No matter how simply you put it and by even offering a translation of the original texts, people are going to believe in their extremely religious points of view.
They rely on a book to tell them how to live their lives. They rely on judgemental people to tell them how to view other people.
To them, it does not matter that the translation got misinterpreted or was rewritten to give power to some and oppress others.
All that matters to them is who will inherit the earth and the "kingdom of God". As if the earth belongs only to some and not to others. As if the "kingdom of God" belongs only to some and not to others. They don't realize how their beliefs hold a "divide and conquer" about it. They don't realize how their beliefs hold a "survival of the fittest" about it. They don't preach love. They don't preach acceptance. All they do is preach about who are the sinners and who is without sin.
They don't EVEN REALIZE how they are mocking God by taking God's name and placing judgement in God's name.
Their fear of "eternal life" and "damnation" (what happens when one dies) is what keeps them in this extremeist point of view.
I don't believe in something that is called a "sin".
A person grows up having love for their mother and father. Love is not a sin just because you love your parents and one of them happens to be the same gender as yourself. A person grows up having love for their siblings. Love is not a sin just because you love your siblings and one or two of them happens to be the same gender as yourself.
A person grows up having love for their friends. Love is not a sin just because you love your friends and some of them happen to be the same gender as yourself.
People in your life have helped you to show affection and love regardless of gender. This is almost an unconscious act for love knows no boundaries.
Just because one defines platonic love as "godly" and intimate love as "ungodly" doesn't mean this is true. Love is Love. There is no wrong way to love and this more than includes people of the same gender.
If Homosexuality is a "sin" (as so many people seem to believe) then God would be a sinner for God is creator.
People need to stop mocking God and need to start taking some responsibility for the way they treat people. People need to stop using God's name for the reason they judge. God never forces your hand to do anything. It's called "Free Will".
They can sit here and quote the bible and scriptures and use God's name but all it comes down to is judgement.
Fearful People have made God into fear. Fear isn't the truth. This trivializes God. A God of fear is a falsehood spread by false prophets.
God is Love. Plain and Simple. Regardless if you are on your knees, asking for money in exchange for sex, lying with a woman or man, swearing, stealing or whatever else people consider a sin. God needs nothing. God is the alpha and omega. Do you think God cares if people are queer? Do you actually think God makes mistakes? God needs nothing because God is EVERYTHING! Everything meaning EVERYTHING and that also includes: straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, male, female, intersexed. There is nothing that God is not because God is everything. Those that sit in judgement of queers sit in judgement of God.
Those quoting the bible and speaking of sin are the ones who are making a mockery out of God and are the false prophets.
We see right through you.
Thank you for asking this great question.