QSHLTABABUFONTONFAGQAKHJK saidoh..a gay 'christian' debating about the scriptures? i already know what im going to see,thanks though.
It clearly condemned same-sex acts..you serious?
Yes. I am serious. You are right, in a certain context it condemns same-sex acts, but it also, in certain contexts, promotes slavery, polygamy, and the submission of women. It clearly states that children who disobey their parents should be stoned. So yes, you can justify all kinds of aweful things, including the oppression of gays, if you read scripture in a way that promotes oppression.
The bible was written at a time when a word for gay did not exist, so the writers were not able to have a genuine discussion of committed gay relationships. Heterosexual acts are widely condemned too when in the context of sexual excess, yet bible thumpers do not take that to mean that heterosexuality is bad. Gay acts in biblical context are seen as excessive sexual lust, which is always condemned whether homosexual or hetersexual.
Out of over 30,000 bible passages, only 6 appear to deal with homosexual acts. So its not like this is a topic of great priority to the authors.