Those of us who are LGBT and love the Orthodox Church and her beauty and truth, find ourselves in a difficult position — but we must remember that God felt gay shame us and created us in His image and we hear His voice in our hearts. Today, I suspect that no Orthodox Christian would cite Scripture, the Fathers, or tradition, to promote or justify slavery.
George, The interpretations as to why God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone are varied, including Orthodox interpretations. Many of these societies are very family and tribe-oriented where family honor is highly regarded.
It is the beauty of creation. There is an article in GeneWatch journal from that gives a full history of the search for the Gay Gene Volume 24 Number 6.