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The Bible Condemns Pederasty, not Homosexuality!
By Khalil Amani
Before I get to the subject at hand, let me start out by sending my condolences to the family of Kobe Bryant R.I.P. My heartfelt sympathies. I was halfway through writing this blog when I got the news from my daughter, who burst into my office to tell me that Kobe had died in a helicopter crash! I immediately jumped up from my computer and shouted, "Oh my God!" while grabbing my cellphone to check the news for confirmation. Damn. I could not write for a few hours. My heart felt as heavy as a ton of bricks, so much so that I took Vicodin to sedate and calm myself down. A few hours later I was able to finish this blog, but Kobe sat on my spirit the entire time. Life is short. Life is fleeting. This is why we must live our best lives, speak our own truths and be kind, caring and compassionate. Kobe's life was a life worth living. May the ancestors receive him. May God rest his soul and the souls of all that lost their lives. I dedicate this blog to Kobe Bryant, The Black Mamba! Ase'!
What if I told you that the original translations of the Bible never addressed the subject of homosexuality? Wouldja believe me? What if I told you that this so-called, “Gay Agenda” is really a “Straight Agenda” and an attack on gay people with the Bible as the “moral pretext” for sending homosexuals straight to the hell-fire? Wouldja believe me? What if I told you that every scripture in the Bible supposedly addressing homosexuality is really addressing two things: #1.) Ancient Goddess & Sodomite religious worship, which used gay & straight sex as ritual & worship (and you can't judge another people's evolutionary advent to the Divine, so fuck what you think about how they understood God!)–and–in the case of Paul’s New Testament writings, #2.) the ancient Greek and Roman practice of pederasty–fucking boys–the Greco-Roman version of today’s man-boy group, N.A.M.B.L.A.–the North American Man/Boy Love Association, which these demagogic homophobes love to pull out of their asses to scare and incite people to continue the ignorance of hating gay people and their so-called, “lifestyle.”
For the record, N.A.M.B.L.A. has been around for over 40 years and to this date, they have not been able to affect any laws that will allow them to have sex with boys. They are a now-defunct organization that hasn’t been able to win over the minds of any politicians to help them with their pederasty agenda! And going further–every major gay rights organization in America (like G.L.A.A.D.) has condemned N.A.M.B.L.A. and let it be known that gay people don’t condone adults fucking children! This is what these quack homophobic YouTubers won’t tell you! Bringing up N.A.M.B.L.A.'s perverted and aberrant agenda to have sex with boys to make a point about gay people is like bringing up the Ku Klux Klan's racist activities to make a point about the social and political landscape of race-relations in 2020 America! They just don't fucking matter! The Klan is defunct and N.A.M.B.L.A. is defunct! These groups operate of the fringes of our Free & Democratic First-World society! They ain't making no power moves, so stop with the demagoguery to incite violence against gays!
Khalil Amani has been doing this gay right's advocacy shit since 2007! Even wrote a book about gay rappers and gay people's right to self-determination.
Moving right along!
The earliest English translations of the Bible never addressed homosexuality simply because there was no word for homosexuality in the Bible! It wasn’t until 1946 that the Bible finally made the leap from the original understanding of certain scriptures to making it about homosexuality. Stay with me and I shall straightway show & prove!
All of our religiously ignorant lives we have believed that the Bible condemns homosexuality. Yes we have! We read a few spurious scriptures in the Bible and are utterly convinced that God hates homosexuality. Never once do we feel the need to do a little historical examination and exegesis (critical explanation of scripture) and delve into why the Bible supposedly speaks against homosexuality.
No matter how “conscious” we think we are–no matter how much we think we know about the Bible–no matter how much we fancy ourselves to be evolved and advanced in Bible comprehension–no matter how much we scream that we are learned above & beyond the simplicity of orthodoxy and Christian dogma–no matter how much we proclaim that we are converted to Islam or become a Kemetic thinker or have become one of those African-Americans who are outfitted in “curious clothing” (Shout-out Brother Jabari for the phrase!)–while standing on a street corner proclaiming that blacks are RBGs/Hebrews/Israelites/Jews or any combination of those words–the one theme that is pervasive amongst them all is the kindergarten belief that God hates gay people.
Indeed, we carry our religious homophobia over to our newfound religious, nationalistic and cultural expression.
