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  • Depends on who you're asking. Different people believe different things, and their beliefs depend upon other things, as well. But, personally? No. Absolutely not. I do not believe that being gay is a sin. As a bi-sexual woman, am I biased? No, I am not. Before I discovered my own bi-sexuality, I still, firmly, believed that homosexuality is something that nobody should be made to feel ashamed of. And to the people that think that gay people "choose" to be gay, I ask: Why would anyone choose a life of being socially judged, not accepted for who they are, and denied the right to a legally binding marriage (amongst countless other things)? To fear going out in public and holding hands with their lover because chances are they will be called "fag", or "dyke", or otherwise harrassed, even in some cases, bashed, or killed. Having hatred in your heart for your fellow man, based solely on their sexual preference, and condemning them for it, now that, truly, is a sin.
  • No its not. But relgions do find it a sin and terrible. It depends from what perspective you look at it from.
  • Yes Its supposed be man and woman
  • I don't believe in "sin" in the biblical sense but if you mean is it morally wrong I say no. To each his own. It is just people loving people and I see nothing wrong with that. I would much rather see two gay people together and happy than see two people suffer miserably through thier whole lives because they aren't "allowed" to be who they are inside.
  • The concept of sin is to do with religion. If you ask this question in the current category you'll get an entirely different set of answers to those you would get if you asked it where it should, under Religion. *Edit* Now that this question is in the appropriate category I would say that to virtually all religions homosexual acts, not the fact of being homosexual, are sins.
  • According to christian doctrine homosexuality is a sin, that comes from the Bible. On the other hand you are not supposed to judge people (Judge not lest ye be judged!). Hate the sin but love the sinner! Even though I have christian beliefs, I do not judge or condemn any person who is gay. I have gay friends that I don't view any differently than I would a heterosexual person.
  • If I were creating my own religion and I wanted to ensure that my followers created lots of children so they could be indoctrinated and increase my following and tithe me lots of money and carry out my political agenda, then I would definitely make homosexuality a sin.
  • Certainly there are religious views which consider homosexuality to be a sin. I consider those views to be confused: if you make something like homosexuality into a sin, the whole basis of morality is called into question. Morality is about the good of the whole, it's basis is the inter-relatedness of all life. That which damages the whole is wrong, that which enriches it is right. It's a simple matter for a clear-headed, unprejudiced individual to have friendships with and observe gay people, and it's quite obvious that their sexual identity enriches their lives and the lives of others, and causes no harm. If we declare them to be sinners, we lose touch with the true basis for morality, and are thrown into the confusion of trying to figure out the right "rules" for moral judgment -- it becomes arbitrary, even silly. So considering gayness to be a sin is itself a kind of violation of morality.
  • Of course it is. It says so in the Bible.
  • according to christianity, yes, it is a sin. on the other hand, nobody should be discriminated against because of this. this "sin" is no different than any other, its no better or worse than lying or taking the lords name in vain, which many "christians" do on a daily basis.
  • I am sure someone will minus me points on this answer but, the answer to this question, I'm sorry to say is yes. It clearly states in the Bible that a man does not lay with another man, nor a woman with a woman, and so on. I believe it is adam and eve, not adam and steve.
  • I know in the Bible it speaks about it not being okay, and i am a very strong christian. But i do not believe we as people should go around looking at like there all sinful people. It is completely personal and no one should judge. We after all are all the same right?
  • yes if you believe in gay stuff like "sins"
  • I asked an Anglican priest once and he said that being homosexual was not a sin but practicing or actively being homosexual was a sin. So in essence he is saying that if a person is homosexual and wishes to lead a sinless life then they should practice celibacy.
  • This is why I don't like religions, they separate people instead of uniting them, and they "attack" the minority groups which don't completely follow the main group.
