Category Archives: Clobber Passages

Meet My New Online Friend!

I logged on today to find several interesting comments from Lee, a chap in the U.K. Here’s the dialogue. Lee: “ABSOLUTELY FALSE TEACHING ! HOMOSEXUALS WILL TRY ANYTHING TO MANIPULATE THE WORD OF GOD.” Ron:  “Lee, you made an interesting assumption here.” … Continue reading

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You Can’t Quote Genesis to Prove that God Rejects Homosexual Couples

The debunking of the Clobber Passages has been so effective that anti-homosexual campaigners had to search for more Bible bullets to use against their opponents. Their most recent addition to their arsenal has been the creation of Adam and Eve, … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and Me: the People and the Path

Someone recently asked me how my understanding of homosexuals evolved. Before 2001, before I learned that my son was gay, homosexuality was a non-issue for me. I’d met quite a few gay men along life’s way, so many that I’m … Continue reading

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The “Clarity” of I Cor. 6:9, the “Choice” of Homosexuality, “Abominations” Forever

A reader called “theologyarchaeology” commented to the note from Rick James with the following short reply. The problem for Rick James is 1 Cor. 6:9 clearly states that the homosexual will not see the kingdom of God.  No God did not … Continue reading

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When someone does a cut-and-paste job of Romans 1

Most of us have seen those cut-and-paste jobs of Romans 1: 18-27 or 18-32 an awful lot of times.  I rarely reply to these sincere folks, but I did just now on another blog, A Flock of Crows.  I’ve made these points … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Romans 1:26-27

Romans 1:26-27 is one of the most popular Clobber Passages ever. I’m sure many of you have received emails with the verses pasted in, as though you had never read them before. Sometimes fourteen verses are pasted in, verses 18-32. People apparently think … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Dialogue with Charlotte, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Romans, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Theology | 12 Comments

Clobber Passage: Jude

One of the Clobber Passages still used occasionally is from the Book of Jude.  Jude is a short, one-chapter book, and verse 7 is sometimes quoted to argue that “unrepentant” homosexuals are doomed to hell fire. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle

Anti-homosexual Christians have a number of verses to use against gay and lesbbian Christians.  It’s interesting that some of the verses are now used less, and others have risen to take their place. I Corinthians 6:9 is one of the current favorites. Do you not … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Abominations–and the Death Penalty

In this refutation of the Clobber Passages, I can’t move away from Leviticus without at least mentioning the issue of what the Torah calls “abominations.”  God is recorded as having called a number of things abominations—mainly different kinds of food.  For example, God … Continue reading

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Clobber Passage: Romans 1:18-27

Romans 1:18-27 may be the most-used Clobber Passage of all. Virtually all North American gay and lesbian believers, once their orientation is known, have received it in a cut-and-paste email from concerned friends and acquaintances. If you’ve spent much time in the blogs you … Continue reading

Posted in Clobber Passages, Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Paul Gays, Paul Homosexuality, Romans Gays, Romans Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments