28 Jun '15, 3am

When people are quick to quote biblical verses.

…Or divorce, or gossip, or slavery, or head coverings, or Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence, or the “abomination” of eating shellfish and the hell-worthy sin of calling other people idiots. Then we need a little context. Then we need a little grace. Then we need a little room to disagree. I got to thinking about this after I was criticized last week for my post about loving gay kids unconditionally. Some folks were very upset that I had the audacity write an entire blog post about putting a stop to LGBT bullying without including a Bible-based condemnation of LGBT people, or at least a theological discussion around the issue of homosexuality and Scripture. Bible verses were quoted. Open letters were written. End Times predictions were made . Pillows in my home were thrown record distances. It’s funny. Yesterday, in Sunday Superlatives, I included a quote from Mark Twain in w...

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