In the ongoing “Duck Dynasty” debate, the bigoted media at first planned to toxify Christianity as de facto bigotry. “Since the Bible is very clear about homosexual behavior,” the thinking went. “We’ll just get over that hump by declaring the Bible bigoted.” Well, that only revealed the media as bigoted and backfired. So now the plan is to rewrite Jesus and the Bible. This simple-minded, anti-science meme apparently started at the Huffington Post.
CNN’s Piers Morgan tried to further this nonsense the other night, and you can watch him get his clock cleaned by a Biblical scholar below:
Jesus never said anything as literal as “homosexuality is a sin.” But in Matthew 19, Jesus made it extremely clear that marriage is between one man and one woman and that any sexual activity outside of that union is a sin:
Finally, it must be considered that Jesus did, in fact, speak against homosexuality. On numerous occasions, Jesus condemned the sins of adultery (Matthew 19:18), sexual immorality (Matthew 19:9) and fornication (Matthew 15:19). These terms describe any type of sexual intercourse that is not within the confines of a marriage ordained by God. Jesus then proceeded to define exactly what God views as a morally permissible marriage. He stated:
Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate (Matthew 19:4-6).
Gay or straight, the Bible does not discriminate. The sexual bar for Christians is very, very high.
The only people who might feel discriminated against are those of any sexual preference who base a large part of their personal identity on their sexuality. For my money, though, their biggest sin is being tedious, narcissistic bores.
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