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PostHeaderIcon Open Letter to Dr. Laura!

Background:

Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to

people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that as an

observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to

Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned in any circumstance. The

following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a US resident, which

was posted on the Internet.

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 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 them 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 follow them.

a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a

pleasing odour for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbours.

They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

b) 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?

c) 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 offence.

d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and

female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend

of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you

clarify? Why can”t I own Canadians?

e) I have a neighbour 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?

f) 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?

g) 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?

h) 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?

i) 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?

j) 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 God”s word is eternal

and unchanging. Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.


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