decides what’s right or wrong?
We all know the Bible
appraises self-worth according to strict sets of laws and hierarchies: Go to
Hell if you covet the neighbor’s house, kill the neighbor, or take off with the
It runs moral meanings
smooth over broken fine lines that fall somewhere between fact and fiction and
good and evil. God still hates figs and shrimp, right?
It also often hides
contradiction and its very own accommodating history under stories that once
upon a time were not its own: Remember, Christmas and Easter grew from Pagan
Unfortunately for us,
the Bible and people's interpretations of it can brew misguided thoughts about
homosexuality. But it does deserve our attention. Its words read just like
modern humans behave: We wake hand-in-hand with dissension; we evolve, yet
still keep patterns of judgment close. And we all at some point in time ask,
Where did we come from? What’s the point?”
do the gays go from here?
ever stop hating gays?