is a homosexual as bad as a paodophile to a jw ?

by looloo 63 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • glenster

    looloo: TG for Copy and Paste--I already had this at my web site:

    1995 "True, some individuals may very well be prone to homosexuality...a
    Christian cannot excuse immoral behavior by saying he was 'born that way.'
    Child molesters invoke the same pathetic excuse when they say their craving for
    children is 'innate.' But can anyone deny that their sexual appetite is per-
    verted? So is the desire for someone of the same sex." ("Awake!" Feb.8, 1995)

    The Watchtower stance is that homosexuality is a sin like child molestation.

    Some defenses of interpretations of scriptures to not ban homosexuality:

    Wikipedia articles about homosexuality and pedophilia:

    "See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that
    their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven."
    (Matthew 18:10, New Jerusalem Bible)

  • AlphaOmega

    I haven't read all of this thread yet so I don't know if this has been mentioned before :

    Awake 1965 January 8th

    A picture says a thousand words as to the WT's views !


    Full article here :

  • AlphaOmega

    Please... somebody tell me that their view has mellowed since this cack was printed.

  • LanDi

    This is a very interesting question.

    There is to my knowledge only one scripture relating to SCUM - in the Hebrew scriptures ( I'm sorry I do not know its location) " You must not bring a dog into the house of the LORD " ( this was with the command not to bring a harlot ) But the view of the bible is not really given - but Jesus words " let the children come to me " surely indicates that anyone who harms one will surely feel the wrath.

    Although - there are commands in scripture ( find them through where the Israelites were told to take for themselves every girl child under three in the villages they had invaded leaving no others alive because according to Rabbi commentators " they were suitable for sexual relations.".

    JWs spit hatred about Homosexuals and Lesbians - but are very sympathetic towards Paedos - " who are you to judge them ?" I was asked by a now JW former Paedo hater. Big change. But one persons view means little. I do know of a former Congregation where a brother asked not to be left alone with children - but if he had Homosexual tendencies - how would he be viewed then ? Les sympathetic I bet.

    They seem to be just sinners like everyone else. Maybe it's the Bibles fault for not being clear enough. Anytakers ???????

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