So Yahweh’s two angel buddies go to Sodom. Lot greets them and insists that the two stay with him. Like Abraham, he prepares food for them and offers to have their feet washed. At bedtime all the men of the city gather around his house and demand he put out his angel guests so they can rape them. Why? What’s all the fuss about? Is it because the men of Sodom had identified them as angels and wanted to go after their “strange flesh” (Jude 7)? Were they just so wickedly gay that they had to gangbang every traveler who came to town? Did Lot receive this kind of treatment when he first came to town? Honestly, it’s anybody’s guess.
Like any good host, Lot offers to turn over his virgin daughters to the mob so the mob can gangbang them instead saying, “Just don’t do anything to these men because they are under the shadow of my roof.” Ladies and gentlemen, I present you Righteous Lot™ (2Peter 2:7-8). I have to ask: do one’s daughters not deserve the same level of protection from their own father under the shadow of his roof as visiting strangers? According to the Bible’s view of women, no. It’s not the same. That conclusion is not reached by merely looking at this passage either.