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Thursday, January 30, 2014

If You're Going to Take Paul Literally on Homosexuality...

Posted by Dan Savage on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 1:13 PM

...then you have to take Jesus literally on money. John Shore:

The reason anti-gay Christians invariably give for their conviction that homosexuality is an egregious sin against God is, “That’s what the Bible says.”

“God said it, I believe it!” is their credo.

The question that raises is this: if you’re going to look to the Bible generally, and to the words of Jesus Christ specifically, for guidance and direction on how to live your life, then don’t you need to very assiduously attend to the actual words of Jesus? Christ said it; you believe it. If you’re a Christian, that’s your deal. And if you’re a conservative Christian, you most certainly look to Jesus for critical input about anything and everything in your life that is of particular importance to you.

Like money, for instance.

To find out what Jesus had to say about money—to see what fundamentalist anti-gay Christians ignore—go read John's post.

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