Over the last few decades, the semantics of this issue have changed. It has gone from Sodomy to homosexuality to gay or lesbian to sexual orientation.
Mostly because there's more to a homosexual relationship than just mindless fucking. And the fact that both cases that you cite for anti-homosexuality come with a few glitches. Leviticus: funny how only the admonition of homosexuality stands, yet things like shaving, hair cuts or mixed crops are immaterial, and ignored. Romans: homosexuality may be listed, but so is a whole slew of other thnigs, finally makeing the list moot saying ALL fall short of God's glory, so why homosexuality is singled out among them is beyond me.
Today’s reference to it as sexual orientation has certainly taken the sting out of the sin.
Because sin or not, it's not your business. I don't give a flying fuck who you marry, why is it so damned important that you tell me who I can?
The focus of the debate has turned from a behavior to an issue, like abortion where the debate has turned from the procedures of abortion to an issue.
First, it IS and issue. This isn't just saying hmosexuality is bad, it's fighting tooth and nail against any step society takes to treating us like humans. Like, say, bosses being disallowed to fire someone for discovering they're homosexual. Also, abortion IS a safety issue, because if a woman wants to abort, she will. Countless women have died because of a coat hanger abortion gone wrong.
If one would focus on the behavior that homosexuals admit to, they would agree with the Scriptures which says they are “abusers of themselves with mankind.”
Yes, dehmanize us, and reduce us to a simlpe behavior, and the argument becomes so much simpler, doesn't it?
Should any government official condone abuse even between consenting adults?
Fine. Here's the deal. If one of them chooses to lay charges, the government may step in. Otherwise...and even then...it's none of your goddamn business.
“Stay out of our bedrooms, stay out of our private lives,” is a defensive posture we hear from pro-homosexuals. There are many different laws that affect each of our private lives. Laws against adultery...
Totalitarian wet dreams aside, no such laws exist.
Informed consent is violated on both, making them a whole different kettle of fish.
More states allow first cousins to marry than homosexuals. So you lose a bit of ground even here.
Both involve physical harm, and a defined victim. And again, consent isn't given. You cannot compare two consenting adults having sex with one raping another, against his or her will.
...even seat belt laws.
Which is implemented to prevent grievous harm in a traffic accident. Direct, measurable harm, not "on average, certain studies say."
Most laws in some way legislate morality. Do not kill, do not steal, etc.
And both have another commonality. Breaking those laws results in direct, measurable harm to another.
Homosexuality is fatal.
Smoking is fatal. Alcohol is fatal. Crossing the street can be fatal. Driving a car can be fatal. Where is your railing against them?
The average homosexual, whether male or female lives about 45 years.
Citation? As I recall, the only study that this is based on is someone reading the obits of a homosexual paper at the height of the AIDS epidemic, and taking the average age of the deceased. And let's not get into people like you "teaching the queers a lesson."
This is 30 years less than the average heterosexual male or female. This is alarming! Only 3% of homosexuals reach their 65th birthday. Each statesman should work to warn the populace of this danger.
Again, even if there is fact in what you're saying, my body, my life, my choice.
Some in government have gone to great lengths to discourage cigarette smoking.
Discourage. Not ban.
They have sued the cigarette companies.
Great. So who are you gonna sue over homosexuality? Hmmm?
They have had enough of the deaths that this behavior causes and the dollars spent on treating tobacco related maladies, yet cigarettes takes an average of 6 years off of an adult’s life.
Due to a DIRECT result of diseases stemming from tobacco consumption. Sure homosexuality can result in STIs. Guess what? Heterosexual sex is absolutely no different.
Homosexuality takes 30 years off. We should stand against homosexuality even if only for health reasons.
Yet again, you say nothing of alcohol consumption, or cigarette smoking. Hell, you people fight tooth and nail any time someone tries to meddle in YOUR lives, yet we're supposed to smile and nod any time you guys command? Fuck off.
Justification for homosexual behavior is often given from the “look at the great contributions they make to our society” angle.
No, I prefer the "we're adults who pay our taxes too, so we don't need you telling us how to live our lives."
Do our contributions justify our life style? Would this exonerate a child abuser, pedophile, prostitute, incest, beastiality or any crime or criminal?
Oddly enough, the moment you say the person is Christian, not only is he exonerated, but he's falsely accused and persecuted. Funny that.
Of course not! There are certain laws I must obey in private and in public that legislate morality that are good safeguards for myself, my wife and family. I can not beat my wife and children with a baseball bat in the privacy of my home.
No, but you can have sex with your wife, provided she consents. Why can you have sex with your wife, but my sister cannot have sex with her future wife?
It would endanger them and rightfully so I would be arrested. As we have seen, homosexuality endangers those who are involved with it in private.
Yes, generally by being beaten within an uinch of their lives, or driven to suicide by people like you. Funny how you create a problem, then blame us for it.
It is best for society to believe the Scriptures in its opposition to this abominable lifestyle.
No, it is best for society if you'd take your nose out of my business, your eye off my keyhole, your ear off your flooboards, and mind your own fucking business. What I, and another grown man do CONSENSUALLY, in the privacy of our own home is of no consequence or concern to you. Period.