"religious conservatives generally believe that God decided to destroy the adults, children, infants, newborns, and buildings in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because the men in the town wanted to engage in homosexual acts.
Religious liberals generally believe that God decided to exterminate the townspeople because they were uncharitable to strangers and to the poor. Their desire to "know" the angels was not a sexual invitation. It was a desire to humiliate the angels by a physical attack -- publicly raping them."
Which point of view is God's Message? Is this issue something that can really differ from Christian to Christian. This passage has a lot to do with how people view homosexuals, so it is kind of important.
Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:20 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
Answer by bonn777 at 3:57 PM on Jun. 9, 2009