“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white. I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone. If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.”
Black and white, indeed. I find it curious how Miss Beverly Hills’s logic drifts about in the above comment. Notice how listening to the voice of God—presumably a good idea—is simply assumed, without evidence, to be the same thing as listening to the voice of the anonymous Bronze Age author of Leviticus. And also notice that the Leviticus command to execute sexual offenders becomes, after passing through the brain and out of the mouth of Miss Beverly Hills, a mere public service announcement from God: you run the risk of death if you engage in gay sex—and “that’s a pretty stern warning” from somebody who knows a lot more about life than, say, Miss Beverly Hills.