A friend sent this along and I thought it too good not to share
On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant
Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus
18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a U.S. man, and posted on
the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative:
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. When someone tries to defend
the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus
18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End ofdebate.
need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's
Laws and how to follow them.
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess
slaves, both male and female, provided they are from neighboring
A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
Can you clarify?
Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like
to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus21:7. 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. 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?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on
the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2clearly states he should be put to death.
morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is
abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of
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
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
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
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.
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and
Your adoring fan,
James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special
University of Virginia
P.S. It would be a damn shame if we
couldn't own a Canadian.