January 7, 2009 — Terence
(The observation below is based on an e-mail newsletter I received from Other Sheep. Unfortunately, I have been unable to trace the full report on their main website, so I am unable to provide either confirmation or a link.)
There are an increasing number of scholars who are rejecting the traditional translations and interpretations of the Biblical ‘clobber texts’. Now there is a new translation from the Evangelical Theological Society, (The “People’s Bible”), which is reported to have the fascinating interpretative footnote:
“Romans 1:24-27: Heterosexual men should not exchange their nature for homosexual practices . . . On the same principle, we might infer that homosexuals should not exchange their nature, or orientation, for heterosexual practices.” (My emphases).
i.e: If you’re gay, then it is straight sex that is sinful. Amen to that.