It really irritates me when people accuse me and "my kind" of "misinterpreting the Bible to suit [our] own needs."
On the one hand, it irritates me because I know I can't argue with people who say this.
Purely because I know they won't listen.
And on the other hand, it irritates me because they're WRONG.
If we are talking literal interpretation
then Hell No.
I have not interpreted anything, let alone misinterpreted anything.
In fact, the interpretations I've read
you know, when studying the Bible
were done by Biblical and Theological scholars.
To this day, I have never read an interpretation or a study done by a homosexual scholar.
So my conclusions have all been learned from straight, educated people
with no other agenda other than learning more about the text.
Most often I have verses thrown in my face containing the words
Does ANYBODY quoting these phrases realize that the words
did not exist until the 13th and 19th centuries, respectively?
Hint: These dates are long after the entire Bible was written.
And if you actually study the history and the language surrounding those verses, you will see that they are not condemning homosexual sex. They are condemning acting outside of your gender and station.
For instance, a woman should never be on top during sex
because that emasculates the man.
Obviously these verses got eyes rolled at them, by and large.
Obviously the people who throw these quotes at me get their information from a second party, just as I do.
in my personal opinion
my sources constantly question and delve into the past to see it as it was.
In my personal opinion,
accept the status quo that they were raised to
and are afraid of change.
So they continue to propagate these
as if they have been handed down by God, untouched.
I'm definitely not doing so well on this challenge....