Seven Gay Texts: Biblical Passages Used to Condemn Homosexuality

@article{Gnuse2015SevenGT,
  title={Seven Gay Texts: Biblical Passages Used to Condemn Homosexuality},
  author={Robert Karl Gnuse},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={68 - 87}
}
  • R. Gnuse
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
There are seven texts often cited by Christians to condemn homosexuality: Noah and Ham (Genesis 9:20–27), Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1–11), Levitical laws condemning same-sex relationships (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13), two words in two Second Testament vice lists (1 Corinthians 6:9–10; 1 Timothy 1:10), and Paul's letter to the Romans (Romans 1:26–27). The author believes that these do not refer to homosexual relationships between two free, adult, and loving individuals. They describe rape or… Expand
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