Originally posted by e-nonymous
Ill just quoted something from the bible about gay's ... didn't you read it yet?
Yes I'm familiar with the quote, and it was this quote I wrote about in perticular. Out of context Leviticus 18:22 reads: "Thou shalt not lie with
mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination". But seen in context it's indirectly a description of the religious customs among the Egyptians and
the Canaanites. If you read the opening lines of this chapter you'll understand this. God says that the Israelites should not follow the customs
among these peoples and then lists up examples, one of them being men having sex with men. It was important to point out that sex between men are also
to be concidered fornication, the ten commandments of Exodus doesn't say it, therefore it is explained in details in Leviticus:
Leviticus 18:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. 3 After the
doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do:
neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. 5 Ye shall
therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
You must remember that all kinds of extra marrital sex was concidered fornication. The quote from Leviticus just shows that men having sex with men is
concidered fornication and shall also
be punnished with death. Any kind of sex outside the chains of marriage is punnished with
death in the Law. To say that homosexual fornication is worse than the hetrosexual fornication is baseless. Both things are abominable in the eyes of
God. It is not a sin for someone to fall in love with someone of their own gender, but any sexual act would be concidered fornication in the Law as it
doesn't recognice homosexual marriage.
I am personally positive to the idea that gay people should be allowed to marry. I know it's a bit radical, but what two adults do behind closed
doors with the lights turned off doesn't bother me as long as it is done freewillingly and doesn't harm any third person. We must also remember that
many people feel offended by the thought of two men having sex, and some even feel threatened by gay people, but to let these people set presidence
for what their diametrical opponents should do or not do would be unfair. It should be common knowledge that the bible only speeks about different
kinds of fornication to point out that all sex outside marriage is sinful, not just the obvious. Remember that the biblical God is in war with
Ba'alism in perticular, and the referances to sex between two men, incest and animal sex is directly references to spesific rituals and customs
related to Ba'alism. God explains to us what he finds abominable with the Ba'al worshipping. And explain for the Israelites how it is in contrast to
the Law of God.
To the people who say that God destroyed Sodom because they were gay. Go buy some new glasses and turn on your brains. God explains his patience and
longsuffering with Israel by showing us how he has treated neighboring countries/cities for iniquities less worse that those of Israel in the excerpt
from Ezekiel below:
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters,
neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me. When I saw that, I took them
away as I saw good (the last sentance is edited a little according to the source).
[Edited on 26-4-2003 by mikromarius]
[Edited on 26-4-2003 by mikromarius]