Have you noticed we don't stone people to death for it though? In fact, this is a country where LGBT people can enjoy a number of freedoms, yet they still demand they are being persecuted because it is logistically impossible to carry out a sex change surgery for free without forcing people to do it against their will. Sorry but just because you're poor doesn't make you oppressed. Likewise, there are consequences of being gay (STDs, AIDS, etc) but again we don't stone people for it. Despite still calling it a sin.
Have you noticed that Americans more bacon per capita than like anyone?
Have you noticed we eat Swedish meatballs, a clear violation of meat and milk kosher law?
That we wear blended fabrics, and if I (who was born male and decided not to have a sex change, because I considered it spaying) decide to shave my face, put on nylons and makeup, heels, a bra, and a blouse and skirt, I have the all-clear to walk down main street with nobody bothering me.
Yes, you are correct, Jesus says he did not abolish the law or the prophets but to fulfill them. Yet Jesus himself defied the Sabbath laws. He ate with unwashed hands. He welcomed sinners. He healed one of those Canaanite women.
This is not Pauline revisionism, as you put it, this is Jesus himself.
So what do you make of this? I make of it that the actual law of God is not about eating pork. The law that Jesus died for is the law of mercy and of treating people as you would treat yourself.
The thing is, this generation hates itself with a vengeance. I condemn tattoos, sex changes, piercings, drug abuse, not because I am a prude who thinks you shouldn't do these things. But because I understand that this is a generation that hates itself, that cuts up its own body and tries to drug itself to sleep or to death, and reacts strongly to criticism because they love others as themselves but don't love themselves.
Jesus didn't teach "selflessness" , that's fascism. That's something that has been a bane of the twentieth and heading into the 21st century. Stop it! Stop beating yourself up. You wanna walk around in a dress? You do not need to mutilate your body to do it.
Jesus would die again if it would help this generation. But this generation is willing to stick a vaccine inside that may render them sterile. They are willing to take birth control for years, oblivious of what it does to the body. They are willing to cut out their sex organs and have them reshaped as the opposite sex. This generation is willing to die already and dead-end their generation. And willing to kill those with opinions that get too personal.
But Jesus taught, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." Same as Hosea. The Jews were too into Jewish laws. But Western countries have thought abandoning laws will solve the problem. No, that just leaves you without any hope, as you hurt yourself trying to seek a meaningful life. Abandoning the law is not the answer. Nor is living according to the law. Between those two, we must find an answer, either by reading the NT and deciding from that, or coming up with our own interpretation.