"Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, overindulgence in food, and over-idleness was found in her and in her progeny, neither did she support the poor and needy. And they were arrogant and committed abomination before me: therefore I removed them as suited me." ~ Ezekiel 16:49-50
Much is made by my more fundamentalist Christian brethren in regards to homosexuality and its evils. It is a sin they like to make much ado about because it is a sin they are not in unlike pride and judging and hypocrisy. Yes, God does frown on men having sex with men and women having sex with women. However, based upon the relative amounts of mention God makes in Scripture between homosexuality and good old-fashioned pride it is clear which one is higher on His shit-list. Indeed, given the power of the name Sodom to bring to mind homosexuality with all it's attendant cultural baggage it is worth noting that in the above list of sins God attributes to ancient Sodom nowhere is homosexuality mentioned directly. It is possible that the last item on the list refers to homosexuality but that could also be referring to idolatry which is a much more serious sin in God's eyes. In any case even if abomination in this passage refers to homosexuality God is clearly placing pride and arrogance and excess of idleness and gluttony and indifference to the plight of the poor ahead of homosexuality and that is something to which the paleo-fundamentalists need note.