After the visitors (angels in human form) rescue Lot and his family, God rains down fire and brimstone upon Sodom, Gomorrah, and other cities nearby.
Actually, he had already determined to punish all these towns and their inhabitants, male and female, young and old, before the angels’ visit and the attempted homosexual rape (Genesis –33).
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As in Genesis, Lut seems to argue with the men of Sodom over the relative propriety of abusing his daughters or his guests (–79; –69).
More often, though, the emphasis is on his condemnation of lusting after men instead of women (–81; 5–66; ; ).The Conversation UK receives funding from these organisations View the full list Neither the Bible nor the Qur’an (Koran) has a lot to say about homosexuality, and what they do say relates only indirectly to contemporary discussions about gay rights and same-sex marriage.Like pre-modern scholars of law and ethics, these books assume heteronormativity.The mob that gathers outside Lot’s house need not be exclusively male (the Hebrew plural can include both genders), and the text says all ages were represented (Genesis 19:4, 11).When the crowd demands Lot’s visitors, he offers his two virgin daughters in their stead.When the wickedness of Sodom is recalled in other parts of the Bible, homosexuality is not mentioned.Yet, despite this broader context, the story was often interpreted primarily as a condemnation of homosexual activity in any form.The possibility that one party has been coerced is not discussed: both are defiled.However, the offence seems to be no worse than other capital crimes mentioned in the same context, such as adultery and incest.Paul evidently regarded the prohibition of sexual acts between men or between women as violations of natural law known even to non-Jews – at least if their minds were not clouded by idolatry (Romans –32; –16).He seems to have reflected contemporary views that men should be sexually assertive and women passive, and that sexual activity must be at least potentially procreative.