Originally posted by Rank outsider
I have to say that hearing you demand 'actual evidence', when you ducked the very same question on the corporal punishment thread, makes me smile.
The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin which deserves the death penalty. The Salvation Army is just being consistent to the words of the Bible.
That seems pretty discriminatory to me.
What verse says they deserve death? Never mind, found one link:
The thing is, why would your god condemn gays when he/she/it (whatever) supposedly CREATED them in the first place?
From what I read, they don't just choose to be gay and there are plenty of stories about showing 3 year old boys ONLY playing with dolls and never reverting to full maleness but becoming gay as a teen.
A 3 year old doesn't just 'choose' to be gay, he doesn't know what free choice even means.
So the whole issue is just another line of evidence, and strong evidence at that, it is all just another example of the entire edifice of the Abrahamic religions being made up by men with no inspiration from a god.
If it was inspired by a god there would be no such discrimination against women and the gay community.