Posted by: Rick | Monday, August 9, 2010

A Scolding From Jesus

When conservative Christians scour their Bibles looking to justify their anti-gay agenda, they find little support from their savior.  Jesus Christ had nothing to say on the subject of homosexuality.

He did, however, have plenty to say on the subject of marriage.  He was adamantly in favor of it:

7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.  9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.  12 For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriagec because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”  (Matthew 19)

The greatest threat to traditional marriage certainly isn’t homosexuality.  It’s divorce.  And “family values” opinion leaders like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh aren’t exactly setting a good example.  These guys trade in their wives the way most people trade in their cars.

Jesus again:

3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.  (Matthew 7)

So-called “sins of the flesh” were far down on Jesus’ list of concerns (just look at his motley crew of associates!).  He had bigger fish to fry.

In terms of their own salvation, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich would seem to be in a bit of trouble.  Do a Google search of the words “Jesus” and “hypocrisy”.  It’s a real barn burner.

And verily I say unto you: Here it is!

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  1. Another triumph.

    I would like to suggest, however, that if we rid ourselves of this religion garbage altogether, the world would be a much better place on all fronts.

    (And no I’m not missing your point…I get it…I just wanted to interject an atheist solution into the problem)


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