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  •  I don't understand how (5+ / 0-)

    evangelicals believe in biblical textual inerrancy and don't use the version of Shakespeare.

    The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

    by Loge on Tue May 01, 2012 at 12:26:46 PM PDT

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    •  At least Orthodox, Roman/Greek and Anglican (5+ / 0-)

      Christians who object to gays and marriage equality don't use the Bible to state their objection. Not officially, or directly, anyway: they at least have the integrity to realize that the Church, and its law, pre-dates the canon of Scripture as we know it today as the "Bible".

      Of course, the good thing about Canon Law is it can be changed. It's rare, but it happens. That, however, is how the Episcopal Church in the United States could go from having male-only clergy to ordaining women, and to accepting rather than rejecting LGBT clergy and laity.

      The bad thing about Canon Law is that it is very, very slow and difficult to change, and each of those three Catholic branches of Christianity have different processes for that, and in the case of the Anglicans, that even varies by Province and even by Diocese. But it can be done. We did it.

      Then again, according to Wooden, we're not really Christians anyway.

      PS: I'd love to see some of these people debate the Archbishop of Canterbury. (Who has backed off his support for LGBT folks a bit but wrote a great paper on Human Sexuality which is very, very forward looking).

      Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. Ren and Stimpy: Dog on Cat equalitymaine.org

      by commonmass on Tue May 01, 2012 at 01:01:01 PM PDT

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