Bible bullies
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:05 am

To those who use the Bible to bully gay people into denying who they are and blame the Bible, I say. Fine. Here’s the Bible back at you. Jesus Christ said nothing about homosexuality. Ever. There are two pieces of Old Testament scripture that refer to homosexuality as an “abomination” and a sin: Leviticus 18:22 and 20:30. But there are other Leviticus abominations considered on a par with the gays: Harvesting the corners of a field (19:9). Eating fruit from a young tree (19:23). Sowing a field with mixed seed (19:19). Shaving or getting a hair cut (19:27). Wearing two kinds of cloth (19:19). No tattoos (19:28). Eating a ham sandwich (11:7-8). Gossiping (19:16). Eating shrimp or lobster (11-10). To those who use religion and the Bible as an excuse to bully gay people, I suggest you add those sinners who commit those other abominations to your “love the sinner - hate the sin” list. You are going to be busy.