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-The Bible and Homosexual Marriage?

by Dr. D ~ August 27th, 2011

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Everywhere you turn lately supposed experts are trying to tell us that the Bible doesn’t really have anything to say against homosexual marriage. In February,  Dr. Jennifer Wright Knust wrote the latest example of this genre in an op-ed for CNN Belief Blog entitled:  “The Bible’s surprisingly mixed messages on sexuality,”

Here is Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon’s (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) more than able response to that unfortunate diatribe:

“The Bible’s Surprisingly Consistent Message on a Male-Female Requirement for Marriage”

Dr. Gagnon’s article begins with this:

In her Feb. 9, 2011 CNN Belief Blog post “The Bible’s surprisingly mixed messages on sexuality,” Jennifer Wright Knust claims that Christians can’t appeal to the Bible to justify opposition to homosexual practice because the Bible provides no clear witness on the subject and is too flawed to serve as a moral guide.

As a scholar who has written books and articles on the Bible and homosexual practice, I can say that the reality is the opposite of her claim. It’s shocking that in her editorial and even her book, “Unprotected Texts,” Knust ignores a mountain of evidence against her positions.

It raises a serious question: Does the Religious Left (i.e. persons generally dismissive of Scripture) read significant works that disagree with pro-gay interpretations of Scripture and choose to ignore them? I’m sure Prof. Knust is a nice person in other contexts but it is inexcusable to be so uninformed (and even condescendingly abrasive) about a subject on which she claims to be an expert.

A great start and it only gets better from there. Dr. Gagnon delivers in detail-read the rest.

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1 Response to -The Bible and Homosexual Marriage?

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