For a long time, I’ve been thoroughly irritated by those sanctimonious Catholics (and others) who tray to remind us (for our own good, they would claim) that homosexuality is “the” sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance. However, as I had never myself come across any such reference, I did not know the origin of the claim, and could not respond. Finally, I got my act together and investigated. What I found was useful, and worth sharing.
First, as one might expect, there is not such thing as “the” sin that cries out, but several: depending on your source, there are four or five of them. The claims for grouping these together come from old sources, and are based on a shared interpretation of Biblical verses. Apart from the allegation that “homosexuality” is one of them, the others are: Read the rest of this entry »