Willa. Age: 27.
Outline of Bible-related topics. Several passages in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament have been interpreted as involving same-sex sexual acts and desires. Chapters 18 and 20 of Leviticus form part of the Holiness code and list prohibited forms of intercourseincluding the following verses:. These two verses have historically been interpreted by Jews and Christians as clear overall prohibitions against homosexual acts in general.
Jewel. Age: 29.
Why do some Christians believe it’s OK to be gay, when the Bible says it isn’t?
There are very few references to homosexuality—that is, being sexually oriented to people of the same sex—in the New Testament. References are to be found only in writings associated with Paul. Matt ? Was the disciple whom Jesus loved an erotic lover so John and elsewhere?
Aryanna. Age: 29.
What Are Religious Texts Really Saying About Gay and Transgender Rights?
Posted August 23, As Australia faces a postal survey on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the Yes or No case. Many on the No side are prone to citing the Bible or appealing to "biblical values".
A lmost everywhere in the Bible it is assumed that men are worth more than women; the book presumes that power and authority lie with men, including that over women, and asserts openly that men must exercise such authority. Only in one place in its exploration of relations between women and men does it place them on an equal footing and protest against the brutalities and nonsense of patriarchy. The Song of Songs, a series of erotic poems, composed almost certainly by women, celebrates the subversive, pre-marital sexual love of a pair of teenagers, where the girl has escaped the confines of the family - and the brothers who would board her up to protect her virginity - and has run into the arms of the boy she loves. It contains some of the most beautiful love poetry ever written, but not quite what those who insist sex be confined within heterosexual marriage are looking for.