Are you fed up to right up here with Christians who keep telling you that they’d love to embrace your dirty homosexual ways but Mr. God Up There says no?
They’d love to officiate at your civil partnership but because of God, sorry, it’s no-can-do. And they would be all over your staying with your partner in a double bed in their B&B but, having consulted the Biblical rule book, they are afraid they cannot help you. Not even on a quiet night.
Now, a poster campaign in the US has called the bluff of those people who throw up their hands and say that they would be all about equality for gays but God is very clear on the subject when he says, and we paraphrase, ‘man lying down with man is an abomination’ (not if you’re doing it right, right?)
First up is that one there about taking foreigners and their children as slaves. Then we move into even crazier territory: ‘If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.’ Seems reasonable.
Then there’s, ‘When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years ass the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.’ He really does think of everything that God, doesn’t he? Sorry, He?
But our favourite is, ‘Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the Lord against the sun.’
You’d think man lying down with man would be the least of their worries, quite frankly Mr. Shankly.
That God can be a naughty old bugger, can't he?,