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Hey there :D I just wanted to thank you soooooooooooooooooooooo freakin much for this blog. I live in the Deep South and there's nobody around here who is lgbtq and Christian and it's really refreshing to find a group of people who I can Identify with. Keep up the good work!

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Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay

I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:

Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.

I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.

The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’

Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.

Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them. 

I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts. 

Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.

I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.

Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.

Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.

Matthew 8:5-13

THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.

In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.

^^^^this

reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^

EXCUSE ME WHILE I REBLOG THIS FIFTY MILLION TIMES

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Have you heard about this racist Police Officer Jenny Pohl's racist comments on black athletes? About how all black athletes are "dumb black thugs". She still has her job and we're having trouble getting this story to go viral. We'd appreciate it if you could reblog the screenshot of her FB comment on our blog, it's the first post. Bossip and Black Sports Online have covered it but it still hasnt brought the story national exposure. Please publish this ask too. We can use all the help we can get

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Signal Boost!! 

boisofbaltimore:

Chef Heather Smith, long time supporter of the Bois of Baltimore, needs help filling Thanksgiving food baskets for 13 families at Merganthaler Vocational (Mervo) High School. 

If you can help, items are needed by Monday, November 25th. Items can be dropped off at the address below from 8:30a-3:30p today (Friday) and Monday.

Merganthaler Vocational High School
3500 Hillen Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

Needed items include the following (remember, we need to fill baskets for 13 families):

  • Whole frozen turkey
  • Turkey gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Corn bread mix
  • Canned string beans
  • Canned corn
  • Canned peas
  • Canned sweet potatoes
  • Canned peaches
  • Canned milk (unsweetened)
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Macaroni noodles
  • Bag of potatoes
  • Bag of sugar
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Pie filling
  • Pie crust

For more information or to arrange a pick-up please email BakariJones@BoisofBaltimore.com

Methodist Pastor Has 30 Days To Renounce His Gay Children Or Be Defrocked

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On Monday, the United Methodist Church convicted Rev. Frank Schaefer on two counts against the Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. On Tuesday, the impaneled jury determined his sentence: Schaefer is suspended for 30 days, and if it at the end of that…

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extraneousenigmas:

"If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, I cannot agree with you."
Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality on Q&A [x]

AND THIS MAN IS ABOUT TO LOSE THE ELECTION. WHY AUSTRALIA?

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lgbtqgmh:

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#truth #me #gay #christian #catholic #lesbian #lgbt #pride (Taken with Instagram)

[God made gay people. Get over it!]

lgbtqgmh:

joshuacollison:

#truth #me #gay #christian #catholic #lesbian #lgbt #pride (Taken with Instagram)

[God made gay people. Get over it!]

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beinggayisokay:

loveincolororg:

God has spoken!

^^ bahaha



#icant

beinggayisokay:

loveincolororg:

God has spoken!

^^ bahaha

#icant

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This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride. 
This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words. 

This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride. 

This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words. 

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