The Clobber Passages–Again!

Liadan at Life in the Gaps made me laugh out loud when responding for the sixty thousandth time to questions about being a same-gender loving person in light of what the Bible seems to say on the matter.

Paul saw pagans banging anything that moved below them on a social hierarchy and spoke against it. What does this have to do with me being in a committed monogamous loving relationship with someone of my own sex? Nothing, thank you, and I hate having to qualify any relationship I might have as “committed and monogamous and loving.” As far as I know, Christians don’t have big political hissy fits over nonmonogamous hetero marriages of convenience.

I love it when after I tell someone that I spent over 17 years trying to find freedom from homosexuality through Jesus, and the person responds, “Have you ever read the pasage (insert a clobber pasage)? I want to respond, “Funny, I read the Bible through at least four times, have memorized the book of Romans and loads of other scriptures, and spent thousands of hours reading and studying the Bible, but I never once ran across that one!”

Liadan, thanks for the laugh. The rest of the post is just as saucy and insightful so check out Jusify My Love.

(Oh, and to show how addicted I am to blogging and how lame my social life can be, I am currently sitting in a gay club with Madonna violating my ears and loads of queer folks pressing up against me trying to see what I could possibly be doing on-line on a Saturday night.)

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  1. Liadan on May 14, 2006 at 3:57 am

    Whenever I get asked about Romans 1, (being as it’s really the only verse not implicitly about male-male sex, it’s usually the one lesbians get asked about) I always want to reply “Yes, I’ve read it several times. Did you stop there, or did you go on to read Romans 2?”

    Romans 2 is the passage that essentially says “Those nasty sinners I just talked about? You’re really not any better, even by your own standards. So quit it with the hypocritical judging already.”

  2. Anonymous on May 16, 2006 at 1:56 am

    Stop blogging while at a club on a Saturday night. You’re becoming more and more like me in your old age…. 🙂

    Tom D.

  3. CK on May 18, 2006 at 12:06 am

    But Peterson….what about the gay lifestyle? If you don’t keep living it, we’ll never get our Gay Agenda(TM) to overcome!!

    Just saw your comment about blogging in a club and thought it funny. Lesbians are expected to be boring (I look forward to getting home and reading!)–it’s nice to see gay men can be as well:)

  4. Christine on May 18, 2006 at 2:23 am

    I agree with CK! 😉

  5. Peterson Toscano on May 18, 2006 at 2:45 am

    CK, yeah, I got bored with the Gay Agenda (TM) thing. Too much work being that subversive. And it requires extreme organization. Besides, it doesn’t work. Turns out just like you can’t make gay people straight, you can’t turn straights into gays. Go figure.

    Oh, and at the gay bar, I was simply modeling progressive behavior as I sought to better the world through blogging.

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