First off, homosexuality is only mentioned in the old testament.
Sorry Mike, that’s inaccurate.
Try Romans chapter 1:26-27 (NASB)
" 26For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." – I think that’s pretty clear, but if you actually need the word…try these:
1 Corinthians 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, "
1 Timothy 1:9 “realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,”
You may make whatever call you like on homosexuality (for which I may disagree), but saying that the only mention of it is in the OT is certainly inaccurate.
Just a thought,
It depends entirely on what version of the Bible you’re reading and what the translator wanted to see. The Greek/Hebrew/Latin words (respectively) for homosexuality are not used in the original texts. The closest occurance of a direct condemnation of homosexuality is in Leviticus and directly translated as “Thou shalt not couch with a priest as thou wouldst with a woman.”
It makes sense to interpret this as “do not kiss priests.” As a condemnation of homosexuality though? Bit of a stretch.
I agree with the poster who said that you shouldn’t be a Catholic if you don’t believe the doctrine/teachings. Since that’s true, according to a few legitimate political surveys I’ve seen, 74% of American Roman Catholics should leave the Church due to their stance on abortion. Even more on birth control (don’t remember the exact number, around 80%).
I wonder how the Church would react if it suddenly and rightfully found itself as the Christian minority sect.