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  •  Broussard is an idiot. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm sick to death of people trying to impose their extremely narrow interpretation of so-called sacred texts on everyone else.

    They read selectively to the extreme, as anyone who delves into Deuteronomy and Leviticus would know.

    If one takes the bible literally, then they have to take the whole thing literally, and stop cherry-picking. For instance, the god of the bible considers it an abomination, punishable by death to do any of the following:

    Mix fabrics in your dress
    Wear clothes associated with the opposite sex
    Eat shellfish
    Work on the Sabbath (Saturday)
    Talk back to your parents
    Plant the wrong seeds in the wrong way on your own land
    Fail to scream out loudly enough if you're a woman and raped in the city

    In short, there is an incredible amount of batshit crazy, totally irrational and bizarre nonsense in the bible, and if you take it literally, no sane person would want to worship the god portrayed there. From his endless genocides, jealousies and contradictions, to his truly hate-filled bouts of vengeance, "getting right with the lord" shouldn't be on the top of anyone's list -- if they want to follow his rules literally. And no one does, of course. Everyone "sins" and commits "abominations" if you take the bible at face value.

    So, if you're going to go after someone for being gay, don't stop there. Include the food stuff, and the clothes, and the farming techniques, and the talking back to your parents, and the genocide, and the acceptance of rape and slavery, etc. etc.  

    Stop cherry-picking!!

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