Twitter icon Facebook icon

About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Is this your first visit?
Contact us
External links

Recommended books

Visitors' essays
Our forum
New essays
Other features
Buy a CD of this site
Vital notes

World religions
BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
Christian def'n
 Shared beliefs
 Handling change
 Bible topics
 Bible inerrancy
 Bible harmony
 Interpret the Bible
 Persons
 Beliefs & creeds
 Da Vinci code
 Revelation 666
 Denominations
HINDUISM
ISLAM
JUDAISM
WICCA / WITCHCRAFT
Other religions
Cults and NRMs
Comparing Religions

Non-theistic beliefs
Atheism
Agnosticism
Humanism
Other

About all religions
Main topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handling change
Doubt & security
Quotes
Movies
Confusing terms
Glossary
End of the World?
True religion?
Seasonal events
Science vs. Religion
More information

Spiritual/ethics
Spirituality
Morality & ethics
Absolute truth

Peace/conflict
Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious freedom
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten Commandments
Abortion access
Assisted suicide
Cloning
Death penalty
Environment

Same-sex marriage

Homosexuality
Human rights
Gays in the military
Nudism
Origins
Sex & gender
Sin
Spanking
Stem cells
Transexuality
Women-rights
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news

 

!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

Judeo-Christianity and homosexuality

Menu

Various interpretations of what
the Bible says and means about
same-gender sexual behavior
:

horizontal rule

Various religious, scientific, and secular groups disagree about the fundamental nature of homosexuality: including:

  • What the term means.

  • What causes a homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual orientations: Is it nature or nurture?

  • What the Bible says about same-gender sexual behavior.

  • Whether such behavior is ethical, moral, or not.
  • The frequency with which persons having each of the three main sexual orientations are found within the general population.

This section of the ReligiousTolerance.org web site covers the above topics, and goes into detail about what the six or so "clobber passages" in the Bible say and mean. These are passages that have been historically used to attacks homosexuals and bisexuals.

horizontal rule

Sponsored link.

horizontal rule

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Please read these two essays next:
bullet A very brief glance at passages that appear to discuss homosexuality:

bullet Major or "clobber" passages

bullet Minor passages
 
bullet For more detailed information, read

bullet Overview: Diverse Christian interpretations of the Bible concerning homosexuality. Rigidity of beliefs.

bullet Detailed introduction, Part 1: Quotes; Bible's passages, analysis, mistranslations, & use of the word "homosexual."

bullet Detailed introduction, Part 2: Same-sex activity in biblical times; people's beliefs about the Bible; translation biases.

bullet Are the Bible's moral teachings still valid and meaningful today? 
 
bullet Analysis of individual passages from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament):

bullet More detailed coverage:

bullet Genesis 1: Be fruitful and multiply....

bullet Genesis 19: The story of God's destruction of four Canaanite cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim

bullet Other verses from Genesis: about Adam, Eve and Noah

bullet The Mosaic code & the meaning of the Hebrew word To'ebah

bullet Leviticus 18:22

bullet Leviticus 20:13

bullet Deuteronomy, Judges, Kings

bullet Less detailed coverage:

bullet A brief description
 
bullet Analysis of passages from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament):

bullet Less detailed coverage:

bullet A brief description

bullet More detailed coverage:

bullet Matthew, John, and Jude

bullet Romans 1 and perhaps Romans 2

bullet 1 Corinthians 6

bullet Translations of 1 Corinthians 6:9 from various versions of the Bible

bullet 1 Timothy 1

bullet Jude

bullet Possible meanings of the Greek word "arsenokoitai" (arsenokoitai)

bullet Conclusions

bullet Other material:

bullet

star Christian teachings & beliefs about homosexuality by the full range of Christian faith groups: fundamentalist and other evangelical Christians, Roman Catholics, mainline and liberal/progressive Christians


bullet A series of essays donated by Anthony Ashford: "Six biblical reasons why Christians should accept same-sex relationships." Menu

bullet Three same-sex relationships described in the Bible

bullet Meanings of the Greek words "Pornea" and "Akatharsia" (fornication and uncleanness) in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament)
 
bullet If you approve of same-sex marriage (SSM), study this chart. If you don't, then please study this chart, unless you are easily offended

bullet

Books and links to other web sites that deal with homosexuality and the Bible

horizontal rule

Sponsored link:

horizontal rule

Related material from neutral or LGBT-positive sources:

On this web site:

On other web sites:

Sponsored links:

References used:

The following information source was used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlink is not necessarily still active today.

  1. "Embryology," Wikipedia, as on 2015- at: http://en.wikipedia.org/
  2. "God's view on homosexuality (Must See!!!)", You Tube, 2012-AUG-10, at: https://www.youtube.com/

  3. dvd cover Daniel Karslake, "For the Bible tells me so," DVD, 99 minutes. First Run Features, 2008). Read reviews or order this DVD safely from Amazon.com online book store
  4. "What does the Bible say about homosexuality?," BeyondToday TV, 2012, at: http://youtu.be/

horizontal rule
Site navigation:

 Home page > Christianity > Bible themes & topics > here

or Home page > "Hot" topics > Homosexuality > Religious impact > here


Copyright © 1996 to 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2017-JAN-04
Author: B.A. Robinson

line.gif (538 bytes)
Sponsored link

Go to the previous page, or return to the "Bible themes & topics menu," or go to the "Religious impact on homosexuality" menu,  or choose:

Google
Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Hot, controversial topics

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?

Twitter link Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show original" button at the top of this page to restore page to English.

 
Sponsored links