Should we be in favor of gay rights?

God’s Law-Word reveals death as the proper punishment for sodomy.

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.”

It is no different than implementing the proper punishment for other crimes such as murder, stealing, etc. Thus, the only rights sodomites should have is a fair trial.

Is homosexuality a choice?

Mankind was created in the image of God as male and female. Thus, every person is born with a natural affection for the opposite gender. To pervert that affection is to rebel against God on the most fundamental level. God’s common grace prevents most men from becoming sodomites, murderers, or other types of degenerates. It is only the most depraved and rebellious men that God gives over to such abominable acts. But, only by God giving them over to their sinful desires can they commit such acts.

Romans 1:28-32 And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly; having been filled with all unrighteousness, whoredom, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers, evil-speakers, God-haters, insulting, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, unintelligent, faithless, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful; who the righteous judgment of God having known—that those practising such things are worthy of death—not only do them, but also have delight with those practising them.

Marriage is at the foundation of Christian theology

The history of mankind begins with a wedding in the garden. The relationship between God and Israel is analogized as a marriage. The re-creation began with the miracle at a Wedding in Cana of Galilee. The relation between between Christ and His elect congregation is analogized as a marriage. Finally, history is consummated with the Marriage feast of the lamb.

When marriage is perverted, foundational Christian theology is destroyed. Whenever foundational Christian theology is destroyed, marriage and the family are destroyed.

Why did God create gay people if being gay is a sin?

Often, sodomites and supporters of sodomy ask Christians “Why do you think God created gay people of being gay is a sin?” However, the question could be restated, “why did God create man with a sinful nature if sinning is a sin?” Of course the answer to the original question and the restated question is that God had a purpose in allowing Adam and his descendants to sin.

Here are a couple verses which speak to the question of why God created man with a nature prone to sin.

Romans 11:32 For God closed up all of the ones in disobedience, that all
of the ones he should show mercy.

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture consigned the whole under sin, that the
promise of belief of Jesus Christ should be given to the ones trusting.

Romans 8:20 For to vanity the creation was submitted, not willingly, but through the one submitting it, upon hope;

Homosexuality attempts to strip the image of God from men and women

In the embrace of homosexuality there is the attempt to strip off the imago dei by the Lesbian or sodomite in question. Sexuality is so closely tied up with the Image of God in men and women that when one defiles and reverses their sexuality they at the same time are seeking to rip the image of God out of themselves.

The reason this can be advanced is that male and female together comprise the image of God.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

When a man or a woman seek to strip themselves of their God ordained sexuality they are therefore seeking to undress themselves of the Image of God appointed to them in their composite role as image bearers.

There is also the reality that in man and woman together reflecting the character of God, in all their glorious God appointed sexuality, the fact that, together as image bearers, they reflect the one and the many found in the Unity and plurality of the Godhead. In seeking to strip off their God ordained masculine or feminine sexuality there is the attempt to turn God into a monad absent of His plurality.

The embrace then of Lesbianism and / or Sodomy then is, at its foundational level, an attack on God via the means of the attempt to erase God’s Image by erasing God’s ordained sexuality placed upon the man and the woman as God’s creaturely image bearers.

This explains why this particular sin is so dangerous and why St. Paul can write,

I Corinthians 6:17 — Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.

The lesbian and / or the sodomite is sinning against their own body because by illicit coupling they seek to disembody themselves of the image of God contained in their physical bodies as given in their sexuality.

Sexual sin is particularly primal. It goes to the core of our identity as image bearers of God. While one can never successfully sanitize themselves of the fact that they are the Imago Dei, one can so twist their self understanding of the reality that they are image bearers that the twisting begins to approach a searing of the conscience so severe that few recover.