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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Homosexuality and illegal aliens

This is not original with me. I'm taking off on a post by Henry Neufeld.

One of the anti-homosexuality arguments often used is Leviticus 18:22. Neufeld points out that many of those who use this verse as a scriptural argument do not apply Leviticus 19:33-34, which seems to be part of the same discourse by Moses. Here's what it says:
Leviticus 19:33 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34 You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (ESV)

As Neufeld says, all too often, what scripture we think applies to our daily lives is selected on the basis of what we like and don't like, which doesn't work as a good way to live out what the Bible says.

Ouch!

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