What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

The explicit root-and-branch rejection of morality by gays has been real, pervasive, and baleful in its effect on both the quality of life that we create for ourselves within the [gay] community, and our P.R. [public relations] with straights…. There’s a simpler, darker reason why many gays choose to live without morality: As ideologies go, amorality is damned convenient.  And the mortal enemy of that convenience is the value judgment…. Without morality, there can be no compelling basis for responsibility to others.

—Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, After the Ball.1


A thick fog of confusion obscures the debate about homosexuality.  This is by design; one of the fundamental strategies of the culture of death is to generate uncertainty and misunderstanding so that people will be intimidated into remaining silent.

Nowhere does this principle apply more than to what Scripture says about homosexuality.

Does the Bible Forbid Homosexuality?

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“Gay-friendly” clergy tend to use the terms “love” and “acceptance” interchangeably, claiming that we must love everyone, because we are all children of God.

It is certainly true that Jesus commanded us to love everyone, but it is not true that we are all “children of God.”  And it certainly is not true that we must tolerate and accept evil behavior.

Scripture repeatedly refers to “children of the Devil”:

No one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother (1 John 3:9-10).

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:43-44).

Anyone who has seen cursing, blaspheming homosexuals simulating sex at a “Gay Pride” parade, or has read their hate-filled screeds against the Catholic Church, should have no problem discerning whether they are children of God or spawn of the Devil.

The homophile will always focus on “loving our neighbor,” so we must ask: what is true love — turning a blind eye while our brother treads the easy and comfortable road to Hell, or warning him of the horrible fate that awaits him?  What is true love — wanting to spend eternity in Paradise with someone, or not caring if he burns in Hell for that same eternity?

The mind’s greatest power is its ability to deceive itself.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the pitiful spectacle of radical feminists, abortionists, corrupt politicians, and homosexual activists masquerading as Christians, proclaiming that they are “devout Catholics,” and denying that the Bible condemns homosexual behavior.

Of course, homosexual persons are to be loved and respected, and homosexual tendencies are not sinful if they are not wanted. But homosexual activity is immoral and absolutely anti-biblical.

The “Queen James Bible”

After hearing such self-justifications, many pro-family Christians wonder what “bible” the homophiles are getting their information from.

Believe it or not, there is an actual “Gay Bible.”  The “Queen James Version” alters the eight verses in the 1769 King James Version that deal with homosexuality “in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible.”2

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A person may disagree with the Bible on what it says about homosexuality, but it is just flat dishonest to produce a new version and then pretend that it is genuine.  Perhaps this is why the editors (butchers?) of the “Queen James Bible” have wisely chosen to remain anonymous.

In reality, few sins are condemned by the Bible as explicitly as sodomy.  Both the Old and New Testaments contain passages stating quite plainly that people who engage in homosexual activity will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

The Old Testament

In fact, the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah have become the standard by which the sins of other cities and countries were judged in many Scripture passages.

The Case of Sodom

Homophiles boast about being great propagandists.  Their specialty is the classic half-truth — deliberately telling only that part of the story that supports their allegations.

For example, they are fond of saying that Sodom was destroyed by God — not because the townspeople were homosexuals, but instead because they weren’t hospitable to travelers.  Dissenter Father John J. McNeill advances this flimsy argument in his book The Church and the Homosexual, and it is repeated ad nauseam on many homophile websites.

What the homophiles intentionally omit from this account is Genesis 19:4-8:

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house; and they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight?  Bring them out to us, that we may know them.”

Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.  Behold, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please; only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.”

It is glaringly obvious to any person with even the slightest knowledge of the Bible that to “know” someone in this context is to have sexual intercourse with them.

Lot fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah

Lot fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah

This is certainly not the only case of deliberate misinterpretation of the Bible that homophiles are guilty of.  We all know Matthew 8:5-13 as the edifying story of the centurion who had so much faith in Jesus that he said to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed,” the words we repeat at every Holy Mass.  Yet some homophiles say that this passage proved that the centurion was a homosexual and that his servant was his lover!

Obviously, those who claim that Scripture does not condemn homosexuality are either ignorant or deceptive.  Some of the more explicit condemnations of homosexual behavior in the Bible are Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination”), Leviticus 20:13, and Jude 7.

