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Homosexuality Is Wrong Because The Bible Says So

Oh here I go again. You just can’t stop me when it comes to this subject it seems many try to avoid controversy on their blogs but when it comes to homosexuality or gay marriage I am right there to blog my $0.02. Sorry can’t help it.

I just saw this letter for the first time today. According to Snopes it has been around since May 2000. Well it doesn’t matter when it came to light to me I still think it is an awesome letter and had to come share it here.

Homosexuality is wrong because the bible says so.

In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlessinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination … End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan.
James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia

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  1. Omg. I might have snorted. Outloud. Multiple times. SO FREAKING FUNNY. But seriously though. I want answers to some of those!!

    • I agree with you. I myself have always wondered what bible quoters have to say after the bible is quoted against them. I don’t understand why they can quote the bible when it benefits them, but ignore everything else. Where is Dr Laura’s reply? That would make another good laugh

  2. As a Christian, these are the hard questions for me (no, not the one the letter posed, but rather the question of which of the laws apply). Personally, I believe that homosexuality does not change who a person IS, just who they LOVE. I have read through the Bible many times and I see the same thing over and over again – We are commanded to LOVE. Jesus left us exactly two commandments: ’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Jesus taught LOVE, not HATE and certainly not judgment. I practice Jesus’s law of love and strive for that every day.

  3. I often wonder about anyone who really sits in judgment. I mean I KNOW I cast judgements on people too, usually on petty things. But the people who truly put themselves as better people, thinking that certain types of people are lesser than they are. I believe my faith teaches me a sin is a sin. My sins are no better or worse than anyone else’s so who am I to try to imply that they are farther from God than I am. I agree with Lindsay in that my Bible say love everyone. Jesus spent all his time with the most “unholy” and I believe those people who surround themselves solely with “good Christians” have completely missed the mark.

  4. That letter is great. In all honesty, I am a Christian, but what I have learned from God is not to be judgmental, cruel and act in hatred towards others. We do not have to agree with the choices others have made. Whether I believe that God will send homosexuals to hell (which I do not, anyone can repent and go to heaven) is beside the point. God does not and would not condone us denying other humans basic rights. If they want to get married, let them, It is not going to harm you in any way. I am going to be carrying a baby for a gay couple in just a few weeks and I know that they will be loving and dedicated parents. They are people with feelings just like the rest of us and should be treated with love and kindness, not hate and condemnation.

    • You needed God to tell you not to be cruel?

      • No, we didn’t need God to tell us not to be cruel. The faith in God puts emphasis on the fact that we must love everyone equally. The Bible shows us the importance of loving everyone equally and obeying God’s laws, but also the consequences of not following God’s laws.

    • Kathleen, I just wanted to let you know that the Christian religion needs more people like you. I think it was Gandhi that said “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians.” But I think non-Christians would like Christians a lot more if they were more tolerant and caring like you are. I like that you see God as a caring being rather than a judgmental, smiting one.

  5. This was hysterical! I would love to know if Dr. Laura responded?

  6. I loved this Nolie, thank you so much for sharing. I’d like to think that someone might realize how ridiculous it is to call homosexuals abominations after reading something like this. One can hope.

  7. The problem with this letter is it takes scripture out of context. I get their point though – they are saying we shouldn’t condemn homosexuality…but they used the scriptures wrong to make their point.

    I’m not going to preach in the comments – I will say my best friend came out and I still love him. I don’t judge the person and I let God judge their actions (much like I do if someone cusses).

  8. Amen….

  9. Dr Laura never said that…old Jewish laws said that (so maybe she was quoting it and saying she doesn’t agree, since she isn’t Orthodox Jewish), but she actually supports homosexuals living honestly, without judgement or condemnation. I agree with that…no one should judge others.

    • She actually encourages gays to come out of the closet and suggests monogamy. She reminds them, however, that many religious folks will not always support their actions. Maybe she changedher point of view or matter ofexpression, as she hs done such over the years, but she currently does not come off like a hater. Quite the opposite.

  10. I love when intelligent people prove idiots wrong. 🙂

  11. Thanks for sharing this letter.. It comes with a huge laugh.. I as a Gay Man myself just simply cannot take such as serious but as rather sad and trivial at best.

    people need to get over themselves and just appreciate life for what it is regardless of gender,race,creed,colour etc etc.
    These notes and letters i’ve read over the years simply just make me realize how much of an accepting and loving human being I am.

    LMAO thanks for sharing. Still making me laugh.

    kevin.linkie @

  12. Keith Thorne says:

    I’d like to make a few things clear. While this letter was funny and did point out the irregularities of judgement between cultures separated by thousands of years, this does NOT preclude the possibility that one or both interpretations are incorrect. Just because it is clearly wrong to own slaves, does not make homosexuality “OK”, as the two things are completely unrelated. In other words, please do not attempt to create logical connections between things that should not. This is a classic logical fallacy (please note that it still may be correct, only the logic used to reach the conclusion was false). It is important to follow the logic correctly…..
    If: Slavery is a sin (assumption)
    and: homosexuality is not a sin
    but: the bible says otherwise
    Then: either the bible is inconsistent, outdated, evil, false, fake, untrue, misleading, there is no God or there is a God and he is misleading.
    Our assumption(s) is Incorrect.
    the bible verses mentioned in the letter were false.

    This is why i am no longer a Christian.

