2016 Democratic Party Platform
LGBT Rights -
Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that
recognized LGBT people like every other American—have the right to
marry the person they love. But there is still much work to be done.
LGBT kids continue to be bullied at school, a restaurant can refuse to
serve a transgender person, and a same-sex couple is at risk of being
evicted from their home. That is unacceptable and must change.
Democrats will fight for comprehensive federal non-discrimination
protections for all LGBT Americans and push back against state efforts
to discriminate against LGBT individuals. We will combat LGBT youth
homelessness and improve school climates, and we will protect
transgender individuals from violence. We will promote LGBT human
rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people
around the world.
1) Homosexuality destroys civilizations.
Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the
men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter,
surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where
are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may
know them carnally.” Genesis 19:4-5.
Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and
Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. So He overthrew those
cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew
on the ground. Genesis 19:24-25.
2) God commands mankind not to practice homosexuality.
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22.
3) The practice of homosexuality leads to eternal death.
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their
blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13.
4) The wrath of God is upon homosexuals as evidenced by various diseases.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against
all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in
unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them,
for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His
invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things
that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are
without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify
Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and
their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became
fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image
made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in
the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served
the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions.
For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against
nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is
shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which
And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things
which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual
immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy,
murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil
things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving,
unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God,
that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do
the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:18-32.
5) Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not
inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor
thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners
will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you
were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the
name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians
Note: Homosexuals can be spiritually and mentally washed clean through faith in Jesus Christ.
6) Homosexuals are unrighteous people and are under the curse of the law.
But we know that the law is good if one uses it
lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous
person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for
sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and
murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites,
for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other
thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious
gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust. 1 Timothy
7) Homosexuals will suffer the vengeance of eternal fire.
But I want to remind you, though you once knew this,
that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did
not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved
in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner
to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone
after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the
vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:5-7.