I am sorry, but you cannot pick and choose which passages of a book are important and relevant, and which are unimportant and irrelevant. When you do, you place yourself at the level of the author, and when it comes to the Bible - that is not a path mere mortals should tread upon.
If some politicians are quick to craft bills and laws that isolate gay marriage under the guise of religious freedom, then they must also be prepared to acquit murderers who kill people for working on the Sabbath [Exodus 35:2], as well as condemn companies like Monsanto who practice genetic breeding, [Leviticus 19:19], or oust those fashionistas who wear poly-blends and layer cotton with wool, [Leviticus 19:19.
For these, and more, are all in the bible too.
No, I do not seriously say we should get the whole town out to stone the sinners, nor am I denouncing any form of Christianity - for there are positive aspects to it also. What I am saying is that everyone needs to practice the one basic truth that every religion preaches, but few of the devout seem to follow.
It is this, and yes, I quote scripture on this too - to simply Love One Another [John 2:7-8].
King James Bible
Leviticus 18:22 – [homosexuality is an abomination]
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination
Exodus 21:7 – [it is okay for a man to sell his daughter into slavery]
And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do
Exodus 35:2 – [death for those who work on Sabbath]
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Leviticus 19:19 – [no mixing of fabrics]
Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
John 2:7-8 NLT – [Love one another]
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment, for it is an old one you have always had, right from the beginning. This commandment – to love one another – is the same message you heard before. Yet it is also new.