Is taking a stand against Homosexuality considered racism?

Homosexuals in America have compared opposition to homosexuality with the discrimination that was shown against African Americans that have been denied their civil rights. And they claim that any person who stands against homosexuality would be considered a racist. But homosexuality and racism are completely different issues.

The scriptures teach that God makes no distinction between humans on the basis of skin color or race (Acts 17:26; Romans 2:11,28-29; James 2:1; 1 Peter 1:17). Jesus Christ died to save all people without distinction. Anyone who accepts His salvation whether a Jew or gentile will be saved, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” (Romans 10:12).

Homosexuality involves a mental choice that gets revealed in a behavior whereas race doesn’t involve a choice. People are born in their different ethnic groups without them having to choose. If a person’s skin is light or dark, the decisions that he/she makes are independent of their outer appearance. Behavior is determined by non-genetic factors—including culture, life experiences, parental and peer influences, and education. People are males and females by anatomy, but homosexuals and straights are considered so by behavior.

Homosexuality goes beyond desire; it is a behavior. If society classifies people based on their sexual desires then why not give people with all different sexual desires special marriage rights, such as those that desire polygamy, incest, or bestiality?

Finally, civil laws can’t be applicable to the sexual desires of people, they only address sexual behaviors. And the law has no bearing on skin color. An African American or a Caucasian cannot alter their skin color. But they can alter their behavior. And so can homosexuals. It is a fact that skin color does not hurt anyone, but homosexual behavior can and does hurt people and affects their lives in major ways. The Bible tell us that homosexuality is a sin ( (1 Corinthians 6:9, Romans 1:26, 27, Leviticus 18:22; 1 Timothy 1:9). But the good news is that through Jesus every sin can be both forgiven and overcome.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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