Rudiger wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Fucking disgrace innit?
But no, there's a handful or so. If you want to get technical and legal you could argue against them but to me it's pretty blatant what Sodom was about, and more obvious is the quote "if a man is to lay with another man as he would a woman, it is an abomination, and both of them should be put to death".
I don't know that's pretty clear to me breh
The section of the old testament it comes from is rejected as fundamental by Christian scholars at this point, its should be noted the miniscule extent to which it is discussed compared to vices such as greed, murder or theft in the Bible too. This same passage advocates the death penalty for adultery, also which no Christian accepts at this point or has for a very, very long time.
The story of Sodom absolutely is not about homosexuality specifically, to relate a case about rape and sexual violence against angels as to be about homosexuality is nonsensical. Its just poor reading comprehension on behalf of Christians. The Leviticus passage you mention again seems to be used more in an understanding of violent of ritual sex rather than loving or affectionate sex.
Also this passage in relation to rapture and who is left behind seems to suggest that it isn't a fundamental issue.
I tell you, in that night,
there shall be two men in one bed;
the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together;
the one shall be taken, and the other left.
(Luke 17:34-35, KJV)
Miniscule number of overall mentions throughout the Bible, passages like that above which suggest it isn't a high priority issue and doing so expressly, the fact that it was accepted throughout various historical Christian societies, and that the only strong line against it is in a section of the bible completely rejected by current Christians and scholars at this point and appears more in reference to violent sex than loving sex.
But obviously there are thousands of contradictions throughout the Bible, the whole lot should be thrown in the trash. But it definitely doesn't seem justifiable to completely reject gayness as being completely unacceptable by those who are Christian.