Monday, November 7, 2016

Homosexual "Love"

Alex Haiken, a Jewish homosexual, believes that Leviticus 18:22 forbids sexual practices between same-sex couples only in association with idolatry. When asked to show how infant child sacrifice (18:21) and intercourse with animals (19:23) are morally binding apart from their association with idolatry, while sexual practices between males as between a male and a female (18:22) is not, he responds with: "Now you’re going from the ridiculous to the ludicrous. One need not be a theologian to appreciate that child sacrifice (18:21) and bestiality (18:23) are indisputably exploitive [sic] and abusive under ANY context or circumstance, while the same does not hold true for what we know of today as “homosexuality”, which often encompasses a committed faithful and loving monogamous partnership or marriage."

He fails to see the logical fallacy he has created by ignoring the context and failing to exegete the passage correctly. If homosexuality is forbidden in this passage only in association with idolatry, then so likewise is infant child sacrifice and intercourse with animals. That means that outside of idolatry, infant child sacrifice and intercourse with animals is perfectly fine and acceptable morally. When this logical fallacy is exposed, Alex attempts to play fast and loose with his being caught red-handed in his eisegesis.

But let us look at this passage and Alex's argument a little closer. I have already given a breakdown of the context and exegesis of Leviticus 18 in a couple other blog entries, so I will not attempt to do so here. If Alex's argument was true, especially where he talks about homosexuality as being "committed faithful and loving monogamous partnership or marriage," which is an attempt at arguing the fallacious argument of "consenting adults," then likewise a committed, faithful, and loving monogamous partnership or marriage between close family members is also allowed and acceptable (vv. 1-18).

The ridiculous argument that "homosexuals should be allowed to love whomever they choose" is utterly destroyed when you apply that same false logic to incest, polygamy, or bestiality/zoophilia (which apparently was recently legalized in Canada). In other words, if I want to "love" some female member of my family, I should be allowed to because "it's not hurting anybody else." If I want to "love" some male member of my family, I should be allowed to because "it's not hurting anybody else." If I want to "love" multiple women and they want to "love" me, we should be allowed to because "it's not hurting anybody else." If I want to "love" my dog or some other pet or animal, I should be allowed to because "it's not hurting anybody else."

Do you see the problem yet? Or are you still in logical denial of the facts, truth, and reality? When you accept and make occasion for one deviant sexual practice, you must do so for all other deviant sexual practices, applying the same arguments. You cannot excuse one and condemn the others. Anything outside of one man and one woman united in a faithfully committed, loving, monogamous marriage is unnatural, corrupt, perverse, and wrong. You know it deep down in your heart because your conscience bears witness to it, but you continue to attempt to suppress that knowledge and your conscience in unrighteousness. Many people who excuse homosexuality do so because they think that by excusing it they will be able to excuse their own sins, too.

Homosexuals, and many people who support them, have no idea what love is or what love means. In their minds, "love" is associated with their lusts, desires, infatuations, and the heat of the moment. They toss around the word "love" loosely and carelessly. The fact is, they cannot give what they do not have. Real love has nothing to do with "sparks" or "fireworks," which can fizzle at any moment; it has nothing to do with feelings or emotions, which can change at any moment. Real love is selfless, sacrificing, and unconditional. There is nothing "loving" between homosexual couples. Their entire relationship is an illusion, an attempt to imitate the only acceptable relationship instituted by God, which consists of one man and one woman. They know themselves that their relationship is unnatural, corrupt, perverse, and wrong, otherwise they would not be attempting to imitate it in the numerous ways in which they do. Homosexuality knows nothing of faithfulness, of commitment, of love, or of monogamy. Homosexuals are well-known for their many, fleeting romances.

"From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh."