Christians and Jews who subscribe to the, shall we say, far-right versions of their respective faiths often quote the Bible to justify their opposition to homosexuality. "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them," says Leviticus chapter 20, verse 13. Leviticus, the third book of the Old Testament (to Christians) and the Torah (to Jews), is a list of rules sent supposedly by God, through Moses, to the descendants of biblical patriarch Levi, and by extension to all the faithful. Also, in the very first book, Genesis, there's the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, interpreted by literalists to be punishment for gay sex (more modern thinkers say it was for rape and inhospitality). And in the New Testament, St. Paul calls homosexuality "unnatural" and "indecent." But the people who cite these verses seldom mention that the Bible also prohibits the eating of pork and shellfish or the wearing of blended fabrics, condones slavery, mandates the death penalty for wizardry (take that, Harry Potter), and orders men to marry their brother's widow or risk losing a shoe (really). Read on — for consistency, all the verses quoted are from the Revised Standard Version. Most are from Leviticus, a few from other books of the Bible.