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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

p18 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:12 AM
And if there are reasonable replies to your objections (there are), what do we call it then? Are you interested in a full discussion of the issues that Christians and non-Christians have debated for centuries, or is it more fun to take a smug outlook that masquerades for real expertise? I'm sure anyone of your intellectual heroes can be cherry-picked as well- or perhaps, barring the absence of heroes, yourself.
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...