Many Christians tell us that the Old Testament is irrelevant to Christianity, since it’s a Jewish text that predates the coming of Jesus of Nazareth. But what, if anything does the New Testament say about homosexuality?
As it turns out, the New Testament says very little about the subject. Of the three references found by the Westar Institute, an independent research and educational organization dedicated to religious studies, two may or may not refer to homosexual activity, and the one that definitely does is a bit on the ambiguous side. It seems to refer not to consensual activity but to forced activity, something which everyone can agree is wrong no matter whether it is homosexual or not.
One thing is certain: the Gospels say nothing at all about homosexuality, which would seem to indicate that Jesus himself never said anything about it.
Even the authors of the books of the New Testament were not in total agreement; they often complained of missionaries bringing the “wrong” messages to areas which they had already brought their message to, and often edited each other’s writings to “correct” them.
Additionally, there is no Greek word from the original transcripts which can legitimately be translated to mean homosexual, which is not a surprising fact since it’s a concept which was not conceived until the late 19th century.
Westar has written an article on the subject which is very informative and can be read in its entirety here, they have also reduced it to an infographic for easier and faster assimilation.
h/t: Westar Institute