THE IMMORALITY OF HOMOSEXUALITY
By Phil Scovell
By Phil Scovell
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Today the issue of homosexuality is impossible to avoid. On
radio and television talk shows, in the White House and from the
chambers of congress, in our churches, schools, homes and on the
streets, homosexuals are demanding attention. History most
certainly will reflect on the last decade of the 20th century as
the "gay 90's."
Though there was a day when homosexuality used to be an
issue of morality, it now has become both a social and spiritual
matter. In spite of the clear Biblical condemnation of
homosexual sin, now homosexuals are claiming to be regenerated,
blood washed, born again Bible Believers. Are they?
Before answering this question, I want to parenthetically
state that I am a born again fundamentalist Christian. I believe
homosexuality is not only wrong but immoral and violates both the
Holy Scriptures and the morals of society. I will also state,
however, that the purpose of this article is to prove that
Christians do not need the Bible to justify their claims that
homosexuality is not only wrong, but immoral.
Annetta Briant sacrificed her career in the 1970's for her
belief that homosexuality was abnormal. She was right and her
position needs to be acclaimed again in this decade.
First, homosexuality is abnormal because it is biologically
incompatible with nature. There isn't a single creature in the
animal kingdom which affords reproduction between species of the
same sex. the human race does not, nor has it ever, nor will it
ever, reproduce by same sex procreation. thus, homosex sexuality
is biologically abnormal.
Second, homosexuality is abnormal physically. The human
body is anatomically incompatible with same sex expression. Even
if one doesn't believe in God's existence, rejects the divine
creation of man, or denies the inerrancy of the Bible, but rather
lays claim to evolutionary progression, we would have to
logically agree that there is no physiological compatibility in
homosexual copulation. Unless, of course, some perversion is
employed to compensate for the anatomical differences. The way
homosexuals are forced to express themselves physically, due to
the lack of anatomical compatibility, demonstrates the
abnormality of their sexuality.
Finally, there is the emotional aspect of the homosexual
abnormality. Today gays are attempting to convince us (they've
already convinced the White House) that homosexuality is not only
normal but socially acceptable. They want minority status,
military recognition, political equality, social integration,
Christian integrity, civil accommodation, societal complicity,
educational credibility and employment uniformity. Though I've
not heard the argument by the homosexual community, it won't be
long before they claim emotional equality and stability with the
rest of society. I suggest it is psychologically impossible to
justify the emotional normality of a person who is attempting to
reverse, or otherwise distort, what is physically and
Now that I have made these statements, a number of questions
demand our attention. Do homosexuals have rights? Should they
be allowed in the military? Should government grant gays
minority status? Should they be treated differently? Do they
have the right of employment? Should homosexuals be allowed
to teach our children? Should they be allowed to come in to our
schools and inform students of the gay life style as an
alternative? What about transsexuals. Are they male or female?
Concerning Christianity, can homosexuals be born again? Should
they be allowed to teach Sunday school? Should they be permitted
to serve as deacons and elders? What about homosexuals in the
pastoral office? The answers to all of these questions is
dependant upon one's view of sexual normality. If homosexuality
is in fact physically and emotionally normal, (biologically it
cannot be) then we would be forced to grant homosexuals every and
all courtesies, rights and privileges the rest of society shares.
If, on the other hand, homosexuality is abnormal, then the answer
would be different. Before I personally address these questions,
let me relate a personal experience.
I was raised in a conventional Christian home. My father
was a preacher, my mother active in all phases of church work and
my sisters and I all went to Bible colleges. One of my best
friends during my teenage years, however, was gay. He was about
three years older when we began spending a lot of time together
and he had already completed one year of Bible college. He was
very musically skilled; playing both piano and organ in church.
His parents had been African missionaries. When he embraced
homosexuality and accepted himself as such, he dropped out of
Bible college and enrolled in nurses training. I spent many
hours with this young man and though I knew he was homosexual,
the subject never once came up and I was never physically
approached by him in any way. We occasionally spent weekends in
the dormitory, swimming together in the school pool, slept in the
same room, shared meals, and even often attended church services
together. Never was there any hint of sexual suggestiveness or
involvement. We were simply buddies. Years later I learned he
was also a confessed pedophile at the time. I say this to make
sure it is understood that my answers to the questions I have
raised are not based on a homophobic response or personal
In light of this, here are my answers to the posed
Do homosexuals have rights?
Of course. They are human beings just like anyone else.
they have the right to be treated as such; to hold jobs, pay
taxes and to function in society as anyone might as long as it is
within the law. Do they have, or should they have, special
rights? No. Unless, of course, they claim they are somehow
different than the rest of society and today they are claiming
sameness (I.E., normality).
Should they be allowed in the military?
Actually I differ with most leading fundamentalists on this
issue. I frankly have no objections whatsoever to homosexuals
serving in the military. The argument I have heard from
Christians on this question is, not the inability of the
homosexual to serve and do as good of job soldiering as anyone,
but it is a matter of drawing the line somewhere. With this I
concur. If, however, the military establishment is going to ask
recruits if they are homosexual, they should also ask if the
recruit is immoral in his heterosexual behavior. Adultery and
premarital sex is just as immoral as homosexuality. Any service
personnel found acting unbecoming of an officer should be band
from military service. There is, for that matter, absolutely no
evidence homosexuals in the military are less or more immoral
than heterosexuals. Contrary to most popular beliefs,
homosexuals are generally interested in establishing sexual
relationships with other homosexuals; not heterosexuals.
Should government grant gays minority status?
Of course not. Homosexuals desire the right of liberty as
do all Americans but their minority status is a result of
personal choice; not of birth. Though some will argue to the
contrary, there is thus far no scientific evidence to
substantiate the claim.
Should they be treated differently?
It depends upon the meaning of "differently." If we are
talking about every day courtesy, the answer must be no. If we
are speaking of acts of immorality, they should be treated as
anyone who is living an immoral life.
Do they have the right of employment?
Most certainly; as do all Americans who are willing to work.
Should homosexuals be allowed to teach our children?
Most Christians say no. This is largely due to fear that
the teacher will somehow interpose his beliefs on to the student.
this, of course, is the price we all pay for public education.
Even when I was in high school in the late 1960's, some of my
public school teachers, without a doubt, attempted to project
their evolutionary and immoral ideas into their teaching. We
knew, even as teenagers, some were living immoral life styles by
the way they conducted themselves in class.
Should they be allowed to come in to our schools and inform
students of the gay life style as an alternative life?
No more than someone living an adulterous life should be
allowed to enter a school and attempt to teach their life style
is socially acceptable. Immorality is immorality no matter who
What about transsexuals. Are they male or female?
they are what God made them before their surgery.
can homosexuals be born again?
Anyone confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and repenting of
their sin can be born again. There must be a great deal of
doubt, however, if one confesses Christ as Lord but his life does
Should they be allowed to teach Sunday school? Should they
be permitted to serve as deacons and elders? What about
homosexuals in the pastoral office?
Only if there is genuine repentance of sin and a
renunciation of immorality and a demonstration of faithfulness to
God's Word. In which case they would no longer be homosexuals.
Christians have a lot of misconceptions about homosexuals,
one of which is that all homosexuals are pedophiles. This most
certainly is untrue but Christians are justified in demanding
that a line be drawn. The Christian's view, besides being
Biblical in nature, must also be one based on normality.
Homosexuality is not only immoral but abnormal by its very
nature. It is such for the same reasons sex with animals is
abnormal because all three areas of reasoning, biologically,
physiologically and emotionally, all apply accordingly.
Finally, the Christians attitude is (should be) one of
regeneration and forgiveness. Homosexuals who come to Jesus
Christ, confessing Him as Lord and Savior of their lives, are not
only forgiven but changed and made new just as anyone else.
Though some behavior by human beings may be unconventional and
even considered abnormal, it may not be immoral. Homosexuality
is both abnormal and immoral and the Bible declares immorality
sin whether it be homosex or heterosex. Fortunately, all can be
forgiven and made right with God and His Son Jesus Christ.
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