I suppose that the intentions of young boys and girls would have had more significance if they "knew" they were contending with angels.<quoted text>
Yadha doesn't mean to have sex with ... It means to know and as every true biblical scholar with out a hate agenda agrees Lot had let two strangers (the angels as men) inta a a secure WALLED city where everyone knew each other. He to was a GUEST you idiot who let in two strangers without permission in the middle of the night into a secure WALLED city. Of course the towns people demanded to know (Yadha)who Lot (a guest) had let into there SECURE WALLED CITY in the middle of the night. I bet you would demand to see and meet two strangers a guest of yours let in your house in the middle of the night you ignorant sodomite bigot. Btw still today the sin of sodomy in most of the old world middle east is RUDENESS!!!! Even to this day...
Oh and the term Yadha is used about 40 other times in the bible and guess what in every case it means to know as in meet and understand....
Hey curious did the young boys and girls intend to Fluck the angels in the azz too!!!!!!!!!!
The moral of the story here seems to have a lot to do with context. Your "insiders" and "outsiders" focus actually has an insightful interpretation to add to the debate. None the less, we are talking about Biblical stories which really don't have much influence on my views regarding homosexuality anyway.
Homosexuality is a minor mental disorder. It can be considered similar to other obsessive/compulsive manifestations but it should have the same legal importance as nose picking or smelling ones fingers after sticking them in odd places. It's a disturbing habit in public but not a crime unless one pursues it aggressively.
The real complication is that straights seem to think that guys should always do "a man's duty" and defend themselves. Nobody really seems to care much otherwise about witches or eccentric writers, but when gays go wandering into the traditional places where alpha males are in charge,$hit happens and nobody likes it.
Me personally, I'm tired of getting caught in these political struggles. I really don't respond the way alpha dogs want me to, but I have no interest in homosexuality. I just want this nonsense put to death, one way or another.