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Oct. 17th, 2004

Some Anglican clergymen are on the news right now talking about their objection to gay clergy and saying that they're just "following the message of the Gospels."

If anyone can point out where Jesus even mentioned homosexuality, let alone his objection to it, please do so, because even though I'm a lapsed-Catholic/agnostic and not a devout Christian, I'm getting very fed up of religious conservatives citing Christ as their reason for objecting to everything from gayness to abortion.

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biascut
Oct. 17th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
Paul also talks about it in the Epistles, which is also the only place that there's any discussion of lesbians - the OT doesn't say anything about them, and Paul's pretty vague.

Did you ever read daegaer's rocking post on the Bible and homosexuality? An improper mixing, it is!
marginalia
Oct. 17th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
i adore that post. i just revisited it today while sorting through old bookmarks. tis a keeper.
stellanova
Oct. 17th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, I remember that! Improper mixing. Hee.

And, I knew about the Pauline reference, but of course while that is in the NT, it's not the Gospels, which is what the clergyfolk on the news were citing to explain their beliefs.
biascut
Oct. 17th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I knew you'd know that - the comment was more a response to Dave's comment than your original post.
blue_monday
Oct. 17th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I'd forgotten all about that, thank you!

We love daegaer, we do :)
andypop
Oct. 17th, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
That is useful, thanks for the link.

I liked the comment there about the Good News translation. I love their version of Ecclesiastes. Instead of "vanity, all is vanity", they have something like "it is all useless". The whole book comes across as some whinging curmudgeon - a sort of Biblical Eeyore - at one point they have him saying something very close to "and another thing"...

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