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To: dbz77
From their website:

Conservative clergy point to a number of Bible verses, including Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10 as demonstrating that homosexual conduct is sin, against God's will.

The Metropolitan Community Church, at its Web site, argues that such verses are cited out of cultural context. Citing biblical scholars, it describes the sin of Sodom in Genesis 19 as inhospitality to strangers, not sodomy. It notes that the Old Testament laws of Leviticus also banned other behaviors, such as eating pork, oysters and shrimp, that modern Christians tolerate.

MCC commentaries cite other passages, such as Romans 14:14 ("I know and am persuaded of the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself …") and suggest that some figures of the Bible, such as David and Jonathan or Ruth and Naomi, may have entered homosexual unions.

10 posted on 12/18/2008 8:07:10 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
MCC commentaries cite other passages, such as Romans 14:14 ("I know and am persuaded of the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself …") and suggest that some figures of the Bible, such as David and Jonathan or Ruth and Naomi, may have entered homosexual unions.
The sodomites should just make up their own religion and write their own scriptures.
15 posted on 12/18/2008 12:19:08 PM PST by dbz77
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