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Since there is currently no way and/or need for Jews to administer capital punishment to gentiles who violate the 7 noahide laws, is there any halachic reason for a Jew to care whether or not a non-Jew engages in homosexuality?

I am asking if there is any halachic basis to mandate that a Jew care (if you prefer 'actively object') about non-Jewish homosexuality today. If no such mandate exists, that does not necessarily mean the inverse is true (i.e. that you may actively accommodate this behavior).

To be clear, this is not related to chinuch or the desire not to be exposed and influenced by practices that are antithetical to the torah. I am asking this in a purely halachic context.

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related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8477/… –  jake May 10 '12 at 16:37
To the same extent that we care if a non-Jew eats meat from a living animal, right? –  Monica Cellio May 10 '12 at 17:47
רבי הונא בשם רבי אמר: דור המבול לא נימוחו מן העולם עד שכתבו גמומסיות לזכר ולבהמה –  sam May 10 '12 at 17:50
@Fred I would collapse the two and say that actively objecting = caring. Not objecting = not caring. –  prophecy May 10 '12 at 18:19
@prophecy, please edit your answer in accordance with clarification[s] made in the comments. –  Isaac Moses May 11 '12 at 14:42

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Rambam writes in Hilchos Melachim 8:10 that Moshe Rabeinu commanded us to force all humans to follow the 7 Mitzvos (and if they refuse, we must execute them).

It is quite clear that in our times we don't have the power to enforce the penalty, but that doesn't mean that we are less obligated in trying to convince all people to follow the 7 Mitzvos voluntarily.

Some would argue that this obligates Jews to actively promote observance of the 7 laws among gentiles. Others would argue that although this is theoretically true, as a matter of priorities we should expend such energies on Jewish outreach first. But I can't imagine a justification for "not caring". It is quite clear that G-d cares so obviously we should care.

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Snow crab legs are sold in supermrkets and are sometimes taken from live snow crabs. There are houses of worship of idolatrous religions. No one seems to get terribly upset about these things. Why should we yell and scream about one and not the other? –  Ze'ev Felsen Nov 12 '12 at 20:44
snow crab legs are taken from live snow crabs? –  Jim Thio Mar 28 '13 at 4:00

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