The Lesser Discussed Abominations of the Bible

By OckyDub | Posted Mar 29 2012 | 7 Comments  

The Lesser Discussed Abominations of the Bible

We all know the usual scripture quoted and drilled into our minds and consciousness;
Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

But for some strange reasons (sarcasm) religious folk never talk about the other abominations in the Bible.  Most likely because these lesser discussed and quoted abominations directly affect them. 
So below is a short list of a few that are never discussed on voting ballots as potential new constitutional amendments.
Leviticus 11:10 “But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is an abomination to you. They shall remain an abomination to you; of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall have in abomination. Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is an abomination to you.”  “And these you shall have in abomination among the birds, they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey, the kite, the falcon according to its kind, every raven according to its kind, the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk according to its kind, the owl, the cormorant, the ibis, the water hen, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the stork, the heron according to its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.”

(Yeah you can’t eat shrimp, lobster, calamari, chicken, turkey, or duck.  Good bye Red Lobster and KFC)






Leviticus 11:42 “Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, all the swarming things that swarm upon the earth, you shall not eat; for they are an abomination.”
(So no hamburgers or Curry Goat?)

Isaiah 66:17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following the one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of pigs and rats and other abominable things–they will meet their end together,” declares the LORD.
(No sausage, bacon, pork chops, ribs or pig’s feet)

Deuteronomy 22:5 “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.”
(Sorry ladies…no professional pant suits and you have to throw the apple bottom jeans away)


 Deuteronomy 22:11 “Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.”

(Damn, there goes the fall and spring collections)

Leviticus 15:16 “If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening. 
(I would never get out of the tub)

Leviticus20:10 “And the man that committeth adultery with  another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s  wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death”. (Yes cheating wives and husbands are supposed to be put to death!)

Leviticus 20:11 “And the man that lieth with his father’s  wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put  to death; their blood shall be upon them”. 
(And nasty cheating wives and husbands are supposed to be put to death!)

Leviticus 20:12 “And if a man lie with his daughter in law,  both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their  blood shall be upon them”.
(Jerry Springer and Maury Povich would not have talk shows)

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a bill of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife, and the latter husband dislikes her and writes her a bill of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring guilt upon the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.”
(Yeah, what he said.  The wife sure does get passed around a lot)

Of course, feel free to share your favorites.


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  1. B. L. Fowler | July 7th, 2013

    It’s funny reading this, but I cannot escape the reality that many often neglect to comprehend. The Bible has been revised, changed, edited, more than 2400 times, in more than, 600 languages. Moreover, the Old Testament derives from the Septuagint, which derived from the old Catholic studies such as Canonical Law.

    Today’s Bible is reformatted and incorporates an endless amount of opinions based on those who are elected to revise the scripture. In fact, the Bible committee added the term homosexual to the Bible in 1973. I know, because I filed law suit in Supreme Court against three leading Bible publishers, in 2008.

    You can read the Petition submitted at

    In the meantime, be sure to review my new blog

    I have two new books out regarding this mass confusion, enslaving today’s young gay black men.

  2. Zion | July 7th, 2013

    I will be GLAD when we stop trying to use scripture to make a mute point.
    If you are YET trying to tear down someone else to build yourself up; let me be more specific- if you have to continue to try and discredit the Bible to make you look better it says more about you than it.
    If you feel that your life is who you are then why continue to tear down the church to prove a mute point?
    The black church will NEVER cave in to your demands just becauseyou sit down and write our Old Testament scriptures and try to strong together a defense of who you are.
    Live your life and let God make the final decision.
    End of discussion,

    • Ryan Sutton | July 7th, 2013

      “Live your life and let God make the final decision.
      End of discussion,”

      I wish it was that easy. Tell every single church member that tries to use The Bible to prove a point this same thing. Also, in my day to day living, the black church uses The Bible to prove a point more so than any other church. Keep speaking hypocrisies though… It seems that America is all about that now. No one will be truly free and equal until religious people can truly live by the book in which they regard so highly…

      • Jersey | July 7th, 2013

        The BIble was used to justify slavery and segregation. The black church looked at the Bible for what it was and went ‘against it’ to stop the oppression of blacks.
        The BIble was written by men to control women and anyone else who didn’t do what they were told.

    • Madison | July 7th, 2013

      I thank you for the comment u jus made. Ppl love to take the scriptures and interpret them as their own. What u don’t understand u need someone to interpret so u don’t get messed up and encourage young ppl that living this way is okay. I once had a issue with this bc I grew up with this guy who dated several of my friends. However when he went to college he came out the closet. I jus knew he was made like this bc he has been feminine all of our lives. However my pastor told me that God docent make anything that is not like him..he said this is simply a choice ppl make and the sinful life they choose. However, I have several gay friends and love them dearly but it s a choice and I am sick and tired of them trying to make the Bible say this or say that to offset the life they are living.

  3. African King | July 7th, 2013

    I read this article and I am so shocked. I have been on a journey to find myself since I have grown more accepting of who I really am. I have been attending bible studies and I remember them talking about sin and it seems like there is so much here that many people do not speak of. So much that people try and justify why they are right and homosexuals are wrong. In the bible, it shows that all sin is equal but in the real world, it is like society always attempts to rank which sin is big or small. Murder, rape and homosexuality seem to go at the top while eating shrimp, getting divorce and lying/cheating go way at the bottom.

    This world we live in…. it is like… what do I believe???

  4. Jeffrey | July 7th, 2013

    I have been in the church my ENTIRE LIFE. I grew up believing my feelings and physical attractions for other men was a sin that God would not forgive me for. I kept going to church and listening to the scriptures and hearing different ministers preach, and realized at the end of the day, God wants us to be like him and LOVE ALL MANKIND. Hence this is what I do. I know that I have no power to judge people and the decisions they make in life just like they have no right to that. God will handle us all at JUDGEMENT DAY!

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