I’ve been hesitant to dive into this particular subject. I want to keep my blog at its PG rating. At any rate, here is a post for those more reserved readers who wish to give my previous one a wide berth.
It seems clear that simply quoting Bible verses will not answer this question. There is much in the Bible that reflects views of intercourse (and what is enticing, for that matter) that are no longer current today. The Bible only condemns using a slave girl for you-know-what if she is promised to another man, and doesn’t treat it the same as if this were a free individual. How would one apply that today?! Nor is the practice of concubinage condemned. Indeed, this might be one of those places where, if those rebelling against conservative Christian mores were to really dig into the Bible, they could use it to good effect!