Let's debate homosexuality and religion

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Registered: 01-24-2012
Let's debate homosexuality and religion
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 2:03pm

The same-sex case that the Supreme Court is hearing this week has me thinking a lot about this subject. I recently stumbled upon an article that gives a fantastic rebuttal to the Old Testament story that many Christians (not me!!) like to pull out as an example of why the Bible condems homosexuality:

http://crossexaminedblog.com/2012/03/09/does-the-old-testament-condemn-homosexuality/

Part 2 : http://crossexaminedblog.com/2012/03/12/does-the-old-testament-condemn-homosexuality-2-of-2/

This part sums up how I feel: " Verses like this would saddle Christians with all the Old Testament customs, from the sacrifices to the crazy stuff like genocide that they’d like to distance themselves from, and they’ll say that they apply to Jews only. Fair enough—then stop cherry picking Old Testament passages if the Old Testament doesn’t apply to you."

This "cherry-picking" of Bible versers drives me nuts. To me, the overall nature of Christians is to LOVE, not HATE, their neighbors and this is how I chose to believe and live my life. 

Agree? Disagree? Just try not to call me a Nazi Wink

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Registered: 07-29-2012
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 9:14pm

"The Liberals are all like OOH AHH!!! (monkey sounds)  The Conservatives are all like AHH OOH! You Democrats really want to crap all over the constitution any chance you get.. and you Republicans are constantly wiping off the Democratic feces and chucking it at the poor! AHHH OOH AHHH!!!!! You sure we didn't come from Monkeys!? ;)

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Registered: 07-25-2012
Tue, 04-30-2013 - 12:10pm

It's not just the old testament, the New Testament clearly states that homosexuality is a sin as well.

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