Then why the need for that part of Leviticus? Why do you need it to justify what is an unjustifiable subjective form of bigotry? ('Men kissing men is ICKY! EW!') WHY is homosexuality a supposed 'Sin'? Oh, please give us detailed reasons as to why it is, o Professor of Theology Bigoted4God.
When your own moral arbiter & standards-setter God not only committed one of the sins he condemned: Adultery against Joseph, via the Holy Spook component of the 'Trinity' putting his betrothed Mary in the family way, when he hadn't so much as touched her yet; also committing the worse-than sin of Paedophilia against the underage child bride Mary.
Oh, please explain in great detail II how the latter is apparently 'fine', yet what two adult consenting people who happen to be of the same gender is a 'Sin'?
"I'm not a gay-hating, homophobic bigot (I've shared the Gospel with some homosexuals) and I don't agree with everything Pastor Steven Anderson says [I]but[/I] [b]I can't help but feel the world would be a better, happier place if all the homosexuals who reject Christ would just do what Joshua Alcorn did. [I]Kill[/I] themselves.[/b]'
"I'm not a gay-hating, homophobic bigot [...] but"
"if all the homosexuals [...] would just [...] Kill themselves"
What that tiny titbit of Leviticus orders those who follow that non-Ten Commandments rule to do. What is now a popular sport in certain parts of Syria & Iraq right now: controlled by ISIS.
ISIS. Right-wing Fundamentalist Christainity. Is there a difference? Considering the above words by you verbatim, you tell me, Bigoted4God.
Unless you reject that tiny titbit of Leviticus, and make like a Quaker, Unitarian Universalist (& Pastor Tom Tate in Oregon; see below), then what you base your unjustifiable bigotry on IS bullying of homosexuals; not just right from the start of Christianity, but before it existed. Not seeing you lot eliminate that unjustifiable basis of future bigotry from the Bible, therefore you lot ARE bullies. You don't see the Quakers, Unitarian Universalisats & other non-fundie Christians so much as thinking the way you do, so how can you justify thinking the way you do, when your own 'God' is an infinitely worse sinner?
Oh, and funny how there was that 'rule' in the original 613 commandments, eh? The later ten were created to render the previous ones obsolete, null & void. So please point out where it says 'Thou shalt not be homosexual in that later ten; also, please state, chapter & verse verbatim in the NT where your J-boy says 'Homosexuality is a sin'.
'During the Inquisition itself, it is unlikely that people were brought up for homosexual behavior alone; it was usually for publicly challenging the Church's stance against homosexuality. Those who did not back down would be severely punished.
As time went on, punishments for homosexual behavior became harsher. In the thirteenth century, in areas such as France, male homosexual behavior resulted in castration on the first offense, dismemberment on the second, and burning on the third. Lesbian behavior was punished with specific dismemberments for the first two offenses and burning on the third as well'
Seems that, in your 'Faith' lobotomisation, you became illiterate.
Thousands of years. A few centuries. A couple of decades ago. A coupla days or so ago. No difference. If it has happened so much as one nanosecond ago, and so much as via Thoughtcrime by one Christain - i.e. you - then it's unjustifiable bullying of the nearest soft target. Therefore a question:
For what happened in Christian Europe several hundred years ago, give me just one good fucking reason why fundie Christains [I]shouldn't[/I] more-than deserve everything they get?
If just one instance of bullying by right-wing Fundamentalist Christains - even by so much as via Thoughtcrime - is allowed to happen by you & all your ilk, therefore...!
Do you see the Quakers, Unitarian Universalists & all other non-fundie Christians being 'bullied' as you 'define' it? If not, why not...?!
Remember the line-by-line, point-by-point argument dissection technique, as per FSTDT commenter Giveitaday. And you still haven't answered my simple 'Yes' or 'No' question here:
Go ahead. In both instances. If you dare.
'Who are the real bullies' you ask, Bigoted4God...?:
"I'm not a gay-hating, homophobic bigot (I've shared the Gospel with some homosexuals) and I don't agree with everything Pastor Steven Anderson says but I can't help but feel the world would be a better, happier place if all the homosexuals who reject Christ would just do what Joshua Alcorn did. Kill themselves."
Look in the mirror.
"I never said I want to kill gays. I said it would be better if Christ-rejecting gays died."
What does the Bible order it's followers to do to homosexuals, Hypocrite2Yourself? Why aren't you out there with a bag of rocks, stoning teh ebil gheys? [/Suicide By Cop] Enjoy your paradox...!
'I never said I want to kill gays. I said it would be better if Christ-rejecting gays died.'
"I never said I want to kill gays. I said it would be better if [...] gays died."
...just not by your hands in a country where homosexuality is legal, S-SM is legal in 36 states already, and murder is a capital crime in certain states.
No twisting your words/'taking you out of context' required (but removing the irrelevant excuses/get out of being argumentally annihilated free cards - reading between the words - are, though. With what you say, basically a case of No, Except Yes. [/Tv Tropes] Oh yeah. You're not 'bigoted' & 'gay hating', least of all 'gay bullying'. BUT...!
Oh, and there are gays who [I]don't[/I] reject Christ [b]who never said word [I]one[/I] about condemning homosexuals[/b] (go ahead: find ONE word in the NT where your J-boy says 'Homosexuality is a sin' [I]verbatim[/I]). [b]Enjoy your paradox II.[/b]
Not wanting to kill gays (yourself), but wanting them dead. And if it's by their own hands - via they being bullied... er I mean 'Practicing their Faith in public, their religious liberty' via that titbit of Leviticus by right-wing Fundamentalist Christains like you - then you'll have a clear conscience. Yeah. That makes it all right, doesn't it?! [/Doug Piranha-levels of sarcasm]
'I'm not a gay-hating, homophobic bigot [...] but'
'I'm not racist, but...!'
'I don't personally want to kill gays, but...!'
You've already run out of excuses, Inferior2Atheists. Even before the SCOTUS has made their decision concerning legalisation of S-SM throughout the US. Also how that court ruling in Northern Ireland has set the precedent here in the UK, concerning Equal Rights/existing anti-discrimination laws.
Don't forget: Romans 13:1-5.
Moral: So LGBT people have full & equal rights in the 21st Century, as per African-Americans in the 20th? And via secular law, you fundie bigot bullies no longer have the right to bully... er, I mean 'Practice your faith in public; a religious liberty'?
Oh, perfect. Just too, too perfect. Like Goomy pls, you are advancing quickly. And like him, before long will there be no more that I can teach you. Just follow the examples of Goomy, Giveitaday, SpukiKitty et al. A Master of Argument Annihilation will you be very soon. b^_^d