The first problem is how many people tend to emphasize the statement in Leviticus 18:22 which reads, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” But then disregard the many other no-no’s of the bible, chopping them up to being no longer relevant in today’s society. Many of these forbidden things are stated in Leviticus, which I think emphasizes the fallaciousness of this “proof”.
- Gossiping: You can’t wait to call up your best friend and gossip with her about the news of Tom cruise and Katie Holmes divorce? Well better keep it to yourself according to the bible! Leviticus 19:16 states: “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor”.
- Eating Shrimp, Lobster, and Other Assorted Seafood: But wait, didn’t Jesus feed an entire village with just one fish? Looks like he sinned… “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.” - Leviticus 10-11.
- Men with Injured or Cut off Private Parts Entering Houses Of God: Poor guy went to the wrong doctor for his vasectomy, now he can’t even confide his pain to God! Talk about kicking a guy when he’s down. Deuteronomy 23:1 states: “He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.”
These few examples are only to add to a multitude of things that the bible forbids, that people do anyways; such as seeing a psychic (Leviticus 19:31), tattoos (Leviticus 19:28), getting a divorce (Mark 10:9), and many others. If it is obvious to see that these so called “abominations” are no longer relevant to avoid in our society, then why is homosexuality such a big deal?
My second issue falls particularly with Christian people (which is pretty interesting to say considering I was raised Christian). The problem with Christians using Leviticus 18:22 to justify hatred of homosexuals is that, Leviticus is from the Old Testament. After Jesus died his disciples created the New Testament, where in Jesus never mentioned homosexuality, not once. The only time he got close was when he said “Love thy neighbor”, he didn’t say “blindly hate thy neighbor for their sexual preferences”.
Another Movie Trailer of the Day: The trailer for Jack & Diane, a story of teenage lesbian love and monster transformation.
This little ditty, starring Juno Temple and Riley Keough, has been in development hell for the last five years, causing original lead actress Ellen Page to drop out.
Jack & Diane will nab a November 2 theatrical release, but VOD has it as early as September 28.