    In Genesis the bible states that on the fifth day, God created the fish, whales and creatures of the sea as well as birds. On the Sixth day, he created reptiles, insects, mammals and all other creatures of the ground. But when we look at the fossil record, we find that birds and reptiles are closely related and whales and other mammals do not appear until late in the fossil record. As the fishes, whales and birds are the first animals to be created, don’t you think we would be seeing Birds whales and fishes at the bottom of the fossil record? Of course we do not see this. Fish, whales and birds are vertebrates (meaning they have a spine) but the oldest fossils are all invertebrates (without a spine). In fact, fish as we know them only appeared halfway through the fossil record. Birds and whales are even more recent. Also, reptiles appear BEFORE birds and have a clear evolutionary chain linking them together. But wait, didn’t the bible say that birds came before reptiles?

    This chain of logic is completely unavoidable and any honest individual must recognize the implications. Either: the earth’s crust has miraculously reassembled like a deck of playing cards
    Or: Genesis (you know, the foundation of two major religions) is incorrect.
    Or: there is no God.
    Or: These is a God but the bible simply is not his word.
    Or: There is a God and he seeks to mislead us.
    Or: there is a God but he used an alternate method of creation.

    • I think you miss the point. The point is that people pick and choose which parts of the Bible to follow and take literally and ignore the parts tthat are inconvenient to them. So-called “Biblical literalists” take the part about homosexuality being a sin very seriously, while ignoring the part about, say, owning slaves, or sacrificing animals, or touching the skin of a pig. The question is not really whether one makes the other one invalid. It’s more a question of why they pick and choose with such prejudices. You don’t see people lining up protesting businesses that are open on Sundays. Why not? If we are supposed to live strictly by the Bible, then why is there not as much uproar over other supposed sins as there is over homosexuality? That’s the point.

  13. The thing people forget about the Law of Moses, as found in the Old Testament of the Bible is that it is the Law of a nation, not the commandments for the people. For example, in the New Testament Jesus is asked about stoning a woman for committing adultery. He say to let the person that is pure/perfect among them throw the first stone. According to the Law of Moses, there is a purification ritual that no one in the crowd had gone through to be the one to throw the first stone. (The fist stone by the way was normally a heavy rock that sat on the person’s chest to keep them still or suffocate them while others through rocks at them. It wasn’t until AFTER the death and resurrection of Christ that the Law of Moses was fulfilled and Jewish law became more of a spiritual law. At that time, we became known as Christians and the Old Testament was viewed in a different light.

    All that said, homosexuality is still a sin, at least for males, according to Paul. But, we are no longer required to punish those that break the laws, as we are no longer a nation. When Christ reigns over the Earth, that will change. But the Law of Moses was the lesser law and the lesser Priesthood. So, things will be different then as well from the laws given to the believers in the Old Testament.

  14. Lisa Schoenrock says:

    Amen! Let the hypocrisy be exposed! If we all followed the “do unto others” would there be any need for more pages?

  15. People do realize that Dr. Laura’s PHd is in Physical Education right?

  16. Dr. Laura is a phony and an arrogant liar. Her advice is normally opinionated, incorrect, and ridiculous. For example, she often starts her statements with “Men are…” as if she were qualified to make blanket statements about all men. In fact she is qualified to make statements about nothing.

    As far as religion, she knows very little. Some time ago, I sent her the following. No one should be surprised that she ignored it and didn’t even attempt to rebut any part of it.

    Most of the problems of the world have been caused by religion. Think of the crusades, the inquisition, the dark ages, the witch burnings, the restrictions on learning, free speech, instilling guilt and shame into children, and the wars fought in the name of religion.

    More recently, think of family planning clinic bombings, oppression of gays and non-believers, murders of doctors and homosexuals, imposition of religious beliefs by force of law, and illegal use of public funds to promote particular religions.

    Mankind will never truly be free until the black yoke of religion is lifted by the clear light of truth and rational thinking.

  17. To me, it seems like people are simply prejudice when it comes to homosexuality and use the bible as an excuse.

  18. As an Atheist myself I am still tolerant of other’s religious views. My religious friends in turn, are tolerant of my own views. I do not feel religion is required for a sense of morality, as every single religion seems to me to have the same “don’t be a bloody cock and act like a decent person” message at its core. If there is a divine being to judge us in the end then we shall be judged by the quality of our lives and how we treat our fellow persons. If there is no such divine being then the point is moot in the end, though we should still strive to help those that come after us since it’s the non-douchey thing to do. Regardless of your neighbor’s beliefs they are still your neighbor, help them in their times of need and they shall return help in your time of need. I believe humanity has the capability of its own innate divinity, the question to be answered is whether we will be vengeful or forgiving of each other. Perhaps in time we may judge ourselves as any divine being would. Will you allow us to be found wanting? Or will you strive to uphold the ideals that make us Human? The choice is up to each of us. Any crusade against our fellow Human beings can only be viewed as the pure definition of wrong and evil and would therefore be the abomination spoken of before. If any deity can read websites, help would also be nice 🙂

  19. Im not giant religionist, if thats a word, or anything but some of the things you took stupidly out of context. The sight thing does not have to do with how well you can see, its how your views are about the world around you and how you view things. (I.E. I think all women should be used for sex and cleaning, they never talk or have any rights. My views on women are messed up, and that is the sin. Though I do not actually feel this way its just an example)

    So please know what you are talking about before you post things and warp peoples minds in the exact same way the thing is your trying to disprove.

  20. The laws of the old testament only apply to Jews. Christians live in the new testament and Christ absolves us from Mosaic law or the laws of Moses. The old testament is there for the purpose of correlation of prophesy and parable. Christ never once says anything about homosexuality or that it is wrong.

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