  • People cite biblical references that would appear to mark homosexuality as a sin. These are from the same book that is full of contradictions, other obscure laws and pentalites and has been translated from ancient writings. A more academic approach to bible study suggests that the passages so often referenced (in Leviticus and Paul's letters, for instance) may not necessarily be speaking of homosexuality as a whole and do not actually condemn it as a sin. Incidentally, it's the act of homosexuality, not being homosexual, that's so often considered sinful.
  • I Corinthians 6:9-10 states "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." Could this be what you are saying only appears to show homosexuality as sin? I think it states rather obviously that it is a sin along with all the other sins that are mentioned in these verses. Mind you, I have nothing against any person who considers themselves to be homosexuals, I have a brother who is. I still love him along with each and everyone, I am not the one to judge. Of course this verse was taken from the Christian Holy Bible, NIV. I can not answer for any other religions. I hope this helps your inquiry. In His service, <:))))<>< "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21 Edit: Nelson-"nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders" is what it states in my NIV Bible. I tried to look up 'somomites' and could not find it anywhere in a dictionary, google, or any other versions of the Holy Bible. Did you mean sodomites? If so the dictionary meaning for this word is: "an offensive term for somebody who practices anal intercourse," which, if I understand homosexual behavior, is meaning the same thing as homosexual offenders. Sodomites = Homosexuals. Just using a different word but with same meaning. Either way according to God's word it is a sin. Does this help? I hope so, like I said in my original answer, I personally have nothing against gay/lesbians, I do not try and force them to see they are living in sin. If they ask they know my feelings on the subject, I will love them as directed by my Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Rigid rules set down by strict interpretations of the Bible and other books that are the basis for and set the "rules" for various religions. In some religions having sex is considered a sin. Or dancing, playing cards or other things. I am sure being gay is considered a sin in many religions. Including Catholicism. But gee, look at all the gay priests who turn out to also be pedophiles!
  • It’s mostly in the Bible that the sodomy, homosexuality is declared to be a sin. So the religions that are based on the Bible don’t have much choice on the matter but to identify it as a sinful act. However, that in it self, does not give right to anyone to judge. God has kept this right for him self. I feel we the Christians may be unable to comprehend how God could ever “endorse” the homosexuality and permit those that practice it to claim to be a Christians. I think it was just as strange when early Church discovered that the Holy Spirit has been poured out on the gentiles. In their mind, I am sure that they taught of them (gentiles) being “untouchable” by God. Good thing that Bible speaks of Jesus saying that healthy do not need a doctor, the sick ones do, and that is why He came. Here are the specific references from the Bible that deal with issue of homosexualty. 1. 1 Kings 14:24 "And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel." 2. 1 Kings 15:12 "And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made." 3. 1 Kings 22:46 "And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land." 4. 2 Kings 23:7 "And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove." Leviticus 18:22 “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin." 5. Leviticus 20:13 “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense." 6. 1 Corinthians 6:9 "Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality," 7. 1 Timothy 1:10 "The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching"
  • The same reason eating shellfish is considered a sin (Exodus), or a woman menstruating around men is a sin (Levitcus). Actually, I don't recall any mention of the word "homosexual" in the Bible, but it does refer to sodomites (what is the definition?). It also says something about casting the first stone. Guess all them christians who condem homosexuality are perfect! Especially the pedophile priests!
  • No, it is not.
  • Before that question can be answered, another needs to be asked. Is there such thing as sin? I don't think there is. I think there are ethics and social morals. And I don't think that being gay (or black, or a woman, or having long hair, etc, etc.) are negative in any ethical or moral way.
  • No it isnt.
