This article strikes me as nothing less than ridiculous.
“In the passage of Romans that Williams referred to in Monday’s speech, Paul said people who forgot God’s words fell into sin. “Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion,” Paul wrote.
Williams said these lines were “for the majority of modern readers the most important single text in Scripture on the subject of homosexuality.” But right after that passage, Paul warns readers not to condemn those who ignore God’s word.
“At whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself,” wrote Paul, the first-century apostle whose epistles, or letters, to early Christian communities elaborated many Church teachings.”
How can you read this passage of scripture and have any shred of belief that any of the things listed done by these people is excellent or praiseworthy? It says “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…” Paul goes on to list the sinful things that were delighted in by these “fools”. Idol worship. The unnatural relations with those of the same sex. They became filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
If we as the body of Christ cannot take a stand and call sin what it is, how can we have any credibility as believers? I am not saying homosexuality is worse than any of the other sins Paul makes reference to, but can we say that it is better? Of course not! I don’t hate people who worship other gods and I don’t hate people who are gay, but I do hate their sin because it is sin and abhorrent to God. Just as my pride is abhorrent to God. If we could make pridefulness and all other “acceptable” sins as socially unacceptable as homosexuality once was, this world would be a much better place.