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  1. Jessica
    07/02/2013 @ 2:19 pm

    I agree with everything that you said. :) Right now, I am trying to get an application filled out so that my Mom can get her medicine, but I will come back either later tonight or tomorrow to edit this. :D

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    • Adri
      07/03/2013 @ 12:57 am

      Hi there Jessica! Take your time. ^_^

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  2. Crystal
    07/04/2013 @ 1:11 pm

    The bible verse is actually also quoted three times, so it’s in the bible four times. That being said, I posted on twitter; “People love to say being gay is wrong according to the Bible. However polygamy, slavery, and war is okay in the same book.” Also, I always thought Jesus’ death saved us from sin. Preaching the good news is supposed to be sharing the happiness of heaven/paradise. Not judging others or telling them they’ll go to hell, because we don’t know that. Plus, who is more of a sinner, people who hurt/bully or people who are just sharing love?

    As far as why race changes happened first, what was happening to people of color was MUCH worse than gay people. Not to mention, you can’t hide that you’re of color. So they got raped, hung and many other atrocities. They weren’t even allowed to learn to read. So that’s why it went “faster” I think, but not fast enough.

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    • Adri
      07/04/2013 @ 1:47 pm

      Hi Crystal, thanks for visiting! Could you show me the books/chapters/verses of the other three verses pertaining to homosexuality? (just being curious though, I’m promising myself to read a Bible verse everyday) Also, the magical question of “what really is sin?” also comes in to play here. But I agree with you about preaching the good news— it is supposed to be sharing the happiness of heaven/paradise, as well as what is supposed to be moral and what isn’t. There’s a lot of mentions in the Bible also where it says that God will punish those who commit sin, but there are other mentions (New Testament?) that states that God forgives. I believe in the latter, because after all, we’re all human, not godly. ^^;

      Now that you thought about it, it wasn’t just America that went through all the racial abuses against people with color. It happened with other parts of the world too including the Philippines (during the Spanish colonization), where the natives were being oppressed, some even captured in to slavery, and all other abuses similar to the ones you mentioned (hung, raped, shot, etc.). Gays were also “punished” as well, just for being gay, but maybe not as much as with the people of color back then. Even until now there’s still cases where gays were being abused and murdered simply because they were gay. One unforgettable case that I surely would never forget was that of Gwen Araujo, who was an old classmate of one of my sister’s friends that was a local case that became a national case. I guess for me, I never thought that such an atrocity would happen in my local area (considering I live in an area that’s probably one of the most liberal in the country), so maybe I haven’t really thought deep enough while I was writing this post.

      Thank you for your insight though. Much appreciated. ^_^

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      • Crystal
        07/04/2013 @ 2:26 pm

        Now, I’m using The New World Translation. It’s a reference bible. As I said, I believe they are simply quoting the original test, so that might be why it’s not brought up in the argument. The verses are:

        1Co 6:9
        1Ti 1:10
        Jude: 7

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        • Adri
          07/04/2013 @ 2:57 pm

          Thanks! This is actually interesting. I’m reading this from the GNBDC (Good News Bible with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha) version and in 1Co 6:9 does state homosexuality being immoral, but 1Ti 1:10 and Jude:7, it only stated sexual immorality and perversion in general. People would be debating on the last two, though it looks like they’re more referring to perverted actions rather than being whatever orientation they may be. I recently downloaded a Bible app that includes the common translations there so I’ll look in to the different translations/interpretations and see the differences. Also, these were written right after Jesus’ death, so probably different interpretations. Something to think about. Thanks for the references! ^_^

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