You look to be such a young beautiful young lady. I am glad that you have a strong faith. I am sure you have many talents and could do a lot to relieve suffering in the world. Why then is the matter of who sleeps with who important to you? There are so many other issues to be concerned about.
Slavers claimed that the Bible, in Proverbs, gave them the right to hold Africans in bondage and sell us around the world. According to Chrisitans the Bible led them to move across Europe and the Middle East killing people in the name of Christ during the Crusades and Inquisitions. Missionaries went to country after country killing the indigenous people so that the governments could take their lands.
Remember that the Bible is, among other things, a written history of the Jewish people. It reflects their moral codes at htat time. If you think the Bible is the inspired word of God then why are there no women writers? There are none recorded because a male dominated people, at that time Jews, wrote the Bible and again it relfected their own ethics, not those of God.
Allowing millions of children to starve to death everyday, allowing the mentally ill to wander in the streets homeless, to allow women and children to be homeless, allowing human beings to live without clean drinking water, amassing billions of dollar, using up 2/4 of the worlds natural resources, American terriorism through corporate domination, child soliders, sex trafficking, 18 people in Hong Kong living in 1000sf, each with his or her own cage: these are sins.
Hundres of people living in the cemetary in Cairo Egypt and New Orleans, people living in the garbage dumps and raising their children there, women being infected with AIDS in African nations because they cannot refuse to have sex with their infected husbands.
A sin is spending 700 billion dollars to bail the country's richest companies out of their self inflicted financial quick sand, while the rest of us lose our jobs, our homes, our health insurance, our dignity.
Need I go on?
Why are we so worried about what goes on in the privacy of other people's bedrooms? People loving people: there are many things much worse than that. Above is a list of sins staring all of us in the face. What are we doing about them?
I am an ordained Christian minister willing to look at our religion with open eyes. Every thing the old white men told us ain't neccessarily so. It was old white men wrote the Bible.