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What was Jesus’ stance on homosexuality?

Asked by mazingerz88 (23202points) April 13th, 2019 from iPhone

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scarecrowandtinman's avatar

I don’t think he cared. The kind of people he didn’t like seem to be the ones who care.

kritiper's avatar

If he would kiss the other cheek, then he was down with it.

Demosthenes's avatar

Homosexuality is not specifically mentioned by Jesus or the Gospels. In the New Testament, it is referenced only in the letters of Paul and it is not spoken of positively. If you believe that the letters of Paul do not contradict Jesus’ teachings, then you believe that homosexuality is condemned, even if it is not specifically mentioned by Jesus.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Nothing that I know of.

ragingloli's avatar

He had 12 boyfriends.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Located this tidbit of history .
But in Jesus time ( 5th Century I don’t see it listed)?
See interesting link :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_LGBT_history

zenvelo's avatar

The references that @Demosthenes references are not explicit condemnations, but a general argument against Roman behavior; idolatry, promiscuity, and shrine prostitution.

Jesus had two general teachings: Love one another, and, we are all God’s children. So he would be very accepting.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Jesus didn’t stand for homosexuality. He sat. He liked being on the bottom.

seawulf575's avatar

Homosexuality is listed in both the old testament and the new as being an unacceptable. In Leviticus 18:22 The Lord is talking with Moses and says it is detestable. Since Jesus is the son of God and is teaching His word, it can be assumed that he felt it was wrong. There is nowhere in the Gospels, however, where it was specifically addressed by Jesus. Mark 10:6–9 is about the closest where He talks about what marriage is…that it is between a man and a woman. But Jesus, like many Christians (at least many I know), won’t condemn someone for homosexuality. He will tell you it is a sin and that you shouldn’t do it, but won’t turn His back on you because of it.

ucme's avatar

He favoured the slightly camp, hand on hip with coquettish grin stance.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

@seawulf575 Why is it a sin? Most things are a sin because they hurt other people in some way. Homosexuality doesn’t hurt anyone, any more than heterosexuality. So why is it a sin and heterosexuality is not?

kritiper's avatar

If it was such a bag thing, wouldn’t it be included as one of 15 Commandments?

ragingloli's avatar

@kritiper
Yes, along with “you shall not enslave other humans”, “you shall not have sex with children.” and “you shall regard women as your equals”.
Instead, the first 4 are all about stroking god’s ego.

kritiper's avatar

@ragingloli I’m not sure all of those would qualify as Commandments, but “you shall not torture” would.

seawulf575's avatar

@Dutchess_III I’m just showing where, in the bible, it says it was wrong. God told Moses about all sorts of sexual things that were considered detestable including incest, sex with animals, sex during a woman’s menses, sex with a mother and daughter, etc. It could be argued that none of these things are hurting anyone, but that isn’t the definition of SIN. Sin is, by definition a deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. If God tells you something is a wrong and you do it anyway, you are sinning.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I am wondering why god would think sex is wrong. I am referring only to consenting adults. So what if she’s on her period? So what if a mother and her adult daughter both want to have sex with the guy?

seawulf575's avatar

God doesn’t think sex is wrong. He made most animals in a way in which sex is required at some point. But if you look through the list of what he said, he knocks out some of the obvious ones…incest for example…but also those things that could cause strife or jealousy somewhere down the line…the mother/daughter tag team for instance. Strife leads to anger or jealousy and other emotions that are counterproductive to happiness. Some of the rules from the bible had to do with health issues when you get down to it and so having sex while a woman is on her period may have fallen into that category. Thinking about the times, it may play in.
If you want to get more into the oddities of sex and the bible, it tells us not to commit adultery, but then allows the use of concubines or slaves as sexual surrogates. That is probably a bigger contradiction.

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