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Well, I'm sure I've heard about some law in the Old Testament that condemned homosexuality. Or am I mistaken?
You're probably referring to Leviticus 18:22 or 20:13. We need to realize that this was written to a certain group of people, the Jews, during a particular time in their history. Some theologians assert that the original meaning of these verses has something to do with temple prostitution, a practice which is very foreign to our modern concept of worship. It is interesting to note that these same chapters of Leviticus are the Hebrew word "toevah" (translated most often as "abomination" or "unclean") to condemn such things as eating pork and shellfish, or having intercourse during menstruation. The latter precept isn't a problem for gays or lesbians. The former precept hasn't stopped many Fundamentalists from enjoying the shrimp or lobster at their favorite restaurant-nor should it!
Originally posted by ragster
There is vast differences and beliefs of many religions with sins and so forth, the problem and largest discussion, is that of real sin. It is obvious, that when set into sin or not, Homosexuality is a sin, and is nothing more. All sins are bad, are sins are an abomination.
So then we have the link within the social life of a sinner, the Homosexual and a Religious person. In that, in most cases, a Homosexual is shunned and treated wrongly. Slowly it is being accepted throughout the world, but what is it that causes so much differences. All in all, Homosexuality is like any other sin, and in daily social life, there should be no difference in one person to that next.
[edit on 16-8-2006 by ragster]