I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Finally, I am my last legs of my third book, The Clobber Passages: The biblical arguments against homosexuality in the United States. If I edit it much more, I will have to extend the deadline for another two months – at least.
I am reading a quote I use in the book from Jack Zavada, who is a Christian blogger for About.com, who wrote,
“Evil is all around us in today’s society, from lying and stealing to pornography, drugs, illicit sex, and violence. God calls us to be holy people set apart, not influenced by our wicked culture. Sin always has consequences.”
I note that homosexuality is not directly mentioned on this list and should not be. However, key phrases such as “illicit sex” tend to be used to disguise anti-marriage equality positions.
The book concerns the six to 12 arguments against marriage equality. In it I discovered the passages where some sects believe that sex for enjoyment is sinful. I also discovered that the Torah does not actually condone prostitution.
Yet prostitution was not wholly (or holy) condemned. Only “shrine prostitution,” and that was limited to the Israelite’s, was not permitted to practice shrine prostitution and the moneys made by shire prostitutes could not be given to the shrines. Pornography is one of the world’s oldest, biggest and growing industries. Illicit sex, sex that is conducted without approval or outside of the “rules,” is so much the norm in our society that the “sin” no longer turns heads.
The book revolves the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and why this has nothing to do with sex… except that lot wanted to give his two daughters to the people of Sodom to be raped. But the destruction of the two cities was not due to acts of homosexuality, it had more to do with their non-acceptance of the god of Abraham.
Marriage equality has taken on its own life over the last two years. From laws and constitutional amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman, to court decisions saying that such proclamations are a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, to a majority acceptance of the LGBT community and the right of its members to marry who they love.
I am hoping to have the book published on Kindle no later than January 1, 2015. And as a holiday present I will be offering the book for FREE. But nothing is totally “free.”
I am asking that you consider inviting me to your organization’s meeting next year to speak on the topic of Marriage Equality and The Clobber Passages or on the topic of my first book, A Christian Nation?: An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs, which speaks to the religiosity of the United States.
You can contact me directly at Dave@InkandVoice.com for details.
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Wishing you and wonderful winter holiday season. Dave