Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Bible Doesn't Say It's So

There's an excellent article by Lisa Miller published in Newsweek about what the Bible does and, more importantly, doesn't have to say about gay marriage.

What the Bible says shouldn't matter when it comes to civil marriage equality, and churches have no business interfering in the civil marriage rights of gay people, but, since the religious zealots use the Bible to make their bogus arguments against gay marriage, it is illuminating to read how selective and often plain ignorant they are in their Biblical interpretations. Miller successfully argues that "Scripture gives us no good reason why gays and lesbians should not be (civilly and religiously) married—and a number of excellent reasons why they should."

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