Faithful Conversation: We'll treat you far worse than those other men! David C. Here are 10 Bible verses that emphasize the value of love over the law, the God-belovedness of all people, and the special affirmation of those who have been historically rejected as unclean or unholy. While the Jewish prophets spoke only of lack of charity as the sin of Sodom,  the exclusively sexual interpretation became so prevalent among Christian communities that the name "Sodom" became the basis of the word " sodomy ", still a legal synonym for homosexual and non-procreative sexual acts, particularly anal or oral sex.
Though what Paul says might be offensive, he never intended to impose these values on non-Christians.
Routledge, He was from the hill country of Ephraim, but he was living in Gibeah, where the people were from the tribe of Benjamin. This command to love underpins any and all other commands.
John Chrysostomin the 4th century, seems to use the term arsenokoitai to refer to pederasty common in the Greco-Roman culture of the time and Patriarch John IV of Constantinople in the 6th century used it to refer to anal sex: