It is not a Christian value to just sit there and not say anything while someone commits acts that are offensive to God. It is an act of charity to inform them of the truth in a kind and loving way. It is their choice to act on it, but they do have the right to know what they’re doing goes against the Bible. The Biblical “judge” is actually to condemn, meaning to tell that person they are going to hell. Only God knows the state of the other person’s soul, so we cannot say where their final destination will be, only that certain actions place their soul in danger.
Being attracted to members of the same sex is not a sin. A sin is something that someone does, an action. It is, however, a sin to act on those attractions.
Not all consensual, adult relationships are good. There is also fornication, which is bad on a scientific level because it creates premature emotional attachments between the two people, and makes it that much more difficult for them to discern whether or not they’re right for each other. They love them because of the hormones, not because they are good for each other. They stay together for months, even years longer than they should, because of that bond they created by sleeping together, and in time they realize what they would have realized right away had they not been sleeping together from the first month together: they are not a good match! It’s not a coincidence that the divorce rates have skyrocketed since the “sexual revolution.”
And what about incest? There have been cases of fathers and daughters being together, even having a baby. And why only two people? People have been happy in polygamous unions.
Marriage does require consent and that both people are adults, but that doesn’t mean all adult consenting relationships are good. There is such a thing as right and wrong, even for adults. Right and wrong isn’t just for people under age 18.
The active homosexual lifestyle:
-has high rates of promiscuity - many report over 100 or even over 1,000 lifetime sexual partners
-has a disproportionately high rate of STDs for being such a small percentage of the population
-high rates of suicide and depression
-lower life expectancy than the average smoker
-high rates of breast (lesbian) and colon cancer (gay)
-relationships almost never more than 5-10 years without breaking up or becoming an “open” relationship
One does not need to be married or be in a sexual relationship in order to love another person. There are many kinds of love, and leading another person into mortal sin or a dangerous lifestyle is the antithesis of love. Love is wanting what is best for the other person for his or her own sake.
There is a difference between inclination and behavior. Someone can be genetically prone to alcoholism, but that doesn’t mean that he/she must/should become an alcoholic. It simply means that alcohol is a temptation that they struggle against.
We also need to note the homosexuals are not special. Everyone sins. Everyone faces temptation. Some are more prone to sexual sin, others to greed (care more about money than people), others to gluttony, etc. Most importantly, everyone is called to a life of holiness.
Another problem with our society is that we are told that sex is a need. Many people have died as virgins and lived happy, fulfilled lives serving God and their communities. Needs are food, clean water, shelter, and clothing. Medical care and at least a basic education. It is better to abstain when unmarried because one can have a clear head for discerning if/when one does decide to date, and develop the self control needed for the periods in marriage when it will be necessary to abstain (illness, NFP, spouse is too tired after a long day, etc.).
Talking about racism is irrelevant and a logical fallacy known as a category mistake because being a certain race is not a behavior like homosexual activity is.
Slavery is wrong because it is legalized abuse (rape, beatings, taking kids from their parents) and the workers were not compensated. This is not the same as the slavery described in the Bible because the slaves were only slaves for a set period of time (e.g. to learn a trade and/or work off a debt) and then were allowed to go free. Slavery in America was kidnapping African people for no reason and keeping them as slaves until death. And also beaten and treated badly.
Gender inequality is also wrong because women were treated as less than persons according to the law (e.g. could not own property or choose to vote), and women were not allowed to get the same level of education as men or get equal pay for equal work.
Beating up gay people is a sin. Refusing to hire a qualified individual who is gay is also a sin. Maybe one wouldn’t hire an actively gay person for positions where they’d be a role model for kids and they’d speak against the parents’ beliefs, but in most cases that wouldn’t apply.
Depression and suicide are mental conditions. People become depressed because of a chemical imbalance in their brains, not because someone told them not to sleep with someone else. People from all walks of life, all races, sexual orientations, social classes, religions, men, women and children suffer from depression. Countries that are more accepting of homosexual behavior have higher rates of suicide than countries that are more Christian religious. If someone becomes depressed, I’d suggest that they see a good Christian counselor who will help guide them to living a life that is right with God.