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To: ZULU; Morgana

“The arguments are the usual ones – the sin of Sodom was ‘rape, inhumanity, and breaking the laws of hospitality’ and not ‘principally about homosexuality’. The proscriptions about homosexual relations in Leviticus 18 and 20 applied to ‘idolatry and male prostitution’ and not ‘loving, committed, faithful, exclusive same-sex relationships’. Jesus said nothing about the issue and much of what Paul says in 1 Timothy and 1 Corinthians is ‘cultural’ or confusing and hangs on the definitions of disputed Greek words. In Romans 1 Paul ‘saw homosexual activity, alongside all the idolatry of the Greco-Roman world. It was not born out of love, or orientation, but out of pagan practices, greed, lust and abuse of power.’”

I’ve seen some so-called evangelicals argue that the Old Testament (and New Testament) commandments against the (heterosexual) use of prostitutes were “cultural” and that the prostitutes (I’ve seen this in some translations) were “cult prostitutes” and were a product of their era like a bug trapped in amber, therefore (it was implied but not stated openly) modern use of prostitutes was wink-wink not as bad if not OK. This is part of that same slippery slope.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 12:37:58 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont; ZULU; Morgana
One pastor I know who claims he's an Evangelical leading an Evangelical flock says that there's no difference between queers marrying one another and the restrictions on food that no longer apply. Someone on FR had told me there were people who used that argument with regard to queers, but I never thought anyone who claims to be Evangelical would be that far off track.

Those totally ignore so-called, non-SBC Baptists, so-called Methodists, so-called Lutherans, so-called Independents, so-called Presbyterians, and a ton of others who claim to be Christian and who preach, "go along to get along", but who attack Catholics for speaking against queers and communists are a transparent lot.

They're either committed fifth-columnists or they've swallowed the same lies Rev. Wright preached to King Barry for two decades. They attack the same people King Barry attacks so they're a part of Barry's band of fascists no matter what they say to the contrary. They're dedicated to spreading divisions among Christians to fragment Christian resistance to the totalitarian anti-Constitution agenda the same way RINOs work to divide fiscal conservatives and social conservatives.

11 posted on 01/16/2013 1:35:25 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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