I enrolled in an adult education class concerning the Old Testament at my parish. Last week we read and discussed Genesis 19:1-11.
The instructor extolled the actions of Lot and no one else in the class disagreed with him. I am shy, but I wish I had spoken up. I don’t think Lot offering his virgin daughters to be raped was anything to be celebrated, despite his motivation to protect his visitors. I know there was a cultural difference and women where seen as property to the ancient Hebrews.
We are continuing our discussion next week. I am so disgusted by the way this is being treated, but I don’t know who to argue that Lot’s actions should not be praised. Any advice?