond the bedroom. B. It is a life-style that carries way beyond the bedroom. C. All of us are paying higher insurance premiums because of it.

Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but not as homosexuals.

Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but not as homosexuals. B. Homosexual acts are morally wrong, and there is no right to do a wrong.

Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but not as homosexuals. B. Homosexual acts are morally wrong, and there is no right to do a wrong. C. There are no civil rights for civil wrongs

Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but not as homosexuals. B. Homosexual acts are morally wrong, and there is no right to do a wrong. C. There are no civil rights for civil wrongs. D. It is as meaningless to talk about homosexual rights as it is rapist’s rights, child abuser’s rights, or murderer’s rights.

Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but Answering Objections I. What about Homosexual Rights? A. Homosexuals have rights as citizens, but not as homosexuals. B. Homosexual acts are morally wrong, and there is no right to do a wrong. C. There are no civil rights for civil wrongs. D. It is as meaningless to talk about homosexual rights as it is rapist’s rights, child abuser’s rights, or murderer’s rights. E. When the practice of homosexuality interferes with the rights of others

Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are casual and temporary, not habitual and lifelong. .

Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are casual and temporary, not habitual and lifelong. B. Animal behavior is not normative for human activity. Behavior of brute beasts is not exemplary for human conduct.

Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are casual and temporary, not habitual and lifelong. B. Animal behavior is not normative for human activity. Behavior of brute beasts is not exemplary for human conduct. C. Animals are not rationally and morally reasonable creatures. They act from instinct and, hence, are not ethically culpable for their actions.

Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are Answering Objections I. Many other Mammals are Homosexual A. Homosexual acts among mammals are casual and temporary, not habitual and lifelong. B. Animal behavior is not normative for human activity. Behavior of brute beasts is not exemplary for human conduct. C. Animals are not rationally and morally reasonable creatures. They act from instinct and, hence, are not ethically culpable for their actions. D. Humans are in God’s image and are

Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly assumes that we cannot love the sinner and yet hate the sin.

Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly assumes that we cannot love the sinner and yet hate the sin. B. Many people fail to make this distinction, but it does not mean that the distinction fails to apply.

Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly Answering Objections I. It Lacks Proper Christian Love for Gays A. This objection wrongly assumes that we cannot love the sinner and yet hate the sin. B. Many people fail to make this distinction, but it does not mean that the distinction fails to apply. C. Total rejection drives them further into their sin, but we should reach out to people, even sinful ones.