  • If you read and believe in the Old Testament it is. http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_bibh.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviticus
  • Of the 613 laws laid down by God through Moses (the Mosaic Code), which the Christians love to quote, also prohibited is: Heterosexual intercourse when a woman has her period (Leviticus 18:19), Harvesting the corners of a field (19:9), Eating fruit from a young tree (19:23), Cross-breeding livestock (19:19), Sowing a field with mixed seed (19:19), Shaving or getting a hair cut (19:27), Tattoos (19:28), Even a mildly disabled person from becoming a priest (21:18), Charging of interest on a loan (25:37), Collecting firewood on Saturday to prevent your family from freezing, Wearing of clothes made from a blend of textile materials; today this might be cotton and polyester, and Eating of non-kosher foods (e.g. shrimp). IN ADDITION, THE CODE REQUIRES: A child to be killed if he/she curses their parent (Leviticus 20:9) All persons guilty of adultery to be killed (20:10) The daughter of a priest who engages in prostitution to be burned alive until dead (21:9) The bride of a priest to be a virgin (21:13) Ritual killing of animals, using cattle, sheep and goats (22:19) A person who takes the Lord's name in vain is to be killed (24:16) Now, why is it that homosexuality is the one law the religious people pick to enforce all the time? Either all the laws have to be followd or they need to be put in their proper place, which is part of the history of man's religious evolution.
  • in the bible it flat out says, poeople who live in this lifestyle will not make it into the kingdom of God. and remember these are not my words they are the Lords. ANd and it says, Dont do this, it actually says this is a huge sin. and it is the world that makes it ok. WHich it really isnt (NOT MY WORDS<)(JUST TELLIN THE TRUTH)
  • A lot of religions base their growth on passed tradition. The children of a christian family will probably be christians and so forth. Historically organised religions have always aprouved of large famillies with lot of children (easy convert). While not the entire base of the problem religious stread is one of the reason of the position against homosexuality. The second, more obvious reason is that for those religions, God created men and women different for a reason, so mating with the same sex is an act against the order created by god. A lot of religions don't care thaugh (but then they are often not orgnanised religions)
  • Depends on whether or not you believe in sin in the first place.
  • Depending on where you get your answers from... Given that sins are linked with the Bible, according to the Bible (so I'm told), it is a sin. But then so are lying, cheating, stealing, murder... and yet we don't discriminate against these individuals. I'm personally ashamed of the society in which I live because of its narrowminded attitudes towards being gay. I think being narrowminded and ignorant should be considered a sin and also, blindly following one aspect of the bible and using it as a grounds to discriminate should also be considered a sin.
  • Matter of opinion..According to the christians..it is..but then, at the same time they say that if you are without sin..chuck a rock.
  • Yes, it is a sin (I define sin as only pertaining to behaviours prohibited by the Bible) - but there's nothing wrong with it - homosexuality is just a programming some people come with, just like heterosexuality and bisexuality. If God was really there, he couldn't possibly consider homosexuality a sin, as he would have created humans to have that setting.
  • No it is a sickness.
  • No. I recently found this site about homosexuality and the Bible, from a Christian point of view: http://tinyurl.com/mx6m2
  • There is no sin in being. Only in "acting" outside the will of God.
  • Leviticus 18:22 in the King James Version states: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 20:13 is similar, except that it adds the death penalty as punishment. 1Corithians 6:9-10: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind... shall inherit the kingdom of God." (King James Version) What do you think?
  • Yes it is
  • Being that I am a lesbian and I am also a southern baptist I can say yes. However, we were all born sinners and there was only one person that walked the Earth that was sinless and that was Jesus Christ himself. No one else. We will all be judged by God when we die and we will all have face judgment. The only unforgivable sin is denying him.
  • According to the bible, yes. I personally find homosexuality disgusting but that's my personal choice. The more study I have done of the bible though, the less I believe in it. If homosexuality is a sin as it says, then why are people born with both sexes and forced to choose one or the other, and if they can be born with both sexes, then isn't it quite possible that someone can be born of one sex but have the inclination of the other sex? With this having been stated, then it's God's creational fault and not the person deamed to be homosexual. This person could be heterosexual and created in the wrong body. If this is God's fault, then who am I or God to judge them. Hope this helps.
  • No, but gay 'sex' is. Sin is a Judeo-Christian idea, and the Bible says that if a man lies with a man as he would a woman, or a woman lying with a women as she would a man, it's an abomination and a sin. Being Gay isn't a sin, it's having sex with someone of the same gender as yourself that is, but unless you're a Jew, Christian, or Muslim, then it doesn't matter AT ALL whether or not it's a 'sin'.
  • not anymore than greed, so all of organized religion is sinning
  • Well this is a theistic religious forum and one assumes that’s the perspective you want on your question and not a purely social, moral or other angle on it. Sin is a religious term which may be defined as applying oneself to a purpose that one was not created for. The Holy Qur’an has God saying in HQ 51:56 “I created the jinn and humankind only that they might do My will.” So, if I am being gay am I doing God’s will? Is that one of the purposes I was made for? Is it a misuse of my body in pursuit of my desire like the misuse of the old design of prepayment energy meters in pursuit of free energy, by inserting in them coins made of ice.
  • the Bible condemns sodomy. God abhorrs it along with intercourse with animals. God created woman for man. What amazes me is the questions asked and the Bible answers them all. You cannot possibly read it or you would not ask. Yes the Bible is very profound but this is a simple question . Yes, being gay is a sin but God loves gay people too. to judge is to condemn ourself. The Lord and his Son love us all and we are ALL sinners. They forgive all when we ask and don't do it again.
  • The majors counts but again GOD knows best.
  • Homosexual acts are sinful.
  • Nooooo! Just like being black or latin or aisan isn't a sin. People are born that way and you should read "Judge not lest ye be Judged."
  • I would say 'no harm no foul'. If someone is born gay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality#Biological_explanations) or later chooses to be gay them let them, I doesn't cause any harm so how can it be a sin?
  • well there isn't much that we do that is NOT a SIN. many things were pointed out to uis (man) as being a sin to show how imperfect we are, we ALL SIN, according to the Bible, and I am sure homosexuality is amoung the sins. so is sex for any purpose other than reproduction. It is also a sin for any couple to have sex without the intent of having a child. ( we in glass houses should not cast stones.) I expect a huge down RATE. ** I don t mind the down rate (knew it was comming) but no comment? no guts is being Gay a sin ? ; ONLY if I get Down Rated for my Oppinion ! no NIT IS NOT A SIN. If it were , the lord would not have made people as such .
  • the Bible in no uncertain terms condemns all kinds of sexual immorality, including homosexuality. the reason it has become so prevalent is because of religion turning a blind eye to these practices. since very early in the story of humanity there have been cases which the Bible clearly states how displeasing this was to Jehovah God. in the book of Genesis we read about the angels visiting abraham before they got on their way to destroy sodom and gomorrah. these were cities that were condemned to be destroyed because of their immoral practices. understand it was not just homosexuality, but other sexual practices just as immoral. these would be and included those engaging in sex before marriage, as well as those practicing sex outside of their marriage arrangement. many want to excuse their conduct saying they were born homosexual. Jehovah never condemns anyone that is born with a health impediment. instead he feels merciful for someone that may be born blind, lame, deaf, etc. the reason he condemns homosexuality or any other immoral practice is because he is the one that has the right to regulate our lives and tell us what he requires of us. a parent has the right to set rules and standards in his home so does the creator of humanity.
  • No. Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity. The Catholic Church believes there is nothing sinful about being homosexual. But homosexuals like all unmarried people are called to celibacy. The Church specifically says that homosexuals "must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided." Here is the text of the document, On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (1986): http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_df86ho.htm For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 2357-2359: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm#2357 With love in Christ.
  • Since when is love a sin? I was created gay by god in his image. This is who I am and this is what I was meant to be.
  • For me it would be. For others, I'm told it is...I try not to add to the problem by being bigoted against those who are gay...
  • According to the Bible, it is. But in reality, it's natural, and simply another form of sexual attraction. There's not a thing wrong with it.
