Monday, December 01, 2008
is it all about sex?
The lesson in Isaiah for the Daily Office today was very interesting. It is Isaiah 1:10-20 and in it the prophet talks about Sodom and Gomorrah. Now this topic happens to be a favorite of the conservatives when they like to raise the alarm about us unrepentant homosexuals. Interesting, Isaiah has nothing to say about gay sex in this passage. There is no call addressing their sexual sins. Instead the people are called to cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow. It seems obvious to me that Isaiah was worried about issues other than sexual when he reflected about Sodom and Gomorrah. I only wish the conservatives would figure that out.