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As Heard On Friday, January, 31, 2003

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's

Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to

share that knowledge with as many people as I can. For

example, when someone tries to defend the homosexual

lifestyle, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly

states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

However, I do need some advice from you regarding some of the

other specific laws and how to follow them.

1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it

creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev.1:9). The problem

is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them.

Should I smite them?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as

sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you

think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she

is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19-24.

The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most

women take offense.

4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both

male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring

nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans,

but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.

Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I

morally obligated to kill him myself?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish

is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than

homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God

if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear

reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there

some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including

the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly

forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead

pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear

gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting

two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by

wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread

(cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme

a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble

of getting the whole town together to stone them

(Lev.24:10-16)? Couldn't we just burn them to death at a

private family affair like we do with people who sleep with

their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these

things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you

again for reminding us that the Bible is eternal and unchanging.

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish

is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than

homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God

if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear

reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there

some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including

the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly

forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead

pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear

gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting

two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by

wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread

(cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme

a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble

of getting the whole town together to stone them

(Lev.24:10-16)? Couldn't we just burn them to death at a

private family affair like we do with people who sleep with

their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these

things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you

again for reminding us that the Bible is eternal and unchanging.

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God

if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear

reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there

some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including

the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly

forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead

pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear

gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting

two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by

wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread

(cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme

a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble

of getting the whole town together to stone them

(Lev.24:10-16)? Couldn't we just burn them to death at a

private family affair like we do with people who sleep with

their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I know you have studied these

things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you

again for reminding us that the Bible is eternal and unchanging.


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Mark de LA says
I wonder what would happen to someone in court if they tried to justify some of this behavior before a US Judge.