Do you follow all laws in Leviticus?

Dear Editor:

Ady Nelson was correct in her letter that Leviticus states lying with a man as with a woman is an abomination.

Leviticus also tells us that eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10).

Lev. 19:19 says we should not wear clothing made of two different types of thread or plant two different crops in the same field.

Lev. 20:9 states that if you curse your mother or father you shall be put to death.

I would assume that Ms. Nelson follows all of these laws too. I guess that she must feel just as passionate about making sure others don’t work on Sundays (Lev. 23:3), never read a horoscope (Lev. 19:31), cut their hair or shave their beards (Lev. 19:27) as she does about homosexuality.

The Old Testament uses the word abomination 65 times and only two of those have to do with homosexuality. When Jesus died on the cross, the Old Testament Law ended. (Romans 10:4 & Galatians 3:23-25) If you want to take the Bible literally, then do it fully. What gives anyone the right to “speak for God” only when it suits their own ignorance and fears?

Some religions in the U.S. see blood transfusions as a sin. Some cannot eat pork. Should we make that illegal for everyone? Why are Christians the only religion in this country that must force their beliefs on all?

So much hate and violence happens in the name of God. It amazes me that those who cast stones feel that they are without sin. Perhaps they should read the rest of the Bible.

P.S. If  God does exist, Ms. Nelson, I will not be afraid of the day I meet my maker. You see, I do agree with you that the God I have read about IS a loving God. I know that he will see that while some so-called Christians who preach hate and judge others have turned me off from Christianity, I have lived my life loving ALL of my neighbors. He will know that I have lived my life with Christian values more than most who claim to be Christian.

Rachel Falconer