In response to:

Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

StoneYouWhen Wrote: May 08, 2012 10:39 PM
As for me, of course I was raised to be aghast at the idea of slavery. I don't need a Michael Brown to give me some slick way to undermine the righteous argument of anyone who claims that slavery was held in institutional acceptance by a huge body of the "Christian Community" at many unenlightened times. There's nothing wrong with admitting we were outside the moral fold, at one time, especially now that we are faced with fighting "human trafficking" in our own time. There's way too much at stake (pun on heretic/witch burnings, intended -- of which we have also repented) to try to weasel out of these things.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...