Today The Guardian drew Britain's Attention to Homosexual Marriage: something one might consider a Problem for Theologians, but preoccupieth most politically active People in America. Should the Church sanctify the Union of two Members of the same Sex? The Question confounded me all Day!
I consulted the Internet. I browsed for Hours, forgetting the Trackers, and discovered that "Abusers of themselves with Men" could be a Mistranslation of "Abusers of themselves with Mankind". But even if Corinthians doth not refer to Homosexuals, what of the Thieves, Drunkards, Extortioners and the rest? Are they granted a Place in Heaven or not?
I needed some fresh Air. I felt not the unusual Weather because my Mind was in The Garden of Eden. Genesis 1:27 stateth "God created Mankind in his own Image, in the Image of God he created them; Male and Female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in Number'". Surely a Command to be herterosexual! But Isaiah 56:4-5 praiseth infertile Eunuchs: "For thus sayeth the Lord: to the Eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast to my Covenant, I will give, in my House and within my Walls, a Monument better than Sons and Daughters, I will give them an everlasting Name that shall not be cut off."
I saw some Bombers flying to Afghanistan, and remembered the Centurion who had an unusual fondness for his Servant, and asked Jesus to heal him. Mat 8:13 "And Jesus said unto the Centurion, 'Go thy Way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.' And his Servant was healed in the selfsame Hour." Here Jesus reviveth a possible Homosexual, but Leviticus 18:22 stateth "You shall not lie with a Male as with a Woman; it is an Abomination", and in 20:30 calleth for them to be killed.
I passed a Family being evicted from their Home, and wondered whether God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra because its Inhabitants were inhospitable. Jesus seemeth to imply so in Luke 10:10-12, but Jude 1:7 stateth: "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the Cities about them in like Manner, giving themselves over to Fornication, and going after strange Flesh, are set forth for an Example, suffering the Vengeance of eternal Fire."
The Question confoundeth me still, but I will do nothing 'til I have found the Answer! Then I will address true political Problems, like the one concerning Abortion, viz. when doth Life begin?