Yahweh orders the killing of homosexuals;
“The man who has intercourse with a man in the same way as with a woman: they have done a hateful thing together; they will be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13 NJB).
No other significant cultures at the time anywhere in the world had a problem with gays. Other cultures had an attitude very similar to that of Greece and Rome; they simply accepted it between consenting adults. This is probably the original source of the discrimination against millions of innocent homosexual people in the Christian and Islamic world.
In the New Testament Saint Paul wrote
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders… will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6 9-10, NIV), and
“That is why God has abandoned them to degrading passions: why their women have turned from natural intercourse to unnatural practices and why their men folk have given up natural intercourse to be consumed with passion for each other, men doing shameless things with men and getting an appropriate reward for their perversion” (Romans 1:26-28). Paul assumed he had the right to make derogatory comments about people’s sexual preferences, yet once again he was totally out of touch with society at large. The Roman world, generally speaking, did not have an issue with homosexuality.
Over the centuries many Christian societies have been poisoned by an intolerance of homosexuality, and these teachings are largely to blame.
“God” invented homosexuality – he invented everything, right? So why did he forbid it in the bible? The probable reason is that at that time, there was a shortage of Hebrews. Now that there are enough people in the world, it’s time to implement God’s Plan B: Adam and Steve; Amanda and Eve.