“Let me give you several scriptural references to read God’s viewpoint on the matter:
Lev 18:21-22 (NIV) “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that
Rom 1:18-32 (NIV) 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against
all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their
wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because
God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s
invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly
seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without
excuse. 21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor
gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish
hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like
mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to
sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They
exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created
things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. 26Because of this,
God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural
relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned
natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.
Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the
due penalty for their perversion.
28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the
knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not
to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil,
greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and
malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and
boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they
are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s
righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only
continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice
1 Cor 6:9-10 (NIV) 9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the
kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor
idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor
thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will
inherit the kingdom of God.
While it is clear that God abhors homosexuality and condemns those who
practice it to the same punishment as other sinners, He offers them hope and
the opportunity for salvation through Faith in Jesus as the Christ when He
1 Cor 6:11 (NIV) 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed,
you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
and by the Spirit of our God.
I will pray for you in discussing this matter with your friends. It is a
difficult situation since this practice is becoming “socially” acceptable as
it was in Jesus’ time too. However, what man finds acceptable is often
detestable to God…. Whom do we seek to please?