The “gravely ruinous” sin of homosexuality?

In a recent discussion on this site, there were a number of fundamentalist Christians who seemed to describe homosexual relationships as particularly sinful. For example, one fundamentalist described such relationships as “gravely ruinous sin,” “mortal sin,” and “deadly sin.”

I am a Christian who does not think that homosexual relationships between individuals who genuinely love each other are wrong. However, I do understand (even though I disagree) why fundamentalists think that such relationships are wrong. What I don’t understand at all is why some fundamentalists seem to describe the “sin of homosexuality” as somehow worse than other sins.

Why do many fundamentalists describe homosexuality as being worse than other sins? Does this show that they are biased? Assuming that scripture is inerrant, can one argue that “sexual sin” (between consenting adults) is somehow worse than other sins?

“All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

-1 Cornthians 6:18

I wonder if the fundamentalists here can answer this:

Wouldn’t sin against oneself be “morally better” or “less sinful” than sin against others?

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