Homophiles often dismiss the Old Testament condemnations of homosexuality on the grounds that there are many laws it describes that we do not follow now.  These include not eating fish that have no fins or scales (Leviticus 11:9-12), and the breaking of an earthen vessel if a gecko or chameleon falls into it (Leviticus 11:29-33).

The New Testament

Perhaps the most eloquent and pointed condemnation of homosexuality in particular and a permissive society in general is contained in Romans 1.  Every Christian activist should be familiar with this chapter, because it describes our Western culture with a terrifying clarity:

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.…Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.

The prophetic Romans 1 shows us that homosexuality and other perversions of nature and society are as old as civilization itself — and as current as the headlines in today’s newspapers.  If a homophile objects to Old Testament prohibitions on homosexuality, find out what he has to say about the first chapter of Romans and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, which plainly states that homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of God.

At the end of the day, however, all of this discussion and argumentation over what the Bible does and does not say about homosexuality is a mere distraction used by the homophiles.  If the Bible clearly condemned homosexual activity dozens of times, are we really expected to believe that active homosexuals would give up their lifestyle?


Related: Aren’t Homosexuals “Born That Way”?



[1] Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen.  After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90s.  New York City: DoubleDay, 1989.

[2] Billy Hallowell.  “’Queen James Bible’: Now There’s a Gay-Friendly Version of Scripture.”  The Blaze, December 13, 2012.  The Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (CARM) has done a great job of debunking this nonsense.


  1. John Jarvis on March 15, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Where does GOD speak of homosexuality? Not Leviticus, or corinthians or other BOOKS or groups of Priests! But GOD Himself?? We have been told all our lives that Moses came down from the mountain with Ten Commandments! They are GOD”S LAWS! But NOWHERE is homosexuality mentioned in those laws!!! I don’t want to hear about someones’ interpertation of the law but the law itself! The laws are very clear on murder, stealing adultery etc. but NOTHING on homosexuality!!! And the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah certainly contained more than just homosexuality! By the way, I am not Gay, not gay desires, no wanting to bat for the other side etc. just asking a straight forward question. (no pun intended).

    • GodlyMan on March 25, 2021 at 4:11 PM

      Well, Leviticus 18:22 for one. This is what GOD told MOSES to write.

      • Crimson on July 4, 2021 at 1:29 PM

        Homosexuality was an interpretation in and of itself. The original text states nothing wrong with homosexuality. In fact, there are multiple instances of lesbian relationships in the bible. But if you want to talk about what the bible deems acceptable, how about the men with their rape victims, men with hundreds of women (and concubines), men with multiple women, all in the bible.
        Also don’t forget that the bible was NOT written by Jesus, or Moses, or God, but by many different people- some of who lived hundreds of years after Jesus died. It is not a factual telling of Jesus or God, but an interpretation of how to be a better person and a culmination of stories. Nothing more. If you want to worship a book, you’re worshipping people who sought to love, not hate- even the serial killer who wrote a large portion of the bible: Saul/Paul changed his ways.

        • timoz binggeli on July 16, 2021 at 3:08 PM

          may GOD have mercy on your eternal soul.

        • Believer888 on July 19, 2021 at 2:49 PM

          Its almost comical seeing how gays read the Bible with their rose colored glasses. Or, in their situation they would be glasses with all the colors of the rainbow, a symbol they have kidnapped and held ransom. I guess we can all pretend to be unknowing and illiterate when it suits us. When its inconvenient.

          You can tell a lot by how people write. When someone has a hate on for God it clearly shows. They are eagerly searching for anything that will support their view, no matter how ridiculous or twisted it is. All we can do is patiently pray and support them whenever they take a step towards spiritual sanity.

        • eric on August 30, 2021 at 7:20 AM

          do your research very well okay
          moses wrote the five books which is Gen-Deut
          try and research before commenting

    • Yacob on July 2, 2021 at 2:26 PM

      It is true that homosexuality is not mentioned in the stone tablets, but neither are many other sins. Romans 1:26 says, For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. There are many more, but this is the most convicting. God notes it as unnatural even. God made Man and Woman compatible, they were made for each other literally. Homosexuality is a sin, and bottom of the barrel in a matter of speaking. I hope this answered your comment.

