Dear Biblical Literalists,
A few days back, Andrew Sullivan reported on a story about a group of guys who viciously attacked a New York gay man. A heinous crime no matter what you believe about people who are gay. One member of the group (who may or may not have participated) flashed his tattoo in the coverage:
Yep, that’s right. A tattoo of Leviticus 18:22. A Leviticus quote which he understands to refer to gayness.*
Obviously, dear Biblical Literalists, this gentleman takes his faith seriously and his bible literally.
Too bad he didn’t read a chapter further which literally condemns tattoos:
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.Leviticus 19:28, the one true translation KJV
If you are gonna be a biblical literalist, or just hold everyone to the Holiness Code…please be whole-hog instead of piecemeal. Otherwise you are guilty of the same sin you accuse others of.
Thanks! Have a great Friday!
* It can be interpreted to refer to acts between persons, not orientation. The More You Know! [cue flying star]