David (the same David who slew Goliath and grew up to be King) had a homosexual relationship with Jonathon, the son of King Saul.
1 Samuel 18:1-4 KJV
1. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
2. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
3. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
4, And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
1 Samuel 20:41 KJV
And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
2 Samuel 1:26 KJV
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Modern hate-filled Christians want to lie and say this was just "brotherly-love". Open your damn eyes! If these boys were transported to our times you wouldn't hesitate in calling them faggots! They were in a homosexual relationship. Their souls were "knit together", merged. They weren't twins. They were lovers! They kissed, they wept, they did everything together. How much gayer can you get? Read 1 and 2 Samuel. There's a lot of gay stuff about them. They were gay and they were in love, no doubt about it. Yes, David went on to be with women and ultimately founded the line that Jesus would arise from, but David's first love was Jonathan. I'm sure David never forgot that.
Daniel, the same Daniel in the lions' den, was likely a homosexual. According to the famous historian, Josephus, Daniel was a eunuch, a man who had been castrated.
Daniel 1:9 KJV
Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
The words used here actually refer to both mercy/favor and physical love/intimacy. Think of it like PDA. They kissed and "made out". They may have even had some form of sexual relationship. The "prince of the eunuchs" is named Ashpenaz. Not only was Daniel likely a homosexual, but the bible clearly reads that God inspired this homoerotic attraction between them for Daniel's protection. It was done to get Ashpenaz on Daniel's side so he will protect him and watch out for him. God puts same-sex love in the hearts of gay people! There is nothing in the bible about the Devil doing it! The key is love. L_O_V_E!
For you Lesbians out there, Ruth may have been a "sister". In the book of Ruth there is the telling of Ruth's very intimate friendship with Naomi. Just look at how intimate this is:
Ruth 1:16-17 KJV
16. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me
Now for a few more:
1. The OT prohibition against "homosexuality" is in fact tied up with temple prostitution. In reality, what is condemned in the OT is the practice of MARRIED HETEROSEXUAL MALE JEWS going to pagan temples and taking place in pagan worship practices and rites that included having anal sex with female and male pagan priests. Many pagans believed that anal sex (and vaginal sex) with sacred temple prostitutes would increase the fertility and prosperity of the land. This is what is forbidden. The OT mentions nothing about two men or two women in a committed, loving relationship.
2. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their wickedness, not because of homosexuality. The men who gathered to rape the angels didn't give a damn that they were male. The men were not homosexuals. They were married and had wives and families. Instead, they were just horribly wicked. The term rape in this instance not only means to sexually violate but they were pretty much going to kill them as well. This simply can not be construed as a condemnation of homosexuality. Rather, it's a condemnation against rape and murder. In Judges 19:25-28, a group of men want to rape another man. The man's concubine volunteers herself in his place. The group agrees to the trade and rapes her and leaves her for dead. So are we supposed to think that heterosexual sex is wrong based on these verses? Of course not! The emphasis is on rape, not consensual sex in a loving relationship.
3. Don't put Paul above the teachings of Christ. So many fake ass Christians do this! They worship Paul, not Christ! They don't even understand what Paul is saying. Paul never once talks about two men and two women in a loving, committed relationship. The only homosexuality Paul knows of is temple prostitution and the Roman practice of pederasty (adult men sexually pursuing teenage boys). This is what Paul is preaching against. Also, the word "effeminate" has been attributed to Paul, as in he condemned it. In reality that word has not been properly translated.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
The word for "effeminate" used here is 'Malakoi'. Malakoi means "soft, fine, expensive" and more specifically refers to people, male and female, who pamper themselves, dress themselves up, wear make-up, wear perfume, wear the finest of clothing and jewelry, in order to attract lovers. Paul is not referring to effeminate men. He is referring to these types of peoples. Paul says they will not inherit the kingdom of God, meaning they are going to burn in hell. Well, guess what? Nearly 100% of American women are Malakoi. If you are to take Paul at face value then there is hardly an American woman who will enter heaven. The majority of them will burn in hell for all eternity for being malakoi. This also goes for "metrosexual" men! LOL
Now, the part where Paul says, "nor abusers of themselves with mankind" is actually the Greek word, "arsenokoitai". 'Arsenokoitai' was seemingly made up by Paul. It's the only time it appears in the bible. It literally means "man-bed". For me at least, I believe Paul was referring once again to the practice of pederasty, the practice of adult men sexually pursuing young teenage boys. Pederasty was acceptable in most of the ancient world and still goes on today. The belief is that the teenage boy is being victimized. This may be true in many cases but in some cases the teenage boy is the aggressor. That's why the punishment for pederasty is generally lower than in actual pedophilia. So I believe Paul was speaking out on the practice of pederasty, with the associated belief that young, teenage boys are being seduced and victimized by older men. That's my view. Again, there is no indication Paul ever imagined there could ever be two men or two women together in a committed, loving relationship. All of his references are to temple prostitutes and Roman pederasty. Let's not forget that even if Paul was speaking out against actual homosexuals and gay people that he is not Christ and he did not die for our sins. He's just a travelling preacher, that's it. I'm not trying to take away from his teachings, but he's not Christ. Let's put Christ first. So what did Jesus have to say about homosexuality? -Nothing!
There is an interesting event that occurred in the NT that is documented in both Matthew and Luke. It involves Jesus interacting with a Roman Centurion who approaches him to heal his homosexual lover. This is Roman Pederasty. The male lover is also the man's slave. In Roman times a man can not sexually penetrate another free, Roman man. The sexual penetration of a male was only allowed for slaves. Usually the slave in question was also a young teenager, in keep with the Roman practice of Pederasty. So the Centurion was probably a man in his 20s or 30s and his servant (lover) was probably between 12-16 years of age.
Matthew 8:5-13 KJV
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
Notice how Jesus didn't rebuke the man and call him a fag, a queer, and that this was God's judgement against him. Nope, Jesus doesn't condemn him or even admonish him one bit. Instead, Jesus raises him up and makes him a role model all Christians should strive to be more like, this gay man. Why? Because his faith was so strong that he knew that Jesus didn't have to visit his house to heal his lover. He knew that Jesus was so powerful he could heal from a distance. We need to have the faith of this gay, Roman Centurion.
So, I'm sorry you hate-filled "Christians". I'm sorry you were lied too from a very early age. I'm sorry that the Spirit of Truth has not opened your eyes prior. There are gay people in this world. They are created by God and God loves them. Being gay is not a sin. Promiscuity is a sin, but being homosexual is not a sin and homosexuals can be Christians and can be saved. Praise Jesus!