Thursday, January 2, 2014

One law for me, another for thee

While we're on the subject of Duck King Phil Robertson and his opinions about the Biblical sin of homosexuality, let's take a quick look at Luke 16:14-18:
14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

16 “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.[a] 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

18 “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Does anybody in the Evangelical world pay any attention at all to this passage?   Do Evangelical eyes skip right over these words, as they read?  

Adultery's one of the Big Ten, you know - and punishable by death in the Law, too. There are, I'm sure, millions of divorced and remarried Christians; isn't it strange that they don't seem to hold themselves to their own Biblical standards - yet insist that gay people are subject to them?

How about it, all you morally lax Evangelicals out there?   And you, too, Roman Catholic Church, with your polite "annulment" granted to the rich, powerful, or important - or when it happens to suit you?

Inquiring minds want to know.  If I didn't know better, I'd surely be thinking of this as the rankest hypocrisy....

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