This article discusses how the biblical teaching on homosexuality, from Leviticus 20:13, needs to be read in its historical and covenantal context in order to see that it does not permit violence against homosexuals. The article shows how this intersects with what the Quran teaches on the subject. It also discusses how capital punishment in the church has developed into excommunication.
The passage on the adulteress in John 7:53-John 8:11 is often used as evidence that Jesus revoked the death penalty. The relevance of this passage for discussions on capital punishment is considered in this essay, noting the history of interpretation, hermeneutical considerations, and legal factors.