Entries from Bible

  • April 2023
  • Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

    Give Me That Old-Time Religion

    Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is so far-right she can't even look left when she turns. The born-again Boebert, who supports a number of Christian nationalist positions, is notoriously anti-queer.

    So it was fascinating to hear her expound on the fact that her 17-year-old son impregnated his 14-year-old girlfriend. Biblically speaking, premarital sex is a well-known no-no.

    When a conservative talk show host asked her if her's son's situation "challenged" her Christian beliefs, Boebert replied, "We can nitpick what the Bible says is right and wrong, but I think just having that heart posture of wanting to serve God, and do the right thing, is so important."

    We can nitpick? Who knew? You mean we can view the Bible's anti-gay clobber passages in a different light? Wow!

    What we're dealing with here is that old-time Christian convenience. When it suits Boebert's needs to villify someone, she sticks to a literal interpretation. When the sinner in question is a family member, suddenly the Bible is more elastic, more springy.

    For her son, it's morphed into a sponge cake.

  • May 2022
  • Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 

    Essay Assignment

    At the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky, middle schoolers received a challenging homework assignment, reports LGBTQ Nation.

    Students were told to write a letter to a hypothetical friend of the same gender. "In at least 8 sentences, try to show the friend from the Bible, reason, and your personal friendship that God's design for them is good; that homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction, that you love them even though you don't approve of their lifestyle."

    Presumably the student who writes six sentences on Leviticus, one sentence on human anatomy and one sentence on a friendship dating back to diapers will earn an A.

    The student who writes, "My brother is gay. Get me the hell out of this school," will earn an F and a trip to the principal's office.

  • April 2022
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  • December 2021
  • Image by Elf-Moondance from Pixabay 

    The Things You Learn

    I read in a holiday catalog that "The rainbow has symbolized hope since the days of Noah and the flood."

    Why has nobody ever told me that Noah was gay?

  • October 2021

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