I got a kick out of this, lol.  I love the way it's written, lol.  Wish I could claim it as my own, but it's not my work :).

EDIT: this may or may not have been written to Dr. Laura... either way, take the message for what it's worth - don't let the "source" get in the way, lol.  Some sources claim this letter was written to someone else, but the message is a general one for everyone who reads it.


Dr Laura Schlessinger ("Dr Laura") broadcasts a 3 hour long, radio program each weekday on a network of over 500 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada and has an estimated audience of 20 million people. She holds a Ph.D. in physiology (study of the functions of living matter), not psychology as some assume.

In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger has said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response was posted on the internet and is best regarded as an essay clearly meant for a wider audience than just Dr Laura. It is a general reminder that many belief systems pick and choose their way through biblical teachings in determining what is "right" and "wrong". Authorship has been attributed to several, but remains unconfirmed.

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination... End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbours. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath.Exodus 35:2. Clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle- room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16.Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan.



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val576
Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:37 AM

Hilarious...I love this! Thanks for the laugh!

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tiny_...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 4:21 AM

It must be hard to be a Jew!!!.. LOL.. How do they follow all those laws!?

 

Prime example of why you should NEVER quote the Old Testament in a Religious Debate! LOL

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Mama0...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 5:37 AM

I saw this letter posted in a journal sometime last year and I responded because I thought it was funny and got called an Anti-Semite. embarrassed mini
I've asked people about this and I've never gotten a straight answer. I know why they were put into effect but why do people still go by them? The past is in the past. 

 

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mamap...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM

It's not even so much about Jewish law as much as people's hypocrisy, lol.  Like the author said, "It is a general reminder that many belief systems pick and choose their way through biblical teachings in determining what is "right" and "wrong"."

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Midni...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Please Dr. Laura blames single mothers for crime! She is a moron!!!!!! Yea it's on her site.

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Lb128f
Dec. 21, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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2kiddoz
Dec. 21, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Do you listen to Dr Laura?  I do. Do you just feel important if you copy and paste something that is not true? Look this up on snopes.com This is just a jab @ Dr Laura by those who hate her.

Heres what she said recently on Larry King:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/10/dr-laura-gay-marriage-a-b_n_185555.html

 

Gasp! Dr Laura said Gay Marriage is a "beautiful and healthy thing"

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JoyeA...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Should I smite them?

Hilarious.

big smile mini

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clean...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM

Very interesting, indeed. 

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Kaden...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 10:47 PM

2kiddoz-

I think you missed the point of this.  It is meant to make you think about your religious beliefs, and point out that not everything that the bible says is the way it should be.  Times change.  People change.  The bible has changed.  The OP didn't say anything bad about Dr. Laura, she is pointing out that religions pick out verses from the bible and use them to argue their decided belief system.  As this article points out, there are plenty of things in the bible that are left out of religious discussion.

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