@ lotanddaughters, if that's what you insist on believing, that the bible is instructing that gay people TODAY be put to death, then I can't stop you and no amount of contextual explanation will convince you.
You and your lot keep on re-printing it. The context is that it is being deliberately included as holy text in your holy book. Put your money where your mouth is and take that vile shit out of there. By all means keep it recorded - it's cultural history and should not be erased. But if what you're saying is true, then that bit of text - indeed, most of that section - doesn't belong in a modern Bible. Rip it out of your own, or you're talking out of both sides of your mouth here.