Laughable as it was, my recent appearance on Sa Neter’s YouTube channel to “debate” Brother Polight was everything I thought it would be; an exercise in oratorical masturbation on the part of Polight on the “gay question.” It was a no-win for me because the subject was approached from an angle that did not allow me to express the Bible’s grave error in condemning homosexuality. The wrong questions were asked and Sa Neter’s historical ignorance on the Bible’s polemic against homosexuality played right into Brother Polight’s esoteric rant that, somehow, the food we eat and the vaccine’s we take are the causes which make people homosexual; that homosexuality’s roots lie in the “nurturing” aspect of the “Nature vs. Nurture” debate. People can’t naturally be born attracted to the same sex! No! It’s gotta be the food we eat, the vaccines we take and/or the early childhood molestation that we encounter!
Brother Polight would go so far as to include homosexuality as one of the things that ails the black community–along with crime, rape, murder, homelessness, drugs, gangs, churches & liquor stores–all the things that I expressed were a detriment to black life. I should’ve won the debate on these things along, but because we are so homophobic, we allowed Brother Polight to take us down the primrose path of pseudo pathologies and baffle us with bullshit. In the end, it looked like Polight had bested Khalil Amani–but now I’m back on my writing shit! (*Don’t get it twisted though! Sa Neter & Brother Polight are my brothers in the elevation and advancement of black people! Respect!)
And so, we arrive at our present-day understanding of homosexuality, firmly rooted in our ignorant Christian childhood upbringing and then carried over to our newfound religious belief system. We carried that ingrained homophobia with us no matter what! We keep that shit like we keep luggage–we make it last forever!
And when I speak of "homophobia" I speak not of being "afraid" of gay people! No numbnuts! I speak of having an aversion to, a dislike, a detestation, a goddamned negatively overzealous fixation with same-sex attraction, a position against gays marrying and getting equal treatment under the law! That's what it means to be homophobic! Listen to yourselves! "I don't care what you gay people do in private! Just don't bring that shit out in public, on TV and in our faces!" You sound just like those 20th century racist white people when blacks wanted integration! "I don't care what those colored/negras do on their side of the train tracks! I just don't want them eating in our restaurants and dating our women and voting in our elections! Keep that thar shit ova thar!"
But the reality is that there has been a “Straight Agenda” against gay people–and with the 1946 Bible translation of the Greek word, “Arsenokoitai,” which supposedly meant, “homosexuality”– a mysterious word made up by that traitor and murderer of his own people, Apostle Paul–homosexuality became firmly part of the religious disrespect of gay people. In 1946 they were just debating the word Greek word, “Arsenokoutai,” but in 1983, an American book company called, “Biblica” paid for the German rights to the Bible, which birthed the New International Version (N.I.V.)
This strange New Testament Greek word, “Arsenokoitai”–mentioned a mere two times in the Bible–the New Testament that is, was simply a concoction of Paul’s imagination that was left out in the wind for later Bible scholars to unravel its meaning–with most coming to agree that the word meant “homosexual.” It was German scholarship who gave us this present-day meaning. You do know that the Germans were the leading Bible scholars of the twentieth century? Germans like Rudolf Bultmann and Paul Tillich and a shit-load of other German scholars ran Bible scholarship! Facts! The Germans created the word “homosexual” in 1862 and in 1983 the word “homosexual” finally appears in German Bible translations.
Yes! It was American scholars who snatched up the Germans’ translation of the Bible, but did you know that even the Germans’ had a different reading of those spurious homosexual scriptures in the Old Testament? You know–Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13–which currently reads as follows: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” and “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination...”
The King James Version (KJV) and New International Version (NIV) and other versions parrot, ape, copy, imitate, regurgitate, upchuck and vomit this mistranslation of Leviticus to make you think that they’re talking about men lying with men–same-sex attraction–homosexuality. In our 21th century reading of these scriptures we have no inkling as to the rendering of the original scriptures, but did you know that prior to the Germans’ selling their religious souls to American Bible companies (“Biblica,” in particular!) and allowing for a mistranslation–these two scriptures in Leviticus had a different meaning and a different reading. German Bibles of the 1800's read Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13 as follows: “Man shall not lie with young boys as he does with women; for it is an abomination.” WOW! Facts!
