the good book, just like any book, should be read in its entirety.
otherwise it seems cray.
many Christians feel that being gay is a sin and they point to the bible as support. unfortunately many don’t look at the breadth of all the different types of things that are considered sinful in the bible. and often they will ignore sins they commit. (which is unfortunate, and also a sin.)
yes there were parts in the beginning of the bible that seemed to be all omg about gay people
but three sentences earlier it was also omg about having sex with a menstruating woman
the next page goes over more of Moses’ law including:
You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it.
You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.
You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.
You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves.
so people who eat rare steak, fortune tellers, people who cut their hair and shave, and people with tattoos – according to the bible – have sinned just like people who have sex with women during that special time,
and gay people.
but again, i say you have to read the entire book to fully get the context.
because later in the book Jesus shows up and says omg you people have sinned so much you cant even begin to pay for all of your sin, thus I will pay for your sins
and not just the weird obscure ones but, all of the sins.
and on his way out Jesus modifies some of the laws of Moses but then finally doles out one last one
as a sort of you know what, you people truly cray, you disobeyed everything anyone has ever told you to do
from dont eat the apple to dont kill anyone, so heres a simple one for you simple people:
and to put his special seal on it, Jesus says that if we do this then everyone will know that the super nice people are the Christians.
to quote specifically he says “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
now as a child of a divorce, i have complicated feelings about marriage.
but as a Christian who loves the gospel i don’t see any clearer direction in John other than obey Jesus’s final commandment.
which i think that alleged muslim Obama, perhaps to the peril of his political career, just busted
like a boss.