Alright, even though the previous incarnation of the "Homosexuals are gay" thread degenerated into a flame war, I think in the interest of sprited discussion, we ought to give it another go. I'd like to suggest a couple of house rules to help foster more intelligent debate about homosexuality this time around. Rule One: Just because it's in The Bible, you're not automatically right! The Bible -or whatever religious text you ascribe to- is a translation of several different compiled works. Divinely inspired, yes. Subject to human error, possibly. Moreover, religious texts -the Bible in particular- have a lot to say about a lot of things, not all of which we follow verbatim these days. Whether or not this is a good thing is beyond the scope of this thread. See also Rule Two, below. Rule Two: Just because it's in The Bible, they're not automatically wrong! That someone bases their beliefs about homosexuality on a religious text does not immediately make them a close-minded, dogmatic bigot. Religious faith shouldn't instantly invalidate someone's POV. Whether or not the religious texts in use are correct is also beyond the scope of this thread. See also Rule One, above. The point of these two rules is this: don't simply hide beyond religious dogma, saying "Because this book says God says so!" Similarly, don't simply dismiss somebody's point because of their faith, or launch into a "that book is wrong" tirade. Show the respect you'd like to receive. Debate using ideas, not dogma. Happy posting KK EDIT: Locking in favor of the next thread.