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Prop 8/DOMA Reaction

My favorite reaction so far to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage: "Somewhere there is a commitment phobic gay boyfriend who is very nervous."  What do you think?
Dan Johnson July 01, 2013 at 12:04 PM
God is not a Homophobe: An unbiased look at Homosexuality in the Bible" by Philo Thelos Several books already exist attempting to demonstrate that the Christian Bible does not, in fact, condemn consenting-adult homosexuality. But God is Not a Homophobe has a unique perspective in that the author has a lifetime of experience in pastoring hard-core fundamentalist churches. His former bitter opposition to all forms of homosexuality has given way to a rational, unbiased acceptance that the Bible says hardly anything about homosexuality, and what it does say cannot honestly be used to condemn consenting same-sex unions."
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau July 01, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Pueblo Park: So you support incest? Because if God put one man and one woman on Earth and they had children then there had to be a WHOLE LOT of incest going on to start this population! Why don't you ask Him about that? Is it an abomination and a sin? Let us know what He says.
Pueblo Mobilehome Park July 01, 2013 at 12:48 PM
OK Mr. Bible scholar, Can you explain Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 which states that a man lying with another man is an abomination? This was taken from the King James version.
Dan Johnson July 01, 2013 at 01:46 PM
PMP. Remember, the bible wasn't written in English. KJV is an English mistranslation based on misinterpretation: "okay, let's look at this verse as taken directly from the torah, rather than the bible, shall we? first of all, it's found in the cleanliness code, not the holiness code. why do you think that is? What it actually says, if translated directly from the hebrew is: ''men, do not lie in the lyings of a woman. it is towáveh'(taboo) the word 'abomination' appears nowhere in the torah. what taboo meant (and means) in hebrew is unclean in the temple. the reason for this is simple. a woman who is on her menstrual period is forbidden to sleep inside the main house, but has a bed in a separate room outside. she is also forbidden to touch anything belonging to a man, or touching food. if a man were to sleep in the woman's bed, then he would be unclean and not allowed entrance into the temple, or to pray to yhvh until he had gone through a ritual cleansing which consisted of taking a bath on the third day, and again on the seventh day from his defilement. only then would he be considered 'clean' and the taboo would be lifted form him. it has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality, nor with men sleeping with other men except for in the latin and then the english translations of the text.(you do realise, don't you, that it was copied into english from the latin vulgate by john wycliffe, and not hebrew, don't you?(and that all susequent works built upon his original texts)"
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau July 01, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Pueblo Park, we can argue Bible interpretation all day and gain nothing. How about Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.". Hmmm, I guess God supported cannibalism but detested homosexuality. Imagine that.

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