Lot offered his virgin daughters? Now THAT'S hospitality. And you think Lot was a just man by offering to prostitute his virgin daughters to save his skin? Tell us if that was the act of a good father.
Youi write : "Does that sound like they were inhospitable?" How ludicrous. I was not referring to that, as that,(the offer of this two virgin daughters) was an act of treachery and cowardice by Lot (see above paragraph). Cowardice ran in the family, as Abraham, the uncle or brother of Lot,(whew, complicated) committed cowardice by letting his wife prostitute herself to the Egyptian king. Oh, Abraham's wife was his half-sister, did you even know that? Incest ran deep. Abraham also had children with his slaves. Tried to murder his son. Hey, how come Abraham was not destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrha? All true, check it out.
As to hospitality denied, read this : "For example, Origen, a theologian who castrated himself to evade sexual temptation, interpreted the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as a condemnation of inhospitality, as did St. Ambrose (Boswell, 1980, p. 98; Spencer, 1995, p. 62). St. John Cassian, St. Isidore of Seville, and many other Christian authors also did not interpret Sodom and Gomorrah as condemning homosexuality (Boswell, 1980, p. 98). This may be due to the fact that other ancient resources, such as the Apocrypha which only references Sodom a few times, does not mention same-sex activity as "the sin of Sodom" (Nissinen, 1998, p. 47). Instead, the Sodomites' hostility towards strangers is referenced in the Wisdom of Solomon (Nissinen, 1998, p. 47, citing Wisdom of Solomon 19:13-15). Likewise, the sin of the Sodomite's inhospitality is referenced by Jesus Christ, himself, in the Bible in Luke 10:11-12 & Matt" . I'll get back to you on it.
God says never, ever, can these people be a part of Israel
These people were the result of incest. Defective from the start. The daughters of Lot got their father drunk and had sex with him. These people are the result.(Genesis 19:30-37). So even if the argument can be made that racially these were "kin" to Israel, genetically, they were twisted. God always has a reason for His commands. We should never second guess the ways of God.
And the religious leaders of today want to say that God doesn't know what He's talking about.
Shame on them
Here's where it gets interesting. Let's see what God has to say about this subject
None of you shall approach any one near of kin to him to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness."
Holy cow! The Bible just gave us the explanation of what happened to Noah.
The Bible will interpret itself, if given a chance
Canaan was the result of incest. That's why the Children of Israel were never to intermarry or mix with them. Just like the Moabites and Ammonites, they were a cursed race from the start due to incest.
The Israelites were told to destroy all the Canaanites before occupying the Promised Land. But they didn't. Joshua 16:10 tells us that the Ephraimites didn't drive out the Canaanites and they dwelt in the midst of them, "but have become slaves to do forced labor." Joshua 17:13 says that the tribe of Manasseh did the same thing, kept the Canaanites in their midst, "but when the people of Israel grew strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, and did not utterly drive them out."
Just like God had said, through Noah, centuries before. Canaan became the slave of Shem.
Isn't God's word wonderful!
Ten for God
Zero for the critics