From memory “Jesus died to redeem sins” (or similar) literally means “died to pay the debt of sin” it does not have to mean that he died to absolve sinners…but rather that he died to clear the debt with the victim of sin.
The world is full of bad people who impose harm on good people who do not deserve it, and get away with it. There is no justice, there is no redress…for an innocent to choose death cancels some of that debt morally. The higher you elevate the sacrifice the more of the debt is cancelled.
But NB, the debt to the innocent is cancelled, the guilty are on their own if they want to seek absolution. The crucifixion buys the sinner’s marker for a fair price…so your God becomes your creditor…
“So that the very least that you have done to these my children you have done it unto me” (from memory) sounds one hell of a lot like “We are writing to inform you that we have assumed responsibility for collecting your repentance, and all future payments should be made to this office” to me?
Homosexuality has no victims and no debt of sin.
It seems to me time for Christianity to grow up and recognise that any apparent reference to homosexuality in the bible is all but self-evidently personal opinion creeping into the will of God either at the point of interpretation or translation. (If the Christian assumptions concerning the origins of the Bible are correct then human hands played a strictly editorial role – one that, used skillfully an turn meaning upon it’s head.)
I find it inconceivable that any being superior to me would have more interest in how people were having sex and with whom, and upon what terms than in whether they were kind of cruel, honest or deceitful, honourable or despicable unto one another, from which modern Christianity has a bad habit on averting it’s eyes, unless, of course it is genuinely too preoccupied with with micromanaging the sex lives of others.
In fact, I think you can safely assume that any superior being has better things to do with their time than give a fig about anybody’s sex life as long as they are being kind, honest and honourable about it as it is only in the neglect of these last that sex develops a victim and qualifies as a sin at all.