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The homosexual crowd has been crying for years about how much Christians show hate for them, considering that Christianity looks very much down on homosexuality. God, after all, destroyed a city so completely that nothing ever grows there again.
But for people like Dan Savage who decided to use his opportunity to speak against anti-bullying as a bully pulpit, the level of hate and obscenity, in what is supposed to be a HIGH SCHOOL event, is really telling about what they gays are thinking these days.
Now every man (even gay men) in this country are entitled to their opinions and they don’t have to accept the tenets of Scripture, even if they misunderstand them and then use “pansy-assed” straw man attacks to justify their ignorance.
First of, Mr. Savage, if you knew anything about Scripture, outside of your hate-filled rhetoric, you would know that:
- While the Bible has specific guidelines on the keeping and treatment of slaves, there is nothing in Scripture that says requires slavery. Slavery was a custom that was part of human society since the earliest days of human history. Now I’m no advocate for slavery, but the Bible’s position on the matter is not wrong. In situations where slavery (or in these days, servitude) is still going on, Christians were commanded to treat their servants with respect and care – because they were just as much God’s people as those that kept slaves.
- Stoning of virgins – First off, you have no idea what you’re talking about with respect to this point. Essentially, what you are doing is reading the law and only seeing the surface. But to understand why, you need to understand the customs and the reasonings behind it.
In Hebrew custom, the father was to present his daughter to the groom as a virgin as part of a betrothal. The groom paid a price for his bride to the parents of the bride, in exchange for the bride, thus setting the ketubah. Like any other legal contract, if the bride was found not to be a virgin, the contract was in default because the groom did not receive what he paid for – a chaste virgin to be his wife. This is why the wife was stoned, because she became a disgrace and dishonor to the family and an abomination to the groom who paid for her.
The ketubah is not a strange thing – in fact, we do the same thing in our society – it’s called a marriage license and it is signed by witnesses that the bride and groom entered into the marital contract of their own accord. Or did you not know that?
Unlike our country, where sexuality runs rampant, to the point where the obscene is the norm, Hebrew society practiced morality as a function of law. This is not uncommon because there are morality laws on the books in the US, even, such as adultery. In Israel, rampant sexuality was not permitted in society. I guess you wouldn’t understand, since you enjoy waving your middle finger around at people who choose morality.
Since marriages are not arranged in betrothal today, it’s up to the couple to accept and love one another and decide to live with one another. But even in our culture, there are a great number of people who would be willing to throw rocks at a person who has been unfaithful or lied about his/her sexual history. Or is the Bible wrong on that point, too?
Just because you disagree with it, doesn’t make it wrong.
Mr. Savage, Christians are not “pansy-assed”. In fact, if you ever want to go a round with me in the ring, bring it – I’ll revel in the opportunity. But Christ also taught us that we as Christians are supposed to turn the other cheek when we’re struck. So I applaud the young men and women who decided that Mr. Savage’s comments weren’t worth sitting in the room to hear – they had hit their level of tolerance.
So, I guess I won’t get that scrap with you. But God says “vengeance is mine – I will repay”. And we’ll see how long you maintain your arrogant, defiant attitude when you are forced to your knees before an Almighty God.