‘I am amazed that the gay community, (which has been murdered, tortured, incarcerated, condemned, ostracised, pilloried and vilified as an abomination by most, if not all of the Abrahamic religions for centuries), would want to go anywhere near a church or feel the need to have their loving union validated by religions.’
‘My constituents aren’t homophobic they are just opposed to this bill’.
44 Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. 46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly. (Leviticus 25:44-46).
7 If a man sells his daughter as a slave, she is not to go free as male slaves do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. 9 If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. 10 If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. 11 If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money. (Exodus 21:7-11).
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. (Ephesians 6:5).
“What God sanctioned in the Old Testament, and permitted in the New, cannot be a sin.”