Now historical context will teach us that the Roman culture practiced pagan religions that used idols carved in the shapes of both animals and humans. As part of these religions they relied on sexual rituals involving temple prostitution both same sex and heterosexual. This is about same sex sexual practices in regards to pagan religion, not homosexuality as we know it.
Min. Palmer, the description of Romans 1:27,28 just defies the "temple prostitution" explanation. "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." The individuals being discussed here were far more likely homosexuals than temple prostitutes and patrons. They burned in their lust one toward another. It isn't idolatry that is being referenced right here... it is sexual orientation.
You're funny! Please tell me that you are not married and that you are not a pastor! I could not imagine either being true.
Here are two articles that are very powerful in showing the absurdity of a so-called "gay marriage". They are written by two well-know scholars. Here they are:
There are plenty of debate on this issue and plenty of scholars, I wouldn't say that the ones you found are not well known but they state their points.
Cornel West has some great things to say about same sex marriage as well, he is a better known scholar http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1530602
There is so much more to than this.
Wrong! Dr. Edith Humphrey is known Internationally as well as her colleague, Dr. Robert Gagon, the foremost scholar on the subject on human sexuality in the world! If you want to look him up, go to the Pittsburg Theological Seminary website. He is so powerful that even gay leaders refuse to debate him on the subject of homosexuality and ssm. Dr. Cornel West is liberal and embraces the nonsense of "Liberation Theology". He is also refuted to be gay by some in the circles that he run in.
I think that anyone that can read, clearly sees that you don't know what in the world you're talking about! I cannot imagine you being anybody's pastor with your very loose and destructive heresies. I realize that you are probably not a legitimate Seminary trained minister...at least not from an accredited Seminary; maybe you've done the T.D. Jakes thing and got a degree from a "Diploma Mill" from the Internet due to your "life experience".
You will never be able to convinced biblically literate people that God approves of Homosexuality. So perhaps you should not embarrass yourself any longer! Take care and have a good weekend!