Monday, March 23, 2009


What We Choose to Follow in the Bible


Yesterday Ft. Lauderdale, FL celebrated Pridefest. After a great day of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, I left the War Memorial only to find a group of anti-gay protesters complete with bullhorns shouting Bible verses at me. They condemned me with notations…and to them I pray for their hate and ignorance to be healed by the light. Here are a few quotes for the protesters.


Genesis 19:32-36

“Come, Let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him, that we may maintain life through our father……” (Noah’s daughters …they got their father drunk, had sex with him and he impregnated them to carry on the



Deuteronomy 21:18-21

“If a man has a wayward and defiant son, who does not heed his father or mother and does not obey them even after they discipline him, his father and mother shall take him to a public place….. and shall stone him to death.”


Leviticus 11:7

“and the swine – although it has true hoofs, with the hoofs cleft through, it does not chew the cud: it is unclean for you. Eating baby back ribs after condemning homosexuals is like killing for Jesus.


Deuteronomy 23:2

“No one misbegotten (offspring of adultery or non marriage) shall be admitted to the congregation of the Lord; none of his descendants, even in the tenth generation, shall be admitted into the congregation of the Lord. With the illegitimacy birth rate reaching 50% in the African-American community this one alone could empty out most churches.


Leviticus 18:22

“Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence” The Old Testament would have said the same of spandex in the plus size department of WalMart.




1 Samuel 18:1-3


“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.” Interpret that one at your own fantasy.


Deuteronomy 21:15-16

“If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.” Seems like the DEFINITION of marriage used to be one man and as many wives as he could afford. THEY changed the definition of marriage… not us.



 from “The Tanakh, The Holy Scriptures © 1985



Our capacity to love will outshine ignorance.


Have a good week


Nate Klarfeld

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