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Nations Are Accountable to God
for the Sin of Sodomy

In view of the sinful Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015, in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, we recall the strong teaching of St. Augustine against these sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance.

The great Bishop of Hippo was categorical in condemning sodomy and similar vices. He also reminds us that nations can be guilty of transgressing God's law against unnatural vices and that, like individuals, they will also be held accountable before God.

St. Augustine

"Sins against nature … like the sin of Sodom, are abominable and deserve punishment whenever and wherever they are committed. If all nations committed them, all alike would be held guilty of the same charge in God's law, for our Creator did not prescribe that we should use each other in this way. In fact, the relationship that we ought to have with God is itself violated when our nature, of which he is Author, is desecrated by perverted lust."

Further on he reiterated the charge that by this sin man corrupts and perverts his own nature:

"Your punishments [O God] are for the sins that men commit against themselves because, although they sin against You, they do wrong in their own souls and their malice is self-betrayed. They corrupt and pervert their own nature, which You made and for which You shaped the rules, either by making wrong use of the things that You allow, or by becoming inflamed with passion 'to make unnatural use of things which You do not allow' (Rom 1:26)."

(St. Augustine, Confessions, book 3, chap. 8, p. 65, apud Atila S. Guimaraes,
Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia, TIA, 2004, pp. 23-24 )
Continued

Posted June 27, 2015