  • Homosexual activity is clearly described in Scripture, that of men laying with men as with women, the context being sexual (Lev. 18; 20:12), which is a result of making created things, including one's own body, their "god," rather than the livig and true god of the Bible, "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: {27} And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet" "(Rom 1:26-27) Such texts prohibit any form of homo erotic activity, and in contrast to hetero-sexual activity, in no place does God sanctify homosexual activity with marriage, leaving all such hetero-sexual unions to be unholy fornication, and that of a most perverse kind. That is because God has made man and women uniquely compatible and complementary, and homosexual relations hold God in contempt. Nor could such be justified even if an innate proclivity to homosexuality be proved, which it presently cannot, any more than other sins, as we are all born with an an innate proclivity to sin in general - due to our inherited Adamic nature - and individually some more than others. But God gives us power to resist sin, to overcome evil with good (Gn. 4:7) - unless we continually yield to sin. See http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/IsHomosexualitySin.html for more. Yet some of the first Christians were former homosexuals (1Cor. 6:9-11), as to all sinners God offers redemption, if they want Jesus over sin, and ask and receive Him who died for them and rose again, as their Lord and Savior.
  • Sin is not in "being". Sin is in "doing".
  • love it when a question like this is posted ... so predictable and so 2 sided, on one side all the 'religious' lot towing the line as always with the same old tired line "its a sin blah blah blah" and the non religious side say 'no!'...well the religious side is so full of hypocrites and hypocritical preachings that its a joke that they still have the hide to put down gays/lesbians and the non religious side still has to use logic and common sense and compassion to defend something that needs no defending at all
  • I guess if we continue the above argument we can equate homosexuality and heterosexuality on one level (in some way, but not perfectly): Every unmarried heterosexual person is sinning by having sex. Every gay man/woman is sinning by having sex, but not by feeling attracted to the same sex? Now did I get the gist of this? Both is equally hard to resist.
  • no. It isnt..
  • Yes Leviticus 20:13.
  • I wonder.....I have nothing against religion, but if people on here who said being gay is a sin didn't follow the bible, would you still think it was wrong?? I personally don't think being gay is a sin at all, it's just the way some people are, and saying it's a sin is like saying being a man or a woman is a sin or being white or black is a sin.
  • According to the Bible acting upon it is. But it also a sin to judge others..how can one point their finger at one 'sin' while ignoring the other? According to the Bible a lot of what is accepted behavior by "Christians" is actually a sin. It is not my place to decide when someone is sinning and I am too busy trying to keep my own "doorstep swept" to sweep around someone else's. Live and let live, I say.
  • If I don't believe in any religion, does it matter?
  • I think if you pretend you are someone/something you are not, that is a sin. I don't think being gay is any more a sin than having blue eyes.:)
  • If it is, then I don't wanna be right.
  • it can't be a sin since you don't become gay by choice but you are born gay.
  • The Old Testament is for us to study and learn from but you live by the New Testament. The Old Testament was God dealing with his chosen people, "Israel", the Jews. And the New Testament opened it up to All by God's Son, Jesus. But in both Testaments his Commmandments and the Golden Rule have not changed and WILL NEVER change. Even Abraham, Moses, sinned, they are human and God knows this. The big picture is we all sin , everyday, but we ALL possess the FREE WILL to do something about it? Read up on why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorah. Why did he destroy the earth with water and only 8 people were saved, even though Noah warned for a long time , while building the ark? We have the CHOICE to listen or not. The New Testament will also and has also FULFILLED every Prophecy of the Old!!!!! In Revelations, Jesus tells every church {HIS BODY} " Let those who hear, HEAR." and believe me there are more who won't" hear " than those who will. With all of us, we have to resist temptation, like Jesus did with Satan, and we all have the CHOICE. Alcholism, Being Gay, Lying, Stealing, Adultery, Gossiping, Gluttony,etc. But I am done with this, "shaking the dust off" . You BELIEVE or you don't , simple as that. For me , the Bible is not debatable and God WILL HELP US ALL understand if HE knows we wantto.
