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Food for thought…

I was reading one of the other forum discussions on political candidates and abortion and the death penalty and then I read this one. The quote below got me thinking.

[quote:1h1hze4f]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:1h1hze4f]

Unless I am totally misreading this it says here in this passage that not only the act of being homosexual is wrong but those who “practice such things deserve death”

Now I am not an advocate for the death penalty but doesn’t that imply that the bible supports the death penalty?. And as stated in the other forum, apparently the Pope has said that the death penalty is only acceptable in extreme cases. I have not been made aware of the Pope ever stating that homosexual acts are death penalty worthy, especially if murder is not even death penalty worthy.

I find it interesting that in just a single passage, one topic can be so securely justified and explained but yet bring rise to questions of another topic.