Sins of Sodom

[Gen 19:4-5 KJV] 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

It’s pretty much undisputed the men of Sodom wanted to gang rape the male visitors to their city. But, it can be disputed what is being portrayed as evil actions in the Sodom account.

The pro-gay side would say what is morally reprehensible is the gang rape, but not the gay sex since the Sodom account does not mention sex between consenting males.

The anti-gay side would say since the Sodom account would include male-to-male sex, then that would be morally reprehensible.

My position is Gen 19 is not explicit between these two. But, it is clear gay gang rape would be portrayed as morally evil in the Sodom account.

Other passages do explicitly list the sins of Sodom:

Adultery and lying.

[Jer 23:14 KJV] 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Pride, gluttony, idleness, lack of attention to poor and needy.

[Eze 16:49 KJV] 49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Fornication and going after strange flesh.

[Jde 1:7 KJV] 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.