That’s the contention of gay-rights activist and religion scholar Jay Michaelson, whose new book, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, makes some startling arguments that will have the Bible-thumpers turning into pillars of opened tea bags.
Says the book:
“The Hebrew bible and the New Testament both emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and equality.
“The moral principles in these texts favor acceptance of gays and lesbians, outweighing the handful of ambiguous verses so often cited by conservatives.”
I always thought the Bible could be interpreted as a tool of good, not randomly translated to favor hate and oppression.
Thank you, God.
Looks like I’m about to go down on my knees again.