From the 1828 Webster's dictionary: "SOD'OMITE, n. 1. An
inhabitant of Sodom. 2. One guilty of sodomy. SOD'OMY, n. A crime against
American Heritage dictionary: 1969, "sodomite, One who practices
sodomy. Sodomite, An inhabitant of Sodom. Sodomy, 1. Anal copulation of one
male with an another 2. In some legal usage, anal or oral copulation with a
member of the opposite sex, or any copulation with an animal."
Wikipedia encyclopedia: "Sodomy is a term of religious origin used
to characterize certain sexual acts. The term is most commonly used to
describe the specific act of anal sex between two males, or between a male and
a female. The term "sodomy" also may include non-coital sexual acts
such as oral sex and other paraphilia. It is sometimes used to describe
human-animal sexual intercourse (bestiality). Laws forbidding certain types of
sex acts have been found in some pre-modern cultures and are prevalent in some
industrialized nations as well. The term sodomy derives from the name of the
ancient city of Sodom, which according to a common interpretation of the
Bible, was destroyed by God for its sins. In today's common language it
identifies the practice of anal or oral intercourse."
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: "Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French sodomie, from Late Latin Sodoma
Sodom; from the homosexual proclivities of the men of the city in Gen
19:1-11, 1: copulation with a member of the same sex or with an
animal 2: noncoital and especially anal or oral copulation with
a member of the opposite sex"
The first instance of sodomy in scripture is found in Genesis 9:20-24
"And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him."
Sodom and Gomorrah were built by the Canaanites, Ham's descendants (Gen
10:6-20), so is there any wonder that the descendants of Ham would
grew up learning that not only sodomy was ok?
"But before they lay down, the men of the city,
even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young,
all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto
him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out
unto us, that we may know them [have sex with them]. And Lot went out
at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you,
brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have
not known man [virgins]; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and
do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for
therefore came they under the shadow of my roof."
These were both men and boys wanting to have sex with other men!
Leviticus 18:22-26 "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with
womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to
defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to
lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these
things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before
you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon
it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore
keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these
abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that
sojourneth among you:"
The Lord allowed nations to be destroyed because they practiced sodomy /
homosexuality, and just as then, He will allow those nations today to be
Leviticus 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth
with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely
be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Deuteronomy 23:17 "There shall be no whore of the daughters of
Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel."
1 Kings 14:24 "And there were also sodomites in the land: and
they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD
cast out before the children of Israel."
1 Kings 15:12 "And he took away the sodomites out of the land,
and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings 22:46 "And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained
in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land."
2 Kings 23:7 "And he brake down the houses of the sodomites,
that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the
Canaanites [Ham's children the recipients of Noah's curse on Ham for
incest] settled in Sodom, the fact that they lived in the city of Sodom made
them Sodomites by location. These being the descendants of Canaan most likely
grew up learning that not only incest was ok, that sodomy was ok as well based
on the reaction of the town upon the angels entering it.
Romans 1:22-32 "Claiming to be wise, they became fools and
exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man,
birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual
impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. They
exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served something
created instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. This is why
God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females
exchanged natural sexual intercourse for what is unnatural. The males in the
same way also left natural sexual intercourse with females and were inflamed
in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males
and received in their own persons the appropriate penalty for their
perversions. And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in
their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is
morally wrong. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and
wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, disputes, deceit, and malice.
They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful,
inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy,
unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know full well God’s just
sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they do not
only do them, but even applaud others who practice them."
Did you notice that not just participating in homosexual acts are prohibited,
but those who approve of such acts are just as guilty of it?
1Corinthians 6:9-11 "Do you not know that the unjust will not
inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people,
idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy
people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom. Some
of you were like this: but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our
1Timothy 1:8-11 " Now we know that the law is good, provided one
uses it legitimately. We know that the law is not meant for a righteous
person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for
the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for
murderers, for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers,
liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching
based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God that was entrusted to
Jude 1:7 "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them
in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after
strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of
Jude 5-7 " Now I want to remind you, though you know all these
things: the Lord, having first of all saved a people out of Egypt, later
destroyed those who did not believe; and He has kept, with eternal chains in
darkness for the judgment of the great day, angels who did not keep their
own position but deserted their proper dwelling. In the same way, Sodom
and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and
practiced perversions, just as they did, and serve as an example by
undergoing the punishment of eternal fire."
There is a judgment awaiting for homosexuals! But it is not to late to
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not
inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with
mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of
you: 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."
Deuteronomy 22:5 "A woman shall not wear anything that
pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who
do so are an abomination to the Lord your God."
The Bible forbids cross-dressing in the strongest term, "an
abomination", which is what a "transgender" individual does.
Although men's wear and women's wear is different according to culture, any
deliberate attempts to appear as the opposite sex is sin. And 1 Corinthians
11:14 tells us that it is a shame for a man’s hair to be long like a woman’s.
Even if one has their anatomy surgically altered, ones fundamental genetic
identify remains the same as they were born with.