Sodom and Gomorrah Response
I agree with the article because I feel the story of Sodom and Gomorrah does talk about sexuality, in certain parts, and of course hospitality. Homosexuality or having relations with the same gender is considered a sin by God. The men of Sodom say to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, so that we may know them,” to know in a biblical sense means to have sexual relations with someone. So in that case, the men of Sodom were doing a homosexual act. Also when Lot offers his daughters and the men refuse to take women who are virgins, it implies that the men only wanted to “know” the men in the house. Also since Lot did not give the men the strangers in Lot’s house when they asked him to Lot was not being hospitable. So the next day when God destroys Sodom I interpret it as God saying Lot has sinned for he was not hospitable and that the homosexual acts the men of Sodom were doing was against God’s morals. I also think when Lot’s wife turns and looks back at Sodom when they strictly tell their family not to, is kind of inhospitable. To put with a modern situation, I think it is inhospitable because you could think of the men telling them to flee their home as the president or the armies trying to get you help and you don’t listen, which is also disrespectful. This story can be interpreted many ways. Although I did not at first agree with the homosexuality aspect of the Sodom and Gomorrah story it makes sense.