What are "the Clobber Passages?"

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Perhaps you’ve heard this phrase before: The Clobber Passages. What are they? And why do people talk about them?

There are approximatly six verses ( out of 31,000 ) in Scripture that appear to reference same-sex relations. Three in the Old Testament. And three in the New. They include:

Genesis 19:1-38 - The story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 - The labeling of homosexual sex as an abomination.

Romans 1:26-27 - Paul’s words about men exchanging natural for unnatural relations.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Paul’s condemnation of the Greek term aresnekoiti.

1 Timothy 1:9-10 - Paul’s condemnation of the Greek term malakoi.

These passages, along with traditionalists believing same-sex relationships violate divinely intended gender complementarity, have formed the basis for many Christians to believe that same-sex relationships are sinful.

Over the next few weeks and months, I’ll be having interviews and sharing resources on how these passages have been taken out of the context in which they were written.

If you’re interested in the subject, I suggest you check out some of the books on the resources page. Additionally, I would check out the Q&A we just did with Ed Oxford, that covers some of the misinterpretations of scripture over the last 1500 years.

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