"For The Love Of Gays" - Biblical Evidence
Here is a small sampling of the biblical evidence that will be presented in the film:
There are five commonly called upon places in the Old and New Testaments that are used to condemn homosexuality. This film delves into each one and explicitly shows how not a single one actually condemns gay people. You will see the correct translations, historical context and biblical scholars analyzing the information on screen every step of the way. If you have your bible handy, keep it open so that you can follow along as the film evolves in sequence.
Key passages previously thought to condemn homosexuality are:
Key words that will have correct translations given: Toevah | Akatharsia | Atimazesthai | Atimia | Arsenokoitai | Malakoi | Aschemosyne | Adikia | Ahysin | Para physin
Biblical Endorsement of Homosexuality There are three occurrences in the bible that openly support homosexuality. These little known and rarely recognized events give powerful evidence to the reality that God and Jesus himself accept and love homosexuals. One passage, Ruth 1:16-17, is an often quoted expression of love between Evangelical Christians during marriage ceremonies. It is so common in fact that many churches offer this as a main reading for the wedding rites. What very few people know about these beautiful poetic words is that they are actually being spoken between two women. Ruth declares this commitment of love to her lifelong companion, and likely female lover, Naomi. The most powerful example however of the bible supporting homosexuality is an occurrence with Jesus Christ himself where he comes into contact with a homosexual couple and gives them a blessing. The film will give you all the details of this amazing biblical story.
Did you know? Before the 12th Century homosexuality was not only accepted but it was highly respected throughout much of the western world. In fact during the time of Christ men were often expected to have intimate relationships with other men because of the cultural tradition of information being passed from man to man. Protégé’s were not always sexual but in many cases they were. During this time members of the church, clerics and nuns, would write passionate letters to each other. Leaders of the church, including Kings of France and England, had long relationships condoned by the church. Homosexuality had no negative association in the bible until Peter Cantor and the ecumenical church council Lateran III decided that, not only was it against God, but homosexual behavior would also be punishable.
Other supposed references: There are a handful of other places in the bible people sometimes call upon to refer to homosexuality. These passages include:
2 Peter 2:6 | Jude 5-7 | Deuteronomy 23:17 | 1 Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:47 | 2 Kings 23:7
The majority of scholars however believe and some have proven these texts to be irrelevant to the discussion of homosexuality. Translations have been faulty, context does not apply or they simply have no bearing whatsoever on the discussion. Dr. Daniel Helminiak comments best on individuals using some of these passages for condemnation in his book, What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality,”Deliberately or not, such translations foster anti-homosexual sentiment. These translations are downright misleading. They are an embarrassment to modern Scripture scholarship.”