Homosexuality as a sin (idea)
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|There are several passages in the [bible] that are said to refer to [homosexuality]. And these passages are also said to state how homosexuality is a [sin], or is wrong or is an abomination or is unnatural etc.
Such passages include [Leviticus 18]:22, this particular reference is undisputable. However, also under the sins listed in Leviticus are shaving ([Leviticus 19]:27 and [Leviticus 21]:5) and many other such things. Clearly Christians do not follow Levitical law, so this reference, when dealing with Christianity, is useless.
Other passages include [1 Corinthians 6]:9-10. The problem here is that the [King James Version] as well as others has a rather blinding set of mistranslations.
6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of [God]? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor [adulterers], nor [effeminate], nor [abusers of themselves with mankind],
Both the terms "effiminate" and "abusers of themselves with mankind" are not mentioned at all in the original Greek manuscript. The words that should be here are [malekoi] (meaning soft, possibly referring to soft morals, or no moral conviction) and [arsenkoitai].
Arsenkoitai is a word that Paul made up. There is no definition of what it means, and to break it down into its components (arsen=male koitai=bed) give a result like "Male active bed" or other such nonsense terms like "Man in a bed". This has mostly been translated into homosexual references. It could refer to multiple marriages, promiscuousness or even laziness.
Most of the [New Testament] references to homosexuality are written by Paul and were mistranslated by [power hungry] priests who would have another set of witches to burn.
The only other reference that cannot be easily dismissed as a translation error is in [Romans 1]:27
"And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. "
This however does not mention that homosexuality is a sin, or is wrong. In fact [Romans 1] is a big list of things which people would find terrible and "sinful" or rather "unseemly". Then Paul catches everybody in their judgementalism in [Romans 2]:1
"Therefore thou art [inexcusable], O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. "