Debunking The Foundational Argument Supporting Homosexuality

By 20 November 2014

Of all the arguments in favor of same-sex behavior, the cultural distance argument is the most foundational and the most common (at least among those for whom biblical authority is still important). Although the Mosaic Law and Paul’s letter to the Romans and the vice lists of the New Testament speak uniformly against same-sex behavior, these texts (it is said) were addressing a different kind of same-sex behavior. The ancient world had no concept of sexual orientation, no understanding of egalitarian, loving, committed, monogamous, covenantal same-sex unions, as the argument goes.

But there is a major problem with that argument. Scholars all of different stripes have said the same thing: The cultural distance argument will not work.


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