Tom Coates’s letter to Doctor Laura is the best response that I have seen to people who declare that homosexual behavior is described as an abomination in the Bible.


_Dear Dr. Laura,</p>

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I 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 him that Leviticus 18:22
clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

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. How should I deal with this?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this
day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

Of course these people are using King James Version of the Bible, where this text is pretty clear. The part they tend to skip is that the KJV isn’t a word for word translation of the original Hebrew text. Over at, they have a nice page on this topic.