If the Bible is to be taken as the word of God, then why do the faithful pick and choose which passages to follow? Should they not have the religious liberty to demand adherence to all sections?
For example, Leviticus 18:22 says generally (depending on the version and translation):
"And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
This is also used as one of, if not THE underpinning of opposition to homosexuals enjoying the same societal privileges as heterosexuals.
Yet, another Leviticus passage is viewed as abhorrent; Leviticus 25:44-46:
“Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
The disconnect is never explained to my satisfaction.....