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Enough with the Bible Already

December 16, 2008

Adam Walker Cleaveland has a provocative piece up today about the way way Christians should deal with homosexuals.

From the article:

For some, I believe the Bible has become an idol. Some place the Bible above Jesus’ compassion and love, Jesus’ radical inclusivity, and hold steadfast onto what they believe to be the correct interpretation of a small amount of verses that speak about same-sex relations. To those who repeatedly start quoting Leviticus and Romans verses as soon as anyone brings up the topic of homosexuality, I’d suggest perhaps you stick your Bible back up on the shelf for awhile. Perhaps it should collect a little bit of dust. And maybe, just maybe, you need to go out and grab coffee with someone who’s gay. Maybe you need to hear their story, learn about what they’ve been through, how they’ve experienced Christians and the church.

Regardless of what you think of homosexuality, I don’t think anyone who claims to follow the way of Christ could disagree. Or could they? Comments gratefully accepted!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Duthie permalink
    December 19, 2008 12:54 pm

    There are plenty of homophobic people in the church today, and I would even say that some of the authors of the bible were the same. They may have been inspired by god to write, but their own feelings and predjucies come out in some writings.

  2. SPQR permalink
    September 8, 2009 8:17 pm

    “If it is the Bible that is causing us to delay accepting and celebrating LGBT persons as being fully human and fully created in the image of God, just as they are, then perhaps we need to say, “Enough with the Bible already…”

    I say enough of Adam Walker Cleaveland…!

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