From Dr. Laura’s Mailbag
Dear Dr. Laura,
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal
from you, and I 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 him or her that Leviticus 18:22
clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however,
regarding some of the other laws and how to best follow them:
- When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord
(Lev. 1:9). I understand that the bull cannot be castrated (Lev 22:24), but the problem is my
neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?
- I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as suggested in Exodus 21:7. In this day and
age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
- I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual
uncleanness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women
- Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine
claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?
- I have a neighbor 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?
- 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?
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you
again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
- A Fan (original author unknown)
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