What gets me is the fact that these right wing-nuts hide behind Leviticus when it suits their bigotry but not when it doesn't. How many of the people don't eat pork or shellfish? How many of these people stone their disobedient children? How many of these right-wing women go for purification after thier menstrual periods?
These right-wing nuts are nothing but hypocrites.
That's fine, William, but do you also disdain the eating of pork, proscribed in the O.T. only because some desert warlord tribal leader couldn't cure trichinosis. When you are trying to wean your flock off some practice that has been shown to be bad for them, you tell the gullible "God" told him all this because, if one is only bringing to fruition the wishes of the "Almighty" everybody's gonna go along with it, right? This was Mosheh's genius.
This was the genius of the author(s) of Leviticus. It's just amusing to read off the list of do's and dont's in that book and ask Booble-thumping superstitious boobs like Tony (the PAC man, not the actor) Perkins try to explain why he cafeteria shops from the list, using it to condemn queer people and yet say nothing of the beardless heathen among us. To Perkins, whose Family Research Council helped pass Prop 8 in California, don't you think it is a little hypocritical?