For so long I have endured the hate that is directed ignorantly and arrogantly towards my brothers and sisters due to their sexual orientation.
For so long I have endured the pain that is inflicted on many of them by others and themselves due to this stigma.Ignorantly.
We all have known or know a homosexual. A person attracted to the same gender.Man to man .Woman to woman.Where we stand on this issue depends on our education and heart.
In the recent weeks it has become more apparent that many I associate with personally have issues within their own families with a member who professes an attraction to the same gender. Many have a bias and prejudice towards those whose sexual orientation differs from theirs because of false doctrines and dictates of men supposedly promoted and supported by the bible.This is a deliberate lie and misinterpretation of the book referred to as the "Bible". Taken out of context.
But let's first look at the Old Testament book of Leviticus where male homosexuality is first mentioned. Though it wasn't referring to adult male to male relationships or the common man.
The introduction to Leviticus states,"The name "Leviticus" was bestowed on the third book of the Pentateuch by the ancient Greek translators because a good part of this book consists of sacrificial and other ritual laws prescribed for the priests of the tribe of Levi."
It was for the PRIESTS! Levite Priests.
Lets start with the proper "context"
So now we go to verse 22.
Now why is that? Because it was referring to the practices of other Nations priests. And the practice of these priests that entailed sexual fertility rites with effiminates((of a man or boy) Having behaviour or mannerismsconsidered unmasculine or typical of a woman or girl; feminine. Also referred to as Catamites.
Catamites. boys or young men who were kept for purposes of prostitution, a practice not uncommon in the Greco-Roman world. In Greek mythology this was the function of Ganymede, the "cupbearer of the gods," whose Latin name was Catamitus. The term translated Sodomites refers to adult males who indulged in homosexual practices with such boys.
And those that ritualistically abused them sexually.Priests.And others.
"The Sacred Prostitute"
Male sacred prostitutes have not been recorded as frequently as females, though the eunuchs who lived in the temples of Cybele and Artemis were accused of acting as catamites (homosexual partners) for visitors to the temples. Also early sects that competed for popularity with early Judaism preferred male to female temple prostitutes and parts of South America, where homosexuality was a part of public life, male prostitutes took part in sacred rites.
God was not referring to consentual,mature and non-abusive relationships between persons of the same gender.He was referring to common temple ritualistic human abuses and defilements. Including bestiality in temple rites.That's why they are in association in the sentences and verses. It condemened ritualistic temple prostitution not loving and respectful relationships.
That have been observed before you! These are Levitical priests regulations and statutes that keep them and the people from defiling themselves to other gods...such as Moloch,Baal,Artemis...
Now for those of you who are Paulitians(followers of the false and contradictory doctrines and dictates attributed to a man named Paul,aka Saul that deride and diminish the true teachings of Yeshua[Jesus] through linguistical and theological manipulation) you might indicate,to those you want impose this "hate" and "lie" and "conformity" that goes against the nature of love,the verses from 1 Corinthinians 6:9.
Most of the incorrect "interpretations" use the word "homosexual". Now that the Sexual Abuse scandal has rocked the Roman Church and other Protestant administrations...cause and effect, they have attempted ,parcel by parcel,to insert the correct translation into their books. Especially the Catholics.There is no word equal to homosexual as we now know it in biblical times.In fact,Judaic and gentile society didn't condemn same gender relationships.
The old books that are on your shelves and the shelves of the libraries and institutions will confirm that the word usage was incorrect.
The new translations are correct. And you can confirm it by referring to the greek interlinear. www.scripture4all.org
Let's first take a look at the correct translation...btw ...interpretation is not the same as translation linguistically. Interpretation is subjective. Influenced by bias,prejudice,motive and audience.
These verses are insertions attributed to Paul. They contradict Jesus. This is just one example.The name Paul was attached to give credence to the Roman state sponsored religion of the "Roman" Church. Paul was a Roman Pharisee.But that is another article.Disenfranchisement of the Desposyni and the Jerusalem Church...the true seat of power by the Roman Empire.(The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church by Malachi Martin.)
