I was shocked to read of PBS and LA Times reports and other footnoted material telling of pederasty and homosexual rape of teen boys in Afghanistan by the Pastun men and Afghani soldiers and commanders –and the Pakistani truck drivers who have “boy helpers” to sodomize. But they don’t “love” them romantically, so it’s not “homosexuality.”
The Kite Runner is a movie based on a book by an Afghani author. Homosexual rape occurs in the story --just as described in the very few news items on the topic. We only hear that Muslims (as in Iran) murder homosexuals. We don't hear about Afghanistan and Pakistan's view of women as unclean, nor the rape of hundreds of Afghani boys by the soldiers who are our allies. We don't hear that the Taliban opposed such assaults. (The Taliban have their own cruelties --like shooting adulteresses at the soccer game --also featured in the movie.)
Judeo-Christianity has been one great force for good in opposing porn, promiscuity, fornication, adultery, public nudity and sex establishments, divorce, prostitution, pedophilia, pederasty, bestiality, necrophilia, polygamy, bigamy, polyandry and shacking up –and in opposing filth on tv. We need to stay the course of culture clean-up and preservation of decency.
Jesus also gives us an example of mercy toward those who commit the above sins --in how he treated the woman caught in adultery--yet, he didn't approve adultery; he said, "Go and sin no more. "
Biblically, righteous men are to have a healthy lust for their wives, their only sexual outlet. Only “the (hetero)marriage bed is undefiled.” For all else we should be ashamed. And need to repent.
Every culture should desire to preserve the innocence and normal gender identity and orientation of children. All else is sin--and repugnant.
We do well to be “god-fearing” nation –“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Otherwise, “professing themselves to be wise, they became as fools.”
Our goal for the sexually confused should be "help" to find normalcy --not encouragement in their dysfunction.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible