There is such a stupidity that is rampant in our culture. The culture of southern redneck America and its craven and wanton celebration of the ignorant is repugnant, especially when you live in it.
Take for instance the furor over Duck Dynastys Phil being suspended for his ignorant pleadings on the subject of homosexuals. The real rub at the core of this storm however is the underlying assumption and long standing belief that anything in the bible is above criticism. We have finall yreached that tipping point in America where this is no longer true. As humanism takes more of a hold we are entering the arena of a full culture war that is largely drawn along the same lines of America’s last great struggle, North vs South.
Using the bible as a basis for this hate is misguided and very selective. The bible mentions the subject just 7 times.
2 refer to rape (Genesis 19:5, Judges 19:22)
1 refers to prostitution and pederasty (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
4 are nonspecific (Leviticus 18:21-22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Timothy 1:8-10)
In the same passages you will also find the same hateful pronouncements on people who commit….
crimes of murder, attacking or cursing a parent, kidnapping, failure to confine a dangerous animal resulting in death, witchcraft and sorcery, sex with an animal, doing work on the Sabbath, incest, adultery, homosexual acts, prostitution by a priest’s daughter, blasphemy, false prophecy, perjury in capital cases and false claim of a woman’s virginity at the time of marriage.
Outside of murder is there anyone who seriously would stand behind what the bible had to say on this subject. And do they FULLY support the bible. IE do they support the death penalty for homosexuality?
Ignorance and hate hiding behind a beard of a peaceful religion, picking and choosing the sections that will apply. There is nothing honorable or worthy of standing behind here.