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10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 12:45:48 PM »
Well, they are certainly in line with the Old Testament on this point:

(for men):  Sex with a man in the same manner as sex with women.  Generally interpreted as male homosexuality.  The text omits any mention of and punishment for female homosexuality. (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13).

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If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 01:01:18 PM »
Homosexual behavior is condemned in the New Testament, too.
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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 01:04:41 PM »
Homosexual behavior is condemned in the New Testament, too.

but does it mandate death for homosexuals?

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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 01:13:36 PM »
but does it mandate death for homosexuals?
No, it's generally in the context that they, like any other unrepentant sinner, will not have eternal life, to-wit:
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11, New International Version (NIV)

9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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a.1 Corinthians 6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.
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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 01:15:59 PM »
No, it's generally in the context that they, like any other unrepentant sinner, will not have eternal life, to-wit:

That's a little less severe than death-by-prescription.  After all, we're all sinners and so, regardless of the sin, are just as subject to that punishment as is any homosexual if we are unrepentant.

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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 01:28:11 PM »
That's a little less severe than death-by-prescription.  After all, we're all sinners and so, regardless of the sin, are just as subject to that punishment as is any homosexual if we are unrepentant.
I think that's what I said, my only point being to add to your Leviticus reference that homosexual behavior is considered a sin in the New Testament as well as in the Old.
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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 08:21:35 PM »
I think that's what I said, my only point being to add to your Leviticus reference that homosexual behavior is considered a sin in the New Testament as well as in the Old.

fair enough.

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Re: 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 09:54:32 AM »
Well, they are certainly in line with the Old Testament on this point:

(for men):  Sex with a man in the same manner as sex with women.  Generally interpreted as male homosexuality.  The text omits any mention of and punishment for female homosexuality. (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13).

Leviticus 20:13
Indeed. Much of Leviticus deals with church procedure regarding cleanliness and the such, including the list of kosher foods, rules regarding menstruation in the temple, incest, and such. I suspect it was the serious risk of disease transmission that "laying with a man in the same manner as a woman" brings that warranted its inclusion in the Torah. It is not some random law or "article of purity" (such as the atheists' favorite ban on poly-cotton blends). It's also why lesbianism is not condemned (although Paul certainly was not fond of it, as he seems to imply in Romans).


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