To use the Sodom story as evidence that the Bible condemns homosexuality is totally inaccurate. Even if the story were about lust, it is about rape, not homosexuality. The Sodomites were not gay. They were rapists.<quoted text>
It was men who wanted to commit sodomy with men. Now you know.
The Bible condemns many things in the story of Sodom (lack of hospitality, humiliation of fellow human beings, brutality and violence toward others, pride, decadence, serious breech of human ethical obligations), but homosexuality is not one of them.
Ezekiels condemnation of Sodom bears this out.
Ezekiel 16:49-50 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
The prophet Amos also links Sodom with oppression of the poor, crushing the needy, and ethical wickedness.
Hear this word, children of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, bring and let us drink.... I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.(Amos 4)