Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you so much for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.   I have learned a great deal from your show and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can.   When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18: 22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

A)   When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Leviticus 1: 9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them.   Should I smite them?

B)   I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21: 7.   In this day & age, what would be a fair market price for her?

C)   I know I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15: 19-24). The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

D)   Leviticus 25: 44 states that I may own slaves, both male & female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations.   A friend of mine claims this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians.   Can you clarify?  Why can't I own Canadians?

E)   I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35: 2 clearly states he should be put to death.   Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

F)   A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11: 10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.  I don't agree, can you settle this?

G)   Leviticus 21: 20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight.   I have to admit that I wear reading glasses.  Does my vision have to be 20/20 or is there some wiggle room here?

H)   Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Leviticus 19: 27.   How should they die?

I)   I know from Leviticus 11: 6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

J)   My uncle has a farm.   He violates Leviticus 19: 19 by planting two crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton & polyester blend).   He tends to curse and blaspheme a lot.   Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev. 24:   10-16).  Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20: 14)?

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.   Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan,

Anonymous