In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. They did once live in these ways. A year on, we're still wounded from a brutal campaign Male, religious, not wealthy: Change to mobile view. Shocking neglect heard at aged care royal commission NASA to pull plug on 'workhorse' Mars rover after it was silenced by immense dust storm Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned US house. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
In other words, it was the homosexual nature of their desires, and not just the violent expression of them, that is highlighted in the New Testament.
Pro-Gay Texts in the Bible
Attempts to read these texts as anything other than prohibitions of homosexual behaviour do not ultimately work. But is 'sodomy' really what Sodom is about? I never thought he'd change his mind and vote yes What legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not? I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. Beneath Bill Shorten's legislative victory in the name of humanitarianism lies a gamble that the boats won't start up again. It is, however, actually about gang-rape.
Two of the laws of Leviticus Let us remember the most important verse for gay people in the Bible. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, Editorial Policies Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow. Scholars have debated whether it refers to male prostitution or pederasty or something else.