News: The Bible Does NOT Condemn Homosexuality

  • Jul 15, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    For several centuries now, anti-gay bigots have abused the Bible to make their case against gays and homosexuality. The foundation for the majority of their claims against gays and homosexuality is mistakenly based on their misinterpretation of Leviticus 18:22, a passage that really "seems" to come right out and condemn gay sex. Note I say "seems," because it seems to say this only if you do no more than read it in English and go no further. Proper study shows otherwise. Unfortunately, most people take the mistranslation of this verse that appears in most Bibles to be correct, when, in fact, the original Paleo-Hebrew does NOT even say " shall not lie with man..."
    My latest book, "Leviticus Revealed," represents over thirty years of scholarly research and proves with irrefutable and verifiable fact that Leviticus 18:22 does not even discuss homosexuality, let alone ban it. I have a sequel in the works that takes on the rest of the Bible, most notably the story in Genesis regarding the downfall of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the New Testament "clobber" passages. But, for now, I hope those of you who have suffered because of your religious upbringing and the conflict some religions have given gays regarding being religious (or spiritual) at the same time that someone identifies as gay, will take the time to read Leviticus Revealed. "Out In Jersey" magazine reviewed the book in February and gave it five stars. Just Google "Leviticus Finally Revealed - Out In Jersey magazine," and enjoy a great review of the book.
    I wrote this book to help end the bigotry and hatred that has gone on for far too long, bigotry and prejudice that began with deliberate misinterpretation of the Bible. Help spread the word. Let's let the light of truth show that, gay or straight, God loves all of us just the way He made us.

    Brian Gray, Author, Leviticus Revealed
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    Jul 15, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    i agree with you, but i am going to play the devil's advocate:

    you say homophobia stems from a mistranslation into english, and that this accounts for homophobia in the world. i would point out that it could "cause" homophobia only in the english-speaking world. if the hebrew has been mistranslated, that works fine and good; however, for people who speak hebrew in israel, and for people who have studied genesis for 5,000 years... how do you explain homophobia amongst jews themselves?

    or are you claiming that speakers of biblical hebrew also don't speak biblical hebrew, and that they also are suffering from a bad english translation?

    do not take the responsibility away from religion: judeo-christianity is, itself, rife with homophobia, and it isn't because of any mistranslation. religious homophobes understand "god's" intent quite clearly. do not put this on a clerk's mistake, when it is "god's" mistake.
  • Mohannned

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    Jul 15, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    I don't really care .... either way
    I'm living my life and the rest is unknown