Thursday, 24 May 2012

Indelible bigotry: a Leviticus tattoo and some inconsistent thinking

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I can't help but share this photo, which has been doing the rounds on Twitter over the past day or so ... someone who is clearly rather troubled by the existence of gay people decided to make a stand by having the words from Leviticus 18:22 tattooed on his upper arm for the rest of his life. Not a bad decision, if homophobia is the message you want your right bicep to send out, given that it reads as follows:
"Thou shall not lie with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination."
However, as has been pointed out around the web, there is a slight ink-onsistency (sorry) in the tattooed one's thinking as, just a few pages further into the Bible, Leviticus 19:28 says:
“Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord."
Oops.

[Twitter source]
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