Reader Alan can’t figure out why anyone would use Leviticus 20:13 (below) to condemn homosexuality:
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
This is his argument (which may have been made in other places before):
In what way does a gay man lie with a woman? He doesn’t. He’s gay… So he’s not committing an abomination.
Does anyone lie with a man as he does a woman?
Maybe closeted gay men who have sex with their wives and who sneak around to have sex with men… they lie with both men and women the same way. So if you take Leviticus literally, those guys would be an abomination.
So would Bisexuals.
But not homosexuals.
Alan’s right. Biblical Literalism makes your head hurt.