In the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative, homosexuality is undeniably part of the story.
Were pervasive same-sex relations the reason for the destruction of the cities? Pardon my frankness, but this is what I am wondering—is the willingness to rape the visitors the outcome of homosexuality or is the homosexual rape part of a culture of all kinds of lust and brute violence? I am thinking of prison rape. Is it a function of homosexuality or is it a function of brute violence and lust?
I am asking because this story is used to condemn homosexuality today. Is that what this story is about? Is this an admonition to those who claim same-sex attraction and love?
Are the other stories in these chapters admonitions about personal moral conduct? How is this to interpreted in the context of all the other goings on?