Oklahoma Pastor James Taylor suggests
refrigeration would make homosexuality moral.
Appearing on the radio show of Peter
LaBarbera, president of the Illinois-based Americans for Truth About
Homosexuality, Taylor, a pastor at University Church in Norman,
Oklahoma, pointed out why the Old Testament's prohibition on eating
certain foods can be ignored, while homosexuality cannot. Both are categorized as “abominations” in Leviticus.
LaBarbera asked Taylor to comment on a
pamphlet from the Church of the Open Arms which notes that “these
verses are part of a law code listing things that are forbidden.
However, according to Leviticus it is also sinful to eat pork,
shrimp, clams or oysters. These texts cannot be used to condemn
homosexual behavior unless one is prepared to condemn all these
“There's a couple problems with
said. “Some things are cultural and there are also some things
that have happened now in terms of refrigeration and health concerns
and those are some of those things that are there. But the reality
is it doesn't change the fact that God has said a man shall not lie
with a male like a woman and vice versa and he uses the word
abomination, which is the strongest word in the Bible for hate that
you can come across. So that's the problem, they want to pick and
choose what they want to have and then to dismiss it as this isn't
what the Bible says, it's foolishness.”