An Independent Scholar and His Admission

My book, The Galilee Episode, began with a simple question about two Bible verses. “Could the couples in Luke 17 be gay and lesbian?” Two men, two women, in bed and grinding together.

It would have been irresponsible not to investigate. I didn’t expect what I found.

What was that? I discovered a bona fide Catch-and-Release policy in ancient Palestine. I found raids and entrapment aimed at gays and lesbians.

Putting history ahead of theology, I assembled the missing pieces and filled a big blank spot in the puzzle of history.

This is a conjectural case, a theory if you will. The background material I discuss is well-known to historians. But I have studied additional material on and off for over a decade.

I am what is called an independent researcher. My conclusions are based on a reasonable reinterpretation of one well-known, key piece of evidence, followed by the judicious use of evidence from three standard sources.

If you have the slightest doubt about using the Bible to prove God hates “homosexual sin”, you may want to read The Galilee Episode: Two Men in One Bed, Two Women Grinding.

About Ron Goetz

Husband, Father, Author
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