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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Chicken George Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 2:05 AM
You just described the laws and mores that government Hebrew life in the ancient world. At that time there was not a nation on earth that did not have some form of involuntary servitude; and slavery still exist to this day. So whats your point?
With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture.

In fact, what sparked this column was a warning by a nationally prominent Republican to his party that it ought not go "Old Testament" and oppose same-sex marriage.

I don't want to turn this column into a rant about same-sex marriage, but I cite this example to illustrate a common tendency to bifurcate the Old Testament and the New Testament and to paint Jesus Christ as a...