Increasingly, people who profess to be Christians claim that one can be both gay and a Christian. These people frequently reference how being gay just “feels right” or some other claim based on feelings and not on the objective revelation of the scriptures. Feelings can be deceiving as Jeremiah 17:9 points out.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Thus scripture must be our final authority and not our feelings.
Gays who profess to be Christians claim that they love God. However, the scriptures are clear that if one truly loves God one will keep His commandments. (John 14:15; 1 John 2:3-5, 5:2-3; 2 John 1:6)
How does a so called gay Christian exegetically defend his interpretation of Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:9-10?
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 On account of this God delivered them up unto passions of dishonor. For both their females changed over the physical use unto the one against nature. And indeed in like manner the males leaving the physical use of the female, burned away in their lust for one another — males with males manufacturing indecency, and accepting in themselves the compensation which was a necessity of their delusion.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be misled; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor homosexuals,
1 Timothy 1:9-10 knowing this, that for the just the law is not situated, but for the lawless and unsubmissive ones, impious and sinners, unholy and profane, murderers of one’s father and murderers of one’s mother, manslayers, fornicators, homosexuals, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and if anything other is an adversary to healthy instruction,
Also, to be consistent, what other sexual relations which were forbidden in the Old Testament would also be acceptable since gays don’t believe Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 are to be followed?