Friday, January 14, 2011

What Other "Abominations" Should We Condemn?

First of all, please get this straight (no pun intended) I do not believe that God condemns a same sex monogamous relationship anywhere in the Bible.  Anytime it is mentioned in the Bible where A Man shall not sleep with a man...etc...the context is ALWAYS idol worship.

But let us go to the level of those who think that homosexuality is an abomination.  They don't want to allow same sex partners to be together because it is the sin of sins.  This is simply not Biblical.  The Bible teaches that all sins are on the same level.  If you do not believe that, here is a verse of the abominations that God does condemn:
 Proverbs 6: 16 - 19:
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among  brethren.

Jesus gets angry at sin.  While on Earth, the Bible records  times where Jesus was very angry. Each time it was with people who professed to be leaders of the Religious Community.   

Luke 16: 15, 16 :  "And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God."

And my favorite is Revelation 21:8

 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

This verse puts everyone right where they should be, on the same level.  Why then do they want to say that Homosexuals do not deserve the same rights as heterosexuals?  Well, the only thing I can come up with is this:  It makes them feel better to put down someone they feel that God condemns and they are not "guilty" of this "sin".

All in all, when they brought the woman to Jesus taken in adultery what did Jesus say, "He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone..."  and after everyone had left and Jesus asked the woman where are where accusers has no one condemned you and she answers Him, "No one, Lord."  What does Jesus say?  He says, "Neither do I condemn thee...."

Let's stop condemning and start letting people just live their lives.  What you perceive as standing strong for you beliefs and values, we see as hate and are pushed further away from the love of God. 

Are you threatened by people who just want to live their lives in peace with their families?  We need the Uniting American Families Act passed and we need it to pass soon.  Our children are growing up with out their other parent.  Our lives are passing by without being able to gently hold the one whom we love.

"Is it nothing to you, all of you who pass by?"


  1. Such good points - people always seem to highlight the parts of the Bible that suit them the most. In a way this is useful - to help people find comfort in faith. Ironically, I don't think that is faith. Rather, it is "convenience religion" and it is easily suited to our contemporary lifestyle.

    I think the true test of faith is being able to reconcile your life with the teachings that challenge you the most. Unfortunately that takes a great amount of self-awareness, study and reflection which most people are 'too busy' to engage in (particularly those who organise themselves in large groups and spend all their time telling each other they are right).

    Keep up the dialogue!

  2. Well said...very well said. Thank you for your comment.