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The law gets it right. Jehovah's Witnesses embarrassed on sex and sexuality.

Updated on February 11, 2013
Brooklyn headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses. "Bigotry Towers".
Brooklyn headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses. "Bigotry Towers".
One class of "eunuch". According to Jesus.
One class of "eunuch". According to Jesus.
Hell. But who is really going there?
Hell. But who is really going there?

Victory for Human Rights.

Red Faces in "Bigotry Towers".

The operation of the law is often something that the regular man in the street cannot understand, sometimes people can find their rights are curtailed due to the enforcement of some old, long outdated statute, that just happens to be still on the books long after the reason for it's utility was no more. Other times it is the dead hand of legal precedent that is used to oppress. But just occasionally something happens in "the halls of justice “that turns the notion that the law is here to reduce our freedoms on its head. Such a thing recently happened in the United states state of California when United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker reversed Prop 8′s ban of same-sex or gay marriage in the state. The deliciously ironic part of this is that part of the legal argument FOR gay marriage comes from a 65 year old Supreme Court ruling that granted freedom of religious expression to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Judge Walker said that the majority opinion does not eliminate fundamental rights for a minority. He was citing the case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette which established the right of that religion to proselytise. There must have been a lot of red faces at Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters when they discovered that a ruling that they sponsored contributed to civil rights for people that they consider to be "An abomination before The Lord".

A lot of the more fundamentalist religions in the Christian fold consider that the practice of any form of same sex activity is a passport to "eternal dammnation" or eternal death if you are a J.W. This is mainly due to an erroneous interpretation of certain scriptures in The Bible and a total misunderstanding of what constitutes "the sin of Sodom". For more on that subject see.

This has been used to justify the degradation of homosexuals since the sixth century at least. The situation earlier is a little less clear, although there is evidence from the New Testament that Jesus himself did not disapprove of same sex relationships. I can cite the story of the roman centurion, and his beloved "servant" for one. Most unbiased modern commentators accept now that both these characters were lovers, and they were undoubtedly of the same sex. References by Our Lord to the three forms of Eunuch also reinforce that view. He cited one category that were Eunuchs from birth. This is arguably referring to those who were homosexually inclined by definition of their nature. The term "Eunuch" in Christ's day was a catch all term to describe men who did not have a sexual interest in women. It was only later that it came to be exclusively applied to those who had undergone castration. It should be noted that in none of these passages is there any hint of condemnation from The Son of God, indeed in the account of the centurion he positively lauds him saying., "I have seen no greater faith than this in Israel".

Perhaps when the powers that be in The Jehovah's Witnesses get over their embarrassment at their ruling being used to justify extending civil rights to people they revile, they might take a little time out to consider that the advocates of "Gay Rights" might actually be on the same side as Jesus, and that they, with their fellow "Homosexuality is an Abomination" denominations, might just be strolling hand in hand with Satan to "that place which is prepared for The Devil and his angels".


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      Christopher Antony Meade 2 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      If God created gays then He must have expected them to have gay sex. That would only be doing His will.

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      sherica 2 years ago


      its becoming the norm of society to accept this pratice , for what reason I can't even imagine but all I can say if they love God then that should not come up in their hearts.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Hi Chris.

      These are the list of dates your “religion” predicted for the end of the world.

      1914: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1915: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1918: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1920: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1925: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1941: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      1975: Jehovah's Witnesses: Armageddon.

      We are all still here.

      Get yourself a boyfriend and have loads of great sex. God won’t mind. Don’t let adherence to a cult ruin your life.

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      Chris 3 years ago

      Homosexuality didn't exist before the fall. We are born like this not created like this! I'm a gay JW. If homosexuality is ok then I'll wait until Jehovah tells me in the new system rather than risking it and losing out. All of you want to scream "context" of the bible. If we do that than nothing in the bible applies to is because they were talking to the ancient people not us.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      How is it a sin, in a secular state, to give equal civil rights to a minority within that state?

      Thank God for "liberal judges" I say.

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      ruffridyer 6 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      The fact that liberal judges use a ruling involving the Jehovah Witnesses to push their progay adjenda is no reason for the JW's to be embaerissed. The sin remains with the judges, not the church.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 7 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Hi Christopher. Vermont seems like it is a pretty decent sort of place to live in.

      Here's to it's prosperity.

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      Christopher Price 7 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Here in Vermont, USA we passed the first state laws to allow Civil Unions between same sex partners. We have since passed legislation to allow Same Sex Marriage.

      We are a small but highly advanced group of citizens of earth. We set exemplary examples for the rest of humanity to follow if only they were aware of our existence.

      Ah, screw 'em...too many tourists now!

      Fight the good fight...but do it somewhere else. We've moved on.