Depending how one reads the Bible, one can get it to say whatever you want it to say. Homophobic Christians use it to justify their bigotry against people of a different sexuality to them. The two parts of the Bible most used by Christians to attack homosexuals is Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1. This article shows how to defeat these claims.
Leviticus 18:22 says you mustn’t lay with a man as a woman. That means homosexuality is fine, so long you only sleep with those of the same sex as you. Bisexuality is also fine, so long as you sleep with each sex differently! Christians quote Leviticus 18:22, but look at the rest of it on Bible Gateway.
How many Christians do you know who have never done something on that list? If they give credence to Leviticus 18:22 then they should all of Leviticus 18.
Christians claim Romans 1 bans homosexuality. Romans 1 is a prophesy not a guide to morality. It also forecasts things like secularism and celebrity worship. In order for Christians to biblically get what they claim they want – the return of Christ – Romans 1 has to come true, and that includes legalising homosexuality and introducing secularism!
If you want to raise these matters in a debate, such as British Parliamentary Debating, here are some suggestions:
- This House Believes that the Bible condemns homosexuality.
- This House Believes the Bible promotes sexual diversity.
- This House Would legalise homosexuality.
- This House Would introduce secularism.
- This House Would prepare for the second coming of Christ.