Jun 3, 2009

FEAR/SLANDER ALERT:detestation, loathing, abhorrence, disgust, aversion, loathsomeness, odiousness...


¨The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.

That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.

Antony, most large in his abominations. Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, III-vi
A cause of pollution or wickedness.¨ read/definition of abomination, click HERE

abomination (plural abominations)









¨Homophobic fundamentalists often quote two particular verses that seem to be against gay people. These two verses, both of which appear in the book of Leviticus, are . . .

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22)

and . . .

"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13)

Below, we'll take a look at other scripture verses that are in the exact same book (Leviticus) as the above verse. This exercise proves that those preachers who are so enthusiastic about quoting the book of Leviticus to affirm their personal prejudice against people who are gay or lesbian become awfully quiet when it comes to other verses that appear in the very same book.¨

¨Remember, this isn't about faith whatsoever. It's about people who have pre-existing anti-gay prejudice in their hearts. They choose the Christian Bible as the tool with which they attempt to affirm and legitimize that pre-existing prejudice.

Sadly, the truth is that they just don't like gay people.

·"For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him." (Leviticus 20:9)

·"If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from her people." (Leviticus 20:18)

·"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property." (Leviticus 25:44-45)

·"Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard." (Leviticus 19:27)

·"...and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you." (Leviticus 11:7)

·"...do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear material woven of two kinds of material." (Leviticus 19:19)

An "abomination?" read it all, click HERE

·Thanks to Flickr Photosharing
·Thanks to Wiktionary
·Thanks to Fallwell Scripturally Selective Quotations


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Leviticus 18:22 does not actually say: "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination."

It says (in the Greek, 150 BC) kaì metá ársenos oú koímethäsä Koítän Gynaikós. Bdélugma gàr estìn which means:

and with a man don't put yourself in a wife's Bed! Bdélugma (a word we don’t really know what it means, but it’s other Cult) this really is!

The Hebrew (9th century) seems slightly damaged at this point as so often, the Scholastic "reconstruction" of which has given the (by now) traditional translation.

Hebrew: v'et zakar / lo tishkav / mishk'vey (pl.) ishah; toevah hi (f.).

The 12th century (deliberate) Scholastic/Philosophical/Gnosticist c h a n g e s in the very reliable Old Latin (2nd century North Africa and following) apparently were made in Paris after 1160 by the pupils of Peter Lombard of Nôtre Dame.

Koímäthäsä; put yourself/sleep (may also be “die”) turned into “commiscearis”, commit, the Noun Koítän; the Bed, turned into “coitu” (nowadays sometimes a second Verb), “womanly” instead of Wife, a “quia” added, “abominatio” instead of Bdélugma).

Result: cum / masculo / non u commiscearis / coitu femineo, quia abominatio est.

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But if instead an “im” is substituted in the damaged Hebrew, the meaning becomes the same as in the Greek: *in the Bed* – it’s all about the Bed, not the persons in it.

In Antiquity there was only one Bed per Household for the Pater familias and his Wife, the rest slept on cots and mats, often on the roof or in attics, well into the 19th century.

In colder climates, if the husband and wife didn’t sleep together, Bedfellows were substituted.

Such were always of the same sex. And incidentally, Bedfellow is the Old Latin translation for arsenokoîtai; masculorum concubitores…

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

You will find a (fuller) version of this on my Blog for November 2005.

Fred Schwartz said...

Keep up the great work! You really are a great voice calling out for justice. No, actually mercy. But don't we all need that?

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

So we do Fred! all and singular. And God is merciful, which is our hope!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Exactly, I like to take the action, I love the promise, and I TRUST always beyond what seems to me...thank you Göran for your ever present intellect and vast knowledge that keeps us ¨seeing¨ better...here is the link to your site for those who don´t realize it is ALWAYS at the sidebar of my Blog:


Thank you Fred, I notice that you´re no shrinking violet either!


Cany said...

what a GREAT post!

one has to wonder if TEC's secret group assessing the lgbt issue within the church *eh-hem by 2011* gets this.

Might not hurt, Goran, to send something to them on this phrase since it is often used in, clearly, the wrong way.

BTW... the message I GET from the 2011 revelation... is wait, wait, wait.

In other words, anything done at Convention will be viewed (and defended in the negative moving sense) jumping the gun.

I really pisses me off, but believe me, that excuse will be used, perhaps heavily promoted, and God Help Us if it has legs.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

¨BTW... the message I GET from the 2011 revelation... is wait, wait, wait.¨ Cany

Me too. It´s got the clutzy smearprints of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Tea Stains of Katharyn Jefferts Schori all over it...I certainly don´t know for certain but for me, ++Katharyn and her ¨Crucified Places¨ and ¨Seasons of Fasting¨ and ¨caper¨ at the last GC seem VERY manipulative, condescending and exploitive of the good-will/intentions and TRUST she has been extended. I sense both the ABC and KJS are conniving and manipulative and think they ¨know best¨...arrogant (sheepishly) and dangerous to the REAL spiritual, emotional and physical well being of LGBT in UGANDA, NIGERIA, SUDAN, KENYA and beyond! They become accessories to the hate crimes by such actions (the ABC is guilty as charged for his fecklessness already)!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Whoa! You're scaring me with the pictures, Leo, but, of course, you're right.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dear Grandmère Mimi,

The pictures ¨scare¨ me too (you should see the ones I don´t use)...my purpose is that each make a exact, and penetrating, social statement regarding the injustice and persecution that many now see as NORMAL everyday belief...there is nothing NORMAL about the damage that fear/hate-mongers (no matter how sweetly or for our own good) have generated by abusing others. Covering accepted vile behavior is where the sickness lies...I decided years ago that dealing in REALITY meant that I must see more clearly...that´s what I´m trying to portray...it matters because many are the victims of such ¨immoral¨ viciousness who cover themselves with righteous words...it´s double trouble.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Leo, I know, I know. I understand. Really, I do.