In the beginning, God created male and female
in Their image
In the Gospels, we are told by Jesus
that in heaven we will neither marry nor be given in marriage,
so the matter of who you love is immaterial in the grand scope of eternity.
We see in Sodom quite the antithesis of any loving and platonic,
but rather the byproduct of rape culture
and child molestation prevalent in those times, as it is in ours.
In fact, this practice of older men defiling young boys
carries over to Paul’s day,
where Paul again expressly forbids it.
And then their is Levitical law.
These laws were sanitary by nature,
encouraging people to avoid pork and bottom feeders, both of which carry deadly
and to keep their homes clean
In this vein, it is understandable to withhold from sexual relations,
as anything to do with sex or sexuality involves the transmission of fluids,
which may or may not carry blood-born pathogens and sexually transmitted diseases,
and the passages give male homosexual relations extra pause
as anal penetration carries with it addition chance of transmission,
but we are now allowed to eat pork
and we are encouraged to delight in our sexuality,
even though Western culture still retains and rather convoluted relationship with it.
As Jesus said in the Scriptures, never will an iota of the Gospel will be thrown out
but our perception of it is allowed to change.
If not for Jesus’ middle road, we would not have the substitutionary atonement
fulfilling and bypassing the former call for endless sacrifice.
In the same way, we see that God is bigger and wiser than any one of us.
Their perspective is eternal.
You of course are called upon to make your own decisions on the matter,
for we must be sure of our convictions lest we fall into sin, as Paul so warns us.
So, examine the Scriptures and make up your own mind.
Be loved. Be blessed. Thank you for your time.