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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

FalconFlight Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:29 AM
You're looking at this through your 21st Century eyes, and it invalidates anything you think or say about it. Other than people, there really wasn't much of anything of value. War spoils basically consisted of those captured and placed into slavery.
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...