As for the more "religious" who spout off the bible, specifically Leviticus as tends to be the case, I tend to ask them when they last ate shellfish or wore clothing of mixed materials as both are also banned in Leviticus (amongst other things). I also ask them to point out where exactly in the Bible Jesus said to love only your heterosexual neighbour.
Originally Posted by Carnas
See, now, if someone really claimed to be Christian, and knew what was what, they would know that the rules in Leviticus werre done away with by Jesus, and so none of those rules would be binding anyways. Shellfish for everyone.
They would also know that the rules against homosexuality were set forth by Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. The problem is which translation do you use....
King James: "Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves..., shall inherit the kingdom of God.
New International: "Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves...will inherit the kingdom of God."
Revised Standard Version: "Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves..., will inherit the kingdom of God."
Take it for what you will.
EDIT: For the record, the Mormon bible goes with "nor fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"