Jesus of the Old Testament

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By Matthew Richardson

The other day I was reading an article written by a gay expert on religion. He said that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. Well, of course, that’s completely untrue.  Jesus thoroughly condemned homosexuality in Leviticus and in various books in the New Testament.

But a Christian would respond by saying: “No, no, you don’t understand the Holy Bible. Jesus was not featured in the Old Testament.”  Well, okay, not by that name, but Jesus is busy throughout the Old Testament, slaughtering multitudes, inflicting swarms of insects and drought, aborting babies, and so on.  

How do Christians define their god? Christians say that their monotheistic religion consists of “three gods in one.” One is the father, another is the son, and another is a “holy ghost.”  

What is this holy ghost? I thought about that. It has to be something that can’t make a whole lot of noise, so it’s probably their pet cat. But anyway, all three of those gods have been described – by Christians – as “eternal.”  

The father, son, and their little pet always existed, but one of them, the father, decided to send his son down to earth, give him flesh and having him pretend to be a human – an act of divine deceit.  

Here’s what all three said about gay people: From the Good News Bible “No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that.” -Leviticus 18:22.  “Even the women pervert the natural use of their sex by unnatural acts. In the same way the men give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other. Men do shameful things with each other, and as a result they bring upon themselves the punishment they deserve for their wrong-doing.” -Romans 1:26-27.  

In both of these cases, the father, the son, and Fluffy are speaking with one voice (and using poor St. Paul as their press secretary – something like a dummy). Hence, Jesus, in both sections of the Holy Bible, condemns homosexuality.

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