**Perhaps I need to clarify my question a bit. The relevant issue is not so much about sin (specifically: one need not address it directly as sin). My question is one of the entropic qualities of each and whether one is more so than the other. Entropy is an entity’s (man, society, culture, etc.) gradual and natural progression toward disorder/death.
If one were to compare suicide with the homosexual act, could one draw a valid/compelling distinction between the entropic qualities of one vs. the other? Namely; because H.S. thwarts the present and future transmission of life, is it more entropic than suicide, a singular act which, in and of itself, precludes any further transmission of life?
The key distinction being that suicide simply hastens the inevitable (death) whereas H.S. as a singular act necessarily removes procreation as a potential from the act wherein that potential is the primary biological purpose; thus, denying possible progeny. Essentially, with H.S. you are killing the potentiality or possibility of future human beings who will now never exist.
In terms of keeping one out of Heaven, of course, there is no practical purpose in drawing a distinction. However, there is a practical purpose in discerning the gravity of any singular act. Certainly, anything that keeps us from our eternal reward is to be avoided, but this is a separate issue: valid, but separate.
This question may be more of an academic interest, but I think anything that gives us greater understanding of the effects of any activity is of inherent value. “We know things because God made them knowable.”
Thanks again for the interest! If we can keep the responses more about the entropic quality of each rather than which one will get you the Hell quicker, I would be greatly appreciative!**