homosexuality was rife through the terriories that had become part of the greek and roman empire which of cours include the region where jesus lived,work and preached.the acceptance of homosexulity was partly pratical and partly cultural. the pratical aspect was that heterosexual sex carried a risk of pregnancy which could cause serious financial and social callenges of both parties and so in an enviroment where contraception didnt exist,same sex relationship were sonsidered pragmatic and safe and top of that same sex relationship were actually encouraged in both greek and roman society with young adolescent males being sent tyo older men to taught the art of bodily of course were not only considered to be the superior sex but also know how pleasure culd be sought in male anatomy,hence such tuition was always male to male those pratical and cultural considerations resulted in homosexuality being stima free and prejucdice free throughtout the region at that time a third consideration is that premarital sex was widespread extra-marital sex usually homosexual was the accepted norm and divorce was acceptable despite these three major factors at play in the time of jesus,he set just three relationship rules

* no more polygamy

* no divorce

* stay faithful to your partner

in the fourth century AD celibate monks in monkastery in ireland produced the first documented list of punishment for any man wasting semen.

initially women were spared such punishments female masturbation and lesbianism did not waste semen and therefore did not merit any ever this was soon considered to be unfair and women were soon included in the list of punisment for what morphed into protocol of so called sexual misdemeanours the lesbian activity,female masturbation or any sexual act by a woman with a man not intended to lead to pregnancy became punishable act alongside the punishable male act and once the church had it’s list of punishment as well a list of remedies had a means controlling people ensuring church attendance and as a consequence guaranteeing it’s own longevity as well as it’s income all over subsequent centuries the church teaching on things like homosexuality has also influenced state laws so that homosexuality becomes illegal a criminal offence in many state around the world with church and state united in condemnation of homosexuality,it’s the reason why homophobia has become culturally entrenched in many societies around the world and the shocking thng is all this stems in finite and should not be wasted
even more shocking in the fact the church has embedded homophobic attitude around the world knowing that it is not only lies in the face of jesus own attitude toward homosexuality but also over ride his core teaching to love thy neighbour as thy self.

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