OT: Equal Marriage.
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March 27th, 2013, 07:36 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Welcome to the group???
I am a practicing Christian and am honestly a little offended by your statement that God defines marriage as between one man and one woman. That is not a quote in the Bible at all, and many people use "related" quotes to defend their opposition.
The most commonly quote passage is that of Leviticus, and if you actually read the entire book and various scholars interpretations, you will see that it is commonly inaccurately interpreted. You cannot take pieces of writings without context. You must understand first the times of Leviticus as well as what was occuring at the time. Biblical historians say that at the time of Leviticus homosexual temple prostitution was running rampant. The book of Leviticus starts with “You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt" and when read in textual and historical context, the prohibitions in Leviticus 18 and 20 are clearly directed at homosexual temple prostitution, and that is how they should be applied. When taken out of context, the literal words are misconstrued.
Would Jesus really discriminate? Jesus loved all and there are chapters in the Bible which even reference his blessings on a homosexual couple (read Matthew 19:10-12). I encourage you to read the Bible and corresponding interpretations that may be outside of your bubble. Do you know that not too long ago the Bible was quoted to affirm slavery, deny women the right to vote, and prohibit interracial marriage??? Obviously we know now that was dead wrong and that we as a society misinterpreted those passages. Cultural prejudice at work.
I long for the day when this debate will be a distant memory and we cannot even fathom, as a culture, that this was an acceptable social discussion.
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