31 Dec '15, 12pm

Biblical literalism around #homosexuality is an exercise in cherry-picking.

…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...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/literalist-gluttony?platf...

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