Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Romans 1:26-27
The second “God gave them over to” phrase is very pertinent in our day. This is the verse that homosexuals try to explain away and make excuses for.
Thousands of years ago when God laid down the law through Moses, those commandments threw society on its ears. A quick read through the Book of Genesis will show you that the perversions we see today in our society were nothing compared to what happened prior to the law being handed down.
Reference Genesis 19 with Lot and his daughters being offered to the townsmen instead of his visitors (you may recall earlier in the book that his daughters had wanted to get their father drunk and sleep with him). The townsmen were not seeking women to defile but other men. Those two stories from the same family illustrate just how perverted that society had become. Thus, when God handed down the Commandments, it was a standard that the People of God were to meet.
Fast forward a few thousand years and there really is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:19). Homosexuals want to parade their perverseness for all the world to see (“men committed shameful acts with other men”). They push an agenda through the media and especially through Hollywood, and call you bigoted and “homophobic” if you don’t accept their perverseness.
Here’s the takeaway for today: God loves homosexuals as much as he does heterosexuals. But also remember this, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” Galatians 6:7
When straights and gays engage in immoral lifestyles, they will reap what they sow. Our task then is to (1) pray for those living that kind of life, and (2) pray that God would guard our hearts against the very thing that drove the people of Sodom to their sin: arrogance and apathy (“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy” -Ezekiel 16:49).