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if only they were to coax the guests into consensual sodomy, well then there wouldn't be any brimstones and fire
A few passages down in the text, Lot engages in incest. Does a lightening bolt come down from the heavens in response?
The interesting thing about Torah is that the main characters are not sugar coated. They dont walk on water. They reflect human nature, the good, the bad, and the ugly.