Re: [biblicalapologetics] Re: Critique of Newsweek's biblical argument s on gay marriage
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-- "Heinz Schmitz" <christian_skeptic@...> wrote:
--- In biblicalapologetics @yahoogroups. com, "Robert M. Bowman, Jr."
<faithhasitsreasons @...> wrote:
>I don't have much time to devote to this as I am in the middle of
> You might be interested in my recent blog entry responding to
> Newsweek's article defending gay marriage:
> http://www.religiou sresearcher. org/blog/ ?p=252
> In Christ's service,
> Rob Bowman
moving, but I do have a comment.
Frankly, I don't care if the Bible explicitly states homosexuality is
evil on every page, the Christian attitude towards gays is a black
spot on its history. Your condemnation of a specific group of people
in society is evil and immoral.
You did write, "The story is told that a lady once caught W. C. Fields
reading a Bible. When she asked him why, Fields replied, "Just looking
for loopholes my dear, just looking for loopholes." I'm afraid this is
the way many people read the Bible. Rather than accept what the Bible
says in its context, they look for loopholes to justify their
alternate opinions. Any possible or conceivable way out supposedly
proves that the Bible does not support the traditional view."
Is this not what all Christians do anyways?
One case in point is gluttony. People who live in the Bible Belt tend
to be more obese than others. However, they really do focus on
condemning alcohol consumption, hence all the dry counties in the South.
"Today, almost one-half of the counties in Mississippi are dry with
their own prohibition against the production, advertising, sale,
distribution, or transportation of alcoholic beverages within their
boundaries. It is even illegal to bring alcohol through a dry county
in Mississippi while traveling across the country in the process of,
for example, moving a personal wine or spirits collection to one's new
The reason for such a high proportion of dry counties is clear:
Mississippi is uniquely temperance-oriented ."
http://www2. potsdam.edu/ hansondj/ controversies/ 1140551076. html
"Mississippians are the most massive Americans, while Coloradans are
leanest, a state-by-state obesity survey shows.
Nearly 30% of Mississippi adult residents are obese. The state tops
the new list from Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit group
lobbying to make disease prevention a national priority."
http://www.webmd. com/diet/ news/20060829/ mississippi- tops-state- obesity-ranking
Mississippi is a Bible-Belt state, yet the Bible never condemns the
moderate use of alcohol, in fact, it even encourages it.
The Bible DOES however condemn GLUTTONY.
Here these Christians have chosen to ignore certain decrees in the
Bible that they want to ignore. Perhaps some of these are binge-eating
out of guilt because their gay children have committed suicide. I can
cite more examples, this is not the only one.
Leave the gays alone - and do not deny them the same rights and
privileges you all share.
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