||Just in case you have not
heard this one via the Internet ..
Laura Schlesinger is a USA radio personality who
dispenses advice to callers. Recently she said on
air that "... homosexulaity is an
abomination, according to Leviticus 18:22 and
cannot be condoned in any circumstance ...".
This is an open
letter posted on the internet in response:
Dear Dr Laura,
doing so much to educate people regarding God's
Law. I have learned a great deal from your show
and I try to share that knowledge with as many
people as I can. When somebody tries to defend
the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply
remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states
it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need
some advice from you, however, regarding some of
the specific laws and how to follow them.
- When I burn a
bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know
it creates a pleasing odour for the Lord
(Leviticus 1:9) The problem is my
neighbours. They claim tha odour is not
pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
- I would like
to sell my daughter into slavery, as
sanctioned (Exodus 21:7). In this day and
age, what do you think would be a fair
price for her?
- I know I am
allowed no contact with a woman while she
is in her period of menstrual
uncleanliness (Leviticus 15:19-24). The
problem is, how do I tell? I have tried
asking, but most women take offence.
- I may possess
slaves, both male and female, provided
they are purchased from neighbouring
nations (Leviticus 25:44) A friend of
mine claims this applies to Mexicans but
not to Canadians. Can you clarify? Why
can't I own Canadians?
- I have a
neighbour who insists on working on the
Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states that
he should be put to death. Am I morally
obliged to kill him myself?
- A friend of
mine feels that even though eating
shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 11:10),
it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you
- I may not
approach the altar of God if I have a
defect in my sight (Leviticus 21:20). I
have to admit that I wear reading glasses.
Does my vision have to 20/20, or is there
some wiggle room here?
- Most of my
male friends get their hair trimmed,
including the hair around their temples,
even though this is expressly forbidden (Leviticus
11:6-8). How should they die?
- Touching the
skin of a dead pig makes me unclean(Leviticus
11:6-8). May I still play football if I
- My uncle has
a farm. He violates Leviticus 19:19 by
planting two different crops in the same
field, as does his wife, by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of
thread (cotton/polyester). He also tends
to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it
really necessary that we go to the
trouble of getting the whole town
together to stone them? (Leviticus 24:10-16).
Couldn't we just burn them at a private
family affair, like we do with those who
sleep with their in-laws? (Leviticus 20:14)
- I know you
have studied these things extensively, so
I am confident you can help. Thank you
again for reminding us that God's word is
eternal and unchanging.
disciple and adoring fan ...