Pages 01-03 … Burnishing Bigotry — Cover & Dedication

Burnishing Bigotry … a multi-voiced, in-depth conversation about what the Bible ACTUALLY says regarding homosexuality and gay marriage (Information for Christians & non-Christians alike on what the Bible has to say about being gay, as well as what the Scriptures have to say about ow heterosexual Christians should treat LGBT’s) NOTE:  This work is Purpose-fully […]

Pages 07-10 … Burnishing Bigotry — an Introduction

Welcome to “Burnishing Bigotry” – a wondrously massive tome of spiritual nuance, ethical illumination, theological insight and Biblical enlightenment.   I was originally going to call this book “Bashing Bigotry”, but abandoned that idea pretty quickly.  After all, bashing bigotry – just like bashing anything else – only ends up making bigotry stronger, and that […]

Pages 11-14 … useful Tips & helpful Notes

Seeing has how the finished work has exceeded 1000 pages in length, and seeing as how its discourse covers not only the relationship between homosexuality and the Bible, but also pretty much every other major facet of Christian theology, a few suggestions are in order to help you get the most out of this extremely […]

Pages 15-17 … And so it begins

  Bart: “Would you?  Be Honest.”   Scaughdt:   Of course I would! … Would you, Bart?   Bart:   No.   Scaughdt:   Why not?   Vanessa:   I would listen to anyone and attend any service of anyone who is speaking the truth about the Way of Jesus.   Bart:  What other message are they sending?   […]

Pages 18-21 … lauding Leviticus

Lucy:   “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” (Leviticus 18:22) and “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” (Leviticus […]

Page 25 … making them male(s) & female(s)

Then you mention your personal belief that, “Christ is quoted at one point as saying that God created people ‘in the beginning’ as male and female, and that marriage as such must therefore be the union of one man and one woman joined together as ‘one flesh’.”   Lucy, in the two passages you reference […]

Page 32 … Jesus & the adultress

It is interesting to note that every single one of the examples you next cite in this comment actually supports my position … As a prime example, Jesus tells the adulteress in this passage to “sin no more” after he denounces the Law in order to prevent her death by stoning (and after writing on […]

Page 37 … justifying LOVE

Later you state that, “the Word of God is the basis of what I believe because, if God said homosexuality is a sin, well then I think I will take the Word of God over you any day.  You can’t justify what God has called sin and make it Right simply because you want it […]

Page 38 … on Adam & Steve

Then you note the common misconception that, “When God created the first man, Adam, and brought to him the first woman, Eve, He joined them together in marriage and pronounced it ‘very good’” …   Well, truth be told, the ancient Hebrew word commonly translated as “helper” in Genesis 2:18 is actually a masculine term […]

Page 39 … a violation of His Gift

You later state that God “defined any sexual activity outside of the husband-wife relationship as a violation of His gift.”   Actually, my Friend, it was Paul who said that even those same activities within traditional male-female marriages were sins as well.  So the question now becomes, not, “Are gays damned?”, but rather, “Are YOU […]

Page 41 … where Evil runs rampant

“Yes Scaughdt, we all know that you are writing your own version of the Bible where sin is OK and justified in your kingdom — where murderers, and rapists and all sorts of evil runs rampant.”   Frankly, Lucy,  I find it fascinating how clueless you remain regarding this particular theme. For I have explained […]