That’s a great point. If central human concerns were being criminalized, it would not be done by obscure words layered in complex Jewish theology.

I suddenly realize that the war on gays, which Christians imagine being done through a single word (arsenokoitês) Paul supposedly makes up himself, is consciously deceptive. Paul would be speaking to Greek-speaking Gentiles in language they understand if that was his intention.

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