Leviticus 18 & 20 used to address pederasty, which is the sexual activity between men and boys, not between men and men or women and women! That’s the qualitative difference betwixt “man lying with man” and “man lying with young boys!” As it turns out, the ancient levitical priests were addressing men taking sexual advantage of little boys–Hebrew men, by the way! They were not addressing homosexuality way back when, dip-shit! This is the reason that the Old Testament never addresses lesbianism. There is no law against women having sex with women! They didn’t care if women “bumped uglies” (had sex) with other women or even other young girls–or young girls with old men for that matter! The priests were only interested in men screwing boys!
When that traitor in the New Testament, Paul comes along, he actually echoes the Old Testament prohibition when he creates the Greek word, “Arsenokoitai.” In its proper historical and contextual meaning, Paul’s made-up word, according theologian Mel White means, “Married men who hired hairless young boys for sexual pleasure just as they hired smoothed-skinned young girls for that purpose.”
Like the Old Testament, Paul and the New Testament never addressed homosexuality! Paul was addressing those same Old Testament things: Goddess worship, which had been going on for 25,000 years, which used gay & straight sex as ritual and worship–and Paul was addressing an ancient Greek practice where boys between 8 and 12 years of age were sexually violated by men–some warped form of advancement in society, as these boys grew into manhood. Paul, like the Old Testament commentators was not addressing homosexuality! That’s just your ignorance and 21st century mind doing religious gymnastics by trying to “fit a square peg into a round hole.”
But there’s more proof that the Bible never addresses homosexuality, but rather pederasty! (Again, sex between men and boys.)
I Corinthians 6:9 of the King James Version writes, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.” This, being another scripture used to attack gay people–somewhere in there honing in on the word “effeminate” (i.e. gay) to condemn gays.
And I Timothy 1:10... “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers...” Again, creating the narrative that this Deutero/Pseudo-Pauline anonymous authorship book is tallumbout homosexuality. It isn't.
Those damned Germans! They had it right, but gave up their cutting-edged scholarship to Americans and their mistranslations! In German Bibles of the 1800's, I Corinthians 6:9 read as follows: “Boy molesters will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Going back even further, Martin Luther (the white monk, not the black “king”)–in his German Bible from 1534 used the word “Knabenschander” in I Corinthians, which, being interpreted is “knaben” (boy) and “schander” (molester). I Timothy 1:10 also uses the word “Knabenschander” just like the Old Testament's admonishment to men about sexing boys!
The 1674 Swedish Bible and the 1830 Norwegian Bible also refers to these scriptures as “Boy abusers” and “Boy molesters.” Somebody flip da script from "boy molesters" to "homosexuals!"
Clearly, the issue in the Old and New Testaments were not homosexuality, but rather the ancient perverted practice of Hebrew men seducing and raping and having sex with little boys... and this practice was so rampant and prevalent that people like the Apostle Paul felt the need to address it–only for you 21st century nincompoops to come along 2,000 years later and reinterpret what was going on, based on flawed and erroneous biblical interpretations. When the Old Testament uses the word “thigh” it means “penis.” Similarly, just because your mistranslated King James Version Bible and NIV Bible speaks of “man lying with man”–it doesn’t mean that the original hearers and readers of those scriptures read into them the same things. In fact, from the 19th century going back to circa whatever B.C.E., the people understood that any hint of homosexuality in the Bible had to do with the condemnation of pederasty–men fucking boys!
So this phantom conspiratorial, “Gay Agenda” that straight people are pushing turns out to be the case of, “Throwing rocks and hiding one’s hands.” We are upset that there are openly gay themes in the media, meanwhile, straight people have used the media of the Bible to condemn gays to hell!
These presumably heterosexual American biblical scholars changed the original meaning of scriptures–from men who had sex with boys–to grown, consenting adult men who love other men–and then force-fed this garbage to Christian congregations all over America–so much so, that even after we’ve left the cozy, comfy confines of orthodoxy and tried to take our newfound religious perspectives on the road–we still find ourselves unpacking our homophobia in our new ideology.
Thus, amongst the antagonists of homosexuality in these YouTube streets lies a motley crew of miscreant Bible-thumpers who call themselves RBGs/Hebrews/Israelites/Nationalists/Kemetics who were once ignorant Christians who carry on the party-line of orthodoxy; that Judeo-Christian dogma of homosexuality as “sin,” as not to have their own sexuality impugned and/or examined.
