Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Bible

The Art of Sadeo Hasegawa

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner

"We must bring faith discussions back to their roots of seeking understanding. A vocal minority is falsely promoting the notion that religious people stand in opposition to equal rights. Our job is to promote the truth that a majority of people of faith believes strongly in fairness and justice." — Harry Knox, director of HRC Religion and Faith Program

REMEMBER THIS! The religious right may quote from the bible, but they only quote what they want people to hear and what they want to believe.

Leviticus (18:22 and 20:13) Traditional interpretations cite these passages as self-evident condemnation: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” and “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.”

But BIBLICAL SCHOLARS have asked: How can people cite such passages as alleged evidence of God's condemnation of homosexuality when they dismiss most of the other rules from Leviticus - such as those calling for the death of children who curse their parents and of adults who commit adultery - as archaic and insupportable?

1 comment:

Perspective of Pete said...

At the BOCC meeting after their discriminatory policy had passed, one resident was reported in an article (I think it was the Tampa Tribune) to have quoted from Leviticus. I blogged on Leviticus a few weeks ago, and I find it interesting that people skip the passages of women being described as "unclean":

This is what we're dealing with, though. Everything is about bias, and I'm just waiting for the "burn the heretics" rhetoric.