I've always found it interesting that homosexual behavior is condemned by modern clergy... there are so many more passages in the Bible that get conveniently overlooked.
Incestuous rape for instance... And when she had presented him the meat, he took hold of her, and said: Come lie with me, my sister. She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly. But he would not hearken to her prayers, but being stronger overpowered her and lay with her. (Kings)
Abortion is bad... but not unless it is apart of revenge... Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us – he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. (Psalms)
I could go on but I don't want to get morbid with the gang rape, sacrifice and endorsed genocide passages.
I don't debate anyone on the existence of God. I don't imagine I could sway anyone's mind anymore then they could sway mine, primarily because the belief of a God or a higher being is most likely a genetic trait aka the God Gene. I clearly lack that gene, whereas a believer does not.
With that said, the thing that I find more fascinating is that even if I did carry this gene to any appreciable degree, I wonder if I would still feel that an all powerful entity like the one that teaches death and destruction to all of those who do not follow his obscure rules is deserving of my worship.
I guess it's easier to just revert to "fags should repent"... it's more palatable for most of today's believers than condoning rape, slavery, sacrifice, genocide, genital mutilation, submission of females, execution of the enemies of the word of God, etc.