A day or so after an NBA player “came out” as gay, a writer for CBSSports.com participated in an eye-opening telephone interview on the NFL AM morning show. The writer (deliberately or inadvertently) revealed one purpose or result of an athlete “coming out” was to prevent other athletes who believe that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible teaches it, from saying so. Whether an athlete or anyone else says it or not, the truth is the Bible does say homosexuality is a sin.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22 NKJV
“Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin.” Leviticus 18:22 New Living Translation
While I do recognize not everyone believes in the Bible, why should those who do believe not say so? What is the harm? It would seem any individual who does not believe what the Bible teaches about homosexuality (or anything else) would not care what someone else says about what the Bible teaches. How can anyone who advocates tolerance be so intolerant of those who do not agree with them? Such intolerance reeks of hypocrisy.
Believing that homosexuality is a sin is not grounds for mistreating an individual who is gay. Nor is it right to assume everyone who does believe homosexuality is a sin will mistreat persons who are gay. No one has the right to attempt to prevent an individual from saying what he or she believes.
"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy" Psalm 107:2 NKJV
"Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies." New Living Translation