Does the Bible Support or Condemn Gay Marriage?


Newsweek once again revealed their religious devotion to their ridiculously unbalanced, biased liberal agenda with the recent publication of the article “Our Mutual Joy: Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.” I was not sure whether to laugh or cry at the rigorous regime of political correctness and media spin the author subjected to the Holy Book to get it to support her homosexual agenda and condemn the Christians that follow it.

The gist of her argument was thus:

  • Many Christians (the bad, conservative ones who are still living in the Dark Ages, morally and socially speaking) believe that homosexual relations are an abomination and bane to our society and should be outlawed.
  • These Christians claim that the Bible supports their beliefs, but they are stupid because it really says the opposite (ie: it supports homosexuality).
  • Here’s my Proof:
  1. In the Old Testament many of the patriarchs had multiple wives. Christians don’t do that. They’re hypocrites. They should not be against gay marriage then.
  2. In the New Testament Jesus was not married. Then why are Christians? They’re hypocrites. They should not be against gay marriage then.
  3. Jesus said that people won’t be married in heaven and Paul said that people should only get married if they can’t remain single and not have sex. Obviously they didn’t think very highly of marriage so why do Christians? They’re hypocrites. They should not be against gay marriage then.
  4. There are some very clear condemnations of homosexuality in the Bible, but we don’t have to follow them. The times in Leviticus (“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” and “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination”) don’t count because we don’t follow the Law of Moses anymore.

    Paul was also quite clear in denouncing homosexual behavior as an abomination (“Neither […] homosexuals, nor sodomites, will inherit the kingdom of God.” ), but some “Bible expert” said that Paul wasn’t really against homosexuality but just sexual promiscuity (and gay couples never do any of that…).

  5. The Bible never mentions lesbians so obviously God had no views on them.

    [Apparently the author forgot this scripture: “Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.”]

  6. Jesus told people to leave their families and join his “community of believers” so he obviously doesn’t think highly of the traditional family unit. Instead, he wants us to live in loving “communes” where we accept whatever people want. (Ha ha! And you Christians thought you knew your Jesus! Oh … and Christians are hypocrites and should support gay marriage.)
  7. King David was actually gay. He liked to dance and loved his friend Jonathon “more than women.” Isn’t he a role model for Christians?

    [Oh yes, we Christians all aspire to have the morals of David…]

  8. Even though God created Adam and Eve as the prototype marriage and says “Therefore shall a man leave his mother and father, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.”, it never specifically defines marriage as between a man and woman and never condemns “gay marriage” by name. Christians are therefore wrong about it excluding homosexual couples. (hypocrites…)

    [How much more specificity do you expect from a document that was written 1960 to 8000 years ago and translated who knows how many times? It seems pretty clear to me…]

  9. The Bible was really written by men anyways (*wink wink*) and so we can change it if we want. It is a “living document” up for revision whenever society changes its views.

    [No… just like our founding father’s words in the Constitution, God and his prophets wrote what they did for a good reason: they are universal commandments and truths that will bring about our salvation, both individually and as a society. They are not suggestions that you can strike out or re-write if it suits your fancy.]

  10. People have used the Bible to support slavery, anti-Semitism, executing adulterers and witches, etc. You can’t take it literally! Instead, you have to interpret it according to what society values at any given moment and I and my liberal friends feel society is ready for gay marriage. Therefore the Bible supports it.

    [You can’t argue with this logic…]

  11. Jesus reached out to the sinners and adulterers in the Bible. That means that he doesn’t care if you sin or are sexually promiscuous and neither should Christians He just wants you to do whatever you want and be happy. (Hypocrites!!)

    [That’s what God would do it he hated you. Would you let your kid repeatedly hit his hand with a hammer if it made him happy?]

These are my favorite quotes from this ridiculous article:

  • “[…]the phrase “gay marriage” does not appear in the Bible at all.”
  • “[…]the Bible was written by men and not handed down in its leather bindings by God[…]”
  • “the Bible is a living document, powerful for more than 2,000 years because its truths speak to us even as we change through history. In that light, Scripture gives us no good reason why gays and lesbians should not be (civilly and religiously) married[…]”
  • “Why would we regard [the Bible’s] condemnation of homosexuality with more seriousness than we regard its advice, which is far lengthier, on the best price to pay for a slave?”
  • “A mature view of scriptural authority requires us, as we have in the past, to move beyond literalism. The Bible was written for a world so unlike our own, it’s impossible to apply its rules, at face value, to ours.”

And finally, the best one…

  • “What Jonathan and David did or did not do in privacy is perhaps best left to history and our own imaginations.”

