“Once a religious group forms an opinion about what a text means, it can read that text over and over again and project onto the text something that simply isn’t there. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah story is a parable. It is a teaching story. In the Jewish scripture, the prophets talk about Sodom and Gomorrah several times — Isaiah does, Amos does, Ezekiel does — but of all the references to Sodom and Gomorrah among the Jewish prophets, not one of them mentions the topic of homosexuality. What they talk about is social injustice, cruelty and a people mad with power. What do you think it means, that we in America are not willing to hear the real meaning of this story?” -Jim Rigby