“It has been rightly pointed out in the current argument that homosexuality is not the only human practice which is condemned and that others the Biblical writers thought were wicked have now been accepted. This leaves a question mark over what it is about homosexuality that is unchangeably bad when practices such as divorce, lending money, eating shellfish, wearing a mixture of fabrics, cross-breeding livestock and sowing mixed seed in fields have long since become acceptable and tolerated.”

“While therefore the Bible does not speak positively about homosexuality (it is also uniformly critical of the sea, dogs and non-Jews) its references are scattered, complex and, sometimes, ambiguous.” The Guardian attempts to summarise what the Bible says about homosexuality.