(fwd) Abominations

From: Josh
Sent on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 6:45 PM
This mail is floating around.  It's similar to that West Wing episode I think where Martin
Sheen went through this type of speech.


On  her radio show recently, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that homosexuality
is an  abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned
under any  circumstance.

The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura,  penned by a US
resident, which was posted on the Internet.

Dear Dr.  Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.  I have
learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge  with
as many people as I can. When someone 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 other
elements of God's Law and  how to follow them.

1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I  know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord -Lev.1:9. The problem is my  neighbors. They
claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite  them?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in  Exodus
21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price  for

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she  is in her
period of menstrual uncleanliness -Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is,  how do I
tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4.  Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and
female,  provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of
mine claims  that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you
clarify? Why can't  I own Canadians?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the  Sabbath. Exodus 35:2.
The passage clearly states he should be put to death.  Am I morally
obligated to kill him myself?

6. A friend of mine feels  that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a  lesser abomination than homosexuality. I
don't agree. Can you settle this?  Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not  approach the altar of God if I have a
defect in my sight. I have to admit  that I wear reading glasses. Does my
vision have to be 20/20, or is there  some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed,  including the hair
around their temples, even though this is expressly  forbidden by
Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev.  11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me
unclean, but may I still  play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.  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  blend). He also
tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary  that we go to
all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone  them? -
Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private  family
affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev.  20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus  enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can  help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal  and

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