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The Two Biblical Cities by Aonon The Two Biblical Cities by Aonon
Too many people who don't want gays to get married will yell something like: "Gays are ebil cuz o sodom n gomorrah thats why god destroyed them cuz they were gay'.

No. The book of Genesis never specifically says for what reason they were destroyed. The reason is not specified until Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 16:49-50:

"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good."

In those days, 'abomination' was defined as 'any action that offended God', not 'being gay.' Back then, abomination included eating shellfish, having a disobedient child, and having sex with your wife while she was on her period.

In short, Sodom and Gomorrah were not destroyed for being gay. They were destroyed for being complete assholes.
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:iconsilversongwriter:
Homosexuality was one of those things.

Just cause they were prideful and arrogant, that means that the prohibition against homosexuality doesn't apply?

That's stupid
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:iconaonon:
No. That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that the cities were not destroyed explicitly because the citizens were gay. There were a myriad of other things that were far worse. But some people like to use the cities destruction as an argument against gay people and ignore the other, more prominent evils. That's all.

And on a side note, even if that WAS the only thing they did wrong (being gay) that is no reason to destroy them.
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:icondarkton93:
I'm going to share this to some of my friends/people who criticize my religion. See what they think of it.
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PeteSeeger Jan 8, 2014  Student Writer
They tried to rape angels.
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:iconaonon:
That too. The point was that the cities were destroyed because they were corrupt beyond all reason, not specifically cuz it had gay people in it. Tho, Job's response to the people wanting to rape the angels wasn't much better. :\
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PeteSeeger Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
Job? You mean the guy who was repeatedly tormented as a trial of his faith, or are we talking about something else?
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:iconaonon:
Oop, my bad. I meant Lot. Lot's response to the mob wasn't exactly noble.
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PeteSeeger Jan 10, 2014  Student Writer
He got date raped by his daughters.
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:iconaonon:
Maybe I'm getting the name wrong then. All I know is that in the story when the rape-mob comes to the man's door and demands the angels, he replies with the counter-offer "Don't take the angels, here, you can have my daughters instead."
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PeteSeeger Jan 10, 2014  Student Writer
Well, it is the Old Testament...
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