depravity - homosexuality
'And such were some
but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,
and by the Spirit of our God.' 1 Cor. 6.11 (Emphasis mine)
Homosexuality is not a rootless sin, it is described in Scripture as the consequence of a removal of Divine restraints.
the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served
the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that
which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of
their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Paul's Epistle to the Romans 1.18-32)
It is manifest that this passage condemns homosexual orientation as a sinful 'vile affection', not only its practice, from which gracious recovery is gloriously possible, only through the Lord Jesus' death and resurrection.
is quite apart from the overwhelming medical evidence of the health
damage caused by anal intercourse,
so misguidedly and shamelessly promoted by education and health
authorities. If the same incompetence and harmfulness was displayed by
engineers or designers they would be liable for discipline and