Why May and Fallon are wrong about gay sex.

In recent TV interviews, Theresa May and Tim Fallon were each asked, “Is gay sex a sin?” They both replied that it was not.

However, if we look at the OED definition of what a sin is, it says ‘an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law’.

If we then look at Leviticus, which is a book of Laws believed to be handed down by God to Moses, then 18:22 says, ‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.’

Therefore it seems fairly unarguable that gay sex is not a sin. People may not view it as a secular crime, but a sin is defined in a religious sense. Of course, some will highlight that word ‘immoral’ in the OED definition, and argue that gay sex is not immoral. The answer to that, of course, is that divine law (as demonstrated in Leviticus) clearly identifies gay sex as against divine law; hence it must be, de facto, be  immoral according to the Jewish/Christian sense of morality. Morality in the Jewish and Christian sense is defined by what God says is moral and immoral.

Some Christians would argue that Jewish Law does not apply to Christians. Jesus, however, states that never will one jot or tittle pass from the Law; the reason we are free from the consequences of this law is because of God’s grace through the sacrifice of Jesus. It does not mean that things have ceased to be a sin; it simply means that we have been saved from the consequences of our sins.

Gay sex is therefore a sin. You may not believe in God, you may not believe in sin, you may regard this religious argument as a complete waste of time and irrelevant, but nonetheless you cannot deny that according to the Bible, which as Christians May and Fallon should adhere to, gay sex is a sin. It is a bizarre world in which politicians are forced to choose between their faith, and their career.

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