[quote=Atreyu]I’ve been thinking about these two groups of people recently. I think that there is still a prevalent bias against homosexuals, in that we treat homosexuals differently to how we treat fornicators. Surely we should put both of these groups into the same category? I mean, it is the act of homosexual sex (and lust) that is sinful, is it not? In the same way, straight sex (and lust) outside of marriage is just as sinful. So why do we (as in, society) treat homosexuals differently to fornicators?
I think that if we (as Christians) could treat homosexuals in exactly the same way as fornicators, then hopefully more homosexuals would be able to understand exactly what it is that we are condemning as sinful (any sex or lust outside of marriage etc). Also I think it would help us with how we are to view such people.
I haven’t completely thought this through, as you can probably tell from my disjointed thoughts. Any comments and expansions (or critiques) are very welcome.
I think that you are one-third right.
(1) In one sense, homosexuality is the same as masturbation and fornication: Climactic sex yanked-out-of its intended home, the heterosexual marital context.
(2) In another sense, climactic homosexual behavior is worse than heterosexual fornication or masturbation: It dedicates the intense reinforcing physical pleasure generated by the productive tract (a) to the wrong gender, and (b) to the wrong gender’s physical sewer system. Homosexual behavior is heavily “coprofilial” and “renal” in shape, isn’t it?
(3) However, evidence gathered by social scientists increasingly suggests that male homosexuality is a pre-wired dysfunction, and *strongly *suggests that male homosexuals, as sexually dysfunctional human beings, may have a pre-wired partial lack of self-control. One psychologist suggest that whereas the female/male family structure involves a “settling,” stabilizing non-grazing female joined to a grazing male, the male/male structure of a male homosexual relationship involves two “grazers.” I personally believe that pre-wired taboos against anal and cunnilingal copulation also constantly war with the stability of the homosexual relationship.
The bottom line, here, is that at the General Judgment heterosexuals may discover to their intense shock that God is less nasty to male homosexual perversion than to heterosexual fornication, *because *male homosexuals suffer from “pre-wired” promiscuity!