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.

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  1. David W. Shelton on January 5, 2006 at 6:03 am

    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.


  2. Willie Hewes on January 5, 2006 at 8:02 am

    Hm, good stuff. We need more like him.

  3. Contemplative Activist on January 5, 2006 at 9:16 am

    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 “Arsenokoités” 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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