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Heterosexual Menace: Exodus 21:7 Returns

Jim Burroway

January 13th, 2009

In today’s verse we read this in Exodus 21:7-11, in which God himself told Moses:

“If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do. If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter. If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.

In today’s news, we read:

Police have arrested a Greenfield [California] man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat. Police say they only learned of the deal after 36-year-old Marcelino de Jesus Martinez went to them to get his daughter back because payment wasn’t made as promised. Martinez was arrested Sunday on suspicion of human trafficking.

Officers also arrested 18-year-old Margarito de Jesus Galindo on suspicion of statutory rape. Investigators believe the girl went willingly with Galindo, but she’s under California’s legal age of consent and can’t legally marry. Police say arranged marriages involving underage girls have become a problem in this small Central Coast farming community.

Now you see, if de Jesus had only followed the Biblical model and paid the man, he wouldn’t be in trouble with the police right now.

You can read more examples of the heterosexual menace here, and in our report, “The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths.”

[Hat tip: Homer]



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This must be what the fundamentalists mean when they talk about ‘traditional marriage.’ After all, as you say, this is an allowed marriage according to the bible.

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Lat’s not forget that it is between 1 man and 1 woman. Yep, looks like traditional marriage to me.

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Think of how much confusion we’d have been saved if the guys who wrote the Bible had just written:

“Don’t sell your kids” -God

Emily K
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Everything about this smacks of “tradition.” Unless the Christians are saying “well Jesus said that law doesn’t count anymore.” whatever.

Regan DuCasse
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“Police say arranged marriages among underaged girls is a problem…”

The Atlanta Journal Courier, nor the LATimes didn’t mention the ethnic background of the father.

But I’m not surprised. I have mentioned here in my experience with law enforcement, the problems with girls being passed around among men when she’s barely got her menses.
I hate to say it, but it occurs among the populations we keep busting for illegal immigrant smuggling and the immigrants themselves.

They believe a girl is ‘ready’ when it does occur. But often they don’t care if it doesn’t. She’s a female, and they think old enough to appreciate them.

The NYTimes reports on the girl brides of Africa and middle Asia.

Poverty and illiteracy are pervasively feminized and it’s poverty that makes girls vulnerable to sex slavery.

Call me crazy, but every time I hear someone who objects to gay people at all, their claims by gay people of indoctrination of the young, or obssession with sex rings maddingly hollow…especially when a young girl can’t even trust her own FATHER!

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