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In Genesis 19 we picture a scene where a couple of God's messengers, in human form, are lodging with the household of Lot, Abraham's nephew. At first the messengers were going to spend the night on the street but Lot asked them to stay with him as guests. To this they agreed. later, in the night, Lot's family was disturbed by a gang of men. This large gang demanded that Lot send out his guests. The gang leaders said, "..bring them out so we can KNOW them.." (verse 5). Upon hearing this, Lot strongly suggested they reconsider what they had in mind. Lot knew that the gang wanted to basically force sex upon his guests, something so repugnant that he even offered his own virgin daughter instead!!! This was a very sad situation to say the least.
From the context of the story there is no doubt that the gang wanted to gang rape Lot's guests. Many translation even have the word "sex" in the text of verse five. It is not something that should really be disputed, in as much as Lot even wanted to give his own daughters instead!!! In the Hebrew the word is Yada and it is generally translated as "Know" or "knew". A good example is found in both Genesis 4:1 and 4:25.. "Adam knewhis wife and she conceived......". The word Yada is very flexible and has a fairly broad meaning so the story line must determine its usage.
With the intentions of the filthy gang on the street established, we still don't know the exact motivation of it. Some have suggested it was some sort of Babylonian ritual. Also we can't say for certain if these men were all homosexuals or not, after all even heterosexual men can do disgusting things and commit sodomy too. I think it probable that homosexuals were a high percentage of the gang but the incident took place 40 centuries ago in Sodom.
In the story we see that the messengers blinded the eyes of the perverts. They were already spiritually blind as was nearly the whole city and it was destroyed.