This has been expanded since it first ran a few months ago –
“TIRED OF THE LIES”
The Bible is not the “word of God” — it’s a collection of myths and legends borrowed from older, earlier cultures. Most of the stuff in the Bible either never happened, or didn’t happen the way it’s recorded.
5 Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed
A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against whether Jesus lived.
The Children Are Free: Re-examining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships
by Miner & Connoley
This book argues convincingly that the Bible does not condemn committed same-sex partnerships.
1. This above all shall ye take as my first command: Thou shalt treat living beings as they want to be treated. And the second commandment is like unto it:
God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
- Matthew Vines
A must-read for all Christians, but especially parents. Matthew Vines brings great insight and wisdom to the conversation so urgently needed by today’s church.
the Bible doesn’t address the issue of committed, monogamous same-sex relationships.
same-sex marriages are consistent with Scripture’s core teachings about human sexuality
The concept of same-sex orientation did not exist in the ancient world. Prior to recent generations, same-sex behavior was widely understood to be the product of sexual excess, not the expression of sexual orientation.
The change in Americans’ views about equal rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) is unprecedented, and the changing views on gay marriage is the best example.
In 2004, popular support for same-sex marriage was 30-40 percent. Now polls show support around 55 percent. Gay couples can now wed in 19 states. Laws prohibiting gay marriage in 30 states are being challenged, leaving North Dakota as the last holdout.
For religious people who view opposition to LGBT orientation as discriminatory and an example of bigotry, the use, or rather misuse, of the Bible is particularly disturbing. Two brothers recently had their HGTV program cancelled, due to past anti-gay remarks, and cited their “faith” as the reason.
The Bible does not condemn homosexuality – that idea is a misinterpretation and a complete misunderstanding of what was originally meant – if you examine the Hebrew & Greek texts, and consider the culture, time & place they were written, it’s not about gays at all.
The Bible has been used to justify slavery, inquisitions, apartheid and the subjugation of women. Now read what the bible really says about homosexuality !
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/91714837]I’m not gonna lie about this. I wasn’t so sure of what I was going to hear when I started this video. Would he be like many other pastors and slam us, say we’re going to hell, and talk about our so-called perversions? Would he try to save our souls (because, of course, it’s impossible to be gay AND Christian, right?!)? But I decided to suspend my doubt and fear and give it a listen…and I”m so glad I did. It’s so insightful and makes some points I hadn’t thought of or heard before. And-get this. He is not only a Southerner (Birmingham, AL) but also a traditional Christian (Methodist). This sermon was a delightful surprise. My thanks go out to Wade Griffith, the pastor, for making this video accessible to me…and for giving me a little bit of faith in Christians…and Southerners! http://vimeo.com/91714837
if you’re not familiar with “ Bible-Thumping Liberal ” you might want to check this out
They Should Read These 5 Bible Passages
(sorry, much too long to post here, but follow the link below)