      • Believer888 on July 19, 2021 at 2:51 PM

        Exactly. Moses would have needed an earthmover to bring all the tablets down if all the rules were on them. They were basic guidelines that the Bible hugely enlarges upon. They are also very symbolic. Also the way the people drifted away from their faith so easily as soon as Moses wasn’t around to lead them is very telling. We’re all weak in some areas. Its important to seek out others to reinforce ourselves. Satan is very busy!

    • Tom Underwood on December 13, 2021 at 7:02 PM

      If you are going to take that track, then you are saying God never gave any of the Ten Commandments, which would be a lie. Moses wrote the first five books or the Bible that are found in the Old Testament which contain both the Ten Commandments and the Laws of Leviticus. Now id you want to dismiss groups of Priests, well that is dangerous, it is alright for God gives us that right at our peril at times; it called “self-will” which God has allowed. However, if you want dismiss Moses, the prophets, and the apostles, then you may as well dismiss God and His Son. You will then live a life that awaits death (something that you should know you CANNOT dismiss), and will learn the truth of what you think or believe within a split second after you leave this earth.

  2. tim on April 11, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    How about where Jesus instituted marriage? It did not include homosexuals. AND I do not see what the passage highlighted above have to do with the temples. Homosexuals feel lust too right? The bible applies also to our lives now

    • Believer888 on July 19, 2021 at 2:59 PM

      The fact that there is not one homosexual couple in the Bible that is not condemned is very telling.
      The fact that no animals or humans reproduce homosexually is very telling.
      This is the way the world works. If you have a group of homosexuals there will be no children coming from that group. Ever. Not naturally. No hope in offspring. No ability to guide their own youth. Its a dark world. Not that all people need to reproduce. But to have that option – that is a wonderful aspect of life and not something to toss away.

      Let’s look at the facts. The glaring facts between homosexuals and heterosexuals.
      Promiscuity is far greater in the homosexual community.
      Sexual disease is far greater in the homosexual community.
      Drug abuse is far greater in the homosexual community.
      Mental problems are far greater in the homosexual community.
      Depression is far greater in the homosexual community.
      Suicide is far greater in the homosexual community.
      There is a light leading you out of this dark road. Its Jesus who is so patient and is waiting for you to take a step towards Him so He can welcome you into a life of light and hope. You do have choices.

      • Mark Namely on August 26, 2021 at 3:38 AM

        May I ask your perspective on why there is homosexuality in the animal kingdom, if they are inherently natural and therefore gods work? Or I suppose more broadly, why is there things we consider immoral that are natural in the animal kingdom? If they are not of free will, then why do they exist as fellow imperfect beings (ie; should they not be examples of perfection because they are unburdened by knowledge of sin); and if they do have free will, do they not have souls but no opportunity for salvation?

      • Believer777 on August 30, 2021 at 5:56 PM

        Very good job! Also remember God said to man ” Be fruitful and Multiply”. Adam was first created then Eve from the rib of man. Flesh of Adam’s flesh bone of his bone “a helpmeet” He created man and woman to be together.
        Everywhere in the Bible God condemns this lack of order. Homosexual is sinful and a disorder.

      • Love4all on March 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM

        About suicide depression and other mental problems and so on most of the things on that list of your are common for members of the LGBTQ+ community are because of people like u making them believe they are not good enough OKAY

      • Craig on May 14, 2022 at 9:56 AM

        Actually you don’t have choice our lord God makes that very clear in Isaiah. Saying we have choice is blasphemy. We don’t as we were created by an all knowing and all powerful God.

        There is absolutely homosexually in the animal kingdom. Insinuating there is not is a lie. You obviously did not grow up on a farm.

        The rates of higher drug use and mental health issues in the gay community are due in no small part to the evil perpetuated by religious dogma.

        Sadly most religious people do not know God as they are trapped in religion.

        These are the same people who sexually assault children in the Church, cheat on their spouse, lie, lust, and work on the sabbath. Yet they still believe they are going to heaven. What they base that on I don’t know but it’s not what the Bible says.

