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Well, I’m not sure I see any objections to that. This part is especially powerful:

[quote:3duuwh1e]They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.[/quote:3duuwh1e]

Just for clarification purposes the “they” and “them” that these passages are talking about are “those who suppress the truth by their wickedness” (Cf. Romans 1:18).

And this is important to point out too:
[quote:3duuwh1e]Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.[/quote:3duuwh1e]

To me, these words are plain as day what they mean and they seem to be speaking to present times.

I want to point out though that [color=darkred:3duuwh1e]these passages are [b:3duuwh1e]not[/b:3duuwh1e] condeming people for [b:3duuwh1e]being gay[/b:3duuwh1e][/color:3duuwh1e], but for homosexual relations.

The Catholic Church does [b:3duuwh1e]not[/b:3duuwh1e] teach that someone will go to hell just because he or she is gay.

A question I have is what is “homosexuality”? Is it being gay or is it having gay sexual relations? I’ve seen the term used both ways I’d like to know what you mean by “Homosexuality in the Bible”.