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originally posted by: Annee
And once those who suffered seizures were shunned and cast out as being possessed by the devil. Until ignorance was replaced by factual knowledge.
As now, we have knowledge that sexual orientation is inherent to the individual.
It is no more a sin then seizures are a sin.
Many Christians understand what was not understood in ancient times, can and should not be held to taboos -- after knowledge brings ignorance into modern times.
Real Christians understand "walking in his footsteps" does not mean holding onto ignorance.
But the passage you quoted you implied that the verse was saying that "takes hold of and sleeps with her" and "defile's" her, which in your sanitised version means just sleeps with her while not married.
Not defile in it's literal sense which from the dictionary defile means "rape or sexually assault (a woman)." Which is what defile meant in babylonian times, so more than likely means the same thing seeing as the region is so close.
originally posted by: Christian Voice
a reply to: mclarenmp4
It never insinuates raping anyone nor does it insinuate that raping is fine. More perverting of scriptures to try and suit a perverted agenda. Again, look at the contexts of the words and the story before you summize such things.