The Bible and Gay Relationships

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    The Book of Leviticus lays out some pretty ridiculous rules for those who regard the Bible as the word of God.

    My question is simple, is it justifiable and honest to cite verses from Leviticus as a tool to damn gay relationships, while at the same time totally disregard the other rules like "don't wear clothes made of more than one fabric"?

    If you think this is OK, why?

    My personal take on the issue is that "picking and choosing" the rules you want to strengthen your case, while disregarding others is dishonest and NON-justifiable.
     
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    the only thing(s) in the Bible I believe in are the 10 Commandments. Leviticus also has a bit in there about not eating blood. Which is why Jehovah Witnesses will not have blood transfusions. Because they think it is "eating it." It is not. Because it is not being digested through the digestive tract. IF they have black stools, the blood has been digested by way of a bleeding ulcer and THEN they are "eating blood." EVERY religion has something that backs up whatever it is they believe in.
     
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    If no one picked and chose we would only have one Jehovah based religion not hundreds of sects.
    And strangely enough most every one of them is convinced that their way is the only correct way.
     
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    Christians are not using Leviticus.They use the New Testament.
    They use Romans 1:26-27
    Corinthians 1- 6 :9-10
    Timothy 1- 1:9-10
    and Revelation 21:8
     
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    All I know is that in my bible, right after the part about homosexual relations, is the part about not eating shell fish and things that crawl in the ocean.... so unless you avoid red lobster you better be shutting the heck up about gay marriage.

    Also, if you gotta daughter, make sure you slay her if she talks back. Duh. In the Bible.
     
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    Where in the bible did Jesus speak against Homosexuality?
     
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    Very strange stuff!
     
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    And here's where the funny comes in: Timothy 1-6 11 "A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. "

    The bible is full of funny. Not that I wouldn't like a little more quiet from the ladies.... but it's not a sin.
     
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    Many Christians "use" both. Many are not offended by gay Americans marrying either.
     
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    I think you'll need to cite the specific parts of those passages in full, because from what I understand there are only extremely vague references that can be argued either way (ie referring or not referring to homosexuality as we know it today). Nothing is clear cut.

    If you're a Christ follower, I think there are things that Jesus made absolutely clear that one needed to do to get into the Kingdom of Heaven.

    My take is that being gay or not being gay was not one of those things, and that the Biblical condemnation of gay relationships is more of a "man made" obsession vs a godly initiative (if you take the Bible as "God's word").
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