You are quite correct. The prohibitions of homosexuality in the OT are not valid for Christians as such. Any more than we are prohibited from eating shellfish, cutting the corners of our beards, or wearing clothing of mixed fibers. Or that Christian women are required to live in the backyard while having their period.
IMO Christians should not cite passages as applicable today when they are from a Law that no longer applies as such.
However, the NT repeats in multiple places the prohibitions of the OT against homosexuality and other forms of sexual immorality. These prohibitions are, of course, fully binding on Christians.
That said, the peculiar modern conservative animus against homosexuality as uniquely or peculiarly sinful is not supported by the NT, where the practice is usually cited in the middle of a list of immoral practices. IOW, homosexual immorality is not inherently greatly more sinful than heterosexual immorality.
And you are quite right that this hypocrisy is one reason fewer and fewer people are listening to Bible-thumpers.
Sorry, but that’s absurd. It’s the same easily refuted argument I’ve seen from liberals and atheists.
Your view is based on a misunderstanding of God’s laws. The dietary/hygiene laws, etc., were given specifically to the Israelites....when God gave them, He said to Moses, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying....”.
However, abominations such as sexual sin applied not only to Israel, but to ALL the nations. Look at Leviticus 18:22-30, where God forbids such sin among the Jews, AND among the alien sojourner. He speaks of such sin being practiced among the previous inhabitants of the land, so it was clearly wrong for them, as well.
It’s important not to confuse the Law which was intended on ly for Israel with God’s moral law which extends to everyone today. The ceremonial laws expired when Christ made His sacrifice. Moral laws are unchangeable because they are based on God’s character.
Besides, if we’re going to dump what Leviticus says about homosexuality, shouldn’t we also ignore its prohibition against lying, theft, bearing false witness, committing adultery, bestiality, and incest, and sacrificing children? Of course not.
Lastly, what is this “Bible-thumping” stuff I’m seeing on this Christian site? Bill O’Reilly, is that you? You won’t find anything better TO thump THAN the Bible, and when someone has a problem with it, it usually indicates they should do a bit of soul-searching.