Khalil Amani just so happens to be another kind of religious animal! I am a gay right’s advocate! I love everybody! Black, white, gay and straight! I rocks with humanity! You think you can “expose” me and run me off these YouTube streets by showing a video of me slapping my transgender friend on the breasteses? (Shout-out to my transgender friend, Miss Alize’ Jenkins! Rest In Peace!) You think you can silence me by being a YouTube snitch and reporting my videos to YouTube and getting my channel suspended? You think you can reach out to potential media outlets and stop my interviews? (You got lucky fuck-nigga! Vlad might've been influenced by a YouTube snitch to cancel our Internet interview, but the first week of 2020, Khalil Amani appeared on the CW network, national TV's, "The Mel Robbins Show!" Just wait until I pull off a 6 to 7 figure movie deal!) Yes! These YouTubers be out here bad, begging for people to buy them a MacBook computer (and the nigga still ain't got it!) or a YouTuber that refuses to get off his bum-ass and get a fucking job! With no shame, he'll come before us with a nervous and embarrassing sniggle and giggle like a newjack Sambo and fix his monstronky lips to ask people to send him some money 'cause he's broke! Ol' trifling-ass Negro! These are the kinds of YouTubers that have my name is their moufs. When they talk about me, I just give them a juicy steak to chew on!
I’m still here niggas and I'm doing big shit! I have a story to tell, scholarship to teach and excitement to share! I come with cutting-edged, new-jack scholarship! All they can do is chase what I put out here! All they can do is try to deconstruct what I write! All they can do is name-call and make silly videos about Khalil Amani, because their would-be “scholarship” is ass! What they have to say is stale, stagnant and static.
You've never heard the Greek word, “Arsenokoitai” and the German word, “Knabenschander,” which were originally in the Bible and translated as, “Boy molesters” and not homosexuals and further translated as, “Married men who hire hairless young boys for sexual pleasure.” These are the words and definitions of that which you have re-misinterpreted as some “gay shit!” Those ancient Hebrew/Jew/Israelite men–from the days of that mythical Moses–right on down to that pedophile, correctional officer, satrap, lackey, dog, puppet, quiseling, imprisoning, raping, murdering treasonous & traitorous & treacherous Benedict Arnold-ass Apostle Paul–were steeped in pederasty–boy love! Paul never addressed homosexuality! That’s a goddamned lie and a total misreading of religious history! Paul addressed pederasty! Paul sought to do away with Goddess worship and the Greco-Roman practice whereby men would have sex with young boys!
Paul came of the scene, to a people, who had been worshiping the Goddess & Sodomite religions, which proliferated the Ancient Near East, since Time Immemorial! They used gay & straight sex as ritual and worship and here comes this fuck-nigga, Paul, trying to upend and undo their religious understanding of the Divine! For 25,000 years the Goddess had been worshiped, right on up until the closing of the last Goddess temples, circa 500 C.E./A.D.!
All facts! Peace!
Author, poet, essayist, blogger, troll, satirist, cultural critic, freethinker, father, grandfather, husband & C.O.O.N (Consciously Optimistic, Overtly, Nihilistic), Khalil Amani is "Gay hip-hop's Straight Advocate." A Miami native who's written for Allhiphop.com and DJ Kay Slay’s, Straight Stuntin Magazine. He’s been featured in L.A. Times, Miami New Times, Miami Herald, The Denver Post, Thump/Vice/Noisey.com, Forward, Spin Magazine, DaveyD.com, DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Sirius XM Radio Show, The Opperman Report, Star Chamber, Sa NeterTV, CBS's, "West 57th Street" (1988), The Biography Channel's, "I Survived a Cult" (2010), The Biography Channel's, "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult" (2013) and 2018's, ID (Investigation Discovery) Channel in conjunction with People Magazine "Cults," on Oxygen Channel's, "Uncovered: The Cult of Yahweh Ben Yahweh" and in a special edition of People Magazine on cults. In 2019 Amani also has interviews at InTouchWeekly, Foxnews.com and Newsweek.com. In 2020, Khalil was most recently featured on national TV's the CW Network's, "The Mel Robbins Show."
Amani is the author of seven books, including the groundbreaking “Hip-Hop Homophobes...” (iuniverse.com ’07). Khalil was the first media person to write about the allegations surrounding Afrika Bambaataa allegedly getting stabbed for date-raping a young man in 2013 and is in the upcoming documentary on the Afrika Bambaataa allegations, Trapped in a Culture. Amani majored in English and Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College and the University of Nebraska. Follow on IG @khalil_amani, Facebook, Twitter @khalilamani. Email @firstname.lastname@example.org