It never ceases to amaze me when atheists and agnostics have the foolish presumption to consider themselves experts on religious matters and correct practicing Christians on what they really believe. Why anyone who does not believe a given document is legitimate would use it to prove their argument (and actually think their opponents would even consider their argument) is beyond me. In my humble opinion, anyone who believes the Bible and thinks homosexual behavior is okay with God is an ignorant idiot. The Bible is not only clear in its condemnation of gay sex (and unlike Newsweek I believe “lesbian” sex can be safely included), but shows several examples of the destructive results of societies that engage in and support it.

I only agree with Newsweek on one point in this article: God does want us to love all people, even homosexuals. We are commanded to love all sinners but not the sins. We are commanded to abhor the sins. Imagine what would happen if we followed the liberal ideal and refused to judge anyone for any of their actions. Would we then support child pornography and sex rings, murderers, robbers, rapists, drunk driving, political bribery, etc? All of these things are outlawed because they are very bad for our society and could destroy it if left unchecked. It is much easier to accept homosexuality, it does not seem to directly affect our lives. But history is the warning. Sexual perversion and debauchery has been the downfall of many a civilization. Why do so-called “intellectuals” today think that they are smarter than the collective wisdom of ages. Every major religion historically condemned homosexual behavior. There is a reason for this: it is very bad for us. We must not stand idly by while it takes root and grows in our society. Homosexual acts must remain illegitimate and condemned in our society.

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30 responses to “Does the Bible Support or Condemn Gay Marriage?

  1. Lisa~

    OMG. That person is one of the more idiotic and cluess people I have ever read about in my life! What a twisted ignorant idiot. are you kidding me? wow I hope he doesnt keep mocking God that way… I would be afraid, very afraid!

    • Trishande

      There is no point in arguing because the bible says that ppl aren’t gonna endure sound doctrine in these evil and wicked days. My prayer goes out to all the ignorant minds out there that don’t even know who God is. Acts 2:38 should clear up any ignorant thinking.

  2. Fabula Mirabilis

    I thought it was a very fair-minded article.

    You forgot one point: Why are Paul’s epistles even in the Bible? Saul was just an ordinary guy who (never even having met Christ) had a lucid dream on the way to Damascus; the next thing anyone knew, he was writing on topics that Jesus hadn’t once addressed (i.e. homosexuality, the subjugation of women in marriage, etc.). If someone had those kinds of “extraordinary visions” today, we’d write him off as a lunatic – so why give Paul any credibility?

    • So… in order to make some people feel better about their sexual promiscuity and deviance you are willing to throw St. Paul under the bus. I’m guessing that you don’t hold the Bible and Christianity in very high credibility. Hey…just like the writer of this article!

      So why would anyone who believes in the Bible listen to a biblical interpretation by someone who don’t believe in the Bible? That’s like a communist listening to Rush Limbaugh’s interpretation of the Communist Manifesto. Do you think you’re really going to change anyone’s mind?

      You know, if you WERE Christian you would know that St. Paul is one of (if not the most) respected writers in the whole Bible. You’re going to have to try another tactic…

      • Shirley

        Amen to that thisismarriage;my mind is boggled by this article and these people who obviously don’t know God and can’t understand His Word!!!! I have never read more twisted thoughts than these ………

    • He was accepted by Peter, James, and John about sixteen years after his vision.

    • melinda

      It doesn’t matter that Paul never personally met Jesus Christ. I’ve never met him either, but I know what and who he is. And, more to the point, it wasn’t some guy (Paul) writing epistles to the people of Rome, Corinth, etc. It was God using Paul’s hand (and all of the other writers in the bible) to write His words, not Paul’s.

  3. But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. – Mark 10:6-9

    I wonder why Lisa Miller did not try to prove that the Quran supports gay “marriage”.

  4. Nathan

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry, now that that’s out of the way, I will continue with my reasonable response.
    That was hilarious!
    It is clear that the writer of the article supporting gay marriage has NO CLUE what they’re talking about.
    The sad thing is that the stuff the writer was saying is so largely accepted, that they refuse to listen to what we have to say. Along with that, they think that the argument presented is so strong that we have no counter argument.
    Anyways, I haven’t had such a good laugh for a long time.

  5. Mary

    The bible has withstood, over the ages, whatever man can dish out. I agree with Lisa. God loves us but he can still purnish us for our sins and homosexuality is a sin. Marriage between male/ male and female/female is a sin. I would hate to be in the shoes of the person who wrote the article.

  6. Andra

    David and Jonathan being best friends who trusted each other means they were gay?? Good grief! What next??!! Nope…Don’t answer that! I’m not sure I could take the shock.

  7. Richard Albright. Oxford North Carolina

    Jesus also said ”
    Matt 5:18
    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
    (KJV) “

  8. Carly Cauthen

    All I can say is God PLEASE help us all! We have so many ignorant people who want to twist the words of The Bible to fit their own distorted way of thinking,but the FACT is this,you CANNOT add or take anything away from the WORD of God! It IS what it IS whether you like it or not!

