May 6, 2012
commented on Testaments Old & New
Good point that the sin of Sodom was not homosexuality but treatment of strangers and neglect of the poor (Ezekiel 16:49). many of those goons know that and will never out and out say that the sin of Sodom was homosexuality. Every time one of them says that the acceptance of gay people will bring the judgement of God on our nation, they use the fact that there is a general feeling among most people that homosexuality was the sin of Sodom. It is a sin of omission to not correct it. And a study of what types of things will bring the judgement of God will show that the most consistent things mentioned are neglect of the poor and not treating aliens in the land with respect (Republican policy supported by the supposed Christians anyone?)
But for anyone that brings it up, I tell them that I'll accept that the the story of Sodom is appropriate to apply to our modern day public policy if they will apply the rest of the story as well. After all Lot, the hero, offered up his young virgin daughters to be raped. God does not condemn this. In fact Lot is still the hero and still saved from the destruction. We have laws against that in our country. Should they be changed to allow parents to force their daughters into sex? This is consistent with much of the Bible, Old and New Testament. There is far more in the Bible that reinforce the notion that women are mere property than the entire subject of homosexuality. Shouldn't our laws then make women property?
And we can't forget that the story ends with Lot's daughters having sex with him. What do we make of that?
Dec 6, 2011
commented on As a Gay Parent...
I also agree that pushing an 8 year old to say something is a bit much. At the same time, Michelle and others need to be confronted with the fact that there are real families with real children that they are hurting. We need to do more to showcase these families and explain how children are being hurt. A lot of people may not like gay people, but they don't want to hurt children and could be swayed that way.