The purpose of this article is to provide clarity on a topic that has recently been debated within the Christian Church. Among the sexual sins punishable by death, incest, adultery, bestiality and homosexuality are all placed in the same category. Judaism was unequivocal in its stance toward homosexual relations; they were an abomination. There is not one syllable in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation that condones homosexual practice. On the contrary it is universally and unambiguously condemned.
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Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement
Kim Davis Needs to Read the Bible Again | The New Yorker
There are a number of passages in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that have been interpreted as involving same-sex sexual acts and desires. These interpretations form the basis of Jewish and Christian attitudes towards homosexuality. Chapters 18 and 20 of Leviticus form part of the Holiness code and list prohibited forms of intercourse , including the following verses:. These two verses have historically been interpreted by Jews and Christians as clear overall prohibitions against homosexual acts in general. This is shown in Leviticus Chapters 18 and 20 by three specific scripture passages Leviticus , and that state that the Israelites should never do what the Egyptians and Canaanites did. Bible scholar Idan Dershowitz concludes "there is good evidence that an earlier version of the laws in Leviticus 18 permitted sex between men.
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"Abomination"--life as a Bible Belt Gay
Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, returns to her post soon, after spending five nights in jail and then a few more days recovering at home. Presidential contenders, including Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, both fundamentalists, have praised her stance. At the Garden of Eden, God decrees that a man will be the husband and a woman the wife. See the second and third chapters of Genesis, ideally a scholarly translation such as the New Revised Standard; this article cites the N.
Drawing on observation, autoethnography, and audio-taped interviews, this article explores the religious backgrounds and experiences of Bible Belt gays. In the Bible Belt, Christianity is not confined to Sunday worship. Christian crosses, messages, paraphernalia, music, news, and attitudes permeate everyday settings. Consequently, Christian fundamentalist dogma about homosexuality-that homosexuals are bad, diseased, perverse, sinful, other, and inferior-is cumulatively bolstered within a variety of other social institutions and environments in the Bible Belt. Of the 46 lesbians and gay men interviewed for this study age years , most describe living through spirit-crushing experiences of isolation, abuse, and self-loathing.
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