Is homosexuality a sign of mental illness?


A few days ago I saw my two friends making out and they are both guys. Everyone thinks they are mentally sick. Does being gay means you have mental problems?

I am really worried about them. They also asked for my suggestions.


Having sex with someone of the same gender is not a sign of mental illness. It is the result of a choice individuals make to sin. Unlike pop-psychology of today, which denies moral codes of behavior and sin exists, the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a perversion of how God made the world to operate. "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 was due" (Romans 1:26-27).

That a person can change their choice is clearly seen in Paul's statement, "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" (I Corinthians 6:9-11). Like any other sin, it can be left behind.