Saturday, April 21, 2007

Did You Know?

Did you know?

  • Of 32,000 verses in the Bible, only five directly mention homosexuality.
  • The Qur'an only directly mentions homosexuality once.
  • Leviticus, the book of the Bible which stipulates death for homosexuality, requires the same punishment for adultery, pre-marital sex, disobedient children and blasphemy.
  • The Biblical Jesus does not condemn homosexuality.
  • The destruction of the Biblical city of Sodom was due to their mistreatment of strangers.
  • The Bible never condemns same sex marriage.
  • The Biblical David and Jonathan had a formal same-sex union.
  • 'Traditional marriage' in the Bible includes polygamy.
  • No known sacred text forbids same sex marriage.
  • Very few sacred texts even mention homosexuality.
  • Hindu and other far eastern sacred texts do not condemn homosexuality.
  • Homosexuality is not unnatural, it is practised by hundreds of species of animals.

-LGBT from Sacred Texts