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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Joycey Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 4:52 PM
Am I against people that choose not to marry caring for one another? Watching out for each other, being good friends. No one is opposed to these things. But marriage is more than love.
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...