Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Biblical Homosexuality

During Q&A sessions after presentations ask me all the time about what the Bible has to say about same-gender loving people. There are LOADS of helpful resources on-line where others can explain it far better than I can. Today Michael over at Deep Thought Pub posted The Bible and Homosexuality, a thoughtful and reasons essay that gives a clear global view of the issue.
I have to admit, for years I have wondered how anyone could defend homosexuality in light of certain passages of the Bible. But that was before I did an honest study of those passages and discovered misinterpretations, AND before I learned that several words in those passages are almost certainly mistranslated! I believe these misinterpretations and mistranslations are grave injustices that need to be rectified.


At 1:03 AM , Blogger David W. Shelton said...

Thanks again for all you do, Peterson. I'll give Sarah a call in the next couple of days. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Got a couple of new posts on my blog you might enjoy.


At 3:02 AM , Blogger Willie Hewes said...

Hm, good stuff. We need more like him.

At 4:16 AM , Blogger Contemplative Activist said...

You know, the sad thing is that not everyone is open-minded enough to do an honest study of those fabulous 6 verses :(.

Towards the end of my time going to charismatic churches, a certain pastor had a big rant about homosexuality. It did make me really cross and afterwards I asked him why he thought what he did. He looked astonished when I said I couldn't accept the story of Sodom & Gomorrah as anti-homosexual but rather as against injustice and poverty.

When I mentioned the Greek words "Arsenokoit├ęs" and "Malakos" he told me, get this, to go read my Bible properly and stop intellectualising and twisting it to suit myself.

What a thing to say...

Ah...and breathe.



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