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What really happened in Sodom?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Non-gay Christians frequently try to deceive gays and lesbians about what really happened in Biblical Sodom.

Do you know what really happened in ancient Sodom?


What were the real intentions of the angry mob in Sodom that dark night so long ago? Read Dr. Chris Heard's assessment of what really happened.

“The mob’s intention to inflict male-on-male rape on Lot’s visitors has nothing to do with sexual desire or sexual gratification. There is no hint here of homosexuality in the modern sense of “sexual orientation.”

The crime has nothing to do with preferring sex with males over sex with females.

Claims that the “sin of Sodom” per Genesis 19 related to homosexual orientation run aground on two ridiculous presuppositions.

First, such claims require us to accept the idea that 100% of Sodom’s adult male population was homosexual by orientation.

In modern studies, figures of anywhere from 3% to 10% are proposed for the fraction of adult US males who are homosexual by orientation, and when figures closer to 10% have been proposed, evangelical Christians have gone into a tizzy of objections that it can’t possibly be that high.

Yet some of the very same people who object that the fraction of modern US adult males who are homosexual by orientation can’t possibly be as high as 10% are willing to believe a 100% figure for biblical Sodom.

It is just too improbable to believe that 100% of Sodom’s male population preferred sex with males to sex with females.

Even if the story is entirely fictional and the people of Sodom just literary characters, the story loses all verisimilitude if we push it to that extreme. Sodom sin.

Second, claims that the “sin of Sodom” per Genesis 19 was male homosexuality require us to believe that either:

(a) the entire male population, every single male in Sodom, had seen the visitors and felt so irresistably attracted to both of them that they felt compelled to rape them in order to gratify their lust, or

(b) all homosexual men are indiscriminately attracted to all other men...

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