But...the verses...and remember that the targeted audience are those at Corinth , a city in Greece.
The city was renowned for the temple prostitutes of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who served the wealthy merchants and the powerful officials living in or traveling in and out of the city.
Notice again how women are excluded? It puts it in the proper context.
I again will include the footnote already included above here... http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/1corinthians/1corinthians6.htm#foot3
 The Greek word translated as boy prostitutes may refer to catamites, i.e., boys or young men who were kept for purposes of prostitution, a practice not uncommon in the Greco-Roman world. In Greek mythology this was the function of Ganymede, the "cupbearer of the gods," whose Latin name was Catamitus. The term translated Sodomites refers to adult males who indulged in homosexual practices with such boys.
Now to confirm the greek word catamite let's go to the greek interlinear...
Even the english translation is wrong here...but not the greek..first the "English"
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
But at least it has the word effeminate!
Now let's look at the greek words.Don't forget to go to the link and confirm for yoursleves.
malakoi G3120 a— Nom Pl m SOFT-ones = catamites
arsenokoitai G733 n— Nom Pl m sodomites
.Uh hmmmm...very strange how they are still attempting to mislead and deceive us...is it because they know that most people do not read and delve further into ...most people just let other's "think" for them ...putting blind "faith" into what they digest as truth...though deep down they know somethings wrong...not just quite right.
I know of a "woman" Methodist Pastor who's daughter is "lesbian". I found this out last week during bible class...she related it to the class...that she didn't have to worry about being embarrassed by this revelation any longer due to the fact that her daughter and her partner "showed" up together one day at service...the cat was let out of the bag. The earth didn't explode and I believe that there was not much fallout...it wasn't that embarrassing.
For her or others.Except ,bless her heart,she believes that her loved one is living in sin...but what the hell...who isn't?That's how it is dealt with...though as we can see ..it's not scripturally supported. And Yeshua(Jesus) never indicated otherwise.Only men who by motive and agenda have distorted and manipulated us into hate and distress...guess what type of people those initially were? And I am not writing of the blind leading the blind...they have alll been deceived by this vicious cycle of ignorance...but it's all right there infront of them and we have all the resources literally available at our finger tips thanks to a loving and merciful Father.To bad they can't admit they were snowed and have been in error...I think it's called false pride. The world won't end if they do...in fact the world as awhole will breath a sigh of relief.
For you know what this Pastor also related...that her daughter and her partner(lover),in spite of this "so-called sin",were in every respect very Holy and loving people. She loves her daughter!
I know of so many institutions that consider "homosexuality" an abomination in God's eyes...would they find it surprising that God never indicated this?
All I can say is that I hope that you research this further if you still have doubts and really want to follow the commandments of Yeshua(Jesus) that impress love for God the Father,your brother and sister and most especially for you.For how can you live in such anguish due to ignorance and compounded by fear and hate? Doesn't it hurt enough?
In Matthew 5:21-26 Jesus amplifies the meaning of the sixth commandment. He brings out that to commit murder means more then just killing someone, it means having an angry and unforgiving attitude towards them:
The apostle John elaborates on this by writing that to hate someone is the same as murdering them:
Murder like all sin, beginnings in the human mind (Matthew 15:18-19; Mark 7:20-23) it starts as a thought, in this case hatred, which leads to the action of murder (James 1:13-15; 4:1-3). The opposite of hating someone is loving them, we should even love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48), seeking not revenge, but looking for ways to help them.
"The opposite of hating someone is loving them, we should even love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48), seeking not revenge, but looking for ways to help them"
I hope that I have helped you .
There are only 10 Perfect Commandments.Thank God,Elohim Adonai,Yeshua ha Mashiach.Shalom.Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh...I shall become who I AM becoming...