Abraham had a wife named Sarai and Sarai had a servant named Hagar. Sarai said to Abraham, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go and make love to my servant. Maybe I can have a family through her.”
Oddly enough, Abraham agreed to what Sarai said. – Genesis 16
Lot insisted the two male angels, who arrived at Sodom, stay at his house. The men of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house and said, “Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us. We want to have sex with them.”
Lot went out to the men and said, “Don’t do such an evil thing. I have two daughters who are virgins. I’ll bring them out and you can do whatever you want with them.”
The men insisted on Lot sending out the angels . . .
After God had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and his wife turned to a pillar of salt for looking back, Lot and his daughters lived in a cave in the mountains. One day the older daughter said to her sister, “Our father is getting old. There aren’t any other men to make love to. Let’s get our father drunk so we can make love to him and continue the family line.”
They did. The older daughter had a son Moab, and the younger daughter had a son, Benammi. – Genesis 19
Gideon had many wives and a concubine who bore him 70 sons. – Judges 8
To sum up we have,
- A wife offering her servant to her husband to have children,
- A father offering his daughters to men for sex,
- Daughters sleeping with their father to carry on the family line, and
- A man having many wives and a concubine.
Are these the family values religious leaders want us to follow?