"Four types of this form of criminal
wickedness can be distinguished in an effort to show you the totality of the
whole matter in and orderly way: some sin with themselves alone [masturbation];
some by the hands of others [mutual masturbation]; others between the thighs
[interfemoral intercourse]; and finally, others commit the complete act against
nature [anal intercourse]." - St. Peter Damian ("The Book Of Gomorrah" 11th century A.D.)
"And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was
meet." - Romans 1:27
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is]
abomination." - Leviticus 18:22
"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither
shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto
the Lord thy God." - Deuteronomy 22:5
Catechism of the Catholic Church says on "Homosexuality:"
2357. "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women
who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of
the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and
in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of
grave depravity, (Cf. Gen 19:1-29; Rom -27; 1 Cor ; 1 Tim)
tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically
disordered." (CDF, Persona humana 8) They are contrary
to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not
proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no
circumstances can they be approved."
2358. "The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual
tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively
disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with
respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in
their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will
in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the
Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition."
2359. "Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of
self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of
disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should
gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection."
2396. "Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation,
fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices."