Many claim that homosexuality is worse than other sins because it’s unnatural. Paul mentioned this in his letter to the Romans.
Men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another.
"Because men were not intended to have sex with other males, and they do so, they are violating their natural teleology, their natural function. They are abandoning that for something that, in God’s teleology, is unnatural."
What are some of the implications of this claim? A radio show host suggested that a father find a male friend to rape his daughter (natural) so she’d no longer be a lesbian (unnatural). Others have come out with similar statements. “Premarital sex, rape, and extramarital affairs are at least based on natural opposite sex interactions. Rape and adultery, apparently, are lesser crimes than participating in a faithful gay relationship.
A few years ago, a nine-year-old girl was raped by her stepfather and found to be carrying twins, which, to save her life, had to be aborted. Imagine that two accused men are brought before you, and you’re given the power to free one of them. The first is this man who, in a position of trust, raped his innocent young stepdaughter. The second is a respected pillar of the community who admits to being gay. Who would you release? Would Jesus declare the natural rapist more acceptable in his sight than the unnatural gay?
Consider the story of a young man, a virgin, who underwent conversion therapy to rid himself of homosexual desires. Encouraged by his therapist, he hosted raucous parties for his straight friends. “A year into his therapy, he lost his virginity to a girl. Soon he was sleeping with women left and right." His therapist approved. In what alternative moral universe is a sexually promiscuous heterosexual man more acceptable in God’s sight than a virgin who happens to experience same-sex attraction?
As we’ll see later, God himself has committed unnatural acts, for which we should be extremely grateful. To claim homosexuality is an egregious sin because it’s unnatural is to misunderstand the meaning of the word.