Neither is the business of anyone but the people involved. “Sin” is not a universal concept. It was invented by the authors of the Bible to control people at that time.
But sin, and the ranking of sins, is so important to Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Seminary, he just devoted a long column to it. He is concerned mega churches are capitulating on the sin of being gay.
Mohler tells a story included in the sermon of a mega church pastor. The pastor told of a family in his congregation where a man had gay affairs while married to his wife.
The pastor excluded the man from certain church committees he served on until he got a divorce. After the divorce, the entire entourage, ex husband, gay partner, ex wife and children were all embraced.
This enraged Albert Mohler. How could the pastor ignore the bigger sin, being gay, while focusing on the lesser, adultery?
Mohler does not understand two basic facts. One is the Bible was written for a specific audience of that time with objectives in mind for that time only.
The second is preachers have changed focus on which sins to highlight based on public attitudes since the beginning of Christianity. They continue to do so.
The economics of a church mean bills must be paid. Ranking of sins changes because attitudes of congregations change. Congregations pay the bills.
This is why adultery has become a worse sin than homosexuality.