Compare Religious Views on Homosexuality

The following chart compares the views of homosexuality in world religions, past and present, in reagrd to homosexual orientation and homosexual relations.

Note that there is no column on how homosexuals ought to be treated - this is because the world religions are almost unanimous in encouraging acceptance, love, equal treatment, and support for gays and lesbians regardless of their views on homosexuality. Many also stress that even if homosexuality is regarded as a sin or negative act, it should not be singled out as though it is worse than other sins.