Christianity and homosexuality

  • within christianity, there are a variety of views on sexual orientation and homosexuality. even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views, and not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality.

    this article focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering how the extent to which the bible mentions the subject, whether or not it is condemned, and whether the various passages apply today, have become contentious topics. significant debate has arisen over the proper interpretation of the levitical code; the story of sodom and gomorrah; and various pauline passages, and whether these verses condemn same-sex sexual activities.

  • christian denominational positions
  • views supportive of homosexuality
  • see also
  • footnotes
  • references
  • external links

Within Christianity, there are a variety of views on sexual orientation and homosexuality. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views, and not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality.

This article focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering how the extent to which the Bible mentions the subject, whether or not it is condemned, and whether the various passages apply today, have become contentious topics. Significant debate has arisen over the proper interpretation of the Levitical code; the story of Sodom and Gomorrah; and various Pauline passages, and whether these verses condemn same-sex sexual activities.