Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.”

Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family Rule of the Day: Don’t go with the flow (Leviticus 20:18).

If a man lies with a woman having her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow and she has laid bare her flow of blood; both of them shall be cut off from their people.

  • Guest

    Yeah, but that one was nailed to the cross along with the shrimp ban … but the bit about  homosexuals wasn’t, because shut up, that’s why.

  • SketchesbyBoze

    I love these!

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    So if I am reading that right, sex with a woman when she is on her period means exile for both?

    Harsh. (O_o)

  • GeniusLemur

     There are a lot of tribal societies that are superstitious and/or fearful about the menstrual flow.

  • Jim Roberts

    And in a tribal setting, there’s almost reason for it. Many find simple, effective ways to deal with it, but if you don’t . . .

  • http://accidental-historian.typepad.com/ Geds

     So if I am reading that right, sex with a woman when she is on her period means exile for both?

    Harsh. (O_o)Hey, it’s a step up from all those other laws that only punish the woman for sexual sins…

  • http://redwoodr.tumblr.com Redwood Rhiadra

    Not exile – being “cut off from their people” is a euphemism for death. Execution if they were caught and tried, or supposedly God would kill them if they weren’t caught.

    ETA: Also, it had to be willing and knowing on both parts. If the couple didn’t realize she was starting her period, then it was just seven days ritual impurity (no entering the Temple or a few other ritual things). If the man knows she’s menstruating and rapes her anyway, then only the man would be liable.

    Still, as you said – harsh.

  • Amaryllis

    Hmmm.

    I think that today’s Chick-fil-A poem shall be a Lucille Clifton double feature.

     In which the poet makes some wishes for her sons.

    In which the poet sings praise.

    Further comment on my part is superfluous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jrandyowens Randy Owens

    Exile?  Well, it all depends on how literally you care to interpret the Bible, and the phrase “cut off”.

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    I have heard of people who consent to sex during a period, which is why I was like “Harsh” :O

    And then there’s the question of what “cut off” might literally mean, which oddly by Bible-era standards blames the man, not the woman.


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