Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter

NY Times columnist Frank Bruni celebrates Easter with an anti-Christian rant:
But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since — as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.
Really? These are the folks who are always insisting that homosexuality is not a choice, but now faith, disgust, and God's law are all choices now?

There are no advances of science and knowledge that have any bearing on whether homosexual behavior is a sin. All he cites is someone with a gay re-interpretation of the Bible:
Evaluating its sparse invocations of homosexuality, he notes that there wasn’t any awareness back then that same-sex attraction could be a fundamental part of a person’s identity, or that same-sex intimacy could be an expression of love within the context of a nurturing relationship.

“It was understood as a kind of excess, like drunkenness, that a person might engage in if they lost all control, not as a unique identity,” Vines told me, adding that Paul’s rejection of same-sex relations in Romans I was “akin to his rejection of drunkenness or his rejection of gluttony.”
It seems to me that drunkenness and gluttony can be as much a part of someone's identity as homosexuality. Same with a lot of other sins.

Here is where the NY Times gets nasty:
Gold told me that church leaders must be made “to take homosexuality off the sin list.”

His commandment is worthy — and warranted.
So it is not enuf that Indiana has same-sex marriage and that its only major city has LGBTQIA-friendly anti-discrimination laws. If there is any florist, baker, pizza maker, or church leader who still thinks that homosexual behavior is sinful, then he "must be made" to change his beliefs.

4 comments:

paulmurray said...

"Really? These are the folks who are always insisting that homosexuality is not a choice, but now faith, disgust, and God's law are all choices now?"

Yes dude. People are born gay, but are made into christans.

George said...

I follow the science. There are no generally accepted scientific papers saying that. If you find one, go ahead and post it.

paulmurray said...

All I know, dude, is that I never made a "choice" to become straight. I had a thing for titties and a pretty face before I even understood what was going on.

George said...

A lot of gays like pretty faces also. A lot of people say that they because hetero at some point. A lot of Christians say that their belief in God goes back to before they understood the concept. A lot of people say that disgust is not a choice. Your personal impressions may not be the same as others.