One more thing, and then I'll shut up.
When you talk about guys like De Mar, who essentially want to bring back the structural economy of old Israel, you need to recognize that without the supporting institutions (a priesthood, a certain family structure, a total lack
of law enforcement officials, two or three eye witnesses for any conviction, close-knit agrarian society, bla, bla, bla...) you have nothing:
"Oh yea, stone the incorrigible children...."
"....yes, but the parents had to carry out the execution in front of the community."
to quote a conversation from The Hunt for Red October
"....Could you fire an ICBM horizontally?"
"...sure, why would you want to?
...so for guys like De Mar, it's in for a penny, in for a pound, which is at best, profoundly short-sighted and anachronistic.
As strict as the Puritans got, even they knew that the OT law was..... (from the uber-strict The Westminster Confession, Chapter 19):
1. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which he bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience; promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it; and endued him with power and ability to keep it.
2. This law, after his Fall, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness, and, as such, was delivered by God upon Mount Sinai in ten commandments, and written in two tables: the first four commandments containing our duty towards God, and the other six out duty to man.
3. Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel, as a Church under age, ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits, and partly holding forth divers instructions of moral duties. All which ceremonial laws are now abrogated under the New Testament.
4. To them also, as a body politic, he gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the state of that people, not obliging any other, now, further than the general equity thereof may require.
5. The moral law doth forever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof; and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God the Creator who gave it. Neither doth Christ in the gospel any way dissolve, but much strengthen, this obligation.
...abrogated, at least as CCing the structure and economy of Israel was concerned.
But -- going back to my original point -- trying to argue this "kill the gays" things with people who cringe at even putting serial killers to death, or are nursing a personal vendetta against Christianity. is crazy especially if grist they're grinding is a continual stream of red herrings and speculation on pure conjecture. (!)