Jesus doesn't mention homosexuality directly, positively or negatively. He does, however, emphasize that nothing in the Old Testament, and that includes prohibitions against homosexuality, stops applying.Where in the New Testament is Jesus quoted as saying anything about homosexuality, either negative or positive?
There are several passages in the New Testament that support slavery.Where in the New Testament does Jesus say anything about slavery and whether was he for it or against?
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5)
Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2)
Jesus gives a parable where he clearly approves of punishing slaves even if they weren't aware they were doing anything wrong.
The slave will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. "But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given." (Luke 12:47-48)
And if he had been silent, if he hadn't confirmed that Old Testament prohibitions were still in place, you might have a point. Too bad he did.In many circles, silence, when confronted with evil indicates support.
No, I expect a fair and equitable study that relies on facts. When it is so absurdly easy to find faults with the study, to point out where they went wrong, I must reject the study for faulty metrics, not for it's conclusion.Every study has their drawbacks and it's important to look at that but I get the feeling that you don't really care about anything they say unless it paints religious (or maybe just christian) people in a bad light.
Matthew 19:4-6 :4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
I don't think it could have been put any clearer. And in the time you are mentioning he most certainly did follow the old law. He was Jewish, what he did not like (according to scripture) was the way the Pharisees perverted the law for their own wants, not that of God. It clearly states men sleeping with men were wrong even if they did not call it "homosexuality" which is a modern term, not ancient.
No Lives Matter
Christians shouldn't have to defend their beliefs anyway, any more than any other group who is not doing any public harm should have to defend theirs.
Christmas is a tradition enjoyed by most everyone and does no one any harm. In fact it only does good.
Those who want to destroy it are not performing a public service.
Agnostic atheism, also called atheistic agnosticism, is a philosophical position that encompasses both atheism and agnosticism. Agnostic atheists are atheistic because they do not hold a belief in the existence of any deity and agnostic because they claim that the existence of a deity is either unknowable in principle or currently unknown in fact. The agnostic atheist may be contrasted with the agnostic theist, who does believe that one or more deities exist but claims that the existence or nonexistence of such is unknown or cannot be known
Every study I have seen comes to the same overall conclusion that the religious and red states give more to charities.
I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.