  9. Marissa

    I am Christian. I DO support gay marriage. And I agree with this article. There is NOTHING wrong with gay marriage.

  10. Michael Ejercito

    Why do they not try to argue that the Quran or Dianetics support gay marriage?

    • Oh, we wouldn’t want to offend those poor minorities. NEWS FLASH! As was brought out by the whole “We’re going to build a gay bar near the ground zero mosque” shenanigan, Muslims are much more intolerant of homosexuality than any American Christian group. Do you know what they DO to homosexuals under Sharia law?

      • Do you know what they DO to homosexuals under Sharia law?

        The same thing that was done to homosexuals under the Mosaic covenant.

      • A lot of people did a lot of things two thousand years ago. Where is the condemnation for what is being done now, as we speak? Are your efforts better spent forcing good Americans to call gay partners marriage, or saving the lives of gays, women and non-Muslims in the middle east and Africa? Why the double standard?

  11. Justmyopinion

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion and interpretation of “the good book” but perhaps you “christians” should take a good look at your good book. If you really want to follow it 100% perhaps you should move to a part of the world where they allow stoning for adultery, cutting off of hands for theft, putting out of eyes for lusting after your neighbors wife, etc. If you want to be that literal with a book that was written by men, you better be willing to follow all the bible teaches. In my experience christians are the most judgmental, close minded people. Just don’t look in their closets…. And yes, I have studied the bible.

    • @Justmyopinion,

      You are entitled to your own opinion of the Bible, just as you are of Huckleberry Finn, but I will point it out if you say it supports something it is clearly against. If you understood the Bible you would understand the difference between the Law of Moses and the new law Christ brought. “Eye for an eye” was done away with with the new law and testament. But the Old and New Testaments are very clear on condemning homosexual relations. You should go back to your Bible study.

      In MY experience, Christians give the most of their time and money to charity. They build houses in Mexico, dig wells in Africa, and are always there for disaster relief. Sounds to me like you got a little chip on your shoulder that is blinding your judgement.

  12. Interesting....

    Marissa,
    You should revise to say that you think you believe there is a God. This does not make you a Christian. If you were a Christian that read the Bible your heart would be convicted about gay marriage. You would see that it is EXTREMELY clear that that is not what God intended for us. Our bodies are clearly created for man/woman sex not man/man or woman/woman…

    • In full support of Gay Marriage!

      If God did not intend this for us, then God can get rid of homosexuals all together! Why hasn’t He? The fact of the matter is that deny marriage for homosexuals is wrong, and that’s that.

      • Extremely poor argument. Hmmm…which way should I respond. One might say that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the AIDS epidemic are examples of God “getting rid of homosexuals.” Or one might say that God is being merciful to them and giving them the opportunity to forsake their wickedness and repent. Or one might say that just as with liars, thieves and any other kind of sinner, he is allowing them to stay on earth to test others.

        Personally, I think it is a combination of the second two. Having sexual attractions to someone of your same gender is no more wrong than lusting after someone else’s wife. It is not the initial thought that makes you wicked, it is what you do with it. Now is your time of testing, and ours. What will you do with it? Destroy marriage to justify your perverted addictions? I believe God will let you dig your own grave if you choose that path.

        So let me get this straight. Your logic is that since God hasn’t destroyed all gay people, it is wrong not to allow them to call themselves “married?” Can you please explain to me how your observation warrants your conclusion? Or are you familiar with logic?

      • Michael Ejercito

        Your logic is that since God hasn’t destroyed all gay people, it is wrong not to allow them to call themselves “married?” Can you please explain to me how your observation warrants your conclusion? Or are you familiar with logic?

        Of course not.

        Logic is something that homosexualist fundamentalists avoid, the way vampires avoid sunlight.

        The fact of the matter is that deny marriage for homosexuals is wrong, and that’s that.

        They are not being denied marriage.

        The fact is, they are allowed to marry one person of the opposite sex, just like horseback riders, canal operators, and carpet cleaners.

  13. Mel

    Jesus was right when men and women are married when after they are dead become angels of God forever and ever, and what about gays? Nothing is going to work, Man and woman is temporary, but gay marriage will be not acceptable by God. Even though I will never be with a man. Because God was right to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. I pray God to forgive you my enemies.

  14. What

    Who eva wrote dis is not in his right senses. Nothin unholy will enta d kindom of God. You are a confused human being who needs deliverance. You need jesus in ur life, else u’lld b eternally lost. Hell is 4 dos who preach what d bible does nt say.

  15. just because God does not want us to judge, so i have no word. nut still this does not stop God’s wrath on you the writer

  16. Juan

    You are wrong. People with same sex shouldn’t get married. Jesus did for give the sinner but they followed him and didn’t keep doing it. WHen he comes for his people he is coming for the people that have been faithful to him and not and not the ones that are sinning. The that are going are the People who have worshiped him.

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