        The vast majority Christians of the right wing fundamentalist variety are going to burn in hell much to their surprise.

  3. Barbara Hunt on June 29, 2021 at 9:37 AM

    If you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God(I do), then you must believe that both the Old and New Testament is the inspired word of God. Genesis 19:4-8 says that homosexuality is a wicked act; likewise Lev. 18:22 says it is an abomination and so does Lev. 20:13. Now, on to the New Testament-Jude verse 7 says Homosexuals along with fornicators will suffer the vengeance of eternal fire and, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 plainly states that the unrighteous (and effeminate is included in the unrighteous) shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

  4. Peter Pan on July 2, 2021 at 1:15 PM

    Many people say Christ made no mention of homosexuals therefroe they should not be condemed, but Christ made clear in his sermons a man leaves his Father and Mother to cleave to his wife, and the fact that Christ made no mention of same sex unions speaks for itself.

  5. Norry on July 15, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Sodom was gang rape, inhospitality, being over feed, not helping the poor and not loving your neighbor however it had nothing to do with gay people, they wanted to rape the strangers so they would leave and not come back. They weren’t interested in the women because their goal was to get rid of the foreigners, these were straight men that had wives at home. (A good example of this was the roman soldiers who would sexually abuse their enemies after battle) It’s the works of the devil to call gay people sodomites as sodomites are gang rapper. Rape and sexual imbalance is condemned in the bible but being gay is not. Leviticus condemns men cheating on their wives for men, these are bisexual men not gay men and the sin is adulatory. Being in a healthy godly gay marriage is what go wants for gay people. Sex before marriage is a sin regardless if it’s gay, bi or straight.

    • ERIC on August 30, 2021 at 8:26 AM

      i think you dont know what you are saying because the bible condemns homosexuality and it it includes that lgbtq+ and stuff so try and research well and moreover GOD DOES NOT SUPPORT BEING HOMOSEXUAL

      • we ARE all = on March 5, 2022 at 5:35 PM

        How do u know?

    • Believer777 on August 30, 2021 at 6:44 PM

      There is no HEALTHY GAY marriage. Show me God’s blessing on that? Homosexual is an abomination! A very disgusting sin and dishonorable to the image of God. Perverted and Vile . Romans 1 just read with an open heart.

      • Roger Stone on November 28, 2021 at 4:34 PM

        Trump loves the gays!

  6. Hung on August 17, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    If you don’t want to believe the Bible you can interpret it anyway you like. Jesus never specifically mentioned homosexual but he never mention anything about pedophile, beastiality either… so, does that make pedophile and beastiality ok just like gays? The Bible does however mentioned lots of time about the condemnation of same sex and beastiality… but never about pedophile.

  7. Euclid on October 8, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Thank you for your article! Thank you!

  8. James on October 20, 2021 at 10:57 PM

    Homosexuality is a sin. However, understanding that we are ALL sinners is important. Then consider 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. This states that we “were justified” in Jesus’ name. Read the entire verse to understand, but it tells that it’s a sin, but it also tells that it – like all sin – is washed away through Jesus.

    • HLI Staff on October 21, 2021 at 1:58 PM

      Thanks for the opportunity to explain, James. You are correct to point out the need to read more than a single phrase from Scripture, that context is needed. In the New Testament, many times Christ instructs sinners to repent of their evil ways, to turn away from their wrong doing. He didn’t suffer and die for us so we could live any way we choose. Repentance and a firm resolve not to sin again is needed for His forgiveness.

  9. ducati on November 18, 2021 at 2:20 PM

    So It’s ok to have sex with the same sax and continue to sin all of your life but just before you die make sure you ask Jesus to forgive and all is ok?

    You guys are sick and need tom have your head checked. Homosexuality is a SIN and it will always be a SIN!!

    • Craig on May 14, 2022 at 10:03 AM

      God does not place any limit on foregiveness, as long as you are genuine but you clearly do..

      As I said earlier religious people are not followers of God they are followers of religion.

      God existed before religion and does not religion. Only those who don’t truly know God need religion.

  10. CHAD on December 17, 2021 at 3:50 PM


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