Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Something to Think About . . .

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See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Stephanie Coontz on the Changing Face of "Traditional Marriage"
Patrick Ryan on the "Defense of Traditional Marriage" Argument Against Marriage Equality
A Christian Case for Same-Sex Marriage
Civil Unions and Christian Tradition

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6 comments:

Closet Boy said...

Good for the Jews! (They were into divorce as well.) But aren't Christians supposed to follow that Jesus guy?

Michael J. Bayly said...

And Jesus said what, exactly, about homosexuality?

Also, many Christians, including Catholics, refer to the Hebrew scriptures to bolster their opposition to both homosexuality and civil marriage rights for same-sex couples. I think this particular sign is a creative and clever response to those folks.

Peace,

Michael

Ray from MN said...

I believe He said, in Matthew 5:18:


"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
King James Bible

Michael J. Bayly said...

So, Ray, how do you square that with any number of things that we, as Catholics, don't follow from the Hebrew scriptures (or even the Christian scriptures)? Are you saying we should execute women who are not virgins on their wedding day? And what about the Vatican and its interest-charging bank and immense wealth? Do you ignore the texts opposed to such things? And if you do, aren't you being somewhat of a "cafeteria" Christian!

Ray from MN said...

I responded to your first question, Michael.

I occasionally do wonder about things like that. Fortunately, when Jesus established His Church, He said, "Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven."

My Church does not require the execution of non-virgins on their wedding day.

Comparing laws from 4500 years ago to today makes for good headlines. But Jesus' Resurrection had a "Sunset Provision" in it.

William D. Lindsey said...

Wonderful rejoinder to those who keep saying, "The bible says . . . . "