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 
room here?

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.