Ask Dr. Laura
Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law.
I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that
knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend
the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that
Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other
specific laws and how to best follow them.
When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors.
They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with
I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in
Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair
price for her?
I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19- 24). The problem is,
how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are
around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but
not Canadians. Can you clarify?
I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus
35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally
obligated to kill him myself?
A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don\'t agree. Can you settle this?
Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have
a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear prescription
glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident
you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God\'s word is
eternal and unchanging.