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    2011 - 07.29

    Those of you who read TGA on a regular basis know I have an issue with using scripture to argue for equal protection under the law for gay individuals. In my opinion, the Bible is a great blueprint for living a godly life; probably divinely inspired; probably manipulated in the last 400 years by certain religious men to advance a personal agenda.

    There’s a fellow blogger who is as passionate about a number of topics as I am on this topic. Half the time I think he nails it, the other half I think he’s completely delusional.

    On the topic of gay marriage this verse of scripture was referenced:

    “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.”  Deuteronomy 22:5

    This is part of Old Testament Law: a code of conduct that is the basis for lots of condemnation of people we don’t like;  as well as a source of infinite debate regarding which rules Christ’s arrival negated and which rules He didn’t.

    A walk through West Acres on a Saturday will reveal a certain local religious group who still believes this law to be very much in effect.

    What struck me here was the choice of scripture used to back up a passionate point of view regarding public acknowledgment of gay relationships (it seems this verse was used to support his disdain for drag queens appearing in parades).

    There’s no question the verse supports God’s supposed disgust regarding cross dressers.

    The verse also condemns every woman on earth who has donned a pair of pants as an abomination unto the Lord, and sentences her to an eternity in hell.

    Wow.

    Today’s Gay Agenda: Remember, when casting stones;  sometimes the righteous accidentally pitch the wrong one. Oops.

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    4 Responses to “Because it SAYS so!”

    1. T. R. Post says:

      If you read the Old Testament in its proper context, you will see that parts of the Levitical Law applied just to the Israelites. However, laws such as the Ten Commandments are to be obeyed by everyone. There are numerous New Testament scriptures (such as Romans 1:24-32 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11) that make it clear homosexuality is still a sin in the eyes of God. However, Jesus will forgive heterosexual and homosexual alike if one repents.

    2. Avatar of Mac Mac says:

      TR,one thing that has always confused me is people who insist the Bible is the literal word of God.

      Except certain parts.

      Who gets to make that decision? Cani I be one of them? Why not?

    3. Melissa says:

      As I sit here in my jeans, I’m glad that I am going to hell because it sounds like I will be in such good company. :) Love your blog!

    4. Avatar of Mac Mac says:

      Melissa, I once heard that it simply cannot be Heaven if there’s no liquor or gay men allowed. :)

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