The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19 is well known. Clay Witt, Holy Redeemer M. Archived from the original on 5 November WhitakerUniversity of Divinity. Retrieved 4 July Retrieved 24 July
These groups are sometimes referred to as ex-gay organizations, though many no longer use the term.
A biblical perspective on being Christian and gay
Archived from the original on 13 May Retrieved 16 May The French evangelical pastor Philippe Auzenet, a chaplain of the association Oser en parler, regularly intervenes on the subject in the media. He said that Jesus did not come to condemn people, but to save them. Confessional Lutheran churches teach that it is sinful to have homosexual desires, even if they do not lead to homosexual activity.
They say that their Christian conversion did not instantly change their sexual desires. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. They range from liberal to conservativethrough moderate. We blame them for what they are. The Vatican distinguishes between "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" and the "expression of a transitory problem", in relation to ordination to the priesthood ; saying in a document that homosexual tendencies "must be clearly overcome at least three years before ordination to the diaconate. Retrieved 6 June In Graeco-Roman society, there was an acceptance that men might be attracted to other men.