1Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "I agree with this Pastor completely regarding how some people pick and choose which verses to follow and which verses not to follow. As a note, this is why Orthodox Judaism today still follows the commandments not to eat shellfish or crustaceans [shrimp & lobster], and also follows the commandments regarding mixing wool and linen [shatnez]. In addition, the Pastor touched on laws regarding "family purity" where a husband and wife refrain from intimate contact for 2 weeks a month. The point is, if you want to say that homosexuality is an "abomination" then you also must follow the other laws that God calls an abomination. We all make mistakes and violate some of the laws knowingly and un-knowingly however it's the condemnation of others that is the primary issue."
2Sara Di Diego = "Here are the corresponding verses:Leviticus 11:9-12: 9 ‘These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. 10 ‘But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you, 11 and they shall be 1abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest. 12 ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is 1abhorrent to you.Leviticus 19:19:19 ‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle;ayou shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.Leviticus 18:22:22 ‘You shall not lie with a male as 1one lies with a female; it is an abomination.Leviticus 15:19-24:“When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. And everything on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean. Everything also on which she sits shall be unclean. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever touches anything on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening.""
3Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Fish that have "Fins and Scales" are not bottom feeder animals, nor are they predatory animals. Sharks have fins, but lack scales. In addition, animals that "chew their cud", which means they have a ruminant stomach are also non-predatory animals and are "Kosher". This is the basis for the Kosher Dietary laws and is still practiced by millions of Jews today. In addition, the other laws which are mentioned such as the "mixing of seeds" or "mixture of wool and linen" are also practiced today and have various practical and mystical reasons for the practice. I can get into any of the reasons if someone would like additional clarification."
4Sara Di Diego = "Only God can judge us. Jesus has said that we should focus on our own problems before we focus on our neighbors'."
5Sara Di Diego = "Here are some verses that slave masters could have used to justify their actions and to convince their slaves that they were right:Ephesians 6:5: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.Colossians 3:22: Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.Titus 2:9: Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,1 Peter 2:18: Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh."