On What Grounds Does The Bible Accept Or Not Accep

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One issue in society is whether or not homosexuality is morally acceptable. This is very difficult to tackle, but when one uses the Bible as a source of moral code, one can see that it definitely takes one side on this issue. I have found that the Bible contains many passages that can be construed as anti-homosexual, but any passage that is viewed as pro-homosexual requires very heavy interpretation, and in most cases such interpretations are very big stretches. Thus, after a thorough analysis one can easily see that the Bible tends to heavily favor the anti-homosexuality side, though the reason as to why this is the case is not as clear.

One can see certain passages in the Bible that can be construed as anti-homosexual, the most obvious ones being found in the book of Leviticus. ?You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

You shall not have sexual relations with any animal and defile yourself with it, nor shall any woman give herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it: it is perversion? Leviticus 18:22-23. This particular verse claims that lying with another male is an ?abomination,? clearly implying that such homosexual behavior is strictly forbidden. Verse 23 suggests that defiling one?s self with animals in a sexual manner is just as perverted as a male having relations with another male. It is interesting to note however that the verse does not make rules about female homosexuals, suggesting that somehow male homosexuals are more of an abomination than female homosexuals (in this particular quotation). The book of Leviticus makes it even more clear by saying, ?If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to...