S. Gurumurthy, renowned columnist and convenor of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch which is considered as the RSS Economic Forum, writes his rejoinder to Jerry Thomas’ response.
I am not a Christian theological student. But I do source my references on Christianity from believers' account. The book which I had relied on for my statement which you are dissenting from is taken from the book written by Norman St.John Stevas titled Life Death and the Law at pages 201 to 211. The relevant part reads as follows:
"The Jewish law and custom rejected any form of homosexual conduct as contrary to the law of God. In this it was similar to Zorastianism, and later to Christianity. The peculiar abhorrence to the Jewish mind for homosexual conduct has been traced to the Lot story in the Genesis. The traditional interpretation of story is that men of Sodom demanded intercourse with two angels, the Guests of the Lot……. "
and it goes on.
This is also affirmed in many other accounts. Islam also traces the objection to homosexuality to the Lot story but its account is different. This is what my article refers to.
As for Norman St. John Stevas, he is not a secularist, but a believing Catholic. This is what the Wikipedia says of him.
Lord St John is a prominent Roman Catholic. He is a Patron of the Society of King Charles the Martyr, and Grand Bailiff for England and Wales of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus.
Lord St John is noted for his large number of personal affectations, including proffering his hand in papal fashion, lapsing into Latin while speaking, and deliberately mispronouncing modern words. A loyal monarchist, Lord St John enjoys a close relationship with the British royal family ref>Pierce, Andrew (21 August 2001). "People by Andrew Pierce". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article879936.ece. Retrieved on 6 January 2009. </ref> Soon after elevation to the Lords, photographs of him in purple bedroom slipper appeared in Hello! magazine lounging in the bedroom of his Northampton rectory a signed photograph of the late Princess Margaret prominently displayed. All personal notes were written in purple ink and after his elevation to the Lords, he used only official House of Lords headed stationery.
By Norman St John Stevas
Before the Sunset Fades: An Autobiography, Harper Collins (2009)- Forthcoming autobiography
The Two Cities, Farrar Straus & Giroux (1984)
Pope John-Paul II: His Travels and Mission, Faber & Faber, London (1982)
Agonising Choice: Birth Control, Religion and Law, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London (1971)
Bagehot's Historical Essays, New York University Press (1966)
Law and Morals, Hawthorn Books, New York (1964)
The Right to Life, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1963)
Life, Death And The Law, Indiana University Press, (1961)
Walter Bagehot A study of his life & thought together with a selection from his political writings, Indiana University Press(1959)
So I have sourced my statement to a believer's research. I am not saying that there cannot be another view. But my statement is fully supported by a theological research by a believing and not secular Christian.