WHEN SCIENCE IS IGNORED IN ORDER TO SPREAD HATRED.
President Museveni of Uganda asked for Ugandan and world opinion on homosexuality (Feb 2014) AN OPEN LETTER from over one hundredd scientists world wide (an from Uganda) stated the following;
PSYCHIATRISTS AND SCIENTISTS ON HOMOSEXUALITY:
'Homosexuality is NOT a) a disease b) mental illness c) a perversion * - and - it cannot be changed, hence it is NOT a choice." Museveni, pressured by USA sponsored evangelical churches in Uganda - and a desire for re-election, ignored these scientists. * With regard to perversion (from Leviticus) there are over 100 abominations that modern day Christians have ignored, but like to keep the "man laying with a man." Jesus told the Good Samaritan story where he took the most despised (Samaritans) and but the Samaritan above the bible spouting Jewish religious authorities who walked by the dying man. In other words, you can quote scriptures like today's clergy and have no love in your heart. God is Love. If you are a persecuted lesbian please find a home on my site htttp://stories4hotbloodedlesbians.com NOT a porn site and everyone is welcome. "All we need is love." Why look at a person in the sole context of sex?
GOD DESTROYED SODOM AND GORMORRAH BECAUSE OF HOMOSEXUALS. WRONG. They were included, but there were other reasons to destroyy both cities.
“‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. 51
St. Paul has attacked homosexuals. No.
Paul tried to stop Temple prostitution in Greece and other places. The belief was that if you had an orgy (men with men), women with women) and straight sex, the gods would come down and bring luck and happiness to the participants. Paul did not comment on committed relationships between same sex couples. Paul in Corinthians speaks of love being kind and patient, bearing no evil, and states that if we are without love with are like a changing bell. Few extremists quote Corinthians.
Problem with Quoting Old Testament passages.
1. Evangelicals like to quote Leviticus that has over a hundred Abominations - some they don't keep like wearing two fabrics on the body: sleeping with a menstrauting women. Men are not supposed to cut hair or beard. A woman not a virgin should be stoned. Yet they keep "a man shall not lay with a man."
2. Paul speaks that Christians are NOT under the Law (Old Testament) since Jesus came. Therefore, why refer to Leviticus? Jesus never mentions homosexuality but people who engage in sex with respect or commitment. Jesus speaks of marriage as a good thing - but warns about divorce. How many evangelicals are divorced?
3. Why would you quote from Leviticus written 3,500 years ago, when starting a fire was done by rubbing two sticks together? Would you go to a doctor practising medicine 3,500 years ago?
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