you're right, it was fairly knee-jerk. sorry about that.
but its a serious question really... why do people pick and choose what the bible supports and condemns? many say the bible says homosexuality is wrong so thats why homosexuals are second-class citizens and should be treated as such.
my point is, if you're going to use the bible to defend your dislike for homosexuality shouldn't you also use it to defend your ownership of slaves?"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly."
Leviticus 25:44-46 (NIV)
"Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour."
Leviticus 25:44-46 (KJV)
EDIT: i didn't mean to post yet... my point is that the bible (if you believe in it) is a translation by humans - several times over. so it doesn't take any power away from the religion itself just know that humans are capable of messing things up especially with the number of translations there are when it becomes a long game of telephone