I didn't desipher this personally,I found in on a website and the way it was deciphered
has alot to do with who decipered it.But it made some sense to realize that since the bible is
open to interpretation,someone's bias,fear and perspective has everything to do with how they
interpret the bible.
It's SUBJECTIVE and metaphorical at best,yet they think it's "truth" to the word?
If a man also lie with mankind,
as he lieth with a woman,
he has committed abomination
"ALSO" being the operative word here.
Which of the following sentences defines the statement above:
A: It is abomination for the man that lies with a woman
(a heterosexual) to 'also' lie with a man
B: It is abomination to be homosexual
The biblical law forbids heterosexuals - not homosexuals - from mating with the same gender.
As for the "sodomy" it's not something only gays and lesbians may do, but even straights do too. I don't understand why they think what you do with your genitalia is any of their business. my life has never been affected by anyone, gay or straight.
Exactly.But from what I gather, X-tians feel it's within thier right to "protect" our country from "gods" rath,by protecting it from "sin" as described in the bible.
Chick-fil-A President Says 'God's Judgment' Coming Because of Same-Sex Marriage
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'" Cathy said. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that … We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy said.
That seems to be how they rationalize getting in the way of Gay marriage.
If the BIBLE SAYS that Sodomy is a sin,then marriage simply can NOT be between a man and a man.
Oddly enough,most of Leviticus seems to be directed at MEN who couldn't seem to control themselves so a section
was written in the bible to try and control them with fear,guilt and shame.http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+18&version=NIV
New International Version (NIV)
Unlawful Sexual Relations
18 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the Lord your God. 3 You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices. 4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God. 5 Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the Lord.
6 “‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord.
7 “‘Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.
8 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.
9 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.
10 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.
11 “‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.
12 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s close relative.
13 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s close relative.
14 “‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.
15 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.
16 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.
17 “‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
18 “‘Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.
19 “‘Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
20 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her.
21 “‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
29 “‘Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people. 30 Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God. ’”
So...Beastiality,Incest and Homosexuality are all 'abominations" in the same category as if being homosexual is even a choice!
They aren't interested in facts, they're just icky about the idea two men loving each other.
But what about WOMEN who want to marry women? Would that be OK?
As long as there isn't any anal play it's all good?