Should the Christian Church Accept or Condemn Homosexuality? DEBATE

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THERE should, in most instances, be freedom of speech and consideration for human rights.

Much has been said regarding the 'redefining of marriage', the Bible book of Leviticus being quoted by those who oppose gay partnerships or marriage.

Anyone who spends time in prayer will be asking for insight. Much has been reformed, such as the abolition of slavery, by interpreting the Love of God, rather than the Law of God.

A letter, which appeared in the Mail, is instructive to those who hold a lynch mob mentality towards those who hold an opposing view of homosexuality. It read: 'Does Christianity condemn gays?

'When U.S. radio personality Laura Schlessinger said, to an Orthodox Jew, that homosexuality is an abomination, according to Leviticus 18:22, and couldn't be condoned in any circumstance, she received this letter:

"Dear Dr Laura, thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I've learnt a great deal from you and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, I remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination.

"But I need some advice regarding some other laws. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odour for the Lord (Lev. 1:9), but my neighbours claim it's not so pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

"I'd like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. What would be a fair price for her? I know I'm allowed no contact with a woman while she's in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. …