  • The answer to this question is in the question itself. If you observe a religious belief that says that homosexuality is a sin, then it's a sin, and no amount of popular opinion or polling is going to change that. Any religion which changes it's dogma to adapt to popular opinion isn't much of a religion (except for the religion of "liberalism," which is, by it's dogma, whatever popular opinion thinks it should be). No one is "born gay." No one is "born heterosexual," "born a zoophile," nor is anyone "born a pedophile." People are born with certain mental and physical capacities for sexual preference, but sexual preference is a product of stimuli and conditioning through developmental years. To ask this question is really no different than to ask if someone believes in reincarnation or if witchcraft spells are real. It's all a matter of what each person believes.
  • what difference does it make...premarital or extra-marital sex,even between two consenting adults is a sin,but does anyone care....NO.then why worry about being gay.in this society if u havnt lost ur virginity by the time u r 16,u r considered a freak or a loser,then why care about being damned for being gay.
  • A lot of religious texts were written a long time ago, when homosexuality was considered bad. However, quite alot of what's written in these texts isn't followed much anymore. For example Genesis 3:16 God says to Eve 'Your yearning will be for your husband, yet he will lord it over you.' I don't know any christan women who will bow down to their husbands and let him rule over them. The reason? Women have a better place in society now and aren't seen as inferior to men. Hopefully the christian view that homosexuality is wrong will change soon too. (Not that I'm saying that all christians are homophobic)
  • Because some religions are by nature homophobic. Hatred of gays and lesbians, (transgendered, bisexual, and questioning) supposedly goes with these sects because it's "against nature's way". BUT... there is homosexual behavior in other animals than humans, the desire may not be "normal" (that is, part of the norm, or majority) in some circles, but it is natural, or else it wouldn't happen. Most religions hate alternative sexualities because it's not part of their "norm". If you belong to a religion which condemns homosexuality, ask yourself, "Why would I want to join a club which doesn't want someone like me to be a member?" Many "mainstream" religions have groups which encourage LGBT people. The Roman Catholic Church for example has "Dignity" which is condemned by most bishops, but has over 10,000 members worldwide, gay and straight. If you look, you'll find a group called "Soulforce" started by Mel White who was Jerry Falwell's ghostwriter, as I recall. Other religions (even Islam) have LGBT groups too, not only Christians. For the record, JESUS, the fellow for whom Christianity was named, NEVER said anything about homosexuality. (But, what would you expect from a fellow who hung around with sailors and fishermen, didn't leave home until 33, never married, and whose best friends were his mother, and a prostitute?)
  • No, if you're looking to find a religion without judgement or condemnation, try Buddhism.
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  • That largely depends on who you talk to. I know many that feel it is a one way ticket to hell. I also have gay friends. The end result is if it is a sin you will pay for it some way some how. Since I am not gay it really doesn't effect me. My religion of birth teaches it is a sin. My religion of choice regards it as a choice. It's not my cup of tea. It doesn't matter to me. You have to decide if the choice is one you can live with.
  • Yes! Leviticus 18:22 gives great insight on this question.
  • i dont think being gay is a sin and im not just saying that cuz im bisexual I just think ppl r ppl that there r no labels and if u want to say "oh that person is gay" SO WUT who r they hurtin
  • The bible simply states that the only marriage and sex should happen between a man and a woman, if u sum it all up.
  • I've commented to an answer on this question elsewhere, but want to weigh in with an answer of my own and say that I have had it with people who use the spiritual way taught by Jesus Christ to justify their fear, hatred and bigotry. They should be ashamed of themselves. In answer to the original poster of the question, no, being gay is not a sin, no matter what these haters who wear the mantle of Jesus wish you to believe.
  • I am not gay. In my opinion it is not a sin. Gay people are human with different preferences. I believe everyone has a right to their own preference.
  • Yes, being gay/lesbian IS a sin. The Bible is VERY clear on this subject. That doesn't mean God hates you because you are gay/lesbian, God loves the sinner, and hates the sin. But it doesn't make being gay/lesbian right ether. It is a sin, plain and simple. Down rate me all you want. I really don't care. If you down rate me, its only because you don't agree with me. Not because I'm wrong.
  • Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. That's just one of the scriptures that says its wrong...but no matter how many Scriptures I could quote, I seriously doubt you will be satisfied.
  • It's not listed in the 10 commandments so I would say no.
  • No just means you prefer curtains to boobs.
  • I don't think it's a sin because you cannot control your sexuality. If god made you prefer to be straight or gay then he can not be mad at you. Real sins are things like doing a bad deed or hurting another living thing on this Earth. I have not read the bible so I am not positive. This is just my opinion.
  • I don't think it's a sin because you cannot control your sexuality. If god made you prefer to be straight or gay then he can not be mad at you. Real sins are things like doing a bad deed or hurting another living thing on this Earth. I have not read the bible so I am not positive. This is just my opinion.
  • NO NO NO
  • I don't see anything in the 10 Commandments against it, so I'd say it is NOT a sin!
  • If you are a fundamentalist of one of the main 3 monotheist religions then yes it is a sin according them. That's assuming you mean 'gay' as homosexual and not meaning 'gay to be happy and carefree.
  • I am not any better than anyone else. I just know what the Bible says.God is unchanging: Old Testament:Genesis 2:22, Leviticus18:22&23,1Kings 14:24. New Testament:Romans 1:26&27. These passages speak for themselves and are simple. I just don't see where he made room for argument.p.s. if you don't bother to read how can you argue?
  • Let me tell you a little secret. Sin is derived from your view. If you think its sinful, than it is. If you think its not, than its not. Its all from your view and perspective of the situation. Do you think being gay is a sin? If so, and your gay, you can join my in hell bro. Besides, if the church claims relaxing on a beach, drinking a nice cold beer, and watching hot smoking guys walk buy and knowing you could tap any one of them is a sin, I would love it in hell with all the other hot gay guys. :3
  • no but being lame is....weird huh?
  • Google "Zeitgeist" ...a fresh look at religion.
  • Being gay isn't, the sexual acts such as sodomy ad fornication are. So it is the un-approved of sexual deviance that is.
  • not anymore that I think that my having blue eyes is a sin. It's just who I am.
  • I think it is sinfully wonderful!!!!
  • Nope but then again, i kinda sin all the time without knowing .. lol =)..
  • the only thing that's a sin it hate!
  • The actual question is simple, the answer is simple, NO. The real question may be; is it morally right, and thus NATURALLY in order for humans to practice same gender genital activity. That is the real question : if ti is natural it is MORAL and if it is truly MORAL it is naturally good and wholesome too. Thnbat goes also for hetero-sexual relationship,s despite the culture it may be quite morally wrong to have intercourse for the flimsiest of reasons, 'love' is a badly battered four-letter word. The culture is confused now, does not know the difference between looing someone and having intercourse/genital activity, does not seem to manage deep friendship which transcends the genital - a celibate lifestyle that is quite natural and noraml with the grace of God, the guidance of our Inner Light or the Holy Spirit if we use religious language. Sex is not for 'recreation' it is for PROCREATION and support for a couple in their commitment wherin sexual activity is life-giving and pleasurable in a healthy context. Marriage implies that and calling same gender unions 'marriage' is destructive of what the while institution and society with our moral code are about. the person who quoted the OT/Jewish Bible is cutesy, not very original of course, but fails to show the distinction in that same book of Leviticus - and aslo in some instances in the NT/Christian Bible between MORAL interpersonal conduct and externals such as hair cutting and hygiene, sucha s hand-washing, not touching dead bodies, eating pork which can kill if not cooked properly!
  • I believe it is. However, I have several gay friends who I never condemn for it. they could do the same thing to me about other things.

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