How do we explain homosexual sex is a sin?

On other web sites gay marriage comes up and if the mention of sex comes into it, how do we explain homosexual sex is a sin? What commandant does it break?

Mind you, some of these people think only adultery sex is a sin, as in sex with a married person. They seem to be fine with any other sex that one can be engaged in.


Oneofmany #1
How do we explain homosexual sex is a sin? What commandant does it break?

See *The Catechism of the Catholic Church
***Chastity and homosexuality **
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, 141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” 142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. [My emphasis].
141 Cf. Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; I Cor 6:10; I Tim 1:10.
142 CDF, Persona humana 8.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

The Ten Commandments are foundational, but they are not meant to imply that there are only ten, very narrowly defined sins. The commandment against adultery speaks to all sins against chastity (as outlined in the Catechism, including the paragraphs quoted above).

We don’t even need to appeal to the Ten Commandments or religion to demonstrate that same sex “marriage” is an ontological impossibility. That’s a matter of nature and how we are built as male and female with mutual complementarity resulting in the creation of new life—children who have a right to know and be raised by the man and woman who participated in their creation.

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