Category Archives: Homosexual Marriage

Persecuted Homophobic Christians? God Warned You to Behave.

It looks like anti-gay Christian leaders are using identical talking points as they instantly responded to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout all fifty states.  The warning being parroted across the land is, “Prepare for the coming persecution!” Persecution … Continue reading

Posted in Gay Marriage, Government Persecution Church, Homosexual Marriage, Marriage Equality, Meddling, Persecution of Christians, Same-Sex Marriage | 13 Comments

“The Sin of Sodom” Revisited

Sodom, Hospitality, and Same-Sex Relations More and more, conservative Bible scholars are acknowledging the fact that, Biblically speaking, the sin of Sodom has to do with the lack of hospitality–in the extreme–and not anal sex per se.  Nothing lacks hospitality … Continue reading

Posted in Centurion and Pais, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Lesbians, Q Source, Two Men in One Bed, Two Women Grinding Together | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

How do I Reconcile Paul with My Support for LGBT Folks?

I just got an email from Harold, one of my PFLAG friends. He asked the following question. “How do you reconcile Paul’s words and yet support LGBTs?” There are several good ways of approaching this question. One way looks at … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Liberty, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality and the Bible, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriage | 6 Comments

The “Clarity” of I Cor. 6:9, the “Choice” of Homosexuality, “Abominations” Forever

A reader called “theologyarchaeology” commented to the note from Rick James with the following short reply. The problem for Rick James is 1 Cor. 6:9 clearly states that the homosexual will not see the kingdom of God.  No God did not … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Clobber Passages, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Religion, Theology | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

Clobber Passage: Romans 1:26-27

Romans 1:26-27 is one of the most popular Clobber Passages ever. I’m sure many of you have received emails with the verses pasted in, as though you had never read them before. Sometimes fourteen verses are pasted in, verses 18-32. People apparently think … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Dialogue with Charlotte, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Romans, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Theology | 12 Comments

Clobber Passage: Jude

One of the Clobber Passages still used occasionally is from the Book of Jude.  Jude is a short, one-chapter book, and verse 7 is sometimes quoted to argue that “unrepentant” homosexuals are doomed to hell fire. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle

Anti-homosexual Christians have a number of verses to use against gay and lesbbian Christians.  It’s interesting that some of the verses are now used less, and others have risen to take their place. I Corinthians 6:9 is one of the current favorites. Do you not … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Abominations–and the Death Penalty

In this refutation of the Clobber Passages, I can’t move away from Leviticus without at least mentioning the issue of what the Torah calls “abominations.”  God is recorded as having called a number of things abominations—mainly different kinds of food.  For example, God … Continue reading

Posted in Abomination, Antinomianism, Bible, Clobber Passages, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Same Sex Marriage, Theology | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Clobber Passage: Romans 1:18-27

Romans 1:18-27 may be the most-used Clobber Passage of all. Virtually all North American gay and lesbian believers, once their orientation is known, have received it in a cut-and-paste email from concerned friends and acquaintances. If you’ve spent much time in the blogs you … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

The Anti-Homosexual “Clobber Passages”

The standard biblical case against homosexuality is based on a collection of verses which some people call the “Clobber Passages.” These verses and passages are found mainly in Leviticus and Romans, and in Paul’s famous “sin lists.” I’ve heard and read some of these refutations of the Clobber … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Leviticus, Romans, Same Sex Marriage | Tagged | 28 Comments