My Favorite Comments From The Web by ABratt:
I often comment about equal rights for gays/lesbians, and in doing so, dispute the claims that some make that religion and the Bible justify their prejudice against homosexuality. In that Bible, God gave us ten rules to live by -- ten things not to do. He did not mention homosexuality. But, things he did prohibit are done all around us every day without anyone raising a complaint or trying to revoke the rights of those "sinners." Similarly, in the thousands of teachings attributed to Jesus Christ, he never mentioned homosexuality and certainly did not indicate that it was a problem. Often, that fact provokes angry responses from people saying that "just because Jesus didn't say it doesn't mean he didn't think it." Huh? Often, people send me the quotes from Leviticus and I Corinthians to justify their belief ("this means I have to condemn every homosexual"). But, those sections also prohibit eating shellfish, eating pork, wearing multiple fabrics, getting drunk -- but, the people who oppose our rights no longer consider any of them to be sinful anymore. Apparently, they met at a Red Lobster and exempted everyone but us . I believe that many of the people with whom I have exchanges realize that the religious justification is invalid. But, they still want to hang onto the prejudice that has been drilled into them that they refuse to acknowledge it and take another look at the issue. Gosh, I think Jesus would want them to do so.