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Scripture condemns various forms of sexual behavior-but not all. Same-Sex in Scripture identifies in Mt. 19:12 an acknowledgement by Christ of the person born without an impulse towards the opposite sex, and reasons that inasmuch as all creation is good (1 Gen. 31, 1Tim. 4:4) this individual in partnership with someone of the same sex, in following Christ's commands of love, has moral status in the Kingdom of Heaven. Geis argues the insufficiency of Nature as a criterion for sexual behavior given the many exceptions from which the criterion when applied to human sexuality suffers. Only Christ's unexceptioned commandment of love has the binding force salvific law requires. Same-sex behavior can comport with this law, just as heterosexual behavior, as is clear from the role Mt. 5:28 gives the heart in sexuality. It is a position that achieves the middle between the extremes of this contentious debate.
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