Today’s Crazy Bible Verse brings us God’s word on having sex with animals.
“If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.” – Leviticus 20:15
First of all, I find it funny that God takes time to send out a command on having sex with animals, but pays little attention to slaves, raping, killing of children, etc. Let’s dig in to this verse.
I agree that people should not have sex with animals. The animals cannot offer consent and that is the key problem with having sex with animals. Therefore there should be some sort of punishment for this act. Should it be death? I’m against the death penalty so my answer is no. I’m not sure what an appropriate penalty is, but I agree there should be some punishment. Just not death.
Here’s the crazy part, however. Why is the animal killed? The animal didn’t consent! The animal didn’t commit a crime. The animal is the victim! For being the victim the animal gets killed! WTF!?!?! The blaming of the victim is a huge problem in religion and a huge problem in society today. Think about all the times rape victims are criticized for what they wore or how they acted. Who cares what a woman wears?!?!? No matter what she (or he wears) should have no bearing on whether they are raped. Rape is rape regardless of what one wears. It is wrong and a crime regardless of what one wears. Stop blaming the victim! And stop putting raped animals to death!