In the Time That Book was Written.

It is abominable if a man lays with a man,
it says that in a book.
But what does that really mean?
Let’s take a closer look.
Does it mean it goes against nature?
I truly don’t think so –
look at humans or looks at animals,
you’ll find queerness wherever you go.

In that book, there’s no word for gay
nor a concept of “orientation;”
all sex was just sex
so why call one type abomination?
If you wanted to survive
in the time that book was written
you only had one option:
get married to have many children.

No one married for love,
it was a business transaction –
sex was necessary for survival,
not a source of satisfaction.
So marriage could only be
between those who could propagate,
which meant same sex love
was always “illegitimate.”

But now we live in a time (thank God)
when marriage is for love –
we choose who to partner with
and whether we’ll have little ones –
so put that book down
and stop using it for hate!
Gay or straight, love is love:
all have a right to it, just the same.

Based upon Leviticus 20:13

